About Us

Our Mission

At Shaky B’s we strive to provide the highest quality vehicle restoration and repair anywhere. We pride ourselves on the quality of workmanship, detail and focus we put into every project, no matter what size it is. We want every project to be as close to perfection as possible when it leaves our shop. For us at Shaky B’s it’s not about the size of the project; it’s about the finished product and how the vehicle looks and runs when it’s completed.


Vehicles are Our Passion at Shaky B’s

All of our employees are carefully hand-chosen based on their love of cars, years of focus and devotion, and undeniable true passion for automobiles. Each one of us brings added depth and dimension to our team.

Kevin C. Elam
Kevin has been in the Auto parts, repair and service industry his entire adult life. Starting his machining career at his father’s auto part and machine shop at the young age of twelve years. This is where Kevin learned the skills of engine machining and building. Then two months before his twenty-first birthday Kevin purchased his own automotive machine business, and has operated it successfully in Liberty Missouri for the past thirty years.  Kevin has built every type of engine imaginable, specializing in performance engines that have won track championships from 1987 to as recently as the past summer of 2014, where one of his shop sponsored wingless sprint cars won the WAR Series championship. 
Kevin has been involved in many aspects of Auto Racing in the Kansas City Area both as a supplier of high quality performance power-plants and a Driver of NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars. He brings this knowledge and significant industry contacts to the Company.

When in 2015 he merged his Machine Shop and Racing Operations into Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars Inc. Kevin became a Principal owner and runs the day to day operations of the Motor machine aspects of the Company and provides overall technical leadership as well as over 30 years of successful business experience.
Kevin C. Elam
Kevin has been in the Auto parts, repair and service industry his entire adult life. Starting his machining career at his father’s auto part and machine shop at the young age of twelve years. This is where Kevin learned the skills of engine machining and building. Then two months before his twenty-first birthday Kevin purchased his own automotive machine business, and has operated it successfully in Liberty Missouri for the past thirty years.  Kevin has built every type of engine imaginable, specializing in performance engines that have won track championships from 1987 to as recently as the past summer of 2014, where one of his shop sponsored wingless sprint cars won the WAR Series championship. 
Kevin has been involved in many aspects of Auto Racing in the Kansas City Area both as a supplier of high quality performance power-plants and a Driver of NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars. He brings this knowledge and significant industry contacts to the Company.

When in 2015 he merged his Machine Shop and Racing Operations into Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars Inc. Kevin became a Principal owner and runs the day to day operations of the Motor machine aspects of the Company and provides overall technical leadership as well as over 30 years of successful business experience.
Kevin C. Elam
Kevin has been in the Auto parts, repair and service industry his entire adult life. Starting his machining career at his father’s auto part and machine shop at the young age of twelve years. This is where Kevin learned the skills of engine machining and building. Then two months before his twenty-first birthday Kevin purchased his own automotive machine business, and has operated it successfully in Liberty Missouri for the past thirty years.  Kevin has built every type of engine imaginable, specializing in performance engines that have won track championships from 1987 to as recently as the past summer of 2014, where one of his shop sponsored wingless sprint cars won the WAR Series championship. 
Kevin has been involved in many aspects of Auto Racing in the Kansas City Area both as a supplier of high quality performance power-plants and a Driver of NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars. He brings this knowledge and significant industry contacts to the Company.

When in 2015 he merged his Machine Shop and Racing Operations into Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars Inc. Kevin became a Principal owner and runs the day to day operations of the Motor machine aspects of the Company and provides overall technical leadership as well as over 30 years of successful business experience.
Kevin C. Elam
Kevin has been in the Auto parts, repair and service industry his entire adult life. Starting his machining career at his father’s auto part and machine shop at the young age of twelve years. This is where Kevin learned the skills of engine machining and building. Then two months before his twenty-first birthday Kevin purchased his own automotive machine business, and has operated it successfully in Liberty Missouri for the past thirty years.  Kevin has built every type of engine imaginable, specializing in performance engines that have won track championships from 1987 to as recently as the past summer of 2014, where one of his shop sponsored wingless sprint cars won the WAR Series championship. 
Kevin has been involved in many aspects of Auto Racing in the Kansas City Area both as a supplier of high quality performance power-plants and a Driver of NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars. He brings this knowledge and significant industry contacts to the Company.

When in 2015 he merged his Machine Shop and Racing Operations into Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars Inc. Kevin became a Principal owner and runs the day to day operations of the Motor machine aspects of the Company and provides overall technical leadership as well as over 30 years of successful business experience.
Kevin C. Elam  
Kevin has been in the auto parts, repair and service industry his entire adult life. Starting his machining career at his father’s auto part and machine shop at the young age of twelve. This is where Kevin learned the skills of engine machining and building. Then two months before his twenty-first birthday Kevin purchased his own automotive machine business and has operated it successfully in Liberty, MO for the past thirty years.  Kevin has built every type of engine imaginable, specializing in performance engines that have won track championships from 1987 to as recently as the summer of 2014, where one of his shop-sponsored wingless sprint cars won the WAR Series championship.

Kevin has been involved in many aspects of Auto Racing in the Kansas City Area both as a supplier of high-quality performance power plants and as a driver of NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars. He brings this knowledge and significant industry contacts to the company.

In 2015 he merged his machine shop and racing operations into Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars, Inc. Kevin became a principal owner and runs the day-to-day operations of the motor machine aspects of the company providing overall technical leadership as well as over 30 years of successful business experience.
Richard L. deFlon
Rick is a businessman, designer and builder of things. He has worked in various Motorsports venues, from NASCAR to Formula 1.

He doesn't just build businesses and buildings. His passion is cars and things that look good and go fast. He has been an active auto racer for 30 years and has had hands-on experience building every aspect of the cars. Since becoming a co-founder of Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars, Inc., he has been putting his 40 years of business and design leadership to the day-to-day details of the cars and projects that we work with.
Fred L. Reneau
Fred is probably the most accomplished and well known race car builder in the Midwest circle track business. He has been building race cars from an assembly of raw materials for over 40 years. His skills and understanding of what it takes to make a race car "go fast" have made him one of the most sought out, go to experts in the Midwest. His cars have dominated past seasons in the world of dirt and pavement circle track racing in and around Kansas City almost from the start of his career.

Since joining Shaky B's Hot Rods and Race Cars, Inc., Fred has been the leadership of chassis and heavy fabrication for both circle track and drag race cars, as well as street car and hot rod builds.
Don Burlington of Burlington Performance is the newest memeber of the Shaky B’s family. Don has been in the automotive industry his whole life, starting at his dad’s garage when he was 16 years old. He then went on to manage Bill’s performance for 8 years before opening his company Burlington Performance and Race Engines in Raytown, MO. Over the past 19 years Don has specialized in performance engines, building for classes in the USRA and championship racers all over the Midwest. Don will be working as a machinist in our Liberty location.