Our Staff


Phil Bell


Phil was just 15 when he worked on his first car—a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Phil's buddy needed to rebuild the motor and had no money. So he and Phil did the work and Phil was bit by the bug. He quips, "I've repaired cars, professionally raced cars, and helped friends and family buy and sell cars throughout my life. Launching So Cal Performance was the next natural step in my life long love of cars."  Phil continues to be active in some car clubs as well as regional auto enthusiasts events.

858.566.5006, Ext. 2
Grant Bell


​As a 10-year-old, Grant was co-pilot and navigator for his dad in their racecar. They placed first! Over the years since, he has been involved in automotive motorsports and is a master technician with BMW.  Grant has progressed through the automobile service industry to Service Manager with a international automotive group.  Grant has a keen and critical eye when inspecting a prospective car for a client. He knows when to buy and when to walk away.

858.566.5006, Ext. 4