After Hours has been in business since 1994 and is located Southern California.
After Hours Automotive offers many custom services not available at other shops, and with a level of expertise that is second to none.
We specialize in race car design and fabrication. Many of our innovative products are on winning SCCA, NASA and Grand Am/Rolex Sportscar
Our talents are not restricted to the race car arena. We have been comissioned to design and fabricate several products for everything from
professional hockey teams to Trans-Pac sailboat racing.
We have also built many SEMA and project vehicles for companies such as Nitto, BFGoodrich, IPS, Hondata, JUN USA, Dynapack, Clarion and
After Hours has the capability to design and fabricate almost anything you can imagine. Call us for an appointment at (714) 220-2030, and
let us know what we can build for you.
After Hours is owned and operated by Brian Kono, who has over 25 years of experience designing, painting, repairing, and racing cars.
After Hours is the outcome of this wealth of knowledge and experience.
Brian got his start like many other auto-enthusiasts, changing the oil in his dad’s car and hanging out at various garages.
He restored his first car, a VW Squareback, at the age of 15.
Since then, Brian has done work for professional, vintage, and amateur racing teams, as well as designed and painted various show cars.
The name “After Hours” symbolizes our dedication to our work. We take pride in delivering projects on-time and on-budget,
and never hesitate to work after normal business hours in order to meet our commitments.
Although timeliness and cost are important factors, quality is never sacrificed. Our proprietary production process and world-class
materials ensure superiority. In addition, Brian inspects every work product personally, and in the event that quality standards are
not met, After Hours absorbs the cost and time associated with any rework needed.
In summary, every project is considered custom artwork.
Prior to After Hours, Brian Kono worked in the professional auto-racing arena.
His experience includes:
- Attending the Jim Russell Racing driving school. However, due to the wealth of his prior racing experience,
Brian was rapidly converted from student to staff member, working for the school as crew chief and assistant driving instructor.
- Traveling the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) circuit with the Nissan 300ZX team for Cunningham Racing.
As a race mechanic and crew member, Brian was responsible for transmission and drive line mechanisms and the outside
rear tire during pitstops.
- Marketing support for the Target Chip Ganassi team on the Championship Auto Racing Team (CART) circuit.