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King of the off-road: Petty’s Garage to modify off-road vehicles

Richard Petty AP 2015

The King is going off-road.

Petty’s Garage, which specializes in modifying, restoring and building high-performance cars and trucks, is expanding its services to off-road vehicles, according to owner and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty.

A performance shop established in 2008 on the site of the former Petty Enterprises in Level Cross, North Carolina, Petty’s Garage has modified hundreds of vehicles to date, according to a company media release.

It will now add off-road vehicles to its offerings for customers.

petty's garage logo

“You can’t drive too far without seeing modifications on Jeeps, Trucks and any other off-road vehicle you can imagine,” Petty said in a statement. “We’ve always had our own ideas how to modify them, and after our success that we’ve had with our performance cars, we know that we can deliver the same quality and performance with off-road machines.”

Among the most recent projects the company has worked on are special high-performance customizations of 2015 and 2016 Ford GT Mustangs. It also has a Richard Petty Signature Series for custom builds and restorations.

The company is also working with several manufacturers “about modifying the latest models to develop unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles,” the release stated.

“We have taken a serious look at off-road vehicles for a long time now,” said Jeff Whaley, Chief Operating Officer, of Petty’s Garage. “We totally understand how the consumer wants to add performance and modify their off road vehicles.

“We will apply our same principle’s we have used to build the highest quality performance cars to the off road market. ... We are in the business of making dreams a reality.”

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