Dan's Garage
      Collectable & Restorable Chevrolet & GM cars, trucks, & parts from the 40's to the 80's

       508 E. Bruneau Ave.     Kennewick, WA 99336
 
           E-mail:     (509) 586-2579
            Tuesday - Friday 10-6       Saturday 10-3       Closed Sunday & Monday

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What is Dan's Garage?

"Dan's Garage... It's kind of like an amusement park, only all the rides are broken!"

Dan's Garage - Kennewick, WA - Dan Stafford, Owner

"It's not a repair shop, it's a wrecking yard." says Dan Stafford, owner of Dan's Garage. Dan has always had a soft spot for collectible cars. He has restored and rebuilt Camaro and Firebird cars for years.

"In the process, I built up a number of parts-cars to help with the restorations," he explained. "But I found that it was a lot easier selling the parts than the cars."

The approximately 200 Project Cars listed on the website represent the tip of the automotive iceberg as Dans Garage has over 500 parts cars in the wrecking yard (see Tour the Yard) as well as buildings full of parts and of course the traditional old 40's era school bus for storing seats and interior parts.

That's the evolution of Dan's Garage, in Kennewick, Washington. Located on 4.5 acres and in the same location since 1981.

"I outgrew my backyard and had an opportunity to rent an old building and a little bit of property," he said. "It's almost a vintage building. It was the 1954 Union 76 Gas Station where I used to air up my bike tires when I was a kid."

Today, it's primarily a two-man operation with Stafford's brother-in-law, Dave Edwards, working the counter, wife, Kelly, keeping the books, and dog, Auto, guarding the yard. The business specializes in older, collectible, General Motors cars from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980's.

"There are not a whole lot of similar businesses, maybe a half dozen in the state," acknowledged Stafford. "We try to do a good job of helping people find parts to finish their projects. What a lot of people run into when they search online is that there is very little early stuff. It's mostly directed at latemodel salvage. So someone could be looking for two years for that last piece of the puzzle. They get frustrated. When they find me, they're thrilled."

Since the parts at Dan's Garage are so old, Stafford simply carries warranties that specify the parts are the correct part. "The business offers local delivery for cars but Dan also ships cars and parts all over the world.  The smaller purchases go by US mail, bigger items by truck freight or Greyhound bus, and cars by transport truck.

 

 

Where is Dan's Garage?

In the heart of Old Kennewick, across the Columbia River from Big Pasco. It's tucked a block off of E. Columbia Drive...508 E. Bruneau Ave... and not too far from the iconic Zip's Drive-In.

From Spokane:
  Follow I-90 West (to Seattle) almost to
Ritzville.
  Take exit 220 for US-395 S toward Ritzville/Pasco.
  Arriving in Pasco, take the 397/Oregon St exit.
  Stay on Oregon St to Ainsworth, turn right.
  Left on 10th to cross the Cable Bridge.
  Stay on Gum through Columbia Drive intersection. 
  Right on
 Bruneau Ave, 1 block to Dans.

From Yakima:
  Follow I-82 E to Richland.
  Take exit 102 merging to I-182 E/US 12E toward Richland/Pasco.
  Take exit 5A to merge onto WA-240 E to Kennewick.
  Stay on WA-240 to Columbia Drive/Port of Kennewick.
  Turn right on Gum, then Right on Bruneau Ave.

From Portland:
  Follow I-84 East to I-82 over the Columbia River into Washington.
  In Washington, stay on 395 North to Kennewick.
  Exit onto Columbia Drive just before the Blue bridge.
  Follow Columbia Drive along river to Elm street turn right.
  Go one block to Bruneau Ave and Dans Garage.

From Boise:
  Follow I-84 West past Pendleton, to I-82 over the Columbia River.
  Once in Washington, follow same directions as from Portland (above).

 

 

 

Tri-Cities - Kennewick, Pasco & Richland, WA  

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