Greenwood Corvettes is a car tuning and race shop specializing in Corvette racing and sports cars and founded by two American auto enthusiasts and successful race car drivers, brothers John and Burt Greenwood. The company is currently run by John Greenwood, who is the founder of the business, and his brother John has served as his chief mechanic. The two also run the company with assistance from other professional drivers that they have met through the years.
As a teenager growing up in Texas, John and his brother started out racing hot rodders and tuning their own vehicles as teenagers. After winning several races on the local circuit, they decided to go into business with the help of family members and friends, and began building and tuning high performance sports cars. Now they have expanded their operation to include high-performance racing Corvettes, roadsters, and other models.
John and his brother decided to become involved in racing after witnessing the death of a friend, who was racing Corvettes. John had been a big fan of the company and was intrigued by the idea, but didn't think it would be possible to get financing to purchase a Corvette for racing purposes at the time. Although he and his brother had a lot of experience with modifying and tuning race cars, John and his brother needed some financial backing to launch their company. John was able to get a loan from a friend, and within a short amount of time, he and his brother started putting together a racing team.
The first Greenwood Corvette to enter the world of road racing was calling the 'Greenwood.' It was built by John and his brother to win the annual 'National Car Racing Day' event in Dallas, Texas. It won that race, and since that time, Greenwoods have won several national events including the annual 'National Car Racing Day' event in Houston, Texas. In addition to winning several national and regional events, Greenwood Corvettes has been recognized by many different organizations and publications. They have been listed in the “America's Best Kept Secrets” book series and have also been featured in many racing magazines.
Since its founding, the company has continued to produce winning vehicles, and their products are sold all over the United States. In fact, the company is known around the country for their high quality and excellent build. John and his brother have traveled across the country and visited various auto shows, and track days, to meet with many different car manufacturers and individuals that offer customized performance parts for their vehicles. After buying and modifying each car, the cars, they have designed and built a racing team around these cars to take part in the events and championships that they participate in. Most notably, the team has participated in the Indianapolis 500 and the prestigious Brickyard Grand Prix events in New York City.
John and his brother are known for the quality of their work, and for their commitment to making each of their customers satisfied with their performance. All of their work is done in-house. Although the company offers a wide variety of performance accessories and parts, the heart of the company is based on its two owners, John Greenwood. In fact, John and his brother own almost everything that is used in the company's operations, and they are always happy to share what they have learned about modifying and tuning race cars with others.