Our Team

JAY SONEFF - OWNER/MASTER APPRAISER
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".

DEBBIE BARNHILL - OFFICE & FINANCE MANAGER/TITLE CLERK
Debbie facilitates the accounting, office management and customer service. She brings a lifetime of passion for the automobile industry and believes in serving customers who value quality and integrity. Expect "red carpet" treatment and world class customer service when working with Debbie and the Soneff's Master Garage, Inc. team! Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota she came to Colorado in 1970. Grandpa Johnny B. started the family tradition of auto techs and had the finest in automobiles. Growing up in Denver she is an avid racing fan, spending weekends at car shows, Englewood Speedway, Bandimere and Colorado National Speedway with her family. Raising two boys, who inherited the family gene of auto mechanics, also share the same racing passion. Outside of the office Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, being a racing groupie, attending car shows, volunteering, traveling and outdoor sports.

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 moved to Denver in 1995 to pursue better opportunities in the automotive 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. Quote: "An Honest Mechanic is a Good Mechanic"

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 32nd year at Soneffs and is a key component to keeping all the cars FUN.

STEVE SILVANI - RESTORATION COORDINATOR
Steve has always had a passion for automobiles. He has extensive experience in automotive repair and service while he was in Japan. While in Japan Steve became very interested in JDM type of cars. Previously a professional detailer at Stevenson Lexus where he learned the fine skills of perfecting the cosmetics of all types of specialty and luxury cars At Soneff's Steve's primary roles are lead detailer, and service technician.

QUINCY GLAS - RESTORATION SPECIALIST
Quincy has a strong background in mechanical and cosmetic restorations. A second generation mechanic from a family of mechanics. 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.

JIM FISHER - RESTORATION TECH
Jim is a purist when it comes to restorations. No detail is overlooked and correct and proper fit is very important to him. Jim is an old school car fanatic that can tell you more about your car than even you know. Growing up in a family of car enthusiasts Jim has a special love for Mopars.

TAYLOR DAVENPORT - SERVICE ADVISOR

HUNTER DAVENPORT - JUNIOR AUTO TECHNICIAN

JAYSON BATES - ASSISTANT RESTORATION TECH

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!