Gary is a Sacramento native and from an early age been involved in the local car culture. By 16, Gary’s after school / weekend “job” was maintaining the Day & Night race car with a bit of track time as a bonus. That and buying, building, and trading cars got him through high school and college. Gary became an apprenticeship at Park Sheet Metal learning the heating and air conditioning trade, which led to Gary and a partner establishing Garick Air Conditioning which he still operates today. Cars remained an integral part of life. This led to a second business, GLB Racing, which owned and campaigned a full midget through the 80’s and early 90’s. Along the way, a variety of cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles passed through. Some stayed around to form a modest collection of keepers.
Gary has maintained some form of involvement with the Museum since the first loads of Towe Fords rolled in. His automotive affiliations also include: Past president of Burgiemen Car Club, Past BCRA & USAC owner / driver member, Founding member of BCRA vintage division, Charter member of West Capitol Alumni Association, Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Various marque clubs over the last 50 years.