Ames Performance Founder Steve Ames Passes Away

Ames Performance Founder Steve Ames Passes Away

Plans are being made for a celebration of his life this summer.

Steve Ames, founder of Ames Performance, passed away Dec. 20.

Kevin Beal, co-owner of Ames Performance Engineering, posted on the company’s facebook page, “It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that our founder, my mentor and great friend Steve Ames passed away last night. I reflect back on the great memories we’ve had over thirty plus years and am very fortunate to have been so close, Steve was family to me. He was the person that walked into the room and lit it up with his larger than life personality and his great sense of humor. He was extremely intelligent and one of the hardest workers I’ve ever known. He’s done more for the Pontiac community and classic car industry than any one person

Twice nominated to the Pontiac Preservation Association Hall of Fame, Ames was known to have one of the most unique and rare automotive collections in the world. According to the association, almost all his vehicles are un-restored and have under 10,000 original miles, an incredible rarity. With these cars, Steve founded the Ames Automotive foundation as a 501c3 non-profit organization, which aims to help future generations to recognize and appreciate how well these vehicles were made and how important the American assembly line concept has been in solidifying the USA as the world leader of industry. Many of the cars in the collection are ultra-rare Pontiacs.

Plans are being made for a celebration of his life this summer.

You May Also Like

Beth Skove Joins AACF Board of Trustees

Skove brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the automotive aftermarket.

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has announced the election of Elizabeth (Beth) Skove to its board of trustees. Skove is senior marketing manager at Myers Industries | Myers Tire Supply.

“Beth’s diverse background and extensive experience in the aftermarket will undoubtedly enrich our board discussions and bring valuable insights to our decision-making processes,” said Larry Magee, president of AACF. “We look forward to working with her to advance our mission of helping those industry families who need it most.”

MEMA’s Liz Goad Earns Exhibition Mgmt. Certification

The distinction demonstrates the highest professional standard in exhibitions and events management.

Fontaine Modification Names Central Region Sales Manager

The addition of Tim Vitt completes the Medium & Heavy Truck Operations regional sales team.

REV Group Appoints Mark Skonieczny as CEO

Skonieczny previously held positions as VP and corporate controller of Adient PLC and spent 17 years at Johnson Controls.

Velocity Modern Classics Restructures Executive Team

New executive roles and strategic hires follow record sales and the release of new vehicle product offerings.

Other Posts

MAHLE Motorsport Hires New Marketing Manager

Former Hot Rod Magazine Editor Rob Kinnan joins the company after a storied 30-year career in performance and racing.

Holley Appoints Matthew Stevenson as President and CEO

On June 6, Stevenson will replace Interim President and CEO, Michelle Gloeckler, who will remain a member of the board.

DMA Announces New Strategic Sales Account Manager

Jaime Rivera joins the team.

Andrew Johnson and Jim Merle Join AACF Board of Trustees

Both Johnson and Merle bring unique insights and expertise to the AACF’s mission, says the foundation.