We are located in historic downtown Danville, just minutes from Virginia International Raceway (VIR). We are dedicated to the restoration and repair of vintage British Cars. We also host a vintage race team, Team 51 Racing. Read more about this at our Racing page.

Jim Allen is a co-owner and General Manager, helping to run the day-to-day operations. Jim's original "Team 51" vintage sports car race team is headquarted at Southside British Cars.

Mike Allen is also a co-owner and our premier Engine Specialist building reliable, conservative or high performance race and street engines. Mike also has served as the "wrench" and crew chief for the Team 51 since it's inception.

Tony Dix is a third hand and general mechanical reconditioning resource. He is also the owner of a MGB and long time British car enthusiast. Tony has many years of SCCA and vintage race support experience.

Gale Allen is the Secretary/Treasurer for SBC, Jim's wife and partner and the glue that holds it all together. Gale has worked Timing and Scoring for SVRA for many years supporting the racing side of the business.




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