P.I. Speed Shops
We can't fix your car, but we can make it better!
Over 55 Years of High Performance in Canada
FIRST LADY OF PERFORMANCE - Performance Improvements co-founder Susan McJannett out front of the original location at 1268 the Queensway in her 1958 Pontiac Parisienne two-door hardtop.
Canadian Family-Owned Speed ShopIn 1964, a young Susan McKee was tired of listening to her boyfriend, Bob McJannett, complain about the bad customer service he received while buying his performance auto parts, and thought they could do better. She invested all her savings, $1,500, to open their own part-time speed shop in Etobicoke. (Susan wisely waited a year to see if her investment would pay off, before investing in Bob and becoming Susan McJannett.) Over 50 years later, this family-run Canadian business is still going strong.
HIGH PERFORMANCE COUPLE- Bob & Susan McJannett turned that $1,500 investment into a successful chain of Speed Shops.
All Canadian Speed Shop since 1964
Toronto based Speed Shop since 1964. Originally located at the corner of Kipling and the Queensway, Performance Improvements ("the Modern Hot Rod Shop") was a part-time job for Bob. His goal in selling Carburetors, Manifolds, Mufflers, Wheels, and Tires to fellow car enthusiasts was simply to make enough money to cover the rent. Success came as a result of the commitment to customer service, standing by every product sold with a no-hassle 365-day return policy.
MCJANNETT BROTHERS - Rob & Andy McJannett standing in front of Project 33 their FactoryFive 33
Second-Generation Family-Owned Speed Shop
Day to day operations are now handled by Andy & Rob, second-generation merchants of speed. Our focus on customer service has allowed us to grow both in our bricks and mortar stores and now, online. We have hundreds of thousands of items available that are not online - yet!
HOT ROD BOB - Performance Improvements co-founder Bob McJannett inside the original location at 1268 the Queensway.
Our Warehouse Superstore at 87 Advance Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 2S6 is the largest Speed Shop in Ontario. Our locations stock performance auto parts and accessories from major manufacturers including Edelbrock, B&M, Holley, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Flowmaster, Spectre Performance, MSD Ignition, Hurst Shifters, AutoMeter Gauges, Mr. Gasket, PlastiDip, K&N Performance Filters, Lumens H.I.D Headlights, Proform Performance and much more.
Henry Stancu wrote a nice article about the beginning of P.I. in the Toronto Star:
Henry Stancu Toronto Star for Wheels.ca
OVER 50 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE - Performance Improvements has had many logos since 1964.
A true all-Canadian Speed Shop, unlike a lot of websites, we are an actual brick and mortar business with locations in Southern Ontario: Toronto, Barrie, Hamilton, & Oshawa. We don't hide behind email only contact forms. You can call us Toll-FREE across Canada: 1-877-471-6700 during normal business hours (usually 9 - 6 EST Monday to Friday, 10-5 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday)
Performance Improvements - 365 Day Return Policy
Performance Improvements - Help With Warranties
CAR GUYS HELPING CAR GUYS - Performance Improvements manager Mike Bennett talking to a customer on the counter
P.I. Speed Shops - No Excessive Duty, Brokerage "Handling" Charges
Performance Improvements - We're Here For You
HELP WITH YOUR PROJECTS - Performance Improvements salesman Alan MacDonald helping out a customer on the phone.
Performance Improvements - Fast Shipping Canada-Wide
Qualifying orders ship via Purolator Courier ground for fast cross-country delivery. Need it faster? Optional upgrade to Purolator Express available too! See Shipping details HERE
Performance Improvements - Real Canadian Speed Shop
Unlike a lot of websites, we are an actual brick and mortar business. We are not owned by an American company, we are still an all-Canadian family business. We don't hide behind email only contact forms. You can call us Toll FREE: 1-877-471-6700 during normal business hours. Ontario Speed Shop locations: Toronto 416-259-9656 - Barrie 705-735-1274 Toll Free in Barrie 1-888-899-2414 - Hamilton 905-574-6940 - Oshawa 905-725-3533
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