Schedule With Us

Monday – Friday (8:30AM – 5PM)


About Us

Virginia Speed, Inc.

Virginia Speed, Inc. was founded in 2002 and has become a leader in high-performance engineering. We are a family-owned and operated speed shop specializing in engine builds, engine design, dynamometer testing, software tuning, after-market installations, custom fabrication, machining, prototyping, and manufacturing. Our expertise with the LS/LT1-4 engine systems has made us recognized nationally in publications like Super Chevy and LSX TV. Our team includes experienced mechanical engineers, drag racers, fabricators, and highly skilled technicians. The high-performance solutions we deliver stem from over 40  years of experience in engine research and development, engineering, product development, and racing experience.

Within its first 5 years, Virginia Speed expanded its primary location to a 20,000 sq. foot facility built to support an in-house machine shop, testing, and tuning division consisting of 3 dynamometers, and an expanded engineering division that supports both local business and military with prototyping and manufacturing. Our facility has become the hub of many great projects far beyond the organizations initial intentions.

Our Mission

To Give Current and Future Generations the Experience of a Brick and Mortar Speed Shop With Honest Knowledgeable Staff

Virginia Speed cars and parts on display with one hood open

About the Founder

Virginia Speed, Inc.’s founder Douglas Hahn has had a rewarding career that was founded with his aspiration in both engineering and racing. Douglas, like the rest of our team, thrives on high-performance engineering and problem-solving. He began developing his mechanical engineering expertise when he joined the Air Force after high school. Soon after his military career, he got his first big break in the mid-’80s while working as a mechanic in Charlotte, NC when he worked on a Porsche brought in by NASCAR racer Mark Martin. Mark appreciated the work so much that he hired Douglas to be his crew chief in the Sportsman division. Douglas worked the NASCAR circuit and earned a college degree in mechanical engineering during his free time from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Douglas then became president of Seatek’s American division and had the privilege of working with the legendary Italian boat designer, Fabio Buzzi. Douglas worked with Fabio and the world champion boat racer Daniel Scioli (previously Vice President of Argentina and currently mayor of Buenos Aires) as crew chief for the highly successful offshore boat racing team La Gran Argentina. In the mid-’90s, he was the lead engineer for world record-holding speedboats for furniture manufacturer and boat driver Mark Nemschoff. Hahn and Nemschoff not only broke speed and endurance records but raced the APBA A-Class Super-V and Super Cat classes winning both national and world championships. In the late 1990’s, Hahn served as vice president of engineering for Fountain Power Boats. He spent 4 years as Director of Engine and Reliability Engineering for Volvo Penta, a Chesapeake, VA-based division of the Swedish company specializing in boat engines. Douglas started his dream by opening Virginia Speed in 2002, and the rest is history.

Where we are located >

Our Team

Douglas Hahn

Engineer, Owner
Douglas is a graduate mechanical engineer with more than 40 years of engine and propulsion engineering.  He is well versed in engine simulation, camshaft design, engine tuning and CNC machining to name a few.  He has worked/studied under such greats as Mark Martin, Gordon Blair, Fabio Buzzi and many others.  He currently holds many patents in IC Engines and has over 10 world records in automobile and off shore boat racing.

Tyler Midgette

Tyler’s passion for high performance vehicle becomes apparent when you meet him for the first time. He is energetic, honest and demonstrates the integrity Virginia Speed has always strived for. Like most gear heads, Tyler eats, breaths, and sleeps high performance. Tyler will be your guide throughout your experience at Virginia Speed.

Brandon Goodrich

Brandon has been with Virginia Speed for more than half its existence and demonstrates expertise in both diagnosis and repair of early as well as late model vehicles.

August Smith

August had been with Virginia Speed for over 5 years and is a graduate of  ATI Technician School.  August demonstrates excellent skills and attention to detail on his builds.

Finley Stoops

Parts Specialist
Finley is the backbone of Virginia Speed, you will most likely speak to her on the phone for your appointment or parts needs.  Finley is a full time college student at TCC prior to her transfer to ODU.

Brady Shovelin

Brady is the newest and youngest member of our technician team. He shows extensive knowledge in early model vehicles as well as late model Ford vehicles. He has completed all his certifications through TCC. Brady expresses great skill in all his work through his attention to detail and upholds the highest standards of quality on every vehicle that comes to our shop.


  • Do you offer a military discount?

    Yes. We offer a 10% discount off in-stock items to our active duty and retired military service members. Thank you for your service.

  • Can I wait on my vehicle while it is being worked on?

    Unfortunately, we do not have a waiting area for our customers. We would like to offer this convenience but, due to the fact that we operate within a Naval air restricted area, we must refrain from doing so. There are restaurants and the Lynnhaven Mall within a few miles of our location.

  • Does Virginia Speed offer tech support?

    Virginia Speed does offer technical support, however, cost varies depending on support needed.

  • What do I need to know before bringing my nitrous bottle for a re-fill at Virginia Speed, Inc.?

    Virginia Speed, Inc. will fill Nitrous bottles that are within the required 5 year certification. You can identify your bottles certification month and year on the top collar of the nitrous bottle. An example is 07@12, this identifies that bottle has been certified on July of 2012 and it will expire in 5 years from that date. If your bottle meets the 5 year certification, bring it in and we will fill it! If the bottle does not meet the required 5 year date, we have local businesses that will re-certify your bottle for a small fee.

  • How do I request vendor sponsorship for events?

    Virginia Speed, Inc. is here to support all race enthusiasts. We request that all event coordinators submit their request for sponsorship at the very beginning of the year. All requests must be submitted via email Please submit the event flyer with your submission.