MotoResto is owned and operated by Krystal and Andrew Stone.
Andrew Stone: The Builder. Andrew grew up across most major urban areas across the mid-atlantic states. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA after being politely asked to leave the school of Engineering. Andrew specializes in the "what if's" and the "I wonder if we could's" and continues to push the benchmark in vintage restoration and resto-modification. The future of our beloved classic cars is modified- original, and LS-swapped, and EV converted, and everything in-between; and MotoResto is prepared for that future.
Fun-Facts: If you've ever read a technical article linked from a multitude of generic car-buying websites that made your eyes glaze over, Andrew wrote that in college. He can also talk you through a simple 103-step process of properly diagnosing your vintage Porsche's K-jet system. Also, sometimes he dreams in volumetric efficiency maps.
Krystal Stone: The Driver/Rider Krystal was born and raised in a small town in Southern Maine named after a small country in the Middle-East (as Maine does.) Krystal spent many evenings after school hanging out with her father in garage, building vintage snowmobiles and that old Honda three-wheeler. After growing up on the back of motorcycles her whole life, she acquired her two-wheeled license in 2013 and never looked back. Krystal can feel a slight misfire and smell a lean cylinder sitting three cars back at a stoplight. She is the point of contact to all of our customers, vendors, and fellow builders. This isn't just because she's more pleasant to talk to than Andrew, but mostly because she's more pleasant to talk to than Andrew.
Fun-Facts: She has the innate ability of "feeling" a failing component before tolerances can confirm it- NEVER tell her "it's all in your head." She is actively pursuing her AMA/FIMNA license and will be the primary driver/rider for all MotoResto shop build cars/bikes simply because she is more skilled and faster than the lot of us. Also, the smell of two-stroke (or turbo rotary) exhaust brings a girlish-smile to her face.
Jacob Morneault: The Mainah. Jacob is from LA. No, not that LA, just like our shop is not in that Portland. He grew up working on and modifying everything from weedwhackers, to his parents' vehicles. From a young age, Jake would try to put a motor on anything with wheels, whether it was a good idea or not. Jacob attended Baxter Academy of Technology and Science, where he was a part of the school’s robotics team. He not only gained a great deal of technical skill, the team was very successful setting multiple world records, giving him a taste for competition. Jacob attended USM where he studied mechanical engineering. In early 2020 when the pandemic hit, he had to move back in with his parents which turned out to not be all bad.
During the pandemic, Jacob was finally able to start building his project car, a four door V6 AWD Civic, which helped him realize what his real passion was. In the fall of 2021, Jacob decided to quit engineering school and pursue working on and building custom and interesting cars and things with motors or wheels. Jacob found himself at a smaller restoration shop and a service shop that confirmed his decision to this industry along with introducing him to the motorsports side of the automotive world.
Casey Benn: The New Guy. Casey still hasn't given me a bio yet, guess he's been too busy grinding away on metal and welding frames back together to do his homework.
Andrew and Krystal met summer of 2019. Their first date consisted of dinner and talking about car shows and their past builds for about 2-3 hours. Right then they knew that their future was laid out right in front of them.
Fast forward to spring of 2021, where they created MotoResto LLC. Being able to combine their love of restorations and spending time together, all in one.
June 14th 2022 they closed on the purchase of AutoLab LTD, and 380 Warren Ave became their new home.
The two of them recently tied the knot on Friday October 13th.
Also, Andrew will make this sound much better than I will.
(Andrew can't make this sound better, because it's better than he could ever imagine.)