Closing a legendary place Gene's 76 got a post from danny and its time to turn the page

 Gene's Automotive is going to be clsoing its doors. It is now time to clean up and liquidate our parents estate. It has been a great long run and i guess it will soon come to an end. ..
Mike G January 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Bummer. First Abbey's Mobil now Gene's 76. Change is inevitable but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Pop Quiz January 26, 2014 at 05:47 PM
Gene was one of the greats. He had a knowledge base that was encyclopedic. I had to visit there often for work. He knew the stuff that made the difference. He told me how in the old days making all of the header tubes the same size was done. They would bend them and weld them. When each tube was done you filled it with water. Then poured the water into a measuring pitcher. They all had to hold the same amount. Simple genius. Once Gene sold me a Ol' ford pick up for $400. I am pretty sure he could have got more. I am pretty sure i couldn't have paid more. I think he knew i needed a truck for work.... The last place you could buy leaded fuel around town was Gene's.... He told me the story of going to LA with a friend in the friends Lamborghini. The fancy exotic broke down (maybe a few times,not sure). Gene got his wife and her Cadillac to pick them up. They made it all the ,in comfort. Gene knew his stuff. He was unpretentious and down to business. He did not suffer fools lightly. I always liked and respected him. It makes me smile and remember when I see his Chevy at the IB car show.
Pop Quiz January 30, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Is the Car show still going to happen?


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