Thank you everyone who patiently awaited their orders or gave me time to recharge and recoup after the fire. Since the fire in April, we have started the process of rebuilding, and in that time I have had a new shop built!
The building is 30x60x15, with a bathroom, utility room, 12x24 office and 20x30 loft. The insurance only went so far when it came to replacing the space we lost, a big portion of this building has been a personal expense, and thus will probably not be 100% operational until sometime 2020. That being said, I have opened up orders for small items to help move this process along, so I can get the space insulated and heated before winter.
If you scroll through the pictures below, you can see our house is also underway. a 2200 sq/ft early New England cape. We wanted to keep the feel and aesthetic of the home we lost, and are incredibly grateful that insurance and contracting has gotten us to this point so soon.
For the time being, inventory and parts available will be limited. I will only be offering parts in the textured finish. I am balancing time between the house, shop, family and business and don’t want to be in a position where I owe dozens of people once again.
I cannot thank the people who donated or offered help in any way, we did our best to return the favor and I cannot wait to return to making parts once again full time.
Welcome to DRAKES, a small business with big ideas. A veteran owned and operated parts manufacturing and development shop that started from a drive to create products I wanted for myself, and grew into me providing those same skills and products to other people around the world. I am constantly bringing new and innovative designs and products to life in a variety of car communities.
For now its just me, one guy in one small shop with limited resources and equipment, going up against the big name parts suppliers to provide something that they lack the vision or drive to produce.
I started creating products and designs nearly a decade ago in the VW and Audi market, with great success. After spending 4 years in Japan, I am bringing my ideas to the JDM market as well. Please check out my current products in the SHOP, along with the "COMING SOON" section to see what is in the works.
I am always willing to work with you, the customer, to develop or tweak an existing product to meet your needs. If I don’t have it, but you can dream it, than we can create it.
I am on Instagram as @Draklore which will give you regular updates on future products
The new DRAKES shop
A 30x60 space I had designed and built specifically to foster my business and hobby
LIFETIME WARRANTY ON ALL PARTS TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
& WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
Custom center caps made for @Russc_fd WORK VS-MX