Skyline Auto Restoration & Repair, Inc.
Skyline Auto Restoration & Repair, Inc. Formerly Northside Automotive & Custom, LLC
Home About Us News Cars & Antique Gallery Parts Contact Us


About Us

The Crew

Grant FinchamGrant Fincham

I grew up watching my Dad letter signs and trucks for the Coca-Cola company out of Warrenton, VA. He also hand lettered signs and trucks for other businesses in area on the weekends. Those are some of my fondest memories. He also painted cars in his garage. He taught me how to prepare cars for paint and how to paint them as I got older. I taught myself how to custom pinstripe. I painted my first car, a 1969 vw bug, in my Dad’s garage when I was 13! It was then you could say I was “bit by the bug”. Several years later I started building Volkswagens for my friends. Dunebuggies, trikes, streetcars, you name it I built it.

At the age of 18 I bought my first car a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. In the summer of 1980 I bought a 1964 vw bug. I decided to modify it into a BAJA bug. During the years 1980-1984 I showed my BAJA in shows across the east coast and became a member of the International VW Association.

During the years of working a full time job, I managed to squeeze in time to have my own “side business” at night and on the weekends. I finally decided to open my own business in the beginning of 1996 in Culpeper, VA. Thankfully my business has grown to where I have had to relocate twice in Culpeper to larger facilities. Finally needing more space to accommodate my clients I made my third move to Madison, VA. Along with my fellow car enthusiasts Scottie, Alan, Mike, and Katie we take pride in the work we do and enjoy working with our clients.

Scott RoachScott Roach

I grew up in an automotive family. Everyone seemed to have some type of talent when it came to anything mechanical. My father restored classics for a living and was well known throughout this region for his restorations. His specialty being 55-59 Chevy cars and 64-72 Chevy pickups.

In my late teens I bought my first VW, an orange and black Baja. I currently own a 1966 hardtop Beetle. It was in my late teens I became friends with Grant. I enjoy the attention to detail that our shop puts out as well as the many friends made along the way.


Josh PerraultJosh Perrault

I grew up working on small engines, atvs. In highschool  I took three
years of automotive diagnostics. I attended Wyotech and graduated in street rod fabrication and motorsports chassis fabrication. I currently own and drive
A 1975 vw bug.



Keith NissleyKeith Nissley

My first car was a 1972 Super Beetle.  My Bug taught me a lot about old Volkswagens and how to work on them.  In 1998, I hit a deer, which led to an off-chassis restoration.  Grant did the body work and paint, while I restored the chassis and reassembled the car.  I completed the restoration in May 2000.  I still own and drive the car.

I began working for Skyline in 2007.  I came back to work summers between school years since I am a school teacher.  Currently, I am working year round as a part-time employee to accommodate my involvements in K-12 education.

What type of work do you do?

We specialize in partial to full restoration of vintage, muscle and classic cars, trucks for driving and show purposes. We work on all makes, models, and years. Volkswagens are our specialty but over the years clients have requested repair and restoration on other makes
and models so our business expanded to meet those needs. From mechanical work, rust repair, upholstery, metal  fabrication and custom paint jobs, we have a team with experience to do it all. We also restore antique collectables like gas pumps and drink machines. 


What areas of the country do you service?

We are located on the east coast of  the United States but we service customers all over the U.S. and abroad.


Do you sell parts?

Yes. Right now the majority of our stock is limited to new and used Volkswagen parts. We do have accessibility to other parts suppliers for your year and model car.


Can I get an estimate?

Skyline will undertake projects on a time and materials basis. Due to the inherent nature of restoration it is not possible to give and exact estimate on how much a project might cost. 

We would be happy to consult with you, at no charge, on your project to give you an idea of what can be expected in terms of cost, based on other similar projects.




Specializes in restoration!