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THE BEGINNING!
HAPPY DAYS!
I'M DONE!
EVERYTHING IS GONE!
I ALREADY MISS IT MORE THAN YOU WOULD BELIEVE!
IT'S NOT VERY OFTEN YOU CAN MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT
YOU LOVE!
MEMORIES OF THE OLD
KELLEY'S CLASSICS
This was what the building looked the first time I saw it. I was talking to my wife when I came
into town and I had just finished telling her there was no way I could drive 60 miles one way to
work everyday, then...................I pulled up in front of the building and said "we have a
problem.... IT'S PERFECT!
So for the next 4 years I drove 60 miles one way to work everyday! Most weeks I did it 6 days
and a lot of weeks it was 7 days.
This was about 1 month after starting. I remember thinking how great it was to be
self employed.
My brother in law Wayne helped me out a lot in the beginning.
I couldn't believe I could have this much fun and make a living at it!
This was my first Christmas being in business!
I had quite a variety of cars. I kept the 00 car for a few years, it was great advertising. My
daughter Maddi and I drove it to all the local cruise nights. We put almost 14,000 miles on
that car! I drove it back and forth to work everyday in the summer.
I bought a car from Chris in California and they next thing I know I'm buying 9 more!
I had all the cars shipped on one truck so I had to sell off almost everything I had in
inventory to make room. The people in town thought i was going out of business. The truck
showed up at 9pm so there wasn't many people around.
The next morning the place was packed with people!
By now I had met Tommy in Georgia , I became pretty good friends with him and his
family. They did some great work on these cars, and I was driving there about once a
month to pick up cars from them. You wouldn't believe the paint jobs they could put on a
car in the back yard. The whole family got into it, Tommy his wife Mary and his son Tom.
Meeting them was one of the best things that happened to me while I was in business.
My theory was always to buy cars that I liked just in case I couldn't sell them. I'd just keep
them. As you can see I like everything!
This is what the outside looked like on the day the Granville National bank decided they
"didn't want to do this anymore"
The quality of cars improved every year. I was looking forward to a great year. I actually
started to show a profit the month before they ended it.
Maddi with her pride and
joy at the first Toluca cruise
night.
I worked many late nights!
I started sleeping at the
shop to save gas. This is
sunrise in the showroom
Another sunrise!
The showroom at the end
Talk about a great inventory!
The bathroom and shower I
put in.
The old lift and work area
What year is it?
I've been asked several times, "if I could have one car back to keep which one would it be?"
Those of you that know me already know the answer, for everybody else scroll down!
This was by far the most fun I ever had with a car. The memories of taking my
daughter to the cruise nights will last forever! We even drove it to the Hunnert
car pile up in Morris one year when it was 28 degrees ( yes she rode with me
and yes we drove it) I drove this car everywhere and it never let me down!
Where is it now? It's in a restaurant in Wyoming!
This is my daughter Maddi,
she used to work with me
every Saturday.
Here come the
California cars!
The maiden voyage!
WHAT A CAR!
GOOD BYE OLD FRIEND!
Another shot of the
showroom.