Gottman's Automotive Service

Gottman's Automotive Service

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Can't believe our annual event is over already! It flew by just as quickly as it approached. We really need to say thank you to our amazing, wonderful, generous supporters. We couldn't do any of what we do without YOU:

Area Erectors
Rosecrance
Aqua-Aerobic Systems
Chartwell Agency
The Custer Meisch Group at Morgan Stanley
Jerry Butitta Automotive Services
SwedishAmerican
Savant Wealth Management
One Love Candle & Bath
Michael & Mary Ann Abate
Stepping Stones of Rockford
Champion Motorcars
The Olympic Tavern
Mark & Theresa Hiser
LaMonica Beverages
Gottman's Automotive Service
Dan & Kathy Chamberlain
Rockford Verdi Club
Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation - Each Breath of Faith
Plug & Pellet Sportsman's Club
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
Matt Kindler, LCSW
Pat & Mary Kris Derry
Larson & Darby Group
Vision Insurance Group
Jons Auto Service
Greg Lindmark Foundation
Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory
Dave & Jennifer Gomel
Charles W. Isley, PC
Auto Enhancers, Inc.
Auto Clinic of Rockford Inc
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated - Pi Gamma Omega Chapter

Other special mentions to:
- All the golfers that stuck through the weather with us
- All those that donated to the silent auction, wine pull, or monetarily
- Everyone who attended the After-Hours event
- Jeanette M. Towns and Laura Gabriela Kane for sharing their powerful stories and explaining why we do the work we do
- The staff at Forest Hills Country Club for always being so helpful and organized
- Tribute for the wonderful performance at the After-Hours event
- Susan Moran for her spot-on photography skills (more to come!)
- Special-T Engraving
- Custom Copy & Printing
- Meridian Direct
- And last, but certainly not least, the most special volunteers an organization could ask for!

THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of our hearts.

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We are so grateful to our Friends of NAMI Donors for this year’s Mulligans for Mental Illness! Thank you for your support and helping us provide mental health resources to the community!

Gottman's Automotive Service
KW Oil
Mary Gubbe Lee
Mary Kris Derry
NAPA MPEC
Phillips Automotive Inc.
William Geist
Dr. Jennifer Schultz
John & Carol Taphorn

Want to join in on the fun? You can still sign up!
https://naminorthernillinois.org/mulligans-mental-illness-2020/
Thank you to this year’s Mulligans for Mental Illness Cart Sponsors! We are so appreciative of your support and contribution!

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Pi Gamma Omega
Wright of Aflac Insurance
Family Counseling Services
Fehr Graham
Gottman's Automotive Service
Larson & Darby Group
Mark & Theresa Hiser
Mary Gubbe Lee
TCB Masonry

Join us for a day of golf and fun! Sign up: https://naminorthernillinois.org/mulligans-mental-illness-2020/
Special shout out to our 2020 Mulligans for Mental Illness Hole Sponsors! 🏌️⛳ Thank you for supporting NAMI Northern Illinois and helping to make our annual golf outing a reality!

Michael & Mary Ann Abate
Auto Clinic of Rockford Inc
Auto Enhancers, Inc.
Champion Motorcars
Charles W. Isley, PC
Chris & Emily Lobdell
Family Counseling Services
Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory
Gottman's Automotive Service
Greg Lindmark Foundation
Hulsebus Chiropractic Clinic of Machesney Park, IL
Jon's Auto Service
Larson & Darby Group
Mark & Theresa Hiser
Mechanical, Inc.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, John Larson
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
Park Lanes
Ringland-Johnson Construction
Savant Capital Management
Scott Trenhaile, MD of OrthoIllinois
Special-T Engraving
Stepping Stones of Rockford
Rockford Verdi Club

There is still time to join us on August 21! Register here: https://naminorthernillinois.org/mulligans-mental-illness-2020/
Thank you for taking a look at my car an giving me peace of mind. See you Tuesday for my oil change.
My son's 1981? Jeep J-10. He had one like it in high school. A real rust bucket but he loved it.It was totaled when rear ended, He was ok , unfortunately the 90+ year old driver passed at hosp. That was 1999. He's been looking for another one, Found this online, in Arkansas. Called, asked me to look at it, about an hour away. Called him back and told how great it looked,360 cammed up, sounds good.He asked if I could buy ,, told him NO! I want it! I had it here a few weeks and trailered it up to IL.About 7 years back. He's manager at NAPA in Freeport. Grandson's graduation photo,Forreston 2017

At Gottman's Automotive Service in Rockford, Illinois, we understand that
trust is earned. We would like to earn yours.

We offer a variety of automotive
services and repairs. All our work is performed using quality parts and
equipment, and the work is done by technicians who are highly trained and
certified. Serving Rockford, we pride ourselves on providing our customers the
best automotive repair experience possible, including excellent workmanship,
service and a fair price. Give us a call, or stop by, and let us earn your
business and your trust.

10/13/2022

Check out this vintage photo at an old Pontiac dealership.

