“Started through my dad. His father was a mechanic. He [my father] became a part-time mechanic, and I became a part-part-time mechanic. Haha!”
Tell us about your first experience with cars. What exactly got you hooked?
“My dad had a ‘77 Trans Am. Bandit. He took the 400 out of it, put a 455 in, and put a manual transmission in it. I fell in love with it sitting in the back while he was riding.”
What was your first car?
“This ‘67 Mustang right here. He got it for me when I was like ten years old. Started working on it when I was fifteen.”
Do you have a moment that stands out to you involving this car?
“When it first cranked up. I remember when it first cranked up. We had been trying to get it running, but it had a gas issue from the tank to the carburetor. We blew air through it, a whole bunch of gunk came out, and it ran after that. We cranked it up, boom! That was it, man. I remember it like it was yesterday.”
What does this car mean to you?
“It means a lot man. I’ve been working on it since I was a teenager, and I owe it to my father. I really appreciate it. It’s everything.”
What do you think you’d be up to if you didn’t have this car?
“I’d be trying to find this car!”
There are many people that don’t understand the passion behind cars. How would you try to explain it?
“If I have to explain it to you, you wouldn’t understand. It’s just something you take interest in. Everybody likes something, you know? I like cars.”
Not everyone has a Mustang handed down from their father. What would you say to those that want to have a dream car like this?
“Keep chasing. It’ll come up. Keep looking.”
If you could describe how you feel about cars, what would you say?
“A car is like a sexy woman. Point blank. Period.”
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