I grew up in a “car” family, and from very early on everything we did as a family was based around cars.
I spent many miles in the backseat of my Dad’s 1936 Chevy street rod, sitting next to my brother, hitting car shows and cruise nights with Mom and Dad.
My first car purchase was a 1972 Olds Cutlass Supremem at age 14, which I still have today. In High School, I had two cars and a truck in the driveway (Didn't make Mom and Dad all that happy!)
The interest in cars continued to grow and lead me to a career in dealerships, starting as soon as I graduated from High School. I have worked all aspects of the Service and Parts Departments throughout the years. Parts Department, Service Technician, Service Consultant, Service Manager and my current position as Service and Parts Director for four manufacturers plus a reconditioning dept.
Throughout my career in the dealership, I have continued to enjoy the car hobby and have always had the dream of starting a Hot Rod type shop to build a few cars and maintain and work on cars and help others enjoy the hobby as well. I look forward to meeting you and talking about your project.
Zapp Car History
My first car, 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme
455 with Modello aluminum heads, Turbo 400, etc...
1951 Ford F1 Truck
Traditional type rod, lowered, wide whites, Flathead, 3 on the tree
1967 Impala SS
396, factory 4-speed car for my Dad
1930 Model A
All original, Thanks Grandpa!
1968 GMC C-20 Pick-up
1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car
My wife, Amy, received this upon the passing of her Dad. RIP my dear friend, Jerry.