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Vol. 1

No. 2



'Oldest Transmission Shop in Scottsdale'

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Where it all began, and where it is TODAY!

Most of you may not know the story of Acclaim, how Ken and Rich purchased the company under American Transmission years ago.

Ken and Rich met while working at a Transmission shop. Both guys know their way around a Transmission. Ken had left that shop to pursue a different business model. He found American Transmission.

American Transmission had been one of the only and oldest Transmission Shops in Scottsdale. (This shop has outlasted chains, a recession and a pandemic.)

It didn’t take Ken long to build a name at American Transmission. Ken became overwhelmed with work and needed someone he could trust working with him. Ken recruited Rich to work with him and the two of them soon decided that they wanted to take American Transmission to a new level of business and began the purchasing process.

Since then, the business has gone through a couple different transformations. Today the focus is on Classic and Antique Car General Repair/Restoration and Transmission work.

In those years they have had a few employees. No one more dedicated and eager to learn this business than Richs’ son, Dave Buck. Dave has been with Acclaim for 20+ years on and off. Rich and Ken have no desire to leave this business but have welcomed Dave on as an equal partner.

This Trio is dedicated to you and your cars. Always wanting to make sure you are driving safe and comfortable in your Classic. We treat your car like it’s our own. Giving each car the attention to detail it deserves.

Still Family Owned

and Operated!

Playing Favorites... 

Ken Tully

Rich Buck

Dave Buck

Favorite car: 

1953 Studebaker Starliner

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Favorite car: 

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Favorite car: 

1956 Chevrolet 210

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