Lowrey's Auto Restoration
LOWREY'S AUTO RESTORATION began in 1960 when...
Jim Lowrey Sr. started his first shop at home, eventually opening a collision shop in Chelmsford, MA where the focus became designing and building award winning hot rods and restoring classic antiques. Jim Jr. started restoring his first coupe at age 14, and over the years has developed a strong sense of style & craftmanship heavily influencedby growing up surrounded with timeless classics, historic hot rods and "diamonds in the rough" awaiting a creative vision.
Jim Jr. took over his father's business in 1987 changing it to strictly antique restoration and building hot rods. Outgrowing his location, he moved the business to a former dairy farm in Tilton, NH. The shop now consists of a 3-levelbarn for storage and new buildings for fabrication, painting and assembly. Jim Sr. still contributes by rebuilding his famous flathead Ford motors and full race versions of the same.
The Lowrey's have restored quite a few well-knownhistorical hot rods. Two notable Dry Lakes Roadsters were restored for Kirk White - The Bob Shaeneman Deuce Roadster and the Ray Brown 99C Roadster. Both have been restored to their original racing configurations. The Ray Brown Roadster was the only hot rod to ever win the "Past Presidents Cup" at Hershey and is now stored in the Petersen Museum. Our racing spans over 30 yrs. & includes many feature victories in Midgets, Super Modifieds & Dirt Modifieds, with Championships in Midgets & Super Modifieds. Our many years of racing experience certainly helps out with the design and fabrication of our hot rods and chassis. Hot rods of course were early race cars.