Stephen and Denise Ramsey had a dream back in 1991 when they married and while working together on their own classic vehicles, going to car shows, winning awards and just really enjoying the camaraderie of fellow classic car owners...they decided there needed to be a change in their choices...
They suffered the same dilemma of many classic vehicle owners who were also getting their vehicles worked on by so-called restoration shops or guys in their garages. They had the same problems with these individuals making promises, taking their deposits and either ending up with shoddy workmanship or a job never completed.
So they stopped using "other shops and other guy's garages" and found a larger space than their 6-car home garage in an airplane hangar at Hicks Private Airfield. They hired a couple of highly qualified techs and began to work on their own classic vehicles.
As word got out about their new venture, individuals started approaching them to work on their vehicles, and they wouldn't stop bugging them about it, either.
Then along came the official newly named "Ramsey's Rods and Restoration" company and another new venture "Stated Value Automobile Appraisal Co., Inc." These two new ventures turned into full-time work for the both of them. They started a fully serviced restoration shop and also worked with insurance companies, banks, credit unions, individuals , etc. who needed insurance auto claim assistance or loan values for any make, model and year of motorized vehicles (ex. cars, trucks, motorcycles, classic vehicles, RV, motor homes, large trucks, trailers, etc.)
They also obtained their Insurance Adjusters' licenses and have held this credential for 23 years. In the State of Texas, if you have an Insurance Adjuster's License you are considered to be a "certified vehicle appraiser." There is no other government agency in Texas what certifies vehicle appraisers.
To meet all the facets of their new ventures, in 1999 at Hicks Private Airfield, they bought 3 parcels of land and built two hangars to accommodate both companies' offices and floor work space.
To date, both of them are internationally known for their expertise in classic vehicle restoration work and their vehicle appraisal work for Actual Cash Values, Diminished Values, Insurance Values, Stated Values, Presumptive Values for the TX DMV, Market Range Values, Asset Evaluations, Donation of Vehicles, etc.
Final Notes: As for Stephen Ramsey, his knowledge of classic cars began when he was hanging out in his grandfather's garage as a young kid working on "old cars" and continued as his father and he restored "old cars" together. It became a hobby of joy for many years and being around classic cars continues to make him very happy even to this day!
As for Denise Ramsey, she pursued her first career in Elementary Education, received her Masters Degree and became a Principal at Cannon Elementary in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. However, being born in Detroit, MI, she did find her first love for muscle cars as a young girl in high school driving up and down Lake Shore Drive, Jefferson Avenue and Gratiot Avenue in the muscle cars of the '70's. She always found time to spend the weekend nights at the Big Boy Drive-In with her many friends and their fast cars.
Let it be known...
We can rebuild your classic to original factory specs or customize it with today's high-efficiency engines, transmissions and suspensions.
We even do repairs and/or maintenance to keep you on the road. Vehicles don't gather dust in our shop! We want you enjoying them while driving down the road!
We can appraise your classic vehicle for any insurance or appraisal need including documents for donating vehicles to charities.
Ramsey's Rods and Restoration is located in Fort Worth, Texas at the prestigious Hicks Private Airfield north of Saginaw, TX.
Ramsey's Rod Shop and Showroom facilities will meet all your classic vehicle automotive needs. Visitors are always welcome to tour our facility, meet our professional staff and/or stop by to check on their vehicle's production status in our shop.
We put our work and our customers on the same high level. Each job is performed as economically as possible without comprising the integrity of the vehicle or the quality of our workmanship.
We want our customers to say that we did what we said, on time and their money was spent wisely and fairly.
"I love the looks, the designs, the power and the sheer fun of driving a beautiful piece of art, because that's what they are."
- Stephen Ramsey (Owner)
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF STEPHEN RAMSEY
Past President Moslah Model A Club Fort Worth, TX (1980)
Chapter Council and Commandery
York Rite and Scottish Rite (50 yrs)
32nd Degree (50 yrs)
Masonic Blue Lodge (50 yrs)
Texas State Licensed Property and Casualty Adjuster (23 yrs)
World Renowned Collector
Internationally Recognized Restorer
Endorsed by Mecum Auction and Leake Auction on national TV
RAMSEY'S RODS PROUDLY SPONSORS
Shriners Hospitals for Children
American Heart Association
Boy Scouts of America
Hurst Animal Services
Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation
Westlake Historical Preservation Society
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Numerous No-Kill Animal Rescues in Tarrant and Parker Counties
Ongoing Support of Parkinson's Research - The Michael J. Fox Foundation
MEET KELLY CLARK
GM Regional Mechanic Instructor for East Coast Dealerships
ASE Certified Power Train and Chassis
Retired Law Enforcement 25 years
Law Enforcement Motor Carrier Inspector
Law Enforcement UCI Diver
Law Enforcement Special Operations Motor Unit
Has built and maintained his own
collection of classic cars
Direct Shop #: 817-439-4990
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED...
633 AVIATOR DRIVE FORT WORTH, TX 76179
RAMSEY'S RODS AND RESTORATION
"MANY" CAR SHOW AWARDS
Super Chevy - 13 Class Awards
Super Chevy - 3 Gold Cup Awards
Goodguys - 7 Major Awards
World Auction Prices on Vehicles
Really ... Too Many To List Here!
LET US GET YOU ON THE ROAD AGAIN....