• Shop Tour 2016: Built From the Ground Up

    Shop Tour 2016: Built From the Ground Up

    Built From the Ground Up Chris: My name is Chris Sharp and I’ve been doing this since 1976. Started in high school and I’ve been here for about 16 years. …. We probably do about $45,000 / month, and that’s pretty good money. We’d like it to be higher than that, but it is what

  • Shop Tour 2016: Quality parts, needed now

    Shop Tour 2016: Quality parts, needed now

    Quality parts,needed now.   Erik: Tell Us About Your Shop. Reggie: We’re a German specialty shop, we pride ourselves on being enthusiast based. Most everybody here has a project car. The reason I started the business was to have the tools and a lift to service cars in a way that I couldn’t do at home.

  • Shop Tour 2016: Smaller Scale, Same Issues.

    Shop Tour 2016: Smaller Scale, Same Issues.

    Smaller Scale, Same Issues   Jeff: We’re Indy’s Busted Knuckle Garage, we’ve been here for 3 years. I started out about a year before that at my house. I’m kind of a grassroots guy, I started this business with 1,800 bucks and hard work.   A lot of times, what we’re trying to find now is

  • Shop Tour 2016: Gateway to the West

    Shop Tour 2016: Gateway to the West

    Gateway to the West   Erik: We’re a parts ordering company, so let’s get to it. How do you order parts here? Jeff: Well most everything is web based now. There’s not so much telephone. The only time the telephone really comes into play is when you have to physically say, “Hey, timeout, I gotta