Some of the topics we talk about on today’s show:
- How’d you come up with the name Jo Daddy’s Garage?
- Tell me about how you got here. So many videos, when you first turned on the video cam, did you have any idea?
- 7+ years, over 400 videos and 25,000 subscribers. That’s pretty hot dude.
- You had your own shop for about 8 years — of course when you own a shop it’s much more than just fixing cars, you’re dealing with personalities, staff, accounting, you know the drill.
- Curious, what do you think is the fascination that your subscribers to your YouTube Channel have with you. Why do people tune in to watch you?
- Do you have a specific time when you thought, “Hey, this YouTube thing is actually is working.”
- One of the things I’ve noticed when I am watching your videos is how real you are, genuine, even when you are problem solving on your videos, not staged like a reality show but really reality — do you think this is part of the allure of why people like you?
- From Facebook Group, Ford Mustang First Generation, Scott says, “He talks in simple terms that you can understand.” How did you learn to quit using lingo?
- From Facebook Group, Ford Mustang First Generation, Miles asks, “Do you do charity work?”
- From Facebook Group, Classic Mustang Racing, Eugene asks, “What’s your favorite car to work on?”
- Would you consider yourself an artist?
- What’s the progression for you here? What’s next? Do you see yourself making a bigger production than you have right now?
- Did you ever do this for the money?
Directly from the intake application for the podcast:
If you own a Mustang, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?:
The 68 coupe I have is “Jade” Simply based on it’s color and uploads for youtube. The 65 has been tagged “Stray Pony”
How long have you owned your Mustang?:
The 1968, 9 years. The 1965, 2 years
Do you work on your Mustang yourself?
I do all work myself. Everything.
What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your Mustang?:
Plans will vary depending on what I like, and what a customer wants.
What do you do for a living?:
I’m a licensed aircraft mechanic full time.
Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?
I try to share all I can when I make my youtube videos. The more people know, the better off they are when they do work on their own cars.
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From Jo Daddy’s Garage website:
“My name is Barry, and I have a passion for old cars. I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, and my dad had a junkyard full of classics, and one-of-a-kinds. Unfortunately, the weather and salt in Pa. did a lot of damage to these gems. Many of them rusted away to nothing. I hated seeing that happen. As I got older, I went into the military and served 3 years in the Army. I spent those years in Georgia, and I was amazed at the condition of the cars there. I realized that not all were destined to die. After I left the military, I pursued a career in aviation. I went to school in Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. From there, I was hired by Delta Air Lines to be a sheet metal mechanic. I have been with Delta for over 23 years, and I live just South of Atlanta. I have enjoyed building and repairing many cars over the years. I even did some dirt track racing. Along the way, I worked with a friend doing restoration work. I would do all the sheet metal work, and he would paint them. Eventually this led to us opening small body shop. We managed to grow the shop, and move to a bigger building. We had 8 bays, and 5 employees. It was fun for about 7 years, but we parted ways, and I went back to doing cars at home. My passion still exists for these old beauties. I have several cars of my own, and I’m always finding more to do. I recently did all the repair work up to and including paint on a 1965 Mustang. That was a big project, and I must say it turned out pretty nice. With all the things I’ve learned over the years, I decided to share what I know by making YouTube videos. This has been an interesting experiment. Things that I thought were mundane turned out to be of great interest to the masses. I plan to continue making videos, and I invite you along for the ride.”
Until next time, Keep it safe, keep it shiny and on the road. Get rolling.
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