In this episode of Auto Pros on the Road, Joe Keene and Jackie Van Hamm continue their journey to the Quarter Mile Muscle in Mooresville, NC.
In part two, sponsored by Fram, shop owner Brian Klitz explains that he began working on classic cars in Michigan with his father and grandfather – but explains that they were not classics at the time, just daily drivers.
His path took him to the construction trades in Montana and Colorado, and he began collecting vintage vehicles from his youth. He says he found few shops that were able to upgrade the cars to their expectations or get the job done without scratching or otherwise damaging their prizes.
“I decided that when I got into it I would treat these cars like they were my cars,” Klitz says. “We’re very careful; we use the best car covers and fender covers; all my boys are clean, even when they’re pulling engines. It’s about treating cars the way they do.” should be done.”
Klitz moved from Michigan 12 years ago and he says things snowballed from there. He says he didn’t believe he’d need a place in the former NASCAR race team shop, but quickly filled the shop and waitlisted requests for full one-off custom vehicles with original-quality number-matching. continued to work with. restoration.
During the visit, Keene and Van Hamm talk about the shop’s capabilities with other Quarter Mile employees.
• Mark van Vlak, shop manager, shares his diverse history that includes military and motorsports experience.
• Ella Glee, Technician, discusses her role as being part of a diverse team and chasing the challenges presented by classic vehicles.
• Gerd Zander, a former coach and education coordinator, explains how understanding today’s vehicle systems helps them revitalize the trophies of tomorrow.
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