I always liked cars as a kid and my buddies and I always enjoyed playing around with them and as we grew older it was the hot rod and custom scene that got our attention but I never thought of making a living in the car business. I got drafted by the army ( good old Vietnam era) soon after graduating from high school and when I finally returned home from overseas I did what everyone else did in my hometown ,I got a job in one of the local factories. I soon realized that working in a factory was not the life for me. A friend of mine was working in the next town over at a speed shop called the Motor Clinic and he told me to come and apply for a job as a mechanic because they were willing to train guys who had the aptitude and desire to work with cars. I did and the rest is history. I went from wrenching on cars to managing all of the fixed operations of a big GM dealership and made a good living at it until my recent retirement. How many can say they made a living doing something the loved. Just wondering how many of you have or do make a living in the auto business and the story of how it went from hobby to a way of life.