German Excellence in Winter Park Announces Auto Race Supporting Local Non-Profit And Move to New Location

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German Excellence ( recently competed in the Targa Newfoundland Race, raising funds for charity. German Excellence is Central Florida's premiere service auto repair shop servicing and specializing in German car repair for Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Mini and BMW.

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We are really excited about the new facility. It is a better location for the community to get to, giving us more exposure.

Owner, Donald Northrop worked with German cars for over 21 years before becoming owner and operator of German Excellence 8 years ago. Recently, German Excellence has also announced a move to a new location just 2 miles from their previous location. The renovated large location is at 4150 Forsyth Road, in Winter Park, FL.

The new location is a great move for German Excellence. Not only is the new location renovated and larger, but they will also have a German auto sales area on the property. Northrop said, “We are really excited about the new facility. It is a better location for the community to get to, giving us more exposure.”

As a big community supporter and fan of cars, German Excellence sponsored a car in the Targa Newfoundland Race, in support of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. German Excellence is encouraging the community to visit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida’s website to donate (

This is the 2nd consecutive year that German Excellence participated in the 1500 mile Targa Newfoundland Race. Out of 43 cars that entered, only 34 finished. German Excellence’s 1979 Porsche 911 SC did quite well, coming in 5th in the classic division, due to Richard Aten and Pete Welter, both experienced racing drivers and military veterans. “The Targa Newfoundland Race is a wonderful experience for all of us. There is a great deal of camaraderie which is one of the most satisfying things about the race. We look forward to participating again next year,“ said owner, Donald Northrop.

To learn more about services and hours, please visit or call 407-678-6789.

About German Excellence
German Excellence specializes in providing quality automotive services for Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Mini and Audi. Formerly known as Zotz Garage, German Excellence has been in business servicing Porsches and other fine German Automobiles for over 40 years. Owned and operated by Don Northrop, German Excellence’s #1 goal is to keep your vehicle performing as it was engineered to perform.

At German Excellence, they focus their energy and efforts on diagnosing and servicing Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mini cars. German Excellence is a certified service center for Bosch and has been servicing German cars from old to new for many years.

Don began his career working on BMWs and Mercedes in 1981, and Porsche in 1983. He has Bosch and Porsche factory training and is an ASE certified technician. He annually attends continuing education seminars so he stays “in tune” with the latest advances in the industry.

In addition to Don, German Excellence has a staff of 2 technicians with varied backgrounds in the repair and servicing of German cars. Together they make a great team.

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Contact: German Excellence
Donald Northrop
4150 Forsyth Road
Winter Park, FL 32792


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