100 Years of Auto Repair on Ivanhoe Hill
1920 - 1974
Our location, 2511 Glendale Blvd, has been an auto repair shop serving DTLA, Glendale, Silver Lake, Los Feliz and the greater Los Angeles area for 100 years and counting. Our predecessor, Rogers Garage, is classified here as an "auto electrician". Check out the billboards for Gilmore Oil Company, back then the largest independent oil company on the West Coast. How about a box of Van de Kamp donuts for 19 cents? These were the days the LA born Van de Kamp empire spread all over the west coast with their iconic Windmill tower coffee shop restaurants.
Rogers Garage, still stands today in the same location at bottom of Ivanhoe Hill. The historic structure is put to good use... the home for our customers auto parts.
With just a few dollars to his name, Vinko migrated to the U.S. from his native Croatia. He immediately got to work fixing cars and raising a family with his wife, Valentina. In 1975, Vinko opened European Motors with hopes of living the American dream.
At European Motors we are much more than an auto repair shop, we are a family. We have deep connections to each other and many of our customers in Silver Lake, Glendale, Los Feliz, DTLA, Hollywood, and the greater Los Angeles area. Still located on Ivanhoe Hill, and now directly across the street from 365 by Whole Foods. Much has changed, but we are still an owned & operated family business that values great work, long-lasting relationships, and offers the most advanced car diagnostics available today. Our accreditations and partnerships are vast- iATN member, ASE certified, XeMODex certified, Autologic Diagnostics, WorldPAC, and Liqui Moly supplied auto repair shop.