Steve Mahoney has over 30 years in the automotive field, starting with
drag racing when he was 15. By the time he was 20, he owned Red's
Automotive in Nashua, NH. Steve is an ASE Master Mechanic. He is certified
in Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler, just to name a few. If it has an engine and
wheels, he has probably worked on it at some point. One of his favorite things
to do is to prove people wrong when they say "You can't do that!! It will never
work!!" Like putting a tilt nose on a 1984 Toyota pick-up. And they
said it couldn't be done. Red's Automotive specialized in 4x4 trucks,
installing (and often custom making) lift kits, gear changes and installing
over-sized tires. When he wasn't in the shop, he was drag racing
a 210" wheel based, rear engine dragster. Racing with people like
Don Garlits, Ed & Ercie Hill, John Force and Lori Johns. He was at
Englishtown when Don stood his car up on the wing and came down
facing the starting line. But, it wasn't all about going faster. Red's
also performed general repairs and maintenance. After Red's closed,
Steve started working in dealerships. He worked part time as a tow truck driver,
Harley mechanic and as a mechanic in the local speed shop. As is this wasn't
enough to keep him busy, he was the crew chief for a super modified car, putting it in
the top 5 the first year. Then along came a woman, ut oh. Not just any woman, but
the one he would soon marry. Wanting to spend more time with Laura, one by one the part time jobs became a thing of the past. They sold their house in Hudson, NH and moved to Peterborough, NH. It was here that The Need For Speed Garage was born.
Laura Mahoney has almost 10 years of shop management experience. Her titles
include: Service Manager, Mechanic Assistant, Office Manager, VP of The Need
For Speed Garage, Parts Locator and, most importantly, The Owner's Wife.
Laura shares her husbands dreams of drag racing. They are currently in the process
of building a drag bike (in their spare time, of course).
Diesel and Turbo, in charge of security. Voted most likely
to lick you to death, easily distracted by the mere mention of the
words frisbee and ball.