13 Taylor St, Danbury, CT 06810      (203) 748-7356

WE ARE HIRING!

Our business is expanding and we are now in search of a talented, motivated, and skillful tech to join our Danbury CT team.

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Bring life

Bring life to your vintage ride with our engine rebuilding expertise. We know every project is as unique as your vehicle.

Take your performance

Take your performance engine to the next level with custom services from DCE!

GODZILLA

Want to fit the Godzilla power in your Fox Body? We can help.
Our kits compact the engine for massive power that fits under your hood.

• Manifold kit – lowers the top of the engine
• Oil pan kit – brings up the bottom of the engine

WE ARE HIRING!

Our business is expanding and we are now in search of a talented, motivated, and skillful tech to join our Danbury CT team.

JOIN THE CONVO

Follow us on facebook and share your experiences with us!

Bring life to your vintage ride with our engine rebuilding expertise. We know every project is as unique as your vehicle.

GODZILLA

Want to fit the GODZILLA in your Fx Body? We can help. Our kits compact the engine for massive power that fir under your hood.

  •  Manifold Kit – Lowers the top of the engine
  • Oil Pan kit – Brings up the bottom of the engine

Serving the greater Danbury Connecticut community for over 40 years,  DCE is a fully outfitted automotive engine rebuilding facility. Collectively, we have over 100 years of experience. Over the years, we have worked on a wide variety of engine types.  We know engines. Our roots go back to supporting the high-performance street and racing community. Today, we also support local automotive repair facilities with engine rebuilding and repair services for both domestic and import. Many of those services are listed here on our site. Browse the site, give us a call, or stop into our shop. We look forward to hearing from you.

Serving the greater Danbury Connecticut community for over 40 years,  DCE is a fully outfitted automotive engine rebuilding facility. Collectively, we have over 100 years of experience. Over the years, we have worked on a wide variety of engine types.  We know engines. Our roots go back to supporting the high-performance street and racing community. Today, we also support local automotive repair facilities with engine rebuilding and repair services for both domestic and import. Many of those services are listed here on our site. Browse the site, give us a call, or stop into our shop. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jim Botelho

Jim Botelho

General Manager

Jim is the General Manager of Danbury Competition Engines (DCE) and nephew of Joe LaPine, the founder of DCE.  Jim continues to learn the craft and science of high performance engine building under his uncle and continues the tradition of the company as the business grows due to increased capabilities, increased expertise of staff, and DCE’s good name in the community. Jim holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with three decades of design experience.  Jim’s most significant accomplishment in the powersport industry includes the ground-up design and development of a high-performance race/street engine for the Harley Davidson aftermarket. This product is at the final stages of development and is planned to soon become part of a new product offering at DCE.

 In addition, Jim has developed new products to support the 7.3L Ford Godzilla engine including a new, low profile intake manifold aimed at the Fox-body mustang market and similar applications.  

Jeff Roell

Jeff Roell

Jeff, founder of Danbury Chassis & Dyno (DCD), built business on earning customers trust and providing excellent customer service with value added support. His name spread at Drag Races, showing off his work through his car and taking home 9 Wallies to include a most coveted win at the 2015 NHRA US Nationals in Indy and three championships. Other racing fields also include Circle Track and Road Racing.
 

He supports current customers – of the combined DCE and DCD – at these races and advises them throughout their race weekend with encouragement, any complimentary quick fixes that are needed and even lining them up in the pits.  Jeff has known and worked with Joe Lapine for over 30 years and Jim Botelho for almost 20 years. These relationships and group project efforts through the years resulted in the successful combining of DCE and DCD for a larger, more successful “One Stop Shop” where customers can come to receive great service with integrity and value.

Our History

From racing, to high performance street, to basic engine repair and rebuilding, DCE has supported the Danbury area since 1979. Our roots go back to supporting the Danbury Fair Race arena. Our passion for high performance is still just as strong now and we look forward to helping you on your next project.

Our Services

We provide a full range of services related to engine rebuilding and assembly.  We pride ourselves in the knowledge and guidance we provide to our customers.  When you work with us, you should expect to receive expert advice and support.  We want you to be successful and are interested in providing you with the right information on every project.

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Our Future

Innovation in engine technology!

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