Grand PoobahOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Before starting the company in 1996, Bret was a product rep for Autometer, MSD and B&M on the NHRA circuit from 1987-1990 — Mobile display manager for Blower Drive Service from 1990 -1995
Stuff that makes Bret smile: My kids Andy and Sara – My wife Sharon – building cool car parts – a curvey road in a good car- live music (of any kind) – cocktails with my friends – really good food – traveling
Something that hardly anyone knows: Bret can play the guitar
Vehicles: 1969 Boss 429 Mustang KK1634 -1970 Pro Street Mustang 351w, 8-71 BDS w/ EFI – 1970 Buick GSX w/ 560 hp 455, ZF 6 speed – 1997 2 dr Tahoe lowered 8?/12? w/ 18? wheels and 14? Baer brakes – and many others!
Begs People To Buy StuffOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Former mechanic for NASCAR Craftsmen Truck Series team and participates in various sports, football, volleyball & mountain biking. Found his true love at Ridetech: Beth Schilling, and is now a father.
Vehicles: 70 Chevelle – Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge kit, SSBC brakes, Billet Specialties 18″ wheels, BFG KD G-Force tires, hydroboost brake assist, 454 engine & 350 turbo trans.
Sales / Tech Support
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Your Going to Want One of TheseOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Races dirt bikes regularly, has owned more trucks than the junkyard. Danny is a craigslist supreme master and knows how to sow a deal. If you buy him a breakfast sandwhich at any car show, he may just give you a free t-shirt.
If Danny ever offers you a ride in a UTV, politely decline or try not to scream like a girl.
Vehicles: Depends on the week
Warranty / Sales / Tech
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Warranty RatOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: His favorite small town is Spencer, Indiana.
Loves to travel and has rode across the US on a motorcycle. Kyle is also a dirt biker but now that he owns a Blue 69 Camaro, you can expect him to start showing up at some autocrosses. He is not afraid of driving his Camaro every day to work and is glad to get under any car to help a stranger.
Vehicles: 1969 Camaro with Ridetech Coilovers, 4-Link, and StrongArms, has LT4 T56 with white racing stripes
Sales / Tech Support
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Booth BouncerOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Has owned over 100 vehicles since 1998. He enjoys rebuilding “backet cases”. His first bagged vehicles was a 1998 Ford Ranger. Mike always knows a good joke and if you get him on YouTube you can expect to find a good laugh. Mike would drive hours to help a friend in need.
Vehicles: 02 Dodge Ram / 2012 Polaris Ranger / 58 Buick Special
Sales / Tech Support
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Mustang ConnoisseurOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Likes to race his mustang and listens to country music. Josh is down-to-earth, approachable and friendly. He went to college on a Tennis scholarship, so don’t let him fool you if he offers a game!
Vehicles: 2004 Mach1 Mustang, Harley Davidson Motorcycle
West Coast Sales
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West Coast GangstaOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: John has twenty years of technical experience in the Hot Rod & Custom Car Industry with a background in customer service prior to starting his own shop (Deuces Wild).
John worked for Harley Davidson in the technical and management areas in the Western states also promoting customer service, satisfaction and dealer to dealer relations.
He has also contributed his customer service background with multiple landscape construction companies including Agromin Horticultural Products in Ventura County, California.
He graduated from Fillmore High School and attended Ventura College and Pierce College.
Vehicles: 1970 Nova
Resources The HumansOn the crew since:
Vehicles: 68 Camaro Convertible
But Wait… There’s More!On the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Likes to watch 1980″s “B” movies, plays all sorts of “sports” like bowling and softball. He prefers winter over summer and home made wine over store bought. Reads Steven King novels religiously.
Vehicles: 66 El Camino, 69 Olds Cutlass, 03 Yamaha Warrior (High compression kit, tall 5th gear, Power Commander programmable fuel injection computer)
New Business Dev.
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The Third Wright BrotherOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Jim has been in the industry for over 30 years and has worked with companies such as B&M Racing and Performance, RTM Productions, and Zoom Performance Products to name a few. Jim has also worked as SEMA Chairman of the Board and was named SEMA Person of the Year. He’s kind of a big deal. Jim is the only guy we know who can fly to work.
Skunk WerksOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Britt is named after a town in Iowa, and has a passion for dirt late model racing, Bonneville Land Speed Racing, & wrestling
Vehicles: 66 Lincoln – Full Air Ride Technologies suspension system: Strong Arm lower control arms, Cool Ride front kit, Shockwave 9000 in the rear, two 3-gallon tanks, 2 Thomas 327 compressors, Level Pro electronic control system, otherwise completely stock vehicle with 64,000 miles and an 8-track stereo system.
1968 AWD Camaro – custom frame, C5 Corvette suspension front and rear, Z06 disk brakes front and rear, C5 Corvette rear differential, C5 Corvette rear drive axles, 405hp 5.7L LS6, Tremac 5-speed, Cadillac STS-SRX transfer case and front differential, Cadillac STS-SRX front drive axles
Product Dev. / Tech
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Developer of pieces and partsOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Likes to hunt, ride 2 wheelers, and has a hanker’n to visit Alaska. Rodney’s daily suburbon has a massive sound system that will take your breath away. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to suspension design.
Vehicles: 62 Bel-Air Wagon
Human Shock DynoOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Worked as a recruiter for the Coast Guard, don’t sign any paper work he hands you! Herb grew up in Chicago and Pheonix but has lived all over the country. He is a frequent visitor of pro-touring.com and is ingrained in the pro touring culture.
