CALL US TODAY 800-397-9108
1634 North West Bypass Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 862-0731 | Fax: (417) 862-0661
Mon-Fri 8AM to 5PM | Sat CLOSED


Below is a beautiful arial shot of our yard.

The man below is of a dedicated employee that has worked for Bayless Auto Salvage since it was opened in 1959. The one on the left is of him in "Big Red" and the one of the right is with his wife in 1961.


If you are interested in working for us, please download the application here and then fax it into us at 1-417-862-0661.


To help better serve you and expedite calls, please use the following numbers

  • General Store 800-397-9108
  • Tire & Wheel Store 417-862-4045
  • Motor Company 417-869-3323
  • Transmission Shop 417-862-1067


John O. Bayless Sr. opened the doors of Bayless Auto Salvage in November of 1959. Prior to that, he managed Westport Auto Salvage with the first teletype parts locating system in southwest Missouri. John O. Bayless Jr. began working in the company in 1964 driving a wrecker and delivering parts. In 1969 the company installed the first “hoop ‘n ‘howler” parts locating service, aka St. Louis short line. A year later we installed the central states long line which connected us to 250 other auto salvage dealers. In 1990 we computerized our inventory allowing us to communicate with 7,000 other auto parts dealers. We have continually expanded our location and inventory trying to provide the best quality late model parts in the area. Bayless Motor Company was opened in 1970, Bayless Tire and Wheel in 1990, Bayless Automotive and Machine in 2003. It’s been a privilege to be a part of our community.

This is a picture of John Jr (left) and John Sr (right) in 1990

Before a race with a 67 Nova

Before a race with a 67 Nova

One of our vehicles during the Spring Nationals in 1982

Close up of same vehicle during the Spring Nationals in 1982

Spring Nationals 1982

Burn out during the Spring Nationals 1982