In this episode of Car Pros On The Road, Joe Keene and Jacqui Van Ham continue their visit to Quarter Mile Muscle in Mooresville, NC.
In Part Two, sponsored by Fram , shop owner Bryan Klitz, explains that he started working on classic cars in MIchigan with his father and grandfather – but explains they weren’t classics at the time, merely daily drivers.
His path led him to the construction trades in Montana and Colorado, plus he began collecting the now-vintage vehicles of his youth. He says he found few shops that were capable of upgrading the cars to his expectations or able to complete the jobs without scratching or otherwise damaging their prizes.
“I decided when I got into this that I would treat these vehicles like they were my cars, ” Klitz says. “We’re very careful; we use the best car covers and fender covers; all my guys are neat and clean, even when they’re pulling engines. It’s all about treating the particular cars like they should be treated. ”
Klitz moved from Michigan 12 years ago and he says things snowballed from there. He admits that he didn’t believe he would need the space in a former NASCAR race team shop yet quickly filled the shop and continues to operate with the waiting list of requests for full one-off custom vehicles in order to restomods to original-quality numbers-matching restorations.
During the visit, Keene and Van Ham speak about the particular shop’s capabilities with other Quarter Kilometer employees.
• Mark Van Vlack, shop manager, shares his diverse their history that will includes military and motorsports experience.
• Ella Ullasa, technician, discusses her role of being part of a diverse group and chasing the challenges presented simply by classic automobiles.
• Gaird Zander, a former trainer and education coordinator, explains how understanding today’s vehicle systems helps him breathe new life into yesterday’s trophies.
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