Upstate Speed & Performance officially opened it's doors to Rochester and the wider national and international aftermarket communities in 2018 after Connor Triest, founder, decided it was time to bring his passion, expertise, and industry relationships to the next level! Today, Gates, N.Y. is home to Upstate Speed and their expert team, dedicated to bringing you the widest range of aftermarket parts at the fairest prices.
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Location: 491 Elmwood Rd, Building 1400, Rochester, N.Y. 14606
MEET THE TEAM
Connor Triest, Founder/Owner
Connor's love affair with going fast and being loud began in 2011 with his '99 Cobra (R.I.P.). Since then, he has proudly owned and built an '02 C5 Z06 Corvette (a few times), as well as his current C8. Connor has worked in the industry since 2012, excelling at everything from pulling orders and packing boxes to managing day-to-day operations for various local dealerships.
John Royer, Head Technician
John has always been team Mitsubishi. Pictured above is his current '92 1G. He recently re-set his personal best at the DSM Shootout in Wakeman, Ohio with a 9.22 @ 148mph and prior to that, he built a beautiful Evo 8. John joined the Upstate Speed team in 2022. His decade of friendship and 17 years of experience make him our go-to choice and yours too!
Francesca Triest, Creative Director
Franny has spent many years in many careers and is currently in charge of website design, social media management and general shop management here at Upstate Speed.