if some of this was true, i'd actually not even bother replying, but seeing you dug so deep, deep.... but came up with nothing, ill buy you a new shovel, so you can dig your own grave with your remarks, and actions. Good luck in life, wish you the best.
#1 Never went to Vet school, you do 4 years of college first, which i have 2 @ Salisbury State in MD for animal nutrition major. Show how much you know about your family. My father and I couldnt afford it anymore, so I came home and went back to work for who I was going to school for....Rogers Pet Supplies.
#2 Quit Rogers, was there for 8 years, ran the mans business, his son and I, made very good money there, but father was loosing it and accused everyone of stealing from him. This severed my 18 year relationship with my good friend, and a close "second" father. I don't take lightly to untruths, and couldnt think of them the same. Actually recently went to Rogers to see my buddy, saw father for 1st time in 8 years, he apologized, felt good to get the grief and hurt outta my heart.
#3 Was already working on mustangs before i came to my brother to pass idea of "Wicked". Actually "Wicked" was born one night a few of my buddies and i were having a few beers, it was Pete's Wicked Ale.... Why not come to your brother, to embark on a new business, that you look up to, but hey look where it gets ya. Always wanted to keep at bay, no one can succeed him. Alas, time to move on. We all are our own man, we will see in time whose still standing.
#4 300zx, lol yeah i was rocking that...I guess all of us mustang people had a stang as our first car? lol too funny...irrelevant ya think?
#5 Salvage stang, glass was all blown out, stolen car, my bro's boss owned it, my brother never laid a finger on it to restore it......i got it with just all new glass....still needing work...have pics before and after.
#6 Black Mustang, bought it from dealership with full GT40 setup, Marc @ Twisted knew the dealer, got car for a steal, had 4 wheel disc, ran 12.20's NA all day long. Dwayne @ Outrageous built the car. Car was raced very heavily, RACED, not talk about what i do or did, I dont even think my bro has ever been down the 1320? Dwayne and I know each other on a personal basis, and used to street race with Marc, and that whole street scene back in 94-95-96. Unlike my bro who only knows what i tell em...like Dwayne working for Ford....which he doesnt anymore.
#7 Black car had issues when first bought, think it had blower previous, and head unit let loose, oil pressure was funky on it...we knew we were on borrowed time. Blew oil pump racing one night, went back to Twisted, which I helped out at times, and myself and few others put another pump in the motor, we had a money race the next night and wanted to try and make it. Marc just sat in office and let others do the work while he lay claim to its glory, like someone i know. Then when pump blew second night out, it was time to tear it down. we did, and had our new build...a Nowalk 347 (1st to make 347) with TW and S-trim. Bought everything, was at Twisted, magically shop got broke into, all my stuff stolen, etc. Marc was a shady character, thats why no longer in business, and screwed me, even thru friendship. I created "Wicked" from this ordeal.
#8 Only ECS person having a car u owned, u didnt even drive it, it was a rolling chassis, stock, lol, was slapnotch. Which I and Steve donated the guts of his 86 gt into this car. Of any of the performance cars u had, u never drove any of them they all never ran or never put on road, besides your 75-79 Trans Ams wearing your Winger T-shirts and a mullet, stop living in the past, get over it.
#9 Catchy name of "Wicked" was created one night while me and a few of my buddies were drinking Pete's Wicked Ale, plus we liked the way the Wicked was wrote, look at it and compare it to the beer label, no coincidence there.
#10 I wanted Wicked to file taxes, have its own accounts, own vendors, which Joe @ Downs couldnt care about this garbage, yes you buy under Brians Auto, and Wicked has its own account with Downs, so commence your business as you will. My brother being the control freak, and not wanting anyone to succeed him, wanted full control of what went on, I was just tired of the "whipping boy status" and the dead end endeavor i thought that would work out between my brother and I. My brother has been thru so many employees, not just myself, he has a way of talking down to people as you can see clearly evident by his lashing of irrelevant and twisted stories. Boy was I stupid...not once but twice. Live and learn.