Here’s a good view of a load of new cars arriving at Higgins Pontiac. This dealership was located on Woodward Ave in Ferndale, MI in suburban Detroit. Does anyone remember how long Higgins Pontiac was in business?

09/07/2022

Happy Wednesday! We love any type of car history! This is a cool photo from the GM Flint Assembly plant.

This photo from Chevrolet’s Flint Assembly Plant recorded a 1984 Blazer 4x4 military prototype as it moved down the line.

The Levi's AMC Gremlin wasn't just quirky—it fashioned a movement 07/22/2022

The Levi's AMC Gremlin wasn't just quirky—it fashioned a movement

Who remembers the AMC Gremlins?

The Levi's AMC Gremlin wasn't just quirky—it fashioned a movement The AMC Gremlin has experienced something of a redemption lately, and no special edition is more coveted than the boomer-cool Levi's car.

July 14, 1915 - Chevrolet buys Mason Motor Company - This Day in Automotive History 07/15/2022

July 14, 1915 - Chevrolet buys Mason Motor Company - This Day in Automotive History

This is a very neat read.

July 14, 1915 - Chevrolet buys Mason Motor Company - This Day in Automotive History Chevrolet purchased Mason Motor Company on July 14, 1915 after the failing automobile company went into receivership.

07/04/2022

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everybody a safe and happy Independence Day!

June 28, 2001 - The final Plymouth - This Day in Automotive History 07/01/2022

June 28, 2001 - The final Plymouth - This Day in Automotive History

Happy Friday! Here’s some cool automotive history.

June 28, 2001 - The final Plymouth - This Day in Automotive History The final Plymouth car, a silver Neon, left the assembly line on June 28, 2001. This article explores the history of Plymouth.

Photos from Gottman's Automotive Service's post 05/31/2022

More progress on Joe’s 1954 Ford F100. The van is painted and mounted on the frame.

05/30/2022

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you had a safe and great weekend.

05/27/2022

Good afternoon everyone, we wanted to make you aware that our phone company, Comcast, has had a security breach. Over the last few days there has been a company using our phone number and name to try and sell car warranties. We apologize if you have received one of these calls. Comcast is currently in the process of fixing this issue. The only time we’ll ever call you is if your car is at our shop, or if you are expecting a repair related conversation. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

05/18/2022

Happy Wednesday! If there was one car you had the money to buy, which one could it be? An AC Cobra is one that is on Joe’s list.

May 4, 1904 - Royce meets Rolls - This Day in Automotive History 05/10/2022

May 4, 1904 - Royce meets Rolls - This Day in Automotive History

Here’s a little history about Rolls-Royce on this beautiful Tuesday.

May 4, 1904 - Royce meets Rolls - This Day in Automotive History Henry Royce and Charles Rolls met at an arranged lunch on May 4, 1904, paving the way for the birth of Rolls-Royce luxury motor cars.

Timeline photos 04/26/2022

For all you mopar guys out there, here is a thing of beauty!

What's your favorite day of Engine Week?⁣

04/18/2022

Happy Monday everyone! For those with Teslas, don’t forget your routine 3000 mile oil change. We hope y out find this as funny as we did. Have a great day!

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10 Epic Engines From Detroit's Golden Age 04/07/2022

10 Epic Engines From Detroit's Golden Age

Here’s an interesting topic anyone can talk about. Who made the best v8 engine? Big block or small block?
Popular mechanics highlights some of the best performing motors here in this article.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g2014/10-epic-engines-from-detroit/

10 Epic Engines From Detroit's Golden Age Here's our list of the top 10 engines—and names—from an era when the engineering inside was worthy of the hyperbole plastered on the outside.

Timeline photos 03/15/2022

Here’s a rare photo from the 1967 Le Mans. What a blast from the past!

In the Ford paddock at the 1967 Le Mans. Name the cars you can see!

Photo by Dave Friedman.

The Mystery Tucker 48s - This Day in Automotive History 03/07/2022

The Mystery Tucker 48s - This Day in Automotive History

How neat would it be if the few missing Tuckers were still around?

https://automotivehistory.org/the-mystery-tucker-48s/?fbclid=IwAR2yNFXh1JIUO51pbjQz9OxowcOobMOVbL6OH1j7Q6OWYmymk2zFXKaCjyU

The Mystery Tucker 48s - This Day in Automotive History The Tucker 48s are among the most sought after collector cars, but not all of the 51 built are fully accounted for.

02/26/2022

Good afternoon everyone, hope your day is going well. Here is an updated picture of Joe’s 1954 Ford F100 project. The color is meadow green and this happens to be the original color the truck was painted.

02/16/2022

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a neat photo from the ford production plant in 1968. A line full of mustangs and a cougar!

Hadn’t seen this photo until recently. Pretty cool shot of a ’68 Cougar on an assembly line chock full of Mustangs.

February 8, 1993 - GM sues NBC for defamation over exploding gas tanks - This Day in Automotive History 02/08/2022

February 8, 1993 - GM sues NBC for defamation over exploding gas tanks - This Day in Automotive History

Good afternoon, anyone remember this? Joe used to have a 1983 GMC Sierra k1500, remember that truck? It had a 305 engine, and a long bed. He had the truck until the early 2000s. He had actually fixed the recall problem on his own truck before the recall came out.

