Facility History

 

Beginnings

Bill Cannon started building race engines in 1975 with Pontiac Chevy and then Fords. When he was in high school, family and friends were his constant customers. Along with repairing Muncie 4 speeds and everything else they could break, it soon became clear to him he could make a living at this. So, he started his own automotive repair business in 1984. After six quick years and doing many engine builds and rebuilds, Bill ran out of room. In 1989, Bill and his wife Becky purchased the property now that supports Bill Cannon’s Garage Inc.

State of Art Facility

With the best equipped and largest independent state of art facility in Delaware including the complete machine shop, Bill keeps producing most types of race engines. Starting with championship caliber stock car engines, and championships were won, then in NHRA and IHRA drag racing, Bill has made a mark in most areas with his engine building skills.

It should be noted that Bill purchased the very first MARVIN MILLER 75 HP NOS plate system in 1978 and installed it on his very first car he ever owned, a 1965 GTO that picked the car up from 13.30 to a 12.62 a .700″ pick up. Now, his GOAT has been upgraded a little to an ARC Race Cars, 7.50 certified double frame rail chrome moly real Pro Street car. The particular preference for Nitrous assisted engines all started in 1978, Blown alky being second choice for power.

Precision

Finally, we are where we are today, just doing the same thing every day. With the increase and demand of new equipment and larger more powerful engines, Bill Cannon’s Garage Inc. has maintained and secured its very competitive position in the race engine scene. With the addition to the business in 2010 of the new CENTROID 4 axis block and head machining center, the engine work and precision just got better. Bill has never been afraid of buying equipment to make work easier. Always being years ahead of local and even the countries ability to do it right. We have taken possession of another brand new CENTROID 2013 B4250 model machine to speed up and maintain our high quality standards.

Install Facility

Bill Cannon’s Garage Inc  has a complete install facility that can make most of your wants into reality. They will install your engines in your race car, hi-performance street car, truck, boat and can even totally restore your muscle car back to new specifications. So if you need any type of repair work, they can even take care of pretty much anything you can think of and warranty it.