About Us

What started as a hobby shop in 2004, Performance Vehicle Works (PVW) has evolved to a full service premier fabrication and restoration facility.

Owner Timmy McKichan’s passion for racing started like many others, from multiple generations of family involvement to directly behind the wheel himself. 

This families racing history began in the 70’s when Timmy’s father, Gordon McKichan was the crew chief for Earl Ross, the only Canadian to ever win a race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

With success and drive already in his blood it was time for Timmy’s turn behind the wheel.  Racing in Canada, he won multiple races and a championship in the regional series.

McKichan’s made the life decision to move from Canada to Elkin, North Carolina in December of 1989 to work for the legendary Junior Johnson and follow his racing endeavors.  He then began racing Late Models in 1989 and 1990 in North Carolina and Virginia.

After many wins, not only behind the wheel, but in the pits it was time for the next level of McKichan’s racing resume.

After working for some of the industry’s best including Junior Johnson, David Blair Motorsports, Larry Hedrick Motorsports and one of the initial ground employees at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Timmy McKichan is no stranger to hard work, success and results.

In 2007, he went into business full time as owner of Performance Vehicle Works.

McKichan took his family history, his experience and passion for racing to mold a successful and industry respected full service fabrication and restoration company. 

McKichan had the incredible opportunity to be an integral part of Patrick Sheltra’s 2010 ARCA Racing Series championship efforts, an honor some strive for their entire career, but never achieve.  Not only did the team utilize PVW services, but he also guided Sheltra from above as his primary spotter.

Timmy McKichan has come full circle in the racing community and beyond.   The only thing that makes him better than his racing knowledge and reputation is his reputation and respect through the garage.

Ron Drager, ARCA (Automotive Racing Club of America) President and Chief Executive Office

"When we initially discussed the process of mounting the new composite material body manufactured by Five Star to an existing chassis and rollcage, we wanted to find someone who was well known, was doing business in both the ARCA and NASCAR K&N garages, and would understand our goals for the project and be able to provide valuable feedback. That led us to Timmy McKichan and Performance Vehicle Works, and our experience in working together has been very positive."

Josh Williams ARCA Racing Series driver and team owner signifies that model by saying:

“Timmy and the whole PVW team are a top notch group of guys, who do some of the best quality work I have ever seen,” he said. “Great quality work and just all around good people to work with.  I wouldn’t give my business to anyone else but PVW, all the way.”

Working in various roles, from driver to spotter, paint shop, engine dyno, fabrication to restoration, Timmy McKichan is highly respected in the industry and beyond.

Performance Vehicle Works was hand chosen to work with NASCAR and the Automobile Racing Club of America to help develop and build a new composite body for competition in 2015.

Performance Vehicle Works not only built the submittal prototypes, but the company was instrumental with the aerodynamic package of the body achieved mainly through wind tunnel time.

Additionally, PVW is a Five Star authorized composite dealer.

Performance Vehicle Works: The Reliable, Quality, Competitors Choice.

Thanks for visiting our site,

Tim McKichan - Owner - General Manager


The Owner's Message

We at Performance Vehicle Works, LLC would like to welcome you to our website.

We are a multi National Event, Award Winning fabrication and restoration facility that can handle your project with the quality you would expect from a team of experts. Our experienced team has over 20 years experience in racing repair, classic car restoration and Customs, so your car will be done properly. Having done numerous ground-up restorations and building cars from scratch, there is not much that we have not seen or can’t take on. We are capable of turning the car of your dreams into a reality by sitting down with our clients and developing a plan that will suit their needs.

Our attention to detail in every aspect of the process is how we have built a strong reputation. Whether it is the restoration of your classic to better then its former glory or customizing your car, we will build your car with the proper care. In addition, we can repair or totally rebuild your race car. Our team of automobile professionals will provide quality and service that exceeds your expectations. We would be happy to develop a plan for your car suited to your needs to build that special vehicle you will enjoy for years to come. Give us a call or send us an email to see how we can assist you today!

