Our Team

JAY SONEFF - OWNER
Jay Soneff was raised in a family that appreciated the automobile. Born and raised a Hudson lover because of their evolutionary styling and great performance, Jay grew up in the eve of the muscle car era hanging out at Bandimere Speedway for Friday night Drags and on 16th Street Downtown for Saturday night cruise. Working side by side with his father, the late John Soneff, Soneff's Master Garage, Inc. was voted Best Muscle Car Dealer by Westword Magazine in the 90's as the Garage had a great variety of Hemi and Six Pack Cars, Cobras, Vettes, Shelby's and Hurst Performance Series Cars. At just 16 Jay rebuilt his own Engines with the last one being a 426 Hemi in a 1968 Hemi GTX Convertible. Of course the re-build was supervised by another Late and Great Gene Hopkins who was at one Time one of Ford Motors top performance guru. It was said by many people back in the day that "nobody could get more horses out of a muscle car than Gene!" The Philosophy at Soneff's has always been to enjoy one's car. SMG has NEVER been a place that was branded as a keeper of Art pieces and builder of Concourse Winners. Cars were made to be driven, frequently washed, polished and have their hoods popped open at car gatherings. Cars were not to be permanent, stored in place "Art Pieces".

DAVID DAVENPORT - GENERAL MANAGER AND ASE CERTIFIED LEAD AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Dave is a Colorado native and grew up in Ft. Collins, CO. He has been married for 28 yrs and has 2 children. Dave started working on VW/Audi in 1982 at Ed Carroll Motor Co. where he obtained a master VW/Audi ASE Certification. Dave began in the automotive industry in the early 80's and moved to Denver in 1995 to pursue better opportunities in the field. Dave has over 30 years experience in the automotive field working on European cars and specializing in BMW/Mercedes. He has been a shop foreman for over 10 years and was in charge of the used car dept at a local dodge dealer. He says that it's great to be able to put a smile on a customer's face when they pick up their car. He also says that the best part about old cars is their raw power, especially when it feels like you have no control, although this feeling is difficult to explain if people don't understand what he's talking about. Quotes: "An honest mechanic is a good mechanic." "Drive fast and take chances."

TAYLOR DAVENPORT - TITLE CLERK, CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST, PHOTOGRAPHER
Taylor's passion for cars comes from her dad, who has been a mechanic his entire life. She was around fun, old cars starting at a young age. She says that classic cars are so much fun to photograph because of their unique body styles and beautiful colors. Additionally, Taylor enjoys helping people buy classic cars and then seeing them on the road.

JACLYN SONEFF - MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Jaclyn grew up around classic cars. Her grandfather had a garage full of them, and she’d get to see them when she visited. As a marketer, she gets to design cool ads of the cars and blast them over social media.

DUANE HILLEBRAND - ASE CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Duane was born and raised in Michigan not far from Motor City, the son of a GM tool and die maker and old school hot-rodder. He joined the US Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and traveled the world for 10 years before landing in Las Vegas where he met his wife. While in Vegas, Duane crewed on an IMCA Modified team at the Las Vegas Speedway and raced vintage Vespas with the American Scooter Racing Association at Streets of Willow and Adams Motorsports Park in California. From Vegas, he moved to the Chicago area where Duane would frequently work as support crew for the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association at Road America. He moved to beautiful Denver in 2014 where he has been working on the mechanical restoration of his 1968 Ford Bronco. He is also an avid motorcyclist and put over 43,000 miles on a 2001 Genuine Stella scooter before retiring it in favor of a much shinier and much faster 2007 Ducati Monster. He and his wife have traveled to Laguna Seca, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Circuit of the Americas, and Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello in Italy to attend MotoGP races. In addition to being an avid traveler, Duane enjoys running, camping, and hiking with their dog. His lifelong mechanical career includes work as an aircraft mechanic, automotive technician, and fleet manager and he is ASE certified, expected to obtain Master ASE classification in early 2018.

DANIEL DODGE - AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AND METAL FABRICATOR
A Denver Colorado resident has over 10 years in the automotive industry specializing in custom exhaust and metal fabrication. Specifically interested in working on any projects that allow creativity and give me the opportunity to be innovative.

TOBY MAXWELL - LEAD VINTAGE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Toby is originally from New York and started a career in mechanical maintenance and operations at Gardner Denver. Toby had always had a passion for electronics and mechanical operations and he combined those skills with his hobby of the restoration of older cars. In 1983 Toby started his career at Soneff's Master Garage, Inc. as the shops lead mechanic and historical expert of American Motors vehicles and their predecessors such as Hudson and Nash. Toby's primary role at Soneff's is mechanical and electrical service of specialty cars as well as restoration tech for Hudsons, Packards, Studebakers and Nash-Ramblers. Toby just celebrated his 35th year at Soneffs and is a key component to keeping all the cars FUN.

CHANDLER BUSH - SERVICE WRITER/BODY TECHNICIAN
Chandler is new to our garage. His passion for cars comes from working on small motors and go karts. "I enjoy the simplicity of older cars."

QUINCY GLAS - RESTORATION SPECIALIST
Quincy has a strong background in mechanical and cosmetic restorations. He's been at Soneff's for 3.5 years, and he's been in the industry for 25 years. 1994 is when he started working in auto body shops in order to learn the trade. That's where he realized he had a great talent restoring custom classic cars. His specialty is fine cosmetic finish and color match in the auto-body side. In mechanics, his expertise is in the meticulous assembly of cars under restoration or cars receiving suspension, body, or safety upgrades. "The car is my canvas, and I find passion turning each car into a masterpiece."

AARON MOUNTFORT - BODY AND PAINT TECHNICIAN
Aaron is new to our garage, but he's been in the industry for almost two years. He's always enjoyed getting to work on old cars. "Every day is something I have always wanted to do."

LUIS RAMON - BODY AND PAINT SPECIALIST
Luis is a veteran body and paint man specializing in minor collision and sheet metal work. Luis has worked all over the country for the busiest collision shops.

ELIAS RAMON - CUSTOM METAL FABRICATOR AND RUST REPAIR TECHNICIAN
Elias is a master at fine metal surgery for body panels and frames.

JAYSON BATES - ASSISTANT RESTORATION TECH.
Jayson specializes in vehicle detailing and restoring the original appearances of cars. He's been in this industry for over one year, but his passion for cars comes from his childhood; he used to work on cars with his stepfather. "I have a sharp eye for small details, and I often go out of my way to make a customer as happy as possible."

Soneff's Master Garage, Inc.

Soneff's Master Garage
2140 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205

(303) 296-1688 (Sales)
(303) 295-2576 (Service)
(303) 296-1690 (Fax)
Mon: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat: By Appt. Only
Sun: Closed
Cars For Fun!