About Upscale Auto Repair
Upscale Automotive is a one-stop, car repair shop that has served the Tualatin area since 1983. Although we specialize in Japanese, European, and Domestic vehicles, our team of certified auto mechanics love working on cars of all makes and models. We are highly experienced with modern technology-rich cars that are on the roads today. We offer a wide range of quality car services that are specifically tailored to the needs of you and your vehicle, such as: oil changes, brake service, fuel system maintenance, car air conditioning repairs, electrical systems, and engine diagnostics. Our experienced team always treats your car as if it is their own and makes sure your repairs are completed quickly and correctly the first time!
We use factory-certified car parts, experienced technicians, and over 30 years of auto-repair knowledge to guarantee our work and ensure the safety and longevity of our clients’ cars. Our ultimate goal is to make car ownership fun and enjoyable for our customers!
Call us to schedule an appointment: 503-692-0846
Ralf Leopold — Owner
Upscale Automotive is owned by car fanatic, Ralf Leopold. Ralf immigrated to the United States in 1973 from Germany after working for Mercedes and building racing motors for Porsche. Before moving to America, Ralf obtained a business degree in Germany. But he quickly realized that the job opportunities this created were of little interest to him. Rather than working in an office all day or in a bank, Ralf decided to pursue an education in engineering.
Several years later, Ralf received an opportunity in the United States that prompted him to move to Kansas City, where he was entrusted with the management of an independent car repair shop. After 4 great years, he decided it was time to start an auto repair shop of his own. Drawn to the culture in Portland, Oregon with the nearby racetrack, Ralf decided to move to the Beaver State to start his first company, which he called German Formula.
Now, over thirty years later, Ralf owns several automotive-related businesses including Upscale Auto and The Sprinter Store. His success is often attributed to his expansive engineering knowledge, racing background, and all-around automotive experience spanning five decades. However, Ralf gives credit to the atmosphere of his auto shops and his hardworking technicians who demonstrate daily their trustworthiness, experience, knowledge, and a shared passion for cars.
Dave Campagna — Shop Foreman and Certified Mechanic
Dave is the lead car technician at Upscale Auto and has been a part of the team for 12 years. His interest in mechanics was sparked when he started working on his first car: a Chevy Nova. It wasn’t much, but it was enough for Dave to discover that he loved working on cars.He served in the United States Navy for 4 years before graduating and receiving his Automotive degree from Portland Community College.
Today, Dave is ASE Master Certified, L1 Emissions and Drivability Certified, and has over 30 years of experience working on all makes of cars, including over 10 years of experience working on Dodge Sprinters.
Dave is extremely well-versed in the T1N (first generation) and NCV3 (second generation) models. He enjoys working at Upscale Automotive because he gets to do what he loves with good people. We’re glad Dave is part of our family at Upscale Auto. When he’s not working, he spends time with his wife and 3 boys.