News & Updates
We're holding our first Open House under new management on October
21st, noon- 4pm - rain or shine!
will you see?
Built in 1954 with a nondescript, modest exterior reminiscent of a small
town library, 6219 Wooster doesn't look like much at all. In fact, you almost
have to squint to see the business sign on the outside. But once you walk
in, the magic begins...
The interior walls are lined with tiles, each nook and cranny holds something
of automotive interest and old banners, photos and drawings are found throughout.
You'll find everything from a doctor's single horse carriage to a genuine
London phone booth - neither of which you see every day. Heck, you may even
find some cool cars and motorcycles scattered throughout the shop!
If you haven't visited us before, you're most definitely in for a real treat...
services and equipment
The entire Garage will be open for visitors. We have a world class machine
shop with which we're able to machine entire engines from just drawings and
hunks of raw metal.
Our engine shop has everything from a Magnaflux magnetic particle inspection
(a very sensitive, nondestructive test method used to identify defects on
metal surfaces) to a water-brake Heenan-Froude engine dyno.
You'll also see equipment in our body shop you're not going to see just
anywhere, like an original Ranalah English wheel. It's bright red and beautiful
in its own right and, in the hands of the right artist, can create curves
that would put Marilyn Monroe to shame.
The Garage is full of an eclectic mix of vintage and state of the
art equipment. Some of our machinery is older than many of our customers
and still running tried and true, like our Cincinnati 4-head drill press.
The Garage is also equipped with state of the art machines, like our 3-axis
CNC machine. We plan to have a few of these machines up and running so you
can see the amazing things they can do. And, if things go as planned, we might
even have some interactive demonstrations.
We've arranged for a number of our customer cars to be on display. There
a good chance you will see a beautiful black 1953 Jaguar XK120, a cherry 1937
Oldsmobile sedan and a 1966 Corvette race car. One of our favorite cars, an
immaculate SDSP Chevrolet-powered Indy roadster (pictured here), will be
in the shop. We plan to have many more on display as well.
You'll also be able to see our new shop vehicle, a 1950's race car called
the George Beavis Special. Runs a 110 dual carb Offy engine - we believe it
may be the only one in existence to run chain cam drive.
OK, well, you'll sort of see it - currently it's in many pieces in many
boxes. We'll be restoring it over the next year from little more than what
you see on the right.
should you go?
• You'll get to eat some great street food.
• You'll get to see all sorts of cool cars.
• You can enter a drawing to win a fun prize by identifying
the vehicle or engine associated with an item we'll have on display at the
open house. Could be a photo, could be an emblem, could be anything. But that's
part of the fun, isn't it?
• You'll get to watch interesting demos and videos.
• You'll see several restoration projects in process.
• You'll see some of the drawings and patterns from our
legendary Harry A. Miller collection.
• You'll get to meet the entire Zakira's team, including
Josh Shaw, who'll be making the trip down from Michigan just for this event.
But MOST importantly of all, you'll see old friends - and make new ones.
And that's really what this is all about, isn't it?
We realize this announcement gives short notice but we hope to see you at
our 2018 Open House nonetheless. We promise you'll leave smiling!
As always, if you need anything automotive, please call us at 513-272-2229,
email us at email@example.com, check out www.zakiras.com or just stop by the
shop 8am-5pm Monday through Friday in Fairfax at 6219 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati,
We thank you for your continued business and we're excited to see you at
our 2018 Open House!
your Team at Zakira’s