May 25, 2022

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Streetworks Hot Rods sports car restoration shop moves to Pewaukee

VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE – If you see or hear vintage Lamborghinis, Maseratis or other sports cars nearby, it’s likely the newest business in the area.

Streetworks Hot Rods moved from Waukesha to Pewaukee in April. After 22 years of operation in downtown Waukesha, the internationally known vintage car restoration business found a larger new home at the former Wisconsin Wood Laminates at 600 Hickory St.

While the space needed some renovations, Streetworks began the moving process about two weeks ago. It has 20 employees who work in the shop.

“It’s a huge addition to a town like Pewaukee because this isn’t common. In fact, it’s very, very uncommon,” said owner Matt Backhaus. “Few places like this exist, and we’re one of the elite restoration shops in the country, and we’re here in Pewaukee. Most people wouldn’t even know.”

The new space is much larger than its former location. In Waukesha, it had four locations around the city, totaling 18,000 square feet. One location was working space, one was for upholstery and the rest was for car storage.