A Stratford-based business whose work featured in a Hollywood movie is busy sprucing up muscle cars for Americarna.
Re Automotive owner Todd Holland says the team spends 'endless' hours working on cars.
"It's all worth it in the end when you see how rapt the customer is with the finished result."
Todd and his brother Scott established the Re Automotive13 years ago and Todd is delighted with the recognition the business is receiving.
The firm is steadily building a great reputation, having been recognised on a national and international level for the work they do.
"Reputation is not a given, it's earned, and we are getting a good reputation for quality work. When you love what you do, it's not really a job."
Todd's work featured in Hollywood movie 'Ghosts in the Shell'. Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger, starring Scarlett Johansson.
The business beautified six motorbikes for the movie, including a Honda NM4 ridden by Johansson's character, Major Motoko Kusanagi. The team at Re Automotive were responsible for the carbon-fibre paintwork on the bikes featured in the movie.
Todd says it was an 'awesome' experience.
"It was pretty cool to work on some bikes for the movie. We've also had some of our cars in the Performance Magazine and New Zealand Hot Rod Magazine."
Over the years, Todd has worked on a number of cars for Americarna. For Todd, one of the notable rebuilds was for John Rae, the man who came up with the concept Americarna.
"We worked on his Chevrolet Bel Air which received first place in the semi-hardtop class at the Grand National Roadster Show in California in 2017."
Todd says Re Automotive was chosen by John to do the paint job on the car, which was then shipped to the United States for the upholstery to be done before it was entered in the show.
"It was surreal being involved with something we only dreamed of doing work with. It was a great car to work on."
Todd says some classic cars are rolling through the business's door.
"We're always pretty busy."
The key to the business's success is being passionate, Todd says.
"I love what I do and that makes all the difference. We want to keep doing what we are doing and it's great for Stratford to have a business like this. It's all about working hard and doing things a little bit differently to other businesses."