We’re more likely to be found installing a custom air horn in a client’s car than tooting our own horn, so we feel humbled and appreciative when we receive press and testimonials from our clients and folks in the industry. We respect and value their words and their time, and they further propel us to keep doing what we do, to our highest standard.
Super Chevy magazine
In the February 2018 issue of Super Chevy we gave you a sneak peek at Joe Courtney's '69 Camaro RS/SS pace car convertible getting a modern makeover at Ai Design in Tuckahoe, New York. With the work now complete, we can show you the end result of the many months of fabrication and paintwork performed on this car.
Westchester County Business Journal
A nondescript industrial area of Tuckahoe which features a tile company, a tool manufacturer, self-storage and a brewery is home to a business, which attracts clientele seemingly more suited to Park Avenue, Wall Street, Hollywood and The Hamptons. In fact, unless you know in advance what to expect, you’d probably be astonished when you stepped inside the one-story building housing Matt Figliola’s Ai Design.
What would you do with your dream classic if money were no object? Plenty of people would let well enough alone and keep it original, but let's say you want to enjoy good music and more comfortable seats while you drive, all without ruining the old-school aesthetic that makes your car special...
Matt Figliola’s enthusiasm for engineering and creating dates to childhood, when even at the tender age of eight he could often be found down in his parents’ basement fixing and futzing with radios and speakers. Paid work in the audio field would follow in time, but it was inevitable in a way, given the breadth of his mechanical curiosity, that Figliola would branch out once he’d had more exposure to the industrial arts.
Ferrari’s F430 Scuderia was about 60 years in the making. Larry Fehrenbaker started tearing his apart in a matter of weeks.
Actually, he hired Ai Design to do it. A custom car shop near Manhattan, Ai installed a roll cage, a fire extinguishing system, a new suspension and a custom-built nose...
You’ll find him by entering a nondescript door on an industrial side street in Tuckahoe. Inside is a hidden secret – an immaculate 10,000-square-foot facility where Figliola and his team of nine master craftsmen outfit luxury and sports cars with the latest and greatest in audio and video entertainment; plush upholstery; trim, cutting-edge security systems; and high-end performance tuning…
Super Chevy magazine
Ok, so here’s the deal. You find an original, real-deal 1969 Camaro pace car but most of the original parts are gone and it’s been heavily modified. You’ve also been having sweaty dreams about owning a Pro Touring ride. What to do? Build a really cool pace car themed Pro Touring Camaro, of course.
That was the plan when a customer brought the pace car to Ai Design in Tuckahoe, New York…