A Speedy Success

Josh and Brittanie Hart continue to expand on Ocala’s classic muscle car headquarters, Burnyzz American Classic Horse Power.

There are two things Josh Hart loves the most—cars and playing the drums. Playing drums for a living didn’t feel like the right option to him, but opening a classic car detailing business seemed to be the perfect fit. In 2010, Josh and his wife, Brittanie, opened Burnyzz American Classic Horse Power, and, for several months, he traveled to clients’ homes to clean and detail their cars. He specifically loved classic muscle cars, and it didn’t take long for him to build clientele. Brittanie wasn’t the leaast bit surprised by his initial success in the least. She speaks of the driven and motivated person he is.

“He’s always worked for himself, he dreams big and goes after it,” Brittanie says.

Five years ago, they purchased the building that currently houses their business. Burnyzz offers detailing and can handle anything from simple maintenance to a frame-off restoration. Burnyzz can also modernize classic cars, redo specific characteristics and increase horsepower and speed. There’s even an in-ground DynoJet that can identify the horsepower and torque of a client’s car. Within the current showroom, Burnyzz has 50 cars for sale, along with a consignment sale. Plus, Brittanie and Josh can help clients track down their dream car.

“We’ve dealt with a lot of classic car dealerships across the country,” Brittanie says, adding that they ship worldwide.

Brittanie and Josh offer in-house upholstery  services for car interiors, and they are building another service department because their business is growing so fast. Along with the many detailing, restoring and customizing services they offer, Josh and Brittanie continue to add to their showroom by attending nationwide auctions.

“It’s pretty inspiring to see what you can do when you set your mind to it—Josh is proof of that,” says Brittanie.

In fact, it was through their clients that Josh was introduced to drag racing. In 2011, he began progressing through the ranks and just last month he posted his quickest time yet at 5.17 seconds in the quarter mile going 276 mph. He is grateful to have Advance Auto Parts sponsoring him for the third year, as well, but states that he couldn’t do it without the support from Dennis and Suzanne Hendershot.

Following GatorNationals, Josh is gearing up for three back-to-back races later this month. Find his schedule at jlhdragster.com 

Learn more:

Burnyzz American Classic Horse Power ›
1 Aspen Road › (352) 307-1968 › burnyzz.com

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