The Box Shop is a family run small business. We love working on street rods and racers. We work on American Muscle cars.
Born in 1992, Cory Box has grown up by his father's side in the garage working on cars. He loved hanging out in the shop watching his dad work. Soon he was fetching tools and helping his dad. Cory was taking a part cars and assembling engines by the time he was 12.
Cory owned his first car at 14 and started hitting the track. He ran in the 10's before he was old enough to drive. He had the fastest car at the high school nationals and won tickets to Pinks All Out at 17 years old with his mustang.
Today he is the shop manager, mechanic and engine assembler. Cory is the driving force behind the growth of Box Performance in the last few years. He took the shop all the way to Michigan to win Roadkill Nights in 2017, Pacemakers Cash Days and Memphis Street Outlaws.
Owned & Operated by Gary Box, Local Racing Legend & Engine Builder in Cleveland, Ohio. Box Performance is the life-long dream of Gary Box and his son, Cory Box.
Racing and building fast engines has been a part of GARY BOX's life ever since he was a teenager.
Gary Box is the original Street Outlaw, way before the OK Boys discovered Youtube!
As a junior at Westlake High School in 1970, at 16 years old, he built his first engine, a W30 400 ci motor; for his '66 442 Olds and it went 12.20's at the dragstrip. As the years went on, Gary became known for his string of '67 - 69 Camaros, all of which had big block motors, painted black and were "Bad to the Bone". They were so well known that King's Automotive in North Olmsted named the color "Box Black" because they made it for him all the time.
During the 70's, while most hot rodders were still running their cars with the tires stuck out of the wheel wells, Box was one of the first in the Cleveland area to have a tubbed street car. To date Gary has owned and modified over 45 cars. Old Timer body man Pete Oster called them 'Box Cars" and the name stuck. He has been building engines and modifying cars for customer's for over 40 years. There isn't anything he hasn't built, seen or fixed in American Muscle.