“I believe whenever I work on a car, the customer should notice, in the way that the car operates, that I have been there. The car should improve in the way that it handles and responds, even after an oil change.”


B.S. Degree: Plymouth State College
Technical education: School of Technology, Alfred State, Wellsville, New York


Owner/operator, Gilbert Motor Works, Rochester, New York
BMW Technician, Phaedrus BMW Maintenance and Development, San Francisco, CA
Owner/Operator, Internal Combustion Repair, San Francisco, CA

Special Skills

Skilled in early Bosch CIS & Mechanical Fuel Injection Systems
German engine rebuilding
Welding: TIG, Gas, repair and fabrication
A deep appreciation for the care and maintenance of automobiles and the value of a finely tuned machine!


David W. "Thank you so much for another quality job. Your expertise continues to amaze me and your knowledge and familiarity of German automobiles has saved me countless dollars and repair time."

Chris C. "I would never have owned the vehicles I have or have had so much success with them if it wasn't for your knowledge, service and price."

Jill M. "It is such a pleasure to trust a mechanic and to have them take the time to help me understand my car and it's maintenance. Thank-you!"

Ed and Joanne H. "We met Curtis at Gilbert Motor Works in 1998 when we first moved to Webster. We needed a new battery to get our 1981 911SC on the road and I started to shop around by phone. I consider it our good fortune to include GMW in the search. Not only did Curtis have one in stock (pretty rare), but he offered it for a lower price than I’ve ever encountered. We have been taking our cars to him, exclusively, ever since.

Currently, Curt is maintaining our daily driven Subaru WRX, a 1991 BMW 318is, along with the venerable 911. Curt’s experience with these brands has proven extremely valuable as he has diagnosed a multitude of maladies quickly and efficiently. His usual response to my description of what’s wrong is, “yes, that’s typical for that model. Here’s what we need to do…” Curt’s range of capabilities is tremendous as he has done everything from simply changing tires (he is a recommended installer for The Tire Rack) to engine and transmission removal and repair in the 911.

Although we have had work done by other respectable shops in the past, Curt’s trustworthiness makes us feel like a family member is now taking care of our cars. We have referred several others to Curt, and all have been very satisfied."

Eileen M. "Curt's work is top notch, his shop is clean and professional, and the service is outstanding. He has a way of explaining problems so a layperson can understand. I never feel intimidated. He's like the Car Guys on the radio, you go in and describe a sound. Five minutes later he's got it figured out, and an hour after that he has the problem licked."

Curt Gilbert

585 265-4040

Upstate New York

652 Basket Road
Webster, NY 14580
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