About Us

Ontario's Award Winning Classic & Muscle Car Restoration and Maintenance Facility since 1981

Driven by a life-long passion for motor sports, Mark “Sparky” Bard has been repairing, racing, building and restoring vehicles at Sparky’s Performance Centre in Tilbury since 1981, developing a stellar reputation among fellow car enthusiasts as a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail.

Whether you’re a drag racer in need of high-performance auto parts and VP Racing Fuel; a car show enthusiast who wants a classic car rebuilt to factory standards, a muscle car completely customized; or you’re just an everyday driver looking to maintain the family vehicle for reliability and cost-effectiveness, Sparky’s Performance Centre has what you need and the expertise to back it up.

Top quality work at a fair price is what Sparky guarantees along with the promise that your vehicle will get the same exacting attention to detail he would give any one of his own.

Always looking to ensure his clients receive nothing but the best, Sparky purchased a local body shop in 2009, just so he could guarantee that only the best quality body and paint jobs were leaving his shop. It was the final piece of the puzzle so to speak, allowing Sparky’s Performance Centre to become a one-stop shop for all your custom, restoration, and performance automotive needs.

The results are undeniable. Sparky’s Performance Centre’s clients have gone on to win numerous awards at all kinds of car shows across Canada and the United States. And as for his soccer mom and hockey dad customers, they’re driving reliable, well-maintained vehicles, confident they’ll get their families where they need to go.

1970 Mustang Awards

2011 Autorama Class Winner
Performance World 2011:
— Top 10 in Show
— Class Runner-up
— Best Ford Street Machine

2012 Scholtz Autofest – Best Mild Custom
Scholtz Autofest 2011 Concours Winner
Multiple Other Show Wins