Day Job/Night Job

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Taking a mansion that was built 207 years ago and turning it into a piece of graffiti art was the brainchild of Joe LaPadula, the owner of Martino Auto Concepts in Glen Cove, NY. Photo credit: Sean Basdaranos

 


Glen Cove, NY is a beautiful, laid back coastal town on Long Island and is well-known for things like its annual sailboat races and free summer concerts.

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Originally an amateur drifting racer, now Zenia Amezquita is all-in when it comes to road racing.

 

Five days a week and sometimes on Saturdays, Zenia Amezquita, 32, works at Cali Style Auto Body in Hemet, CA as the office manager.

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Tom Spencer is