After 57 Years on El Camino Real SSF Gotelli Speed Shop Closes March 30th Having Lost Their Lease

South San Francisco, CA   March 15, 2019


Another local iconic business favorite appears to be the latest victim to the building explosion as Gotelli Speed Shop announced today they would be closing their doors because they lost their lease. In the recent past we have lost long time favorite businesses including South City Car Wash, Galli’s Bakery, BACA’s Machine Shop, Clearlight Trophies, Oyster Point Marina, etc, and today’s news brings about another sense of disquiet to long time residents. It feels as though our past is being erased one business at a time, and replaced with ever taller buildings as high density makes it’s mark through out what was once a small town.



Gotelli’s opened their shop on May 1, 1962 and has been the go to place for decades with continued satisfaction and repeat loyal customers who are now left wondering what will happen next. They have not yet secured another facility and have said they will update this information on their Facebook page when they know.


Ted posed for this Christmas photo last year on their Facebook page, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Over 450 loyal fans returned the sentiment to Ted and the Gotelli family


Their 50th Anniversary was a milestone and celebrated accordingly.


The memories Ted and his family have created in the lives of so many will continue, and everyone is invited to their last day, March 30th, as they say they will have something special planned between 10am – 2pm.


The property at 321 El Camino Real (PN013145150) does not have any current plans for redevelopment per the City’s construction website link and no permits appear to have been filed either. We will continue to monitor both Gotelli’s next step, and what will be replacing this historic and much loved shop.


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Andy Saunders, one of Gotelli’s best customers, shared this photo on the Gotelli’s FB pg

Stu Harmon snapped this photo of Ted during the Holidays last year.


Great memories – from Gotelli’s FB pg.


UPDATE: Thanks to John K for sharing this link (Hot Rod) with more photos and stories about the Gotelli family and Speed Shop.


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Saturday 9am-2pm
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