Our services include routine auto maintenance, paintwork, fabrication, mechanics, and full classic car restoration.

We are passionate about classic cars

family owned and operated

Our classic car restoration business started as a father/son operation and now Jon and his wife Tara have grown the business. We are hardworking, honest, and dependable. We will work diligently to finish your project in a timely manner, without sacrificing the quality of work on your vehicle.

Jon Dumas

Owner | Chief Restorer

15+ years in the racing industry

In 2010, owner Jon Dumas purchased a 1956 Chevy Stepside truck where he and his father restored the classic truck from start to finish. They have a love and passion for classic car restoration which led them to begin their restoration business here in North Carolina. Jon has 15+ years of experience in the racing industry. After several years working in Watertown, NY, he relocated to Concord, NC where he was hired as a metal fabricator at Ken Schrader racing. After only four years of fabrication work, Ken Schrader moved him up to crew chief for his dirt racing team. Several successful years of working with Ken Schrader led Jon to the decision that he would pursue his passion of restoring classic cars with his father Steve.

Tara Dumas

Financial and Marketing Manager

Just as Passionate about classic cars as Jon

Tara has always had a heart for motors. She grew up in NY working on cars, dirtbikes, and ATVs' with her dad and brothers. Her roots are based on Faith and Family. When she moved to NC where she received her BA in Elementary Education, Psychology and History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she became a teacher in the NC school system. When she and Jon met her love for classic cars grew and decided to make a career change and be a stay at home mom to their 3 children and help take Jons love for classics and grow Cruise-In Restoration to a quality faith-based business where everyone is family.
Steve Dumas

Steve Dumas

Co-founder

30+ years of experience in the paint and body industry

Upon completing school and training for paint and body work, Jon's father, Steve Dumas, worked at several car dealerships in the collision repair shop. After several years Steve decided to start his own collision repair shop in Watertown, NY, specializing in paint and body. Steve also restored many of his own and friends' hot rods throughout the years of his business. Steve ran his business in Watertown, NY for 23 years before relocating to Kannapolis, NC to pursue his passion of classic cars with his son Jon.

Do you love classic cars?

If you love classic cars like we do and love to go to as many cruise-ins as you can, then what could be better than getting your own car restored to its original beauty? Contact us today!

The Nuts and Bolts

Check Us Out in Hot Rod Magazine

Cruise-In Classic Car Restoration was featured in the April 2017 edition of Hot Rod Magazine. Be sure to go pick up your copy to read our article!

Learn More About Jon's Racing Past

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Six Things You Should Do or Know When Restoring Your Classic Car

1. Finding the Car and Finding the Parts 2. Decide What Type of Restoration to Do (Driver Restoration, Street show restoration, Show car restoration, Concourse) 3. Update the Safety Equipment (seat belts, airbags, etc)4. Know Your Limits (Classic Car Restoration can get VERY expensive and parts may be hard to find) 5.Don’t Expect to Resell It (Know your budget!!!! You will spend more money restoring your vehicle than you will get from selling it) 6. Be Prepared for Setbacks (Most cars need alot of work because of thier age, after market parts need to be adjusted to fit the cars correctly, and parts are hard to find for some cars.)

3 Must Do Tips for Cleaning Your Upholstery

1. Always spray cleaner on rag before applying to material. 2. Use the correct solution for your specific upholstery. Certain Materials require certain products to use so you do not ruin the material. 3. Spot clean and detail your car interior on a regular basis to prevent damage and stains.

Cruise-In Classic Car Restoration
1555 Long Ferry Road
Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-957-7186