Phone: (503)-253-4621 15570 SE Stark, Portland    

About Trafton’s Foreign Auto


Trafton started with humble beginnings. We worked on early air cooled VW’s when they were still being sold new. While keeping our traditional roots, Trafton’s has evolved into a full service and repair shop that for old and new model Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. It’s a common sight to see a late model VW Jetta or Passat in the shop bay right next to an early 60’s VW Bug or Bus. Trafton’s services everything from the VW Squareback to the Tourag, and from the Audi 5000 to the Audi Allroad. Through the legacy of Bill Trafton who started the business nearly 30 years ago, to the new owner Steve Spinnett who is still working on VW’s since he started in 1976, Trafton’s has stood on its moral belief system that you should treat others as you would want to be treated. This results in a business that holds the highest level of integrity.

Monday - Friday:
8am - 6pm
Closed Saturdays & Sundays
15570 SE Stark Portland, OR 97233

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Our People


Charles Woodfin

Shop Foreman & Vintage VW Porsche Technician

Chuck has been working on early VW's since a very young age. He was the former owner operator of his own aircooled VW shop and has extensive knowledge with early model VW and Porsche. Next time you are in, ask him to show you one of the cool early model VW or Porsche projects hes working on.


Rick Kelly

Vintage VW Technician

Rick is truly a renaissance man. He has an ability to repair even the most broken VW's even when parts are obsolete. Its not uncommon Rick will resurrect an old bus that has been sitting for 30+ years. No job is too big for Rick.


Daniel Little

Service Advisor

Service advisor. Dan has maintained an immaculate customer satisfaction rating as Trafton’s service advisor. He is a VW owner and enthusiast of VW’s and Audi’s. Dan started his career in the automotive field when he began professionally restoring early Volkswagens and Porsches.


Cory Michalski

Late Model VW & Audi Technician

Cory has extensive VW Audi experience as well as manufacturer training. He is a VW enthusiast and he loves driving fast cars, which is why he owns an MK4 R32 and WRX.


Bill Hamby

Late Model VW & Audi Technician

Bill is a meticulous VW specialist that pays close attention to keen detail. He takes pride in his workmanship and loves the art of his trade. Bill is a very pleasant person to chat with so don't be afraid to pick his brain next time you have a VW question.


Alex Bateman

Parts & Service Advisor

Alex has extensive experience in automotive parts. Which is why he is the go to for those hard to find VW Audi parts that no one else can find. He is very knowledgeable and a fun guy to have around.



Motivational Speaker & Shop Mascot

Bella greats every visitor and loves you once she gets to know you, especially if you bring her treats! She can never have enough attention.​​