My passion started when my father was outside changing out a front clip to a ’72 Chevy wagon the back end was crushed and we only needed the front clip, but my inspiration here was when he got the sedan started and he said, ” All right general!” I knew from that day forward I wanted to be a mechanic like my dad. As I became a teenager I finally got my chance to work on cars with my dad and my little brother.
My dad had built an engine for one of our family cars which was a ’65 Chevy Bel-Air sedan. A 327 V-8 with a 2 speed Auto behind it, but kept the original transmission. Then he got another engine for our family’s traveling car which was a ’70 Chevy Wagon. We put a fresh 350 V-8 in it with the same tranny. But I myself, I had my own cars to work on; my ’65 Oldsmobile 98 LS and all the many others I worked on up to my current project, my little ’66 Chevy C-10 truck, which is also another important part of this blog.
But this isn’t about the many cars I’ve owned, but about the many things I’ve learned from each car or truck and the mistakes and the hard and tough choices I had to make along the way. And now with each passing day I feel thankful for all my past experiences because it has helped me with working as a Heavy Duty mechanic but also I’ve helped other great people with their vehicles. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with several great
mechanics in trouble shooting other projects. My life has been a blessing with all the opportunities that I’ve had which has given me my “Inspired love for cars”, and it has made me such a happy man and I’m hoping I can encourage and help others now.