Our Leadership

MIKE MANNING, President

A product of his own design and abilities, Mike began his long journey in the auto refinishing world at 14 years old when he took a job working for Andy Perillo in his custom fabrication shop. A few years later, armed with the hands-on skills he picked up securely tucked into his belt, Mike was able to open his own body shop and  towing business. Many years of hard work led to more hands-on experience which enabled a bigger and better shops and business ventures, which have culminated in Mike’s current status a highly trained and respected auto body professional. Trained in all aspects of the trade including heavy work, panel refinishing, custom fit and finish, and state-of-the-art paint finishes. Mike continues to learn and remain current as the industry changes yearly.

ANDY PERILLO, Vice President

Andy Perillo graduated high school specializing in carpentry, cabinet making and blueprint reading. Andy continued his long time love of working on custom cars since the early age of 12. Andy decided that someday he would open up a custom shop of his own. At the early age of 16, Andy met George Barris, the “King of Kustomizers” at a car show in which Andy won first place in engineering, design and custom paint with a 1955 Chevy. At the age of 18, he joined Local Electrical Union #3 and continued his education in electrical and structural engineering. George and Andy later teamed up and continued working together for 50 years building custom cars, movie props, and special effects. As of 1996, George made Andy the east coast representative for Barris Enterprise. Andy continues his journey by giving back some of what he's learned over the years in the movie and TV industry as well as the engineering industry by teaching classes at the Autoseum. Andy’s level of experience brings valuable knowledge to the students.

BUILD CARS LIKE THESE

JAMES BOND 007

This Lotus James Bond Car came straight from the future
when it made it's debut in the James Bond 007 movie!

SPEED RACER

Check out our Speed Racer, which was
used in actual film production on set
in many episodes. You can take a ride in
it around town!!

1966 BATMOBILE

The classic Batmobile from the 60's,
1966 to be exact!

X-X-X VIN DIESEL

This Classic Muscle Car was featured in
the hit movie "x-X-x", with Vin Diesel behind
the wheel pulling amazing stunts and tricks.

BLACK BEAUTY

Known as the "Green Hornet", Green and Black,
this powerhouse is a very unique and mysterious car.

GENERAL LEE

This Classic Muscle Car was featured in the
hit tv series Dukes of Hazards