Since 1999

Who we are

PerformanceAutomotiveInc.isanindependentEuropeanservice facility, serving the greater Philadelphia area for over 20 years. Specializing in Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz, the expert team at Performance Automotive Inc. is committed to providing quality workmanship with transparent customer service experiences. With 40+ years of combined technical experience, Performance Automotive Inc. is a premier destination for performance upgrades, diagnostics, engine building, pre-purchase inspections (PPI), and track preparations. The facility offers a low-clearance Hunter Four-Wheel Alignment Rack, Road Force tire balancing machine, and advanced diagnostic software along with certified status as a Tire Rack Installation center and Porsche Club of America tech inspector.

Meet the team

About Us 1

Peter V. Rutkowski

Peter V. Rutkowski, Co-Founder of Performance Automotive, Inc., has diverse experience in all aspects of European performance car and race car servicing.

Prior to forming Performance Automotive, Peter was the Crew Chief of the IMSA Supercar Championship Team with David Donohue at Ed Arnold Racing. Responsible for all race car preparation, chassis steup, and pre-race inspections, this experience will provide tremendous benefits for Performance Automotive Customers with track aspirations.

He also worked as a crew member for Clabber Girls NASCAR Busch Grand National Team with driver Stevie Reeves, and for Prototype Technology Groupe, 24 Hours of Daytona. In addition, Peter has worked on Ferrari of Beverly Hills Challenge Cars.

Peter has ten years additional experience as an automotive tech and shop foreman covering all facets of repair, maintenance and diagnosis in European automobiles, including engine, transmission, computerized and mechanical fuel injection, turbo charged engines and fabrication of unobtainable parts. He has performed technical checks for Porsche Club Members for road course events and executed necessary performance upgrades including suspension, electrical, engine and transmission modifications.

His qualifications include Pennsylvania State Inspection, Emission and Emission Repair Licenses. He also is ASE Certified as a Master Auto, Body Paint, Advanced Engine Performance, and Air Condition Technician. Peter also has completed courses in Robert Bosch Fuel Management, Electronics, Ignition, ABS and other Bosch systems. Peter maintains membership in the Porsche Club of America - Riesentoter Region.
About Us 2

Paul Mcdonald

Paul McDonald, Co-Founder of Performance Automotive, Inc. attended Delaware County Community College for two years and is a graduate of The Automotive Training Center. Paul has 20 years experience in the automotive field with the majority of his experience concentrated in European performance automobiles.

His qualifications include ASE Master Technician, and MACS Air Conditioner certifications, along with a PA State Inspection license and PA Emission Certified. An Avid Porsche Enthusiast, Paul has been involved in both Porsche Club of America and BMW CCA racing, and he maintains a membership in the Porsche Club of America - Riesentoter Region.