History Of Our Garage

About Us

Providing full range of custom service


I have been a gearhead since birth. I grew up wrenching in the garage with my dad, and some of my earliest memories are working on a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am (Y88 SE). Later in high school, I took on a 1979 Pontiac Firebird project with my dad, and the car has become somewhat of a local celebrity and is often associated with the two of us. During my college career at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, I assisted in the restoration of a 1978 Jeep CJ5, a vehicle which still frequents the shop today for maintenance! Aside from that, several personal vehicles have been in my stable at one point or another, including a 1994 Mazda Miata (rebuilt suspension, cylinder head porting, cams, etc.), a 1969 Dodge Charger, and at the present a 1990 Dodge Ram which currently features a 425 horsepower 360 small block. Hot rodding and restoration is my passion, and my goal is to perform top-notch work on your vehicles!

Founded in October of 2021, we officially went full time in March of 2022! Here at Ed’s, we provide basic services on your domestic daily drivers, maintenance to full restorations of your classic vehicle, and one-off custom motorcycle builds. We provide in house Concourse level body work, mig and tig welding metal fabrication, engine repair and rebuilding, as well as full electrical service on your hot rod or classic. Here at Ed’s, we also offer service through highly qualified contractors for interior repair and upholstery, driveline rebuilding, as well as vehicle paint.

Ethan McCracken

Owner Ed's Rods & Rides

About The Shop

your local garage

 Located at 625 N Washington Street in beautiful Lancaster Wisconsin, our current building has housed several local businesses over the years. We are a short jaunt from several beautiful and quiet county roads that feature excellent views for both photography of and testing of your vehicle.

Our Team

Meet the experts


Ethan McCracken

Owner & Operator

Seirra McCracken


Theo McCracken

Shop Greeter & Treat Eater