#11 Yeah Im a Union Glazier Local 1009 and proud of it. Its a family trade that has survived over the years, and i have 4 family members still active, wasnt handed to me, anyone that knows unions u have to serve an apprenticeship, and I did my 4 years, and paid my dues. Anyone like getting up @ 4:30? Too funny, but boy did my bro bitch when i was done @ 3pm. Dont be jealous I have other skillz not just with automotive. Glad you fired me, made me realize there real people to work for. that treat help right. I also run work as a foreman on jobs, and get requested to work for other companies. Thank you again.
#12 Your accident, cant refute that, but funny thing is he fired the kids working for him i had to deal with those 6 months, while working my union job that i took off of to help at the shop...talk about ungrateful, you can rot in hell for that comment. Gary soon left also, couldnt take my brothers crap too.....do i see a pattern here? Even his new boy Jay numerous times has questioned my brother ethics, and knowledge to me, but hey I like Jay and wish em the best.
#13 U dont do "performance exhaust" with a pipe bender, u use a mandrel bender, any you mustang guys wanna buy an exhaust for you stang made by midas or meineke? dont think so, told my brother not to buy it, he did anyway, said can make alot more money this way if you sell job.....I dont "sell" jobs I give a customer to correct answers, and best way to do it...not whats gonna line my wallet.
#14 I knew for sometime I wanted to move on from my brother, all these talks of new shop, bigger this, gonna get that were just that, talks, i knew in my heart i could no longer deal with the controlling. Didn't know how to tell him earlier, knew he would just say get your **** outta here, just waitied till i had all my ducks in order. Might not be best way in his eyes, but I had to protect myself from him, since the last time he thru me out the same way.
#15 what I do on my own time while off from the Union is just that my own.... xbox rocks, wanna play on live hit me up on XBL sn is Wicked Creation! didnt know he knew my work sched so well....Hell yeah i collect my unemployment, i piad into it, and if im not working for the union im entitled to it.....is someone jealous? Oh and get it right, its 4 months not 6, it runs out in May, and Ill be back at work already, got a request at the hall.
#16 9 inch rear...thats all u did on the damn thing, open up 2 holes in a piece of aluminum, i think a helper monkey could do that. the rest was my idea, which he thought was stupid....we shall see.
#17 "He can spend 5 hours just talking shop" ill spend 10 hours if i need to to make sure people are educated and getting what they want and understand it....theres the major difference.....the one people appreciate the most.
#18 I BEAT all my customers cars, because if it doesnt break with me driving it, its not gonna break with you driving it, and like anything everything will be taken care of if it does.....its always been my practice and always will be. And its a tasteful beating.
#19 Bill Hicks is aware of the status of his motor, and i told you that to see how loyal you were, which you arent, you got punked on that one. Ive had the SCT software since they released it to the public in March as well as my Wide band set up. You know what a Wide Band is? , as well as my 800.00 extra laptop. Only snow thats around here is whats on he ground and ill snowboard down it.
#20 Take the money for the tires outta the 600 u kept from me from jobs i did for ya, and the radiator/fan that vanished from the shop. Tell Jay thanks for putting all the bolts back in place all nice and neat for me i know he hated to do that to me (seeing how he kept everything neat and in order), but he works for you and had to do what the boss says.....I woulda hated to get new hardware when i buy the new one.
My following isnt just ECS, its spread farther then that, but ECS is my home base, but anyone is welcome into our cicle of mustang nutz. You can keep the stragglers that come in from the phone book ad, and your customers. Im sure once they catch wind of the move, they will come see me, and ill let them make there own choice.
Anyone got a girl to hook me up with that likes mustangs? recently single!!!!!
Take care everyone, and im sorry to air this dirty laundry on here, but what was said was tasteless, tacky, and down right untruthful. Lets move onto bigger and better things, like our love of mustangs.
SHELL NO MORE!