This month we go back to our Texas plant to talk with another one of the experts helping you get the coolest air in your vintage vehicle.
How long have you been with CAA?
What do you like best about working at CAA?
Working with car guys trying to improve their old rides. Some of the cars are quite unique and so are the owners.
What was your first classic or your first car?
My first car was a 1966 Mercury Comet. I purchased the car for $400. The engine was a 200 (Mercury called it a 202) six. The choke would hang up every so often and to start it, I would have to take the air cleaner off and stick a screwdriver into the carb. I would have fixed it but it sure beat telling my date that I was out of gas.
What do you like best about your customers’ classics?
They now have air.
What maintenance or repair job do you dread most?
Body work, because it is a nasty job.
Do you currently own a classic?
A 1969 SS396 Chevelle. I wanted to take a break from working on my Corvette and bought the Chevelle as a basket case. I will never buy another basket case! But once it is completed it will be a trailer queen.
Fill in the blank: Someday I would like to own a …
A 1970 Super Bird. I had the chance to buy a Super Bird back in 1976 but instead I bought a 1968 390 GT Torino.
What personal hobbies or interests might be of interest to our readers?
Riding my 2001 FXDWG2 scooter and working on my Chevelle.
What are some other fun facts your customers might like to know about you?
During the summer of 1976, I worked for a little garage that was just outside the main gate of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The name of the shop was Red’s Garage. My first assignment was changing out a water pump on a Ford Squire station wagon. Also, I have never been in a Turkish prison.br> br>