Late Model Service Foreman – Engine Builder
Pat has a lifetime of experience and expertise as a lead technician in automotive service. He has been our engine builder and machinist for years, creating powerful motors with proven reliability. Pat has the experience and expertise to solve even the most challenging problems facing modern technicians. Combined with his methodical workmanship, Pat excels as Berkshire County’s best and most accomplished automotive technician.
An early interest in cars started with a cousin going to Lime Rock Park. That interest evolved into a career with automobiles that started over 35 years ago. A high school internship in an autobody shop and a grandfather with a repair shop, taught Roger all the basics before he could drive. A long stint as a service manager led to his own repair business for almost ten years. Keeler Jaguar Land Rover, Keeler Mini, BMW, and Land Rover Famington Valley all added dealer training and experience. Like most talented technicians, the years of varied experience all make Roger a critical part of the restoration and service side of Donovan Motorcar.
Patrick is the lead member of the restoration shop. He graduated from automotive technical school and rebuilt the engine and upgraded his Saab with a stick shift transmission. His passion is the meticulous restoration of vintage Jaguars, assembling them with the utmost care, and upgrading them with modern technology. Patrick’s expertise includes sound and temperature insulation, better suspension components and performance tires. He is also our upholstery and fit and finish expert.
A California native, Bruce trained at the Briggs Cunningham museum under the curator, Van deWater when it was in Newport Beach. He followed Van deWater and his son to Van deWater Precision in Bellflower CA, where restoration of premier Italian marques was the primary business, restoring Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bizzarinis. There he was mentored by Bill DeCarr in the concours preparation. He looks forward to working on your restoration project.
Financial Operations Manager
Since joining the Donovan Motorcar family back in 2009, Kathy has become an integral leader of our team. Kathy's background includes over 35 years of successful business management and finance experience along with a BS in Marketing and Management. Kathy excels in managing the financial operations as well as overseeing H.R. Kathy's skills, work ethic and devotion make her a critical contributor in our business.
David was born into the automotive world and has been with Donovan’s since 1991. He is the logistical engineer for Donovan Motorcar Service’s Vintage Race Team and also helps with preparation of the race cars and miscellaneous shop work. As an experienced crew chief and SCCA official, he has an impressive track background. He has been extensively involved in all sorts of automotive competition from SCCA road racing, ice racing, autocross and rallies for over 50 years. With this experience Dave brings a great deal of knowledge to the staff of Donovan Motorcar Service.
Public Relations and Promotion Specialist
Dean's automotive passion dates back to when today’s vintage cars were new. His first car off the production line was a fastback Chevrolet he painted at his dad’s body shop at ten. His interest in British cars started with Austin Healey’s and his first job was as a 17 year old mechanic at British Motor Service in New Jersey. A ride in a Porsche Speedster turned him on to German cars before he had his license. He then found the 1958 Porsche Speedster he still owns. He loves cars of all descriptions and brings an engineering background to his interest of high performance sports cars.
Donovan Motorcar Service - Our Staff
Passion and Trust for Fine Automobile Service, Restoration, Sales and Vintage Racing.