Monday, July 15, 2024
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New building, classic style

A before photo of the what the C.A.R.S garage on Victoria Street in Shawville used to look like.
Cheryl and Robert St-Amour are the owners of Classic Automotive Restoration Services (C.A.R.S) in Shawville. Here they pose in their freshly renovated showroom with a '54 Ford Mainline. Below, more of the showroom.
A custom-made bench constructed by Robert St-Amour’s daughter greets customers in the foyer.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE
With the ground thawing and spring in the air, many home and business owners will take the opportunity to start some projects or spruce up their storefront.
The owners of Classic Automotive Restoration Services (C.A.R.S) in Shawville, Robert and Cheryl St-Amour, can proudly say that most of their renovations are in the past.
At the 2018 Business Achievement Awards Gala put on by the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce in February, C.A.R.S was awarded the Business Beautification Award. When the couple purchased their location on Victoria Street in September 2015, the building was the definition of a fixer-upper.
“There was nothing, there was no pavement. Everything was falling apart,” Robert said, explaining that the shop had formerly been used for small engine repair and body work, but had fallen into disrepair.

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