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When did your passion for cars begin?
Joe: It began as a young child going to car shows with my father and my family and tearing apart my toys trying to make them faster and figure out how they worked.
How does it make you feel to help these owners finish their projects?
Joe: It makes me feel real good! There's nothing better than taking our knowledge and being able to teach the owner how to finish his car, work on it, and see him get to drive away in it. Months later they're still sending me pictures with the car and their families. It's awesome.
Joe: Usually I'm burning the candle at both ends. All day on set, late hours in the shop at night. But luckily I have a lot of good customers that I consider my friends. They are doing what they have to do to help me take on the challenges of Garage Squad. They are very understanding and are willing to wait for me to work on their cars and bikes.
How would you describe working with the Garage Squad crew?
Joe: I love working with my guys. I think that there is nothing that we can't tackle and be able to put our hearts into and do what it takes to get a job done.
Describe the worst car you ever had to repair?
Joe: Well it wasn't a car-- it was in R model Mack Truck. I just can't stand doing transmissions and clutch jobs in those things.
Whats usually the biggest challenge during the makeover process?
Joe: Getting parts fast enough or on time and keeping my guys busy and trying to plan two or three days in advance. And of course anyone who has built a car will tell you that the parts don't always fit! It makes for a real adventure.
RAPID FIRE WITH JOE
What’s your go-to song while driving?
Joe: AC/DC Hells Bells or something with Dr. Dre.
When did you learn to change a tire?
Joe: When I was about seven years old.
What's on your key ring?
Joe: Believe it or not I have spare keys from cars I've owned 10 years ago, still on my key ring. I have no idea why!
What's your favorite food?
Joe: Cheeseburgers and fries!
If you have a custom license plate what would it be?
Joe: Blew by u'