Midnight Oil Motors shifting gears to handle street cars

Midnight Oil Motors, a San Diego-based automotive service shop specializing in racing and exotic cars, is gearing up and expanding into a more mainstream mode.

“Our core business is building and maintaining track and race cars, but we’re branching out more now into parts and service for street cars,” said Ian Middleton, owner/principal of the shop at 9040 Carroll Way, Suite 3, off Miramar Road.

Midnight Oil Motors handles everything from basic maintenance to high-performance modification. It is a full-service shop specializing in BMW, Mazda, Mercedes and Alfa Romeo. They also specialize in after-warranty care for vehicles.

The business’s name derives from the tendency of those in the racing industry to “burn the midnight oil” staying up late just prior to a big road race.

Noting San Diego’s racing community is small, Middleton, who’s been involved in the race car business for years, started Midnight Oil Motors because he wanted to “fill the void” for the San Diego road racing community.

He said his crew at Midnight Oil has great expertise and practical experience working with the products serviced.

“Our shop foreman has been racing for 25 years,” Middleton said. “We also have two BMW, factory-certified master technicians and Daniel Pluth, one of the most renowned Alfa Romeo mechanics.”

Middleton talked about another type of high-performance vehicle his business services.

“We can work on almost any brand of European car from BMWs to exotics,” he said. “We do a fair amount of Maseratis and Ferraris.”

Middleton said Midnight Oil Motors also does full-service custom fabrication.

“We do tubing, welding, all the heavy stuff most repair shops don’t do,” he said.

For more information call (858) 271-9944 or visit http://www.midnightoilmotors.comwww.midnightoilmotors.com/.

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