February 8, 1993 - GM sues NBC for defamation over exploding gas tanks - This Day in Automotive History Following a staged on-air crash that depicted an exploding gas tank, General Motors sued NBC for defamation on February 8, 1993.

Did the Charger Daytona’s wing actually work? 02/06/2022

Did the Charger Daytona’s wing actually work?

Happy Sunday everyone. We came across this article talking about the old Dodge Daytona Charger. It’s really amazing how ahead of their time Dodge was. One of the most unique muscle cars out there.

Did the Charger Daytona’s wing actually work? If the Daytona’s crazy wing didn't work, it wouldn’t have gotten the Charger banned from NASCAR—but there’s nothing like a wind tunnel to reveal the truth.

January 31, 1942 - Civilian auto production wraps up - WWII efforts begin - This Day in Automotive History 01/31/2022

January 31, 1942 - Civilian auto production wraps up - WWII efforts begin - This Day in Automotive History

Here’s some WW2 history for you on this Monday.

January 31, 1942 - Civilian auto production wraps up - WWII efforts begin - This Day in Automotive History On Jan. 31, 1942 the last pre-war Chryslers, Plymouths and Studebakers would roll off of their respective assembly lines before WWII.

01/13/2022

Good question! What are your thoughts? So many come to mind. The car chase from Bullitt, Blues Brothers, and Flashpoint come to mind.

January 5, 1924 - The first Chrysler car debuts - This Day in Automotive History 01/06/2022

January 5, 1924 - The first Chrysler car debuts - This Day in Automotive History

Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2022 is going well! Here’s an article on the first Chrysler that debuted back in 1924.

January 5, 1924 - The first Chrysler car debuts - This Day in Automotive History The first Chrysler car debuted on January 5, 1924 in the lobby of the Commodore Hotel in New York City during the annual auto show.

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great day!

Timeline photos 12/14/2021

Check out the 1967 Le Mans! What a neat time in history.

One of our favorite photos for one of our favorite days! Grid at the 1967 Le Mans.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Shelby American Collection 🦃

11/25/2021

Happy thanksgiving everyone, have a great day!

11/11/2021

Happy Veteran’s Day everyone! Have a great Thursday!

Timeline photos 10/29/2021

Happy Friday everyone. There’s just something about a Ford GT that brightens our day.

The 1967 Ford GT J-7 driven by Mario Andretti and Lucien Bianchi at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. J-7 did not finish the race.

10/06/2021

Happy Wednesday! Stop on in to get your apple crisp or pumpkin spice motor oil for your next oil change! Limited time only! Contains 0 percent juice 😂

Starbucks isn't the only one adding a flavor this season... 🎃🍎🍁

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Timeline photos 10/01/2021

We wouldn’t mind having one of those. Happy Friday everyone!

1964 Ford GT40 GT/104 inside the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colorado.

On loan from the Miller Family Automotive Foundation.

09/16/2021

Happy Thursday! Anyone remember their first set of aftermarket rims on their hot rod?

What was the very first set of aftermarket wheels you ever bought for your hot rod? Still have a pic of that car?
Share some stories!!

09/11/2021

This event will always be in our mind. We appreciate our first responders and always pray for the safety of our nation.

As the 20 year 9/11 anniversary is upon us, please keep those that survived and those that lost their lives in your thoughts and prayers.

09/10/2021

Happy Friday everyone! Check out the classics we currently have in the shop right now.

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Who likes car shows? Mark your Calendars for September 19. Beloit is having their 45th annual “Beloit Autorama”! This is one of the best car shows in the area.

https://www.beloitautorama.com

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09/09/2021

Good afternoon everyone. We wanted to give a shout-out to the Smokin’ Coop in Belvidere. We had some great food there last night and saw some pretty cool cars! We hope to see you out there sometime!

08/10/2021

Good afternoon everyone! We hope you are staying cool during this heat. Please post in the comments a picture of your dream car. We’ll post one of Joe’s dream cars here in a few.

08/02/2021

Happy Monday everyone! Who remembers the old VW bugs? Did anyone ever have one? Have a great day!

Photos from Gottman's Automotive Service's post 07/03/2021

We were out on the Rock River today for the “Back the Blue” boat parade. Joe is in the back holding down the flag post! Happy Fourth of July everyone! Have fun and stay safe!

06/22/2021

Happy Tuesday everyone! Check out this old Chrysler ad from 1966!

Chrysler (1966)

06/09/2021

Here’s something neat. A 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. You’re probably thinking, “geez, that’s no muscle car, why did they post this?”
Well it may not be a “typical” muscle car, but you could get this car with a lot of grunt and horsepower. Oldsmobile offered this car with their famous big block 455. Good power for a family hauler!

Timeline Photos 06/03/2021

Timeline Photos

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5105 American Rd
Rockford, IL
61109

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm

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