Meet Our Team
Glenn Lenhard Owner
Glenn Lenhard began working in the automotive industry in 1973, shortly after graduating from Olympia High School in Rochester, New York. He has worked at independent automotive repair shops and larger dealers in the Rochester and St. Petersburg Florida regions. In 1979 he opened Bay Imports in St. Petersburg and continued that business until 1991.While working at Bay Imports Glenn lamented to a friend and owner of the successful MG repair outfit, University Motors that he wished he could specialize in the MG repairs. His friend, John Twist replied "Why not?"
With John's response in mind, Glenn eventually opened Glenn's MG and British Car Repair in the building the 3445 Car Store's service department once occupied. He has been testing the Why Not? question ever since, and takes pride in the top quality restorations and work that rolls out our door every day.
Glenn is also an active participant in the Tampa Bay music community as a professional musician. Since 1985, he has been the principle trombonist of the Tampa Bay Symphony. Outside the Symphony, Glenn is a busy freelance artist playing in many local big bands, jazz bands, dinner theaters and church groups.
Gail Lenhard Front Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Gail, who was coaxed to take a sabbatical from teaching to help out her husband's business now runs the office and helps manage the business. She loves all British cars, and owns the MG1100 Sports Sedan named "Millie" which is featured on our home page. Gail has been the chairperson for the British Motor Trade Association, and is the Secretary for the Florida Suncoast MG Car Club. Starting in 2012, she became the Copy Editor for NAMGAR.
Cory Redmond Technician
James Morris Technician
James Morris comes to the shop with an extensive knowledge of British cars dating back to his childhood when his father raced sports cars. He owns several vehicles including a 1963 Austin Healey 3000 MK II that his father once gave to his mother on their first wedding anniversary. James and the story of his Austin Healey were featured in the January 2009 issue of Classic Motorsports Magazine.
Craig Marston Technician
Chris Elliott Technician
Bryan Hecke Technician
Coming to our shop as an ASE Gold Re-certified Master Technician with 42 years of experience repairing classic muscle cars, Japanese imports and daily drivers, Brian brings a great deal of skill to our team. He enjoys learning something new every day about these British classics, it's never dull in his corner of the shop! In his free time he enjoys collecting classic records and spending time out on the water.
Skip Rizzo Metal Work & Paint
Darin Bird Metal Fabrication & Paint
Brian Story Parts Manager
When Brian isn't managing the parts department he can be found out in the shop helping the rest of the team with their projects, answering customers' questions and washing cars for delivery. Raised in Pennsylvania around his father's Saab repair shop, Brian is familiar with unique vehicles and enjoys the challenge that these sports cars present when parts are hard to find.
3130 39th Avenue North | St. Petersburg, Florida 33714 | Phone (727) 521-9890 | Fax (727) 521-9890