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We’ve moved Jason’s Space!   Leave a comment

We’ve moved Jason’s Space blog to the Autobahn Performance website at All new posts will appear there, not at

Hosting Jason’s Space at has been fine, but by hosting it at our own website, we add flexibility that’s impossible on

Click on this link to visit the new Jason’s Space location. Once you’re there, update your browser’s bookmarks.


Jason Athanas


Posted July 12, 2015 by jayauto in Our shop, Uncategorized

Ken Satterlee Memorial / Celebration Party at Autobahn   2 comments

Ken Satterlee Life Celebration Party

Autobahn Performance Inc.

698 ne 45th st Oakland park Florida 33334

954-771-5181  ask for Bob Or Jason

Saturday 7/28/12

Starts at 1:00pm

Please RSVP with the number of people attending.  Anyone that knew Ken is welcome with their Guest also.  Bob or Jason

Casual attire (Hawaiian shirts and ripped blue-jeans a plus)

From I 95 get off at the Commercial Blvd exit (exit 33) go East on Commercial 3 traffic lights to Dixie Highway. Make a Right (South) at the first traffic light make a right on NE 45th street also called Floranada (just on the opposite side of Dixie from Kens old shop) Floranada winds to the right and then the left keep following the road to the west and west and we are on the south side (about 500 yards west of Dixie highway.

A Celebration of Life


Ken Satterlee

1/21/1945 – 6/20/2012

Survived by,

  • Mother, Gladys Read
  • Brother, Peter Satterlee
  • Sister, Joy Satterlee
  • Daughter, Kelley Satterlee
  • Son, Ken Satterlee Jr.
  • Grandchildren, Amberlyn and Kaleb Satterlee

Ken Satterlee was born January 21, 1945 and grew up in south Florida. In 1962, Ken joined the US Army and was assigned as a medic to the 101st Airborne division. In May of 1973 Ken became a father to his daughter Kelley and in September of 1975, his youngest child, Ken Jr., was born. Ken also became a pilot in 1975. Through the eighties, Ken was an engine builder and company pilot for a NASCAR Winston Cup team, incorporating the two hobbies he loved. In the late eighties, Ken and his then wife Nina, took a second mortgage on their home, and built what we all knew as Dixie Precision — once again, turning what he loved to do, into a way of living. Building high performance race engines, Ken worked on everything from local stock ears and Harley Davidson’s, to road racers and vintage Ferrari restorations. The legacy of his talents will be sorely missed and always honored by all of those in his personal and professional life. Ken is survived by his mother Gladys Read, brother Peter Satterlee, sister Joy Satterlee, daughter Kelley Satterlee, son Ken Satterlee Jr. and grandchildren Amberlyn and Kaleb Satterlee.


Posted July 6, 2012 by jayauto in Our shop

New sprinklers and sod at Autobahn Performance Inc   Leave a comment

We have installed new sprinklers and sod at Autobahn Performance Inc.

new sod at autobahn performance fort lauderdale

the Taj Ma hall

Autobahn Performance Mercedes repair Broward

Posted June 25, 2011 by jayauto in Our shop

Oakland Park Main Street German Car Show 2/28/2001   Leave a comment


Oakland Park main street is having it’s first annual classic German car show & swap meet on February 28th 2010. This show will be in the newly renovated section of 12th avenue, just on the east side of the railroad tracks at Dixie highway and Oakland park Blvd..

Autobahn Performance will be one of the main sponsors for the event. We encourage any customers that are interested in attending with a vehicle to sign up early. Oakland Park will be closing the street down for this show and they need to know how much of the street needs to be closed.





Link to Oakland Park main street car show flyer


link to Oakland Park main street website



Posted December 11, 2009 by jayauto in Our shop

Repair Information Seminar / Class for Mercedes   Leave a comment

For half of the day on Friday and for most of the weekend, Malte Dau, Lucas Cerotti and Jason Athanas of Autobahn Performance Inc. attended a repair information seminar. Over 90 hours of total committed time! The seminar was presented by Marty Vellozzi of LMV Industries. It was a very informative class that was attended by many Mercedes specialty shops from around the state of Florida (and other states). Surprisingly, none of our local northeast Broward competitors was present   The Seminar’s main topics were diagnosing and repairing problems on modern Mercedes vehicles including: the onboard communication bus system (various C.A.N. systems); understanding and properly reading electronic troubleshooting diagrams and repair manuals; and other recent repair issues. It was great to interact and learn from the instructor and the other shops that attended (our competition).
Jason has been attending the LMV seminar yearly for over 5 years; two times were in New Orleans when the seminar was not offered in this state. Malte has attended the seminar several times and has always benefitted from the experience. It was Lucas’ first experience with the class and he was impressed. Lucas has considerable training through Mercedes at their training facilities in Texas and Jacksonville. He said that this class was much better at actually indicating areas of common problems and what it took to find and correct the problems.  He mentioned that in contrast, the factory instructors just seemed to pump out a bunch of information with no interaction with the students. 
Autobahn Performance Inc’s philosophy has always been to repair a customer’s vehicle in the fastest way possible and with the least number of parts. This keeps the repair cost down and the customer happy and returning for regular service and maintenance. This seminar will help us diagnose and repair a vehicle quicker and with more accuracy. The investment in this seminar with three technitians demonstrates Autobahn’s commitment to training and education that will save our customers money and aggravation and keep them returning to Autobahn Performance Inc. far into the future. 
Autobahn would like to thank Marty, Reiner Whittich, and Bob Beckman for organizing and creating the seminar and the support systems that keep us informed and up to date with the latest technology, information, parts, equipment, and tools that keep us on the leading edge of automotive service and repair. With their help we are far superior to dealership service and repair and are equipped to handle repairs well into the future.    

Posted March 15, 2009 by jayauto in Mercedes, Our shop