About RennGruppe Motorsports
RGM is a full-service racecar and high-performance street car shop. It was founded by a close-knit group of racers and technicians in January, 2010, with the vision to create a new kind of performance engineering business for a select group of customers. Our simple goal was a shop created by auto enthusiasts, for auto enthusiasts!
We've all used race shops in the past – for most of us, probably more than a few over the years – but those relationships always seemed to end, and often badly. For example, there might have been poor quality work, either producing disappointing performance or necessitating a re-do. There might have been a disputed bill or excessive costs. Or there might have been reliability problems, where we simply missed the grid too many times, or the car wasn't ready when it was supposed to be. For whatever reason, we left in search of better results. Along the way, we caught ourselves envisioning what we thought of as the elusive "holy grail" – a shop with:
- Competent, highly-trained technicians experienced in real-world issues.
- Porsches and other high-performance and historic sports cars in our blood.
- Honest, direct communication and consummate professionalism.
- Real race experience – knowledge of the subtleties and complex requirements of successful sports car racing.
- A focus on results, not on trying hard or making excuses for disappointments.
- An emphasis on customer relationships – to ensure clear communication and planning throughout each step of each special project.
- Delivering good value for the customer's dollar.
And so, we realized there was no reason we couldn't create such a shop and make it successful – for the customers, the technicians and the investors. Thus RGM was born and we initiated our search for a permanent home. In February we were able to secure our new race shop, located at 364 Dixon St. in Lexington, NC.
Walking through the RGM facility is like looking through a history book containing the legacy that is Porsche. You will see both street and race cars from the early 1960’s to current day factory race cars containing the latest racing technology. These include cars rich in racing history such as 906’s, 910’s, an original 911 IROC RSR, the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Bob Akin Porsche 962, and a 997 RSR that RGM maintains for competition in PCA Club Racing. These are just a few examples of the wide range of expertise that the RGM staff has to offer . No matter whether your personal needs are in race or street cars, classic or late model vehicles, RGM has the knowledge and expertise to complete your project while delivering great value.
Meet Our People
With over 28 years of experience in Porsche performance, David has wrenched, designed and developed cars for both professional and club race series for close to three decades and has been a race shop owner and manager for over 15 years. David began working on sports cars at the tender age of 14 with his father who was a noted fabricator involved with British sports cars. He has headed race programs and earned numerous victories in series such as Firehawk, IMSA, PRRC, NASCAR, Professional Sports Car, Grand-Am, Trans-Am, HSR and PCA. Having designed, constructed and developed over 50 race cars Dave has vast experience and success in chassis and engine development and tuning and has assembled several hundred high performance street and race Porsche engines. He has spent countless hours on race cylinder head development and is noted in this field. David is also highly experienced in transmission development and building. He is very involved in historic factory Porsche race cars and has worked with, restored and developed drive trains on models such as the 356, 906, 907, 910, 911, 912, 914, 917, 930, 934, 935, 944, 962, 993 and 996. David is an avid amateur Porsche race car historian and relishes the opportunity to learn and discuss the amazing Porsche racing and model heritage.
For nearly a decade Jonathan has spent a considerable amount of time building, preparing and maintaining all types of sports cars for track duty. This passion began with entering HPDE events with his personal car and has turned into being involved in auto racing from amateur to professional levels. Jonathan has worked with Grand-am Rolex GT as well as GS series teams. He is involved with PCA, NASA and SCCA racing and has prepared cars for IMSA series competition as well. While specializing in late model Porsche 996 and 997 cup cars as well as street Porsches, he also has considerable experience with BMW and Mazda race and street cars as well as many other makes. Currently Jonathan is pursuing a degree in business marketing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Last Updated ( Monday, 19 November 2012 14:18 )