About Me

I started fabricating things out of metal when I was very young. My dad raced stock cars and swamp buggies and I got my start welding at age 13 while learning about motors and racing. By 13 I was also racing stock cars. Over the years I built and raced stock cars, swamp buggies and mud boggers. I have made many things for myself and others such as utility trailers, bridges, and sculptures. I worked as a welder for only 1 year of my career making car hauler trailers. For most of my career I was a plasterer in Florida. After moving to upstate NY I worked in a variety of jobs in the construction field. I have only started exploring the artistic side of metal fabrication during the past five years. We started the metal business in 2006 to take my career in a different direction. It will take a while, but my plan is to fill this blog with pictures of many of the things I have built over the years. I hope you enjoy seeing some of my unique creations. My wife is actually writing this blog for me but she is presenting it from my standpoint with the information I give her. I am more skilled with a welder than a computer.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stock Car Racing

                                          My First Race Car 1977

My First Win in Second Race Car 1977

My Race Car in 1978

My First Feature Win  1979




 In the Dirt 1984



     When I was 13 years old, in 1977, I started stock car racing at the Collier County Speedway in Naples, Florida. I lied about my age so I could  race.  I raced at that track until they closed in 1985.  I raced at other tracks in the years following. Some tracks in Florida and then later in New York and Vermont.


  1. Great photos.. thank you for sharing. I wonder.. is "in the dirt 1984" also through the fence? :)

  2. Wow, looks like you got the need for speed at an early age. Well, all's well that ends well, it seems. You have a lot of great photos there, and judging from them, you must have had a ton of experience driving.

  3. Ohh! Those cars are a classic! You must have valued those cars more than ever. It’s a good thing that you took pictures of each of those cars over the years. No doubt, that it must have been a wonderful experience!