- December 11, 2015
- by Todd Knupp
- Car sales, muscle cars, pace cars, historic cars
I love hi-performance cars. I have since I first played with Hot Wheels and remote controlled cars. As I got older I graduated to go-carts and then motorcycles. Going fast and making things faster was more than a passion for me. I have owned quite a few fast cars in my years but my pride and joy muscle car was a 1975 455 Super Duty TransAm. After a few “modifications” it was faster than blue blazes and in my opinion driving it was about as much fun as you could have with your pants on. I was a gear head and spent hours with my buddies working on any part we thought we could make faster, louder, or just plain cooler. It's safe to say I haven't outgrown my passion for speed wrapped up in sleek chrome and the smell of quality leather. As I've "matured", I have found ways to work around cars whenever I could. I've sold cars, done Web work for car dealers, and my "Tech Geek" skills opened a path for me to train car dealer sales staffs to handle Internet sales. My work didn't stop there.
I also Produced and Co-Hosted “Muscle Cars on the Radio”, a weekly talk show that fueled the passion of car enthusiasts via the airways on 134 radio stations across America. Those responsibilities took me to race tracks, led me to private tours of the Henry Ford Auto Museum and into the boardroom at Ford world headquarters in Michigan. I have also had the opportunity to sit down face to face for one on one interviews with racing legends like John Force, Courtney Force and Tony Pedregon. Along the way I've been lucky to make more unique connections than the Average Joe with a passion for cars ever gets to. Many friends I have made are car collectors of antiques, one-of-a-kinds, you name it. Then, because I understand the intricacies of Internet sales, those collectors repeatedly asked, “Can you help me sell my collectable car online?”. I’m always happy to help my friends so I have helped friends and clients sell their collectable cars for several years. When I'm asked to manage an on-line car sale, typically my reply is “Certainly, I have sold a number of them”.
But that's not always my response...