Eric, tell me a little about yourself, your background and how you became interested in restoring vintage Volkswagen parts?
I grew up on outside of East LA in La Puente, CA. Both of my parents where high school teachers. My father from Ohio; mother from New Mexico both decided to settle in Southern CA. My Very First introduction to VWs was quite literally when I was 2 days old! My father purchased a 1958 blue ragtop sedan several years earlier. In the summer of ’61, pops picked both mom and I up from the hospital; my very first ride in a VW! He loves to tell the story about how he took out the passenger back seat and put 15-20 pillows in. He wanted Mom and I to be more comfortable as we all drove across country. The sound from the 36hp motor in my folks ’58 Ragtop, even way back then was like music to my ears.