Rick Vimmerstedt was born and raised in West Falls, New York. He developed a love for automobiles at a very early age, heading to the local racetracks every Friday, and Saturday nights. Rick started working for a local dealership before he was allowed to drive, although he owned his first car by the age of thirteen. Excelling quickly through the dealership, he eventually went into business for himself and now owns Southeast Performance. Rick is an avid racer, and has accumulated a few championships in the 944 Cup series. He eventually would like to race in the Rolex Series, and in HSR with his Terry Labonte Nascar.
Southeast Performance has been in business for 18 years in Winter Park, Florida. We specialize in finding cars for our customers, at wholesale prices. We will save you money on your purchase and do whatever it takes before, during, and after the sale to ensure an extraordinary experience. We sell anything from Fords to Ferrari's and everything in between. Looking to sell your car without buying a replacement? Let us consign it for you. We have both, a full service, and parts department to meet your needs. We can build you a Hot Rod, or restore your old car. We offer full detailing, referrals for paint and body, and can handle just about any request related to automobiles.
Master mechanic and fabricator Arlynn Nofziger has been in the car repair business for four decades. He has worked for several Nascar teams, and now makes his home here with us at Southeast Performance.
Southeast Performance is here for our customers before, during, and after the sale. We work on referrals, and simply do not have unhappy customers. Rick and his team will go the extra mile to ensure your experience with us leaves a lasting impression. Please call, or come and visit our showroom today! We will find any car you want.
Arlynn W. Nofziger
Arlynn began racing go carts as a teenager around the Fulton County area tracks before he relocated to Anderson, Indiana where he started and operated a successful automotive service business. He continued racing go carts, which he then started building from the ground up, including the motors. Realizing they were fast, he began sponsoring and building a few motors for stock car and truck racers, while continuing to operate and run his automotive service business.
After several feature wins with various stock cars and trucks, Arlynn joined USAC, started his own team, and began making a career out of racing. He built four sprint cars, several motors, and began racing on both dirt and paved tracks in the USAC Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Series with rookie Jerry Hepworth as his driver. He was soon being contacted by numerous experienced drivers running in the top ten for points who wanted to drive for him. His cars and team were advancing faster than his rookie driver could keep up. Following careful consideration, Brian Tyler, Brian Gerster, and Eric Gordon were brought in to drive for the team.
In 1996, Arlynn accepted a position working as a crew member with Larry Penn and the Penn Co. Motorsports Team. He then relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and began racing in the NASCAR circuit. Although he did not know everything, he learned very quickly. His knowledge continued expanding because fabricating, chassis designs, set-ups, and motors were all different, depending on whether he was working on or building NASCAR, Craftsman Trucks, Busch cars, or Winston Cup cars. Soon after, he opened his own company in the Charlotte area doing work and building motors for several teams and racing organizations: Richard Petty, Enterprises, Cyberfast Racing, Brevac Tracing, IWX, Phelon Motorsports, Reed Cams, Dodge Racing, Engineer Components, and several other teams and organizations. He started up an SCCA Trans-Am team called Cyberfast Racing with Ed Stackpole as the driver. In 1998, he won eleven races and acquired 8 poles out of 16 races, including wins at Daytona, Morosso, and Road Atlanta. He worked on the start-up design for the “Mini Cup” car and custom designed and built all the motors for the “Mini Cup” car.
In 1999, Arlynn moved to Florida and opened up Arlynn’s Race Cars, Parts & Engines in the Sanford area. Along with his primary business of building race motors, he supplies both new and used parts for many of the local racers and race teams in Florida. In 2000, he produced 26 “feature” wins and in 2001, 19 “feature wins”. Along with the motors he builds, he offers track support, car set-up, crew chief support, and other services. His vast experience has won him numerous 1st places and “Best of Show” accolades. He has also received awards for engine design and engine components in local street rod competitions. His innovative design and “one off” productions have been the mainstay of his business.