About Laidlaw Antique Auto Restoration

Laidlaw Antique Auto Restoration has a legacy of providing award-winning restoration services. Specializing primarily in Brass Era Vehicles, we have extensive experience with vehicles of any age.

Our portfolio spans three generations of fine auto restoration and some of the most elegant vehicles to win the Concours. Vehicles we’ve restored can be found in all corners of the globe, and we are well-known within the industry for providing services for the most discriminating attention to detail. We enjoy our work, and the vehicles we work on. We also personally own several brass era and steam cars.

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How Stewart got into the Antique Car Restoration Business

As an 8 year old boy, Stewart saw a 1906 One-Cylinder Cadillac and told his father, “Some day I want to have a car like that!”, starting his lifelong passion with Antique Cars.

By the time Stewart was 14 years old, working on antique cars had become a serious hobby and he bought his first car, a 1915 Cadillac. At 16 years old, he owned, drove and worked on three different cars: a 1929 Model A Ford, a 1928 Buick and a 1931 Buick. By the time he turned 19, he had fully restored his first car, a TR3 Triumph.

Following an apprenticeship at Harrah’s Auto Collection, Stu opened Laidlaw Antique Auto Restoration in 1975. Since then, he has specialized in Early Brass Era Cars (but restore & repair all era’s). Proudly pointing to his record at prestigious car shows, he points out that he has taken more 1st place awards than anybody at the annual Pebble Beach Concours. Stuart notes, “One of the most important things I learned working at Harrah’s as a master technician was: Research, Research, Research!” and added, “I pride myself on being a student of Originality”.

Professional Memberships & Influential People in Stewart’s life and career

Stewart has multiple professional memberships, including “The AACA” and as past president of “The Horseless Carriage Club of America”.

  • Gene Largin
  • Bud Catlett
  • Ralph Dunwoodie
  • Dale Johnson
  • Bill Harrah
  • Ted Olsen
  • Tom Batchelor
  • Bill Allin
  • Ross Bewley
  • Jim Conant
  • Otis Chandler

  • Dick King
  • Ken Gooding
  • Charlie Lemaitre
  • Artie Smith
  • Marshal Mathews
  • Rick Rawlins
  • Myron Schuster

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AWARDS

*1900 Grout Steam Car*

1st at Pebble Beach

*1912 Olds Limited*

1st at Pebble Beach

*Kline Duesenberg*

1st at Pebble Beach

Winningest Race Car in American History

*1910 Pierce Arrow 66*

1st Pierce Arrow 66 Built
(Serial Number: 6300 E)

*1902 Thomas*

Oldest Known Thomas
All Original

*Kline Duesenberg*

Oldest Known Thomas
All Original

Laidlaw Antique Auto Restorations has a legacy of providing award-winning restoration services. Specializing primarily in Brass Era Vehicles, we have extensive experience with vehicles of any age.

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