Concours D’Elegance —  French meaning a competition of Elegance, a gathering of prestigious cars– deriving its name from the 17th Century French Aristocracy who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the Parks of Paris. Today, Conours events are held all over the world, where automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes even boats are on display from classic to contemporary.    The Greenwich, CT “Concours D’Elegance” is held every summer and is a must see! Famous automobiles represented by the world renown Bon Hams Auction draw car enthusiasts from around the world.

Car Lifts PLUS “Garage d’Elegance” is so pleased to be working with Dale Minske, Interior Design and Decoration. On Dale’s recent trip to Paris we asked her to be on the lookout for antique automotive memorabilia for our client’s awesome garages. We believe that every room in your house should be living up to its full potential, your garage is no exception. You wouldn’t be wearing sneakers with a beautiful gown, so why would you drive you gorgeous four wheeled babies into a room that (if they could speak) would be Wailing "Fix Up Our Crib!”

Most of you have substantial investments in your automobiles and making improvements in your garage will add incredible value to your home.

Another professional who’s advice we value Mark Markelz, Exceptional Properties Specialist, Sales Vice President with William Raveis in Southport, CT reminds homeowners the value of a finished, organized garage. While finding the perfect home for his clients he also overcomes the obstacle of — too many cars and not enough garage space — by sending in the pros from Car Lifts PLUS.

Careful measurements are taken, matching the perfect lift to fit your needs. Their certified, professional installers assemble and install, single, two, four post or double wide lifts and Voila – a two car garage turns into a four, a three into a six and overnight! There are also features to make sure the hydraulic lifts are operated by authorized family members only. Proper training, hands on instruction, garage doors, proper electrical wiring and future maintenance are all inclusive. Lifts are also available for boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, lawnmowers, custom colors, plus custom lifts for motor homes, etc. 

Creating more space allows a dream garage to emerge

Do you see where we are going to celebrate your very own Concours D’Elegance at home??   Man Cave, Hobbyist, Sports, whatever your needs – fabulous accessories abound. Wall storage created with slat wall systems in exciting colors create a truly finished look. Shelves, baskets, hooks can all be easily moved for the seasons. Quality cabinets in a rainbow of colors that will not rust –  fabulous seamless “forever” flooring in custom colors or stained and polished concrete is also available.

Dale Minske’s mantra “Beautiful Homes are In The Details” is why we value her guidance in choosing these exciting options in cabinetry, flooring and accessories to coordinate your garage with existing or new home construction.  So the next time you enter your garage remember to take some sugar to your hardworking and trusted four wheeled beauties and make an appointment with  CAR LIFTS PLUS  “Garage d’Elegance”. Trophy included!


R.J. & Starr Lorenz

Extreme Garage Makeover...From No Place to Show Place


Could this be the case when it comes to your other babies, you know the four wheeled ones – Your Automobiles!

Sometimes life is just not fair, what are you to do?  You don’t want to sell your home or get rid of one of your babies…nah what was I thinking? Constructing a larger garage even if you have the space on your property can get rather costly.

The perfect solution, look up, if you have  enough height in your garage –  car lifts can be the perfect answer. Measure the height of your cars and add one foot. You should have enough room. The Ceiling may even be raised or perhaps a subterranean lift could be the answer.

Professionally installed home garage car lifts, single, two, four post or tandem. There are features to make sure the hydraulic lifts are only operated by authorized family members and are easily operated with proper training. Lifts are also available for motorcycles, and lawnmowers.

Now with more room provided by the perfect lift for your vehicles it is time to have the professionals help you choose all the other features to make your new garage a true BA-DA-VROOM-ROOM!  Colorful PVC or epoxy flooring with non slip features. Cabinetry (that wont rust) or have issues with humidity or dampness. Proper lighting and slatwall storage for every hobby or sport imaginable for the kids and members of the family, including Fido.

Who do you call to make this magical transformation? ATTITUDEGARAGE.COM “Extreme Garage Makeovers”. Let these experts create the temple your automobiles deserve.  TheMan Cave for that favorite guy of yours or an unexpected new playroom for the children, the PVC tile is acoustical and soft to play on, yet hardy enough for airplane hangars.

Attitude Garage is so pleased to be working with talented designer Dale Minske. As Dale reminds us that “Beautiful Homes Are In The Details” no details are overlooked by team Attitude. As accessories are the jewelry of the home  the same is true while planning the finishing touches in your Garage. Depending on the look you are after, and what kind of Babies you do have – Euro Sport Cars or perhaps Antique Classics, complimentary cabinetry and accessories are carefully chosen.

You can take that wasted and unused space in your home  from “No Place”  to  “Show Place” overnight!   MOTHER HUBBARD?  No more worries for her, she’s definitely got a New Attitude and some major bragging rights! Her Babies are higher than they’ve ever been before, safe and sound in  a new ATTITUDEGARAGE.COM  “Extreme Garage Makeovers.”

You can contact these Garage Transformers at 203-509-5353 or check out their website  for more ideas at www.AttitudeGarage.Com. Starr Lorenzi