Simon Pontin is the owner at Finger Lakes Vintage & Sports Car.  He started his career in a machine shop learning to use saws, welders, mills, lathes, surface grinders and precision measuring equipment.  He became proficient in all the equipment of metal fabrication.  He advanced to work as a mechanical designer for fifteen years.  During this long career he designed pneumatic and electric systems, tooling and machines.  He later earned a business administration degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
From his early teens he worked on cars and engines.  With his career established, he built a shop of his own to do restoration on his and friends cars.  Along the way he became a certified painter, achieved I-car platinum status and is a licensed auto estimator
   With this lifetime of passion he has started his own vintage and sports car restoration shop where he can devote his full time to serving customers who share the passion.

Maintaining your business 


For the many years we’ve been in business, we have been striving to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. And they’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly.


We want to be the automotive restoration facility for all your needs.

We’re committed to auto restoration and to serving you with quality and value. Bring your car in today for an inspection, and see what our commitment to quality is all about! We may not be related, but you’ll feel like we’re family.

Committed to providing you excellent service, so you always choose us for your restoration needs.


For most people, auto restoration is not fun or convenient. So, we want make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We genuinely care about your car and your experience, and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs.


54 W Main St Shortsville NY 14548



Finger Lakes Vintage & Sports Car LLC

Auto Restoration            British and German car Specialists

  Drew Panipinto is a vintage car restoration technician with an attention to detail that leaves even the smallest of jobs in perfect order.  His knowledge of facts and figures about classic cars is amazing.  He is also able to tackle big picture problems and knows complete systems well. Drew is experienced in fuel systems, brakes systems, cooling systems and electrical systems. He has experience in complete new installations of electrical systems and diagnostics of older electrical systems.  Drew's craftsmanship is without rival.  He is the one to know when you want the very best.

Get to know our experienced technicians.  They've got the tools, skills, and a desire to help.  Come see why no shop is as quick, qualified, or convenient as we are.