About TLG Auto
TLG Auto … “Doing it the factory way since 1978.”
Founded in 1978 by Tony and Lois Gerace, TLG was formed in response to the impersonal experience offered by Porsche dealerships in the Los Angeles area. Tony and Lois wanted to provide their clients with the type of personal, detail-oriented service that just can’t be found at a large dealership. The focus since day one has on building lasting relationships with clients, something that can only be done by providing them with the highest level of personalized service for their Porsche each and every time it rolls through the door.
TLG Auto is an official POC Tech Inspection Station.
From regular maintenance and repair to complete ground-up restorations, TLG Auto does it all. Whether it’s a brand new 991, a Pre-A 356, or a totally custom Porsche hotrod, TLG has the tools, knowledge, and experience to provide your Porsche with the type of specialized care and personalized attention that it needs to run and drive its best.
Since we service such a wide range of Porsche cars, you never know what might be brewing at TLG from one day to the next. But one thing’s for sure, at TLG you won’t see anything but Porsches.
TLG Auto is not a “German car” repair facility; we work on Porsches only.
Over thirty five years of brand-specialization is what helps distinguish TLG from the other guys. We have the intimate knowledge and understanding of Porsche cars that can only be garnered from decades of hands-on, real-world experience. And as the vehicles from Porsche are constantly evolving, so are the techniques, tools, and materials that we use to keep them performing at their peak.
TLG Auto is a family-owned and operated independent Porsche service and restoration business, just as it has been since day one.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Tony has been one of the top professional Porsche mechanics in California for close to four decades.
Tony’s first job as a Porsche mechanic was at a New York Porsche dealership back in the early 70s. In February of 1975 Tony took a vacation, driving his 912-powered 1962 VW ragtop Beetle across the country, to California. When he arrived in Los Angeles it was a balmy 70 degrees and sunny … it was a Friday.
By Monday morning Tony had quit his job in New York and started work as a Porsche mechanic at Merlin-Olsen Porsche/Audi in Encino. He worked there until 1977 when he made the move to Follmer Porsche-Audi. Often called upon to handle the “impossible jobs,” Tony excelled at his profession and quickly earned himself a reputation as the go-to guy for mechanical fuel injection and Weber carburetors. While working in the dealer network, Tony received factory training on engine and transmission rebuilding; he has literally built hundreds of motors and transmissions for both street cars and race cars over his 40+ year career.
Tony’s stint at Follmer was short-lived as he quickly realized his talent would be put to better use if he was working for himself. It was then that he decided to open his own Porsche repair business. In the summer of 1978, TLG was born.
Marco was born into Porsches. His father, Tony, brought him to work in a bassinet when he was only a few months old, placing him on the workbench while he went about working on his customer’s cars. To say that Marco’s got Porsche in his blood would be an understatement.
Marco’s been learning the family business with the help of his father since day one. Having been in and around Porsches his whole life, working at TLG alongside his father is a natural progression for the younger Gerace. And although he grew up working in the shop throughout his childhood, Marco’s career with TLG Auto officially began after he graduated from American University in 2002.
Over the past 12 years Marco has immersed himself in the family business with the singular goal of bringing TLG into the future and providing Porsche owners with another 30+ years of superior, personalized service for their Porsche cars.