Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Eric Evans

Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Eric Evans

 

1. Name and Occupation?
Eric Evans – Project Assembly/Wiring

2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
1+

3. Hometown and State?
Gainesville, GA

4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
You’ll find out soon enough.

5. What do you like best about your job?
I am able to get my hands on every car in the shop.

6. What’s your dream car/truck?
The RWB built Pandora Porsche and an Airstream food trailer.

7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Hanging with my Wife, my Great Dane, and cooking.

8. Favorite movie/movies?
High Fidelity, Swingers

9. Pet Peeve?
Being interrupted.

10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison
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Ray’s 1968 ‪‎Camaro‬‬ was Detroit Speed’s customer #1 back in the day

ray-thompson-camaroRay Thompson’s Nicely Redone 1968 Track-Ready Chevrolet Camaro. @SuperChevy featured Ray’s 1968 Chevrolet #Camaro back in 2008 and now it’s back for round 2! Equipped with an LS3 engine and much more.

http://www.superchevy.com/features/1504-ray-thompsons-nicely-redone-1968-track-ready-chevrolet-camaro/

Detroit Speed releasing 3rd Gen F-Body parts for your 1982-1992

What was your favorite memory of the 80’s? We, at Detroit Speed, are a bit partial to the 3rd Gen F-Body. That is why we are releasing our brand new product line for your 1982-1992 F-Body! Head over to detroitspeed.com and check out our full line of 3rd gen F-Body parts. http://goo.gl/Hf3pIM

‪#‎3rdgenFBody #3rdgen #fbody

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Detroit Speed is heading to Goodguys Kissimmee

Detroit Speed is heading to Kissimmee this weekend for the @GoodguysRodandCustom 2nd Florida Nationals.  Here are a few pics to show you how awesome last year was.  Come out to Osceola Heritage Park April 24 – April 26, 2015.   Kyle Tucker will be looking for another good run on the Autocross in the DSE 1970 #Camaro Test Car with BFGoodrich #Rival tires.

Besides autocross, see the Ives Brothers take on their “Wall of Death” on vintage Harley’s, Go-Karts and more! There will also be Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics,  Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72, an Indoor and outdoor car show, live music and more.

We are looking forward to seeing you there, stop in and say hey!

#GGFLNationals  #Goodguys #ProTouring  #BFGoodrichTires

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Kyle Tucker Claims the Pro Class Autocross at Goodguys Raleigh

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Mooresville, NC – For the past few years Goodguys Charlotte was the only stop in North Carolina where Detroit Speed could come out and see some of our local customers and fellow builders. This year that all changed. The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association kicked off their first show in Raleigh this past weekend and Kyle and his 1970 Camaro Test Car made it a memorable one for Detroit Speed. Overall the event was a big hit, we can see many more visits from Goodguys to Raleigh in the coming years.

A great crowd came out for the first ever North Carolina Nationals at the state fairgrounds and were not disappointed as autocross action started early Friday morning and lasted through the weekend. Kyle was once again behind the wheel of his infamous Detroit Speed 1970 Camaro Test Car and was rewarded with a 1st place finish in the Pro Class. While Kyle Tucker was carving the cones in his 1970, Stacy Tucker decided to jump in the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro and throw down some great times. Mike Johnson won the Street Machine autocross in his C6 Corvette. There was a little twist in the autocross this weekend, at the top of every hour a donator to the Austin Hatcher Foundation was able to jump in the passenger seat with a Pro Class driver around the autocross. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer partnered with Goodguys and created the autocross for kids program with all proceeds raised going to the Tennessee based foundation. With Kyle putting up some of the lowest times of the weekend, he was quite the popular pick and gave many donators a quick spin around the autocross. A great deal of money was raised over the weekend and we were thrilled to participate in this fantastic charity.

Besides Kyle, there were many other DSE “Equipped” cars running the course including Bob Bertlesen in his Orange Rush C10, Tim McGilton in his 1970 Camaro and Deb McGilton in her 1969 Camaro.

Our friends at Goolsby Customs were on hand to chose the Builder’s Choice awards and picked some fine winners. While Tony Diangelus didn’t run the autocross, his DSE “Equipped” 1967 Camaro was named by Goolsby Customs as a Builder’s Choice award winner. Congrats Tony.

The Detroit Speed Hauler has landed back at the shop for the first time in a few months but won’t be taking a very long break. The team will be heading back out on the road for the Goodguys Kissimmee show April 24th – 26th. We hope to see you all out there!

Goodguys Raleigh Highlights:

• Kyle Tucker won the Pro Class autocross for the 3rd time this year

• Kyle gave autocross rides to donators to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer during the Goodguys   autocross for kids program

• Stacy Tucker put down some fast autocross times in the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro

 

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Detroit Speed, Inc – Project Updates

Join the team at Detroit Speed to take a closer look inside the Detroit Speed shop to see the latest updates to the 1966 Mustang project, Moe’s Chevelle and Charger projects and Mike and Janie’s 1941 Willys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W7wIWLhTcE

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