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RM Auto Restoration

RM Auto Restoration is no longer offering public tours.

After years of working on his father's cars, Chatham native Rob Myers started his own single-car garage restoration business in 1976, and by 1979, RM Auto Restoration was officially incorporated. Initially, the Chatham shop focused on repairs and engine and performance upgrades, eventually graduating to bodywork modifications and custom paint. In the 1980s, Myers began actively buying and selling collector cars and quickly developed a powerful reputation and following among car collectors across Canada and the United States. By 1991, RM Auctions was formed.

For more than 40 years, RM cemented its position as the market leader and successfully transformed the global automotive auction scene, helping elevate the perception of collector car auctions to premium events. In 2015 RM formed a strategic partnership with auction-powerhouse Sotheby's to become RM Sotheby's. Today, RM Sotheby's has sold more million-dollar-plus cars than any other collector car auction house and is currently responsible for six of the top ten most valuable cars ever sold at auction.

RM's restoration business continues to thrive. Year after year, RM Auto Restoration's work garners international awards and accolades at the world's leading concours events. World-class restorations are still performed by a largely local staff of master craftsmen at the shop in Blenheim, just off Highway 401.

For more information on upcoming events, visit the RM Cars & Coffee Facebook page.