Vehicles: 1966 ElCamino, 1966 Chevelle, 1963 Chevy C10 ( His wife drives a 2012 Boss 302 Mustang )
Certified Fixer of Broken Hot RodsOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Greg has been involved in every car Bret has built. He enjoys boating, fishing, water skiing, family, church, 4-wheeling, Jack Daniels (friend), friends and pork chop sandwiches
Vehicles: 67 C10 Truck – Air Ride, Sway Bar, Vintage Air, disc brakes, ididit column , 700R4, Budnick wheels, strong arms, relocated gas tank, alum intake, holley carb, headers with flowmaster mufflers, late model seat, custom auto sound cassette am fm radio, c-notch, indash tack
The Traveling EngineerOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Travels back and forth from California and Indiana. From sunshine and paradise to rain and dirt. He has many stories to tell and has a gorgeous girlfriend. If you find youself in Cali, this is the man to hang with.
Covers Media Department From TroubleOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Wise beyond his age, Jason has the skills to work on anything, from hot rods to computers. He and his Dad recently built one of the meaniest C10s, it already has many autocross wins under it’s belt. He is a big colts football fan and loves to watch a good game at Indy. Buy this man some tickets!
Vehicles: 86 Monte Carlo
Master Metal MelterOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Dave’s into hunting, fishing, riding, Frisbee, family time, and fabricating at home and he is easily the best golfer we have on staff!
Vehicles: 1989 Harley (low rider) 1340
CNC ConquererOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Still working on his truck- and building on a crazy motorcycle project – anything to get him into the garage! Wants to start working on a Rat Rod project.
Vehicles: 1988 C1500, 1968 Cougar, 1979 H-D Sportster
Fab Shop B. A. BaracusOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Hunts, is a pool shark, and rides side-by-sides. Brian can fabricate just about anything you can imagine. A fun game to play with Brian is to count how many piercings he has.
Stares at CNC LathesOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: A hunter and dedicated worker, every company should have at least a few Fergusons on their team. Owns one of the ugliest christmas sweaters
NC-17On the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Ian has pedaled his way from Sacramento California to NY. This year he will be venturing on a trip from Mexico to Canada.
Ole PartimerOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Is into archery, guns, and anything that shoots a projectile. Likes to ride 4 wheelers.
Ole PartimerOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: If a jeeper for life and loves to trail ride. Used to be a rabbit hunter.
Design WizzardOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: She has her own log splitter and knows how to use it, can out presuade our sales manager, oh, and she knows karate. But we mostly use her for her advance CAD skills.
Vehicles:Honda 350 Rancher
Draws Lines All DayOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Attends college (IUPUI) while working at RideTech, so that means in his spare time he’s concentrating on building a keg-r-ator. He likes to fix odd electronics and works on the farm. He played basketball in highschool
Special Proj. Manager
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Toymaker To The KingOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info:John has a track at home where he and his friends race home made go carts! He’s also into quarter and saddlebred horses, and any form of 4 wheel racing – but not lawnmowers (that’s just stupid)
Vehicles:Rat Rod Malibu Wagon, 350 crate motor, 3.73 gears & God awful paint work
VP of light bulbsOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info:Builds race cars and is scouting for parts to build a motorcycle from scratch! Mick is extremely likeable and has a youthful attitude. He’s a great shot with a shotgun and is impossible to beat in a game of Cornhole.
Female HitmanOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: She would like to fly a fighter jet and to take a vaction to mexico. She is always game for a town feastival.
Amy likes Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
Shes not much into health food, is into champagne.
She will meet you at noon, and cut through all the red tape.
At a bar called O’Malley’s, where she will plan the escape.
Inventory Bean CounterOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Owns a huge garage with all kinds of awesome toys (tools). Johnny is busy restoring his dad’s old truck. His word are always insightful and honest.
Vehicles: 1965 C10 Truck
Fork lift stunt driverOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Can’t get enough Colts and / or Notre Dame Football. When he’s not working with the shipping department, he’s hanging out with them. Can grow any type of facial hair style.
Vehicles: 2005 Dodge Darango
Keeps Inventory CompanyOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Digs his John Deere tractors as much as his hot rods. Gary’s easy to count on and knows our product line like the back of his hands.
Vehicles: 1970 Mustang Mach 1
Tells UPS where to send StuffOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Tyler’s older brother. He is a big football fan, owns a GSXR-600 2003, likes playing basketball, enjoys fishing and hunting, bowler on the Ridetech bowling team, knows how to Dougie.
Vehicles: 1992 Dodge Dakota
Random Word GeneratorOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: TJ’s younger brother. Can play a mean game of basketball but also plays all kinds of sports. Tyler is also a dirt biker and owns a lieutenant dangle costume.
Warehouse StrongmanOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: A black belt, tattoo wielding, red headed ninja. Has some of the sharpest Ink you’ll ever see on his arm. He bartends after work and knows how to have a good time.
Vehicles: Yamaha Bike
Playboy “Mechanic”On the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Not only is Dennis a world class body man, he’s also dead shot with anything that can be loaded. He’s braved the alaskan wilderness on a hunting trip with his buddies and is no stranger to camping. Dennis is a good guy to go to for some good advice.
Vehicles: 1967 Impala 396
Magician, Chunk of Metal Shows Up, Car LeavesOn the crew since:
Interesting bit-o’-info: Likes to go mountain biking and owns a few acres of woods where he’s building a “getaway” resort. One of the most skilled fabricators you will ever meet. If your ready, he’s up for a good canoe trip. When he’s not at work, he’s busy working on his hot rod projects.
Vehicles: 1969 Camaro Convertible