Speed Shop Manager
Pep Boys Rock Hill
2514 N Cherry Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Growing up in the mid 60's with three younger sisters meant there wasn't
much allowance money so, I started doing odd jobs and when I was about
13 I started working at Service Stations when I wasn't in School.
For $5.00 a day I washed cars, changed oil, pumped gas and fixed flats.
That was a lot of money considering a Huge Candy Bar was only .05 cents.
As I gained experience I found better paying jobs and was able to buy my first
Mustang, a 1965 Fastback. My Dad had given me a 58 Chevy and a 59
Pontiac but this was the first car I bought myself. The engine needed a
rebuild and I was about 16 or 17 so with the help of an older cousin
and some parts from the Famed Holman Moody in Charlotte, NC just 1/2
hour away I was able to build a pretty strong 289 engine.
After Graduation and 3 years in the US Army Military Police Corps I
opened a Speed Shop selling Custom Parts and Building Performance Engines.
I've owned many cars over the years, most have been Muscle
Cars, and some became Highly Valuable Collector Cars, of course they
became Valuable after I had already sold them. I had two 1967 Shelby GT
500 Mustangs one with the original drive train that I sold around 1985
running and driving for $3,900. and I had two 1970 Boss 429 Hemi
Mustangs. I don't think I got even 10% of their value but that was
prior to 1990 when Muscle Car values really started taking off.
I've always leaned more toward the Fords, but have had early
Camaros and a 1969 427 4 Speed Corvette. Currently, I have a couple of
Tubbed out Mustangs, a 1967 Coupe, and a 1970 Mach 1. I also have a
1970 Boss 302 Mustang on the list for restoring, a 1972 Ram Air
Convertible Mustang and a 1973 Mach 1.
It would be a true statement to say that I will probably always be a