Crusin’ Times May 2018 Issue

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Tricia Krause

Have you seen the May 2018 issue of the Crusin’ Times Magazine yet? They put together a nice article on our Octane Nights car cruise that we couldn’t wait to share with you!!

2018 Piston Powered Auto Rama

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by Tricia Krause

The Cleveland Piston Powered Auto Rama was very good to many of our customers on both the Mongoose side of the business and the Portage Trim side of the business!!  There were a lot of First Place smiling faces among our customers who participated in the show over the weekend!!  Congratulations to our valued customers who have also become dear friends of ours over the years.  Derald & Betty bought their 1963 Grand Sport from us in 2013.   This car was one of the best things that ever happened to them.  They drive their GS all summer long and have so much fun going from car shows to the race track. Everywhere they go they are turn heads with their Blue #2!  We are so happy to see them get so much enjoyment out of their Grand Sport.  Congratulations on bringing home another First Place award!!

Posted on: March 10th, 2018 by Tricia Krause

We teamed up with FirstEnergy Corporate and made this fantastic video showcasing the work we do here at Mongoose Motorsports.  We couldn’t wait to show all of you!!  Get your popcorn ready and enjoy our video “Made In American, Powered By FirstEnergy Featuring Mongoose Motorsports!!



1941 Ford Coupe Takes First Place In Detroit Auto Rama

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by Tricia Krause

We would like to congratulate our Portage Trim customers Ken & Jill on their 1st Place Win at the Detroit Auto Rama over the weekend.  Ken & Jill came to Portage Trim all the way from Michigan to have their interior custom made by our first class team.  This build has been a long time coming for Ken & Jill.  We couldn’t be happier for them!  Special thanks to Todd Reiter of Reiters Metal Craft for steering them in our direction.  All of the work Todd did on Ken’s car was outstanding.  Thank you for partnering up with us to make Ken & Jill’s dream come true!!

Did You Know We Work With Insurance Companies??

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018 by Tricia Krause

Did you know we work with insurance companies when it comes to your classic car?  After all, who better to repair your pride and joy than a licensed, professional restoration shop??!! Our guys are the best; they can do anything and everything !!   They will have you back up and running in no time following an accident.  Here are two insurance jobs that we currently have in house.  A 1969 Camaro and a 1965 Cobra.  Why go to the rest when you can trust the best??

This Is What 70 Degrees In February In Ohio Looks Like

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Tricia Krause

If you look real close you will notice two of the same things in both pictures.  Can you guess what it is??  Open garage doors!!  Everyone celebrates in Ohio when its 70 degrees outside!!  Spring is right around the corner, spring is right around the corner, spring is right around the corner……

Spring Is In The Air

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by Tricia Krause

The shop has been very busy this week.  As one car gets picked up; one fills its spot by getting dropped off the same day.  The 1953 Buick Roadmaster Wagon was here for us to replicate the original interior.  Hand sewn patterns custom made by Portage Trim took this Buick right back to 1953.  After the Portage Trim side of the shop finished their upholstery work it moved over to the Mongoose side of the shop for mechanical work.  The beauty of having Portage Trim and Mongoose Motorsports under the same roof is being able to do anything and everything to your classic car.  The 1965 Cobra came to Mongoose for paint work.  If you have any work that you would like to have done before Spring this is the time to be thinking about it.  If you wait; it could be too late!  Give us a call at (330) 296-1963  #portagetrim #mongoosemotorsports #onestopshop #restoration #upholstery #classiccar #roadmaster #buick #wagon #cobra

GTM Build Progress

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by Tricia Krause

How about this GTM??!!  We’ve been busy working on the wiring, installing the fuel system and the dry sump oil system.  Stay tuned for more progress updates…….

We’ll help you stand out from the rest

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by Tricia Krause

As we’ve said before there is no job too big or too small for us to handle at Mongoose Motorsports and Portage Trim.  Our customer called Portage Trim about a new interior for his 1993 Peterbilt 379.  When he found out that we could do so much more than just interiors Mongoose was awarded work too.  We will continue to share the transformation with you along the way.

A Little Paint Action

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by Tricia Krause

We are learning that many people still do  not know that Mongoose Motorsports is your one stop restoration shop.  We are not only licensed by General Motors to build the Grand Sports but we are also are your One Stop Shop for Classic Car Restoration, Repair, Service Work, Performance Upgrades, Wiring and Paint Work.  Mongoose Motorsports bought Portage Trim in 2015 and moved them into our 33,000 square foot building.  Portage Trim is a Custom Upholstery Shop that can sew anything from mild stock interiors to full blown custom interiors.  Portage Trim also installs Convertible Tops, Carpet, Headliners; you name it!!  No job is too big or too small for us!!  You can find more information about our upholstery services on our Portage Trim website at  You can also find updates on both companies on our Mongoose Motorsports Facebook page and our Portage Trim Interior Specialists Facebook page along with our Instagram accounts.  To keep in touch with us please make sure you hashtag us on your posts and follow us on social media.  We are privileged to work on some pretty amazing vehicles including Semi Trucks, Boats and Airplanes, not to mention your tried and true every day driver interior repairs!!  Check out the beautiful color we laid on this 1951 Henry J yesterday!