Took me long enough to post this year, heh? This would have been my dad’s 85th birthday, but he passed away in 2008. I didn’t plan it this way, but it’s ironic that I’m starting a new adventure in life on this day and I hope it’s a good omen. Today I’ll be closing on “Gunner’s Great Garage,” the 3200 sq. ft. building I bought in Manawa, Wis. To say I’m excited is the understatement of the new year. The concept of “GGG” is to start a kind of old car mall in which people who dream of running a hobby business can do just that at the lowest possible cost. Essentially, I have five offices to rent to anyone interested in a hobby business. For instance, a car show, a gift shop, a parts business, oil additives, etc. I will use my 40 years of experience and my contacts to help these businesses succeed. I am also looking for a licensed dealer who wants to sell collector cars, as the location is perfect for that type of thing. Every hobbyist is invited to drop in and visit. We expect to have our official opening in the spring, but we’ll be working there starting next week so don’t forget to stop if you’re passing by. We are on Highway 22, a mile north of Manawa at the corner of Suhs Rd.
Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell
"Gunner" is one of of the most prolific authors and most visible characters in the old car hobby. He has written dozens of books about old cars for Krause Publications and is the former editor and publisher of Old Cars Weekly. His collecting pursuits range from old Pontiacs, to MGs, to retired police cruisers, to Indian motorcycles. He remains a frequent contributor to Old Cars Weekly and owns and operates Gunner’s Great Garage, a classic car restoration and gift shop in Manawa, Wis.
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