A local car guy kicked off the inaugural Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee a couple weeks ago and it seems to be catching on quite well! Fresh coffee and special vehicles are joining forces every Sunday in Montecito. Everyone is welcome to check out classic cars, exotic cars, hotrods, motorcycles, and any other unique mode of motorized transportation.…Details
October 29, 30, 31 at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club I am excited to attend the Santa Barbara Concours d’Elegance this coming weekend! Weather permitting, I should have a few cars I’ve worked with in attendance. I will be sure to post pictures soon after the event. The three day auto event kicks off…Details
The United States Senate recently passed Senate Resolution 513 at the request of SEMA and ARMO, designating Friday, July 9th as Collector Car Appreciation Day.The day is meant to recognize “that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United…Details
Aficionauto was established in Santa Barbara, CA on April 20, 2004. During these first years, I have had the wonderful opportunities of working on amazing vehicles, with highline auto manufacturers and have developed relationships with innovative individuals, master technicians and craftsmen and historians of the culture. I also have the best clients one could hope for- discerning, knowledgeable and enthusiastic automobile owners…Details
For the past few months, the City of Santa Barbara’s Creeks Division has been developing a program to recognize Mobile Cleaners (including Auto Detailers) to publicly recognize businesses that voluntarily adopt environmentally friendly practices. We are very pleased to announce that Aficionauto Detail passed it’s certification inspection today; allowing for public recognition of Sustainable and Water Efficient Practices though use…Details
For some time, I have been cleansing vehicle interiors with natural, primarily plant-based products. This was received with a warm welcome by all but I strive to achieve even greater results. I am pleased to introduce a Vapor Steam inteiror cleaning process to minimize the usage of cleaning products (almost 80%) while safely eradicating all…Details
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This Datsun had a bad case of Paint Oxidation, something that Clear Coated Paints do not suffer from. A little dirty work shows that there is some life left in this paint job after all.