The Wotzwowki’s Classic Car Shop
Growing up back in the 80s, I remember that my granddad had this gran Torino that was from back in the 50s and I have never seen anything more beautiful. I used to hang around him all the time so that someday when he felt like leaving that Torino to someone, then that would be me. He would take me to these classic car shows and there is nothing more amazing in this life than that.
The atmosphere, the cars, the owners, the kind of relationship that they have with their cars is just fantastic. You find a 60 or 70 year old car that is in perfect condition and this is the moment that you realize that this is more than just a love for cars but an art., this is something that a lot of the people that were at those shows took to heart and although the cars were valued at really expensive prices, no one sold them.
Connection With The Cars
They felt like they had this connection with the cars that can’t be quantified using monetary values. Right then, I knew that this is exactly what I wanted to do with my life and when my grandfather passed away and left me the Torino that was in perfect condition, I couldn’t just let it go.
My grandmother has struggled with Breast Cancer for a while now and I felt like it would be great if I named my classic cars shop after my granddad for all those times that he made me love this. So, I went ahead and registered the business as The Wotzwowki’s Classic Car Shop. I have had some pretty interesting cars pass through my shop over the years and some I have wanted to keep but for some reason or the other, I couldn’t I have seen a lot of success with this business as I am able to work with these cars day in and day out.
I mostly get to restore the cars back to their original condition and make them better if I have to. I have been able to hire workers who are professionals and they help me with getting these vintage cars back to their original shape and sell them to people who want to actually keep them. I have dealt with a lot of classic car collectors who pass through my shop each time and this gives us a perfect opportunity to talk about them. I have learnt a lot through the years that I have been in this business and I can’t complain at all.
I have been to several motor shows and the experience has just been exhilarating. This is considering the fact that it was actually my cars that I got to enter into this. It gives you some sense of pride that I just can’t really explain but it is one of the best feelings of my life. Each year, I make sure that I drive down there in my 1956 Gran Torino and although I have had a lot of offers that would have made me a fortune this is worth more to me than any amount of money.
The kind of connection that I have developed has made me never want to give it up. Now I understand why my grandfather loved it so much. There was a time that I was struggling with some weight problems and I don’t know how but the car actually got me to do some weight-reduction meal plan that helped me a lot and now am really fit for anything.
I have sold a lot of cars to motor shows as well as race shows and although it is really painful to watch those masterpieces go, you just have to sometime. This keeps the business going and it has helped me to acquire some of the cars for my own as well. Entering those motor shows with my cars has always been amazing and I just wish that my granddad were here to see me do this.
I am sure that he would have been really proud and each year he would have been by my side and he would have helped me make better decisions as regards the buying as well as selling of these cars. Having this classic car shop is a dream come true and this is going to be with me for a long time to come.