While Penta Motorsports is a relatively young company (est. 2008), the people behind it have experience going back over 50 years from an enthusiast and automotive industry involvement perspective. The support team at Penta can point to solid experience in a variety of competition and car show venues extending back into the 1960s, with the company embracing the ultimate goal of combining “old school” experience and craftsmanship with contemporary technology.
Our organization is geared to working with a select clientele who appreciate fine automobiles and demand the highest standards of workmanship. We are adept at taking your ideas and making them come to fruition. And we recognize the importance of keeping all projects on schedule —and on budget. Satisfied customers are our best form of advertising.
Kevin McCoppin is Penta’s lead builder and designer. A Porsche fanatic since childhood, fabrication is one of Kevin’s strong suits, and prior to joining the Penta Motorsports team he spent nine years building race cars for organizations involved in the American LeMans Series, SCCA World Challenge and NASCAR’s K&N West Series, as well as SVRA vintage racing. He also functioned as Car Chief for several teams, winning the SCCA Championship. Boris Said is one of the more notable drivers he’s worked with.
In addition to his TIG welding and prototype fabrication skills, he is well versed in chassis and suspension setup and tuning, aerodynamics and bodywork. The Los Angeles native enjoys off-roading, mountain biking, snowboarding and sailing.
Steering the ship is Steve Sanett, who brings with him an extensive background in motorsports. Steve’s dad introduced him to sports cars at an early age and a visit to LeMans in 1971, when they were filming the movie of the same name, lit the flame.
As a car owner, Sanett participated in the Indy 500 and Long Beach Grand Prix, and subsequently got into restoring vintage race cars and classics. In 2006 he opted to try his hand behind the wheel and has enthusiastically (and successfully) raced vintage sports cars ever since. His current rides are a 1974 Porsche RSR and a 1957 Lotus Eleven LeMans, while his collection includes a number of vehicles with impressive credentials.
Holland’s by-line has been appearing in automotive magazines, newspapers and websites for over 40 years. But more than just write about things, he’s lived them. Past accomplishments include racing an NHRA Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car, competing at Bonneville, building a number of SEMA project vehicles for Ford Motor Co., and a Grand National Roadster Show AMBR Contender ’23 T Track Roadster.
He’s also handled advertising for many major aftermarket manufacturers. Project development and marketing are in Bill’s wheelhouse at Penta, while he has recently become an active competitor in vintage road racing, driving a 1959 Speedwell Sprite and 1962 Daimler SP250 co-owned with Sanett. A SEMA member since 1975, he has developed an extensive roster of contacts in the automotive industry and media.
Penta’s resident “metal man” has over 40 years experience in all phases of auto body repair and painting. His skill sets range from doing complete frame-off restorations to repairing and repainting minor dents, dings and chips. Andy has worked with all manner of automotive finishes that range from classic multi-layer lacquer jobs and metalflakes to contemporary water-based basecoat/clearcoat paints. His background includes working on many fiberglass-bodied cars.