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Hello… I’m Gary. That is a pretty old picture of me in full marketing mode, dating back to my last Real Estate Website. I had great fun with Residential and Investment Real Estate for 35 or so years. I still hold a California Real Estate Brokers License, but thats too far to go to show a house. One of my 2001 deals landed me a very old house in a very sweet location in Florence. In 2009 the Real Estate market continued its meltdown, and I decided it would be a great time to go to Oregon.
Before and during all of the above, I worked 26 cumulative years at Lockheed Martin Corp. in Sunnyvale CA. as a Technical Illustrator, Graphic Artist, and Art Director …all in the corner called “Technical Publications”. It was all NASA and Military stuff. During the last few years of my stay at Lockheed, I had a small staff, tasked with inventing
“Interactive Digital Media”, that later became known as “Multimedia”. I loved interface design, and playing on the edge if technology. I was working overtime creating cool interactive products for “Technical Training” and “Executive Presentations”,
all delivered on an actual CD ROM. Before long, “The Internet” began to change
the way things were done. At the same time I was busy selling houses to rocket scientists in Fremont CA. So once again, I turned in my badge and went back to Real Estate.
— Pioneers are the ones with arrows in their back.
Currently I am retired with my lovely bride of 55+ years, living in our antique home on the Siuslaw River in Florence Oregon. My ample spare time is often filled with my responsibilities as the President of the Rhody Cruisers Car Club in Florence. Together we organize and produce three major Car Shows in Florence, and many Stand-Arounds
and Cruises to Regional Car Shows.
My previous life in Technical Publications at Lockheed has encouraged me to develop this Website, start the Facebook Group ‘Oregon Coast Hot Rods’, and publish the
‘CRUISER NEWSER’, a regional news and event eMail for the Hot Rod Community.
IN THE SHOP
I have been building Hot Rods my whole life… mostly. I am currently running one of my oldest projects, from 1985, a ’74 Chevy Vega Wagon. Its a 350 Chevy, with a 5-Speed, narrowed 12 bolt posi rear end. Lots of upgrades in suspension, brakes and such. More about that HERE.
Here is a 23 Ford T-Bucket I built from nothing… Sure wish I had it back. I also built a V8 Austin Healy Sprite, a wicked ’64 Dodge Dart, and a dozen more I don’t think I even have pictures of.
My favorite parts of the Hot Rod life is Aggressive Coastal Cruising in my Vega, and hanging out with my friends at area Car Shows. I love meeting people, and talking about their Classic Cars.
Thanks for visiting Oregon Coast Hot Rods.