Thanks for visiting our site,

Tim McKichan-Owner


Performance Vehicle Works



Nova Replacement Dash

Performance Vehicle Works new steel replacement dash for 1968-1977 Chevrolet Nova's

Made from 18 gauge steel and designed to fit with your stock dash pad and fasteners. We offer three versions to fit your needs from stock replacement with no A/C or design your own layout with or without A/C. The first two options allow the use of aftermarket A/C controllers while the third version allows the use of the stock A/C controller in it stock position.

All dashes allow you to pick your own style gauges up to 5" in diameter with the layout of your choice. Performance Vehicle Works can cut your gauge holes for a small additional charge. Powder coating option is also available after holes have been punched.

A/C style dashes, options 2 and 3 are provided with mounting studs for A/C duct and can be provided for wiper control and light switch on all dashes at no extra charge.

Performance Vehicle Works can also build a custom dash for your vehicle. Give us a call and let us know what your needs are and we will work with you to create a custom dash for your car.


Option 1
Non A/C dash with no controllers. Allows you to design your own layout of gauge style of your choice. Can be used with after market A/C systems such as Vintage Air, etc. using their controls.

Option 2
A/C dash for use with after market controller using factory A/C vent. Design your gauge layout and keep your A/C ductwork with out the expense of buying a new after market A/C system. Allows you to change your >A/C controller to a smaller after market style.

Option 3

Stock replacement dash for use with factory controls and vents. A easy way to upgrade your look wile not messing with what the factory gave you. Simply layout your gauges of your choice, install, then hook up your stock A/C vent and controls

Pricing - 1969-1974:

Option 1
Non A/C dash with no control
$450.00 + shipping

Option 2
A/C dash for use with after market control
$475.00 + shipping

Option 3
Stock replacement dash using factory vent and controls
$500.00 + shipping

New Replacement Steel Dash insert for 1968 Chevrolet Nova
*call for pricing

Pricing - 1968 Dash:

If you would like something different in design or style call us and see what we can do for you.

Now available Steel Replacement Dashes and Radio Bezel inserts for 1966-67 Nova's

Some modifications to steering column support may be necessary for correct fit. The Radio Bezel is made from 18 gauge steel also and comes with or without gauge holes.

Made from 18 gauge steel to fit with your stock dash pad and fasteners. Comes standard with the holes cut for the standard small gauge package. 3 3/8 Tach and speedometer and 2 1/16 oil, water, fuel and amp or volt gauge. If you prefer a different gauge layout give us a call and we will cut your custom layout for no extra charge. Also comes with 4 upper screw holes drilled and ground stud on back of dash. The Radio Bezel panel is made from 18 gauge steel also and comes with or without gauge holes.


66-67 Steel Replacement dash $200.00 + shipping
Radio Bezel Panel $100.00 + shipping



  • Don Jackson Owner 1950 Chevy Deluxe

    "The guy's at Performance Vehicle Works did a phenomenal job on what was a very complicated build. Kept me up to date with progress pictures and constant communication thru out the build. Very professional in every aspect. I would highly recommend them for your next project."

  • Eric Geisert Sr. Editor Street Rodder Magazine

    "….. having this car (1950 Chevy) in the magazine is what helps make STREET RODDER great!"

  • Nova Dash Insert Customer

    "Amazing quality (Nova Dash). I ran these over to the body shop today after grabbing them from the UPS driver. The fitment is incredible. I am extremely pleased. Once again.... thanks and I look forward to working with you again!"

  • Steve Dembinski

    Hot Rods by Steve LLC

  • Marc C-Owner - MotorCarTrader.com - Restoration Client

    "I would like to recommend the team at Performance Vehicle works. As a collector and reseller of high end classic sports cars, I have always found it difficult to find people who take pride in their work and whom I can trust. The great people at PVW (Performance Vehicle Works) are car people you can trust and take tremendous pride in their work. They have done all types of repairs to my cars, including paint, all mechanical, body and metal work. The quality of their work is second to none. In addition their communication through the restoration process is excellent and they are not satisfied until the job is done right. I would suggest to anyone who is having any kind of work to their classic car or custom, to contact give Ken or Timmy at PVW. They are the only ones I trust to do the proper and exceptional work to all my cars."

Contact Us

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18605 Northline Drive
Box 9 Suite J24
Cornelius, NC 28031