It only took a couple of phone calls before crankandpiston wangled an invite to Performance Motor Spares in the Al Quoz area of Dubai for a nose around and some practice with the lenses. Plus there’s just something about the squelch of oil underfoot and the sound of a welding torch putting the final touches to the latest masterpiece that makes our respective hearts sing.
Business for the Performance Motor Spares, with over a decade of field experience already in its pocket, is clearly booming. The Performance Motor Spares team may be small – in the workshop at least the cars outnumber the mechanics by a clear two to one – but their commitment certainly can’t be questioned.
It’s hot as hell in the garage, and the aroma of painting in progress in the back is enough to make even the best of us lightheaded. That doesn’t seem to bother the guys though; get the car in, do the job properly, and get the car back out again quickly. Satisfied customers, all smiles, and on to the next one. And my my, how the work can differ, axle to axle.
In the corner, for example, there’s a Firebird with its bonnet missing, courtesy of the open-heart transplant currently underway. The lumbering V8 takes a sneaky look at us whilst the pair of mechanic’s legs disappearing under the chassis floor demonstrates that this probably won’t be a five-minute chop job.