About Us

Leading Custom Cars in Minnesota

North Speed and Restoration has been masterfully crafting award-winning custom cars since 1983. Anchored in our expansive 10,500 square foot facility, we infuse each project with unmatched design, precision, and mechanical expertise. Whatever your dream vehicle looks like, trust in North Speed and Restoration to turn it into a reality, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

Our Story

Our story is not unlike others in our industry. It takes years of experience, effort, and no small amount of creativity to deliver on a customer’s vision of what they want their car to be. We put in the effort and then some.

Our Shop was founded in 1983, initially focused on vintage street rods and customs. Many of our current team members were working in shops building classic and muscle cars. Over the years we have blended the team’s experience to accommodate the current variety of customer build requests. We continue to hone our skills to create some of the best vehicles in the country for our customers. Our shop has grown to over 10,500 sq ft today to accommodate the number of projects we see each year. We employ state-of-the-art tools, materials, and craftsmanship in all of our projects. As our owner Ron Hinshaw insists, there are no compromises.

Over the years, our efforts have been rewarding for our clients. We were fortunate to have our first car at SEMA in 2019. We went again with another in 2023 with a 1973 Firebird. As to our longevity and commitment, for over 40 years, we remain actively involved in our community, both in the Hot Rod Automotive circles but also our local community here in Minnesota.

We’re a family business. Our reputation and values are a part of every engagement, each customer project, and to our team. We invite you to contact us and find out what makes us the right shop for your vehicle.

“North Speed and Restoration took my 70’s coupe and turned it into a masterpiece. Their attention to detail is astounding. I can’t recommend them enough!”