Restoration and Performance Motorcars is one of the staples of car culture in Vermont, but is also a shop whose influence extends well beyond the Green Mountain State’s borders. Located in Vergennes, just south of Burlington, Vermont, RPM is home to a number of intensely skilled experts and craftsmen who rebuild and maintain some of the world’s most bespoke vintage vehicles. When I visited the shop on a rainy fall day in 2013, the shop had two Ferrari factory vehicles in their workshop, both of which had recently been entered into Italy’s famed Mille Miglia celebration. Such material is standard in this quietly-styled barn, and the stories of cars and owners alike are consistent in status and impression.
For a greater taste on the background and philosophy of RPM, see the film below.