Hi. I’m Bruce Woodson, Chairman.
It’s been great getting to know so many of you over the last eighteen years, from when I first became a member of this great organization. And, I hope to meet many more of you before my tour of duty as a NAMGAR Officer is over.
I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. My dad has always been an avid car collector, so I was brought up around many interesting and unique cars, such as the Model T Ford, American Bantam, Auburn, Cord, Rolls Royce, Citroen, Harley Davidson, Buick, Cadillac, and a few others. Of course, not all were in running condition! Oh, and then, there was an MG or two that always graced the top of the driveway (so it could be rolled down the hill to start). In my teen years, the Auburns and Rolls Royces were just too big, and the Bantams and Citroens were just too small. But the MG was just right. And, it’s been a great fit ever since.
Like I said though, not all of these cars were drivable. So, I learned to work on them myself, along with my neighbor who also had an interest in cars. Well, we soon were working on most everybody’s car in the neighborhood. Eventually we were talked into opening our own business, and some nineteen years later, Gary and I are still in the automotive repair business. Our mainstay is actually general automotive repair, but there are almost always a few old and interesting cars in for TLC.
And while growing up, if I wasn’t under a car, I was usually playing the clarinet or sax. I practically lived in the band room at school, partially to avoid writing stuff like a bio, but mostly because I really had a passion for music. I still play on weekends, and have remained in the same band since 1978.
I guess you can tell that once I find something I like, I usually stick with it for a long time. So, you might as well get used to having me around for a while.