You want proof that our Best Of picks truly represent the best OC has to offer and isn’t some advertiser-driven sham? Consider Fountain Valley Bodyworks and its baby sister, Bodyworks Express. They both won this award last year, and they are who our Mexican-in-Chief turned to after someone dented his beautiful 1979 Ford F-150 Supercab. He called the mothership, who told him to take it to Bodyworks Express since it was a relatively minor job. There, one of the workers immediately told him that they don’t work on vintage cars—but what a beautiful car! He then suggested a competitor just down the street, who worked out wonderfully. And that is a true Best Of winner: a business so confident in its abilities that it’s more than happy to give business to others and share the wealth. Plus, its commercials continue to be the most cherished local TV ads since those of the late, great Paul’s TV & Appliances.
Fountain Valley Bodyworks, 17481 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, (714) 751-8812; Fountain Valley Bodyworks Express, 18125 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, (714) 540-2111; www.fvbodyworks.com.
Readers’ Choice: Fountain Valley Bodyworks