Justin, originally from Morristown, NJ, is a self-taught mechanic, fabricator with a sharp engineering mind and an ability for being able to fit a round peg into a square hole. Good genes he inherited from his great grandfather, a tool and die maker and his Uncle Gordon, a restorer of antique motorcycles.
Justin’s passion for Classics began when, while he was working back east with his two uncles doing construction work for the summer his dad bought a ‘66 Malibu with 160,000 miles from the estate of an old lady. He then spent countless ours restoring the '66 from engine to interior to exterior. After completing his first full restoration, he had the trickest ride in high school.
Next step was a trade for a ’66 SS 396 four speed car, after lots of work he would drive the SS to Terminal Island and Carlsbad and run 11’s all this at 17 year old.
Fast forward, today Justin acts as both tuner and driver for a ’67 Nova C/gas drag car competing in the NHRA Heritage Series. First competitive race was the 2010 March Meet, going all the way to the semi-finals. Since then many more top finishes including a 2011 NHRA National Event.
NHRA National C/GAS Champion 2011 - Las Vegas, NV