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TV Tommy

Tom Kujava (in sun glasses) put on a summer Garage Session to show off Diamond Dave’s new digs.

Tom Kujava (in sun glasses) put on a summer Garage Session to show off Diamond Dave’s new digs.

 

There’s a guy in Green Bay, Wis., they call TV Tommy. He is neither an ex-Mouseketeer nor a drag racer (except with his Hemi ’48 Dodge coupe at stoplights), but he puts on an incredible show about once a month.

Tommy Kujava is known to car guys for a community-access TV show he once did called “Wheels.” Tommy does this, and a lot of other things, out of a passion for hot rods and old cars. His day job is with the Water Department in his city. But at other times he blogs out car information to hundreds of people and puts together Thursday evening gatherings that he calls “Garage Sessions.”

For example, on November 19, Tommy arranged a Garage Session at a brand new place called The Automobile Gallery by Red Lewis. The gallery is a car-themed events center that’s scheduled to open around February 2016. Red Lewis is displaying about 60 cars as works of art and about half the car collectors in Wisconsin are anxious to see the new attraction.

When Tommy planned a Garage Session at The Automobile Gallery by Red Lewis, almost every car enthusiast in northeast Wisconsin came.

When Tommy planned a Garage Session at The Automobile Gallery by Red Lewis, almost every car enthusiast in northeast Wisconsin came.

 

But, Tommy Kujava’s Garage Session people—about 300 of them—got the first look at the gallery last week. That’s the kind of influence Tommy has way up in Packerland. In addition to arranging such sessions, Kujava usually videos all types of events in his area and has filmed interviews with the likes of the crew from Rick’s Restorations in Las Vegas. He has helped local businesses like Vintage Works and Diamond Dave’s Detailing get exposure for their hobby services. The energy that Kujava puts into “car stuff” is absolutely amazing.

Even more amazing is that he does all of this out of a love for cars, rather than a quest for money or fame. No wonder he has the respect of so many car enthusiasts in northeast Wisconsin. All’s I can say is that I want to be Tommy Kujava when I grow up!

If you see this rare HEMI-powered Dodge 3-passenger coupe somewhere, you’ll know that TV Tommy is around.

If you see this rare HEMI-powered Dodge 3-passenger coupe somewhere, you’ll know that TV Tommy is around.

 

 

One thought on “TV Tommy

  1. Don D

    Sounds like a great man. Loves cars and loves people. Glad to have him around. Wish we had both by me in up state New York. I know of one other person like him. He is in Venice Flordia. His name is Lance and does tons of car events there. To have men that love cars and people is wonderful . I wish I had some of there talent. Keep up the great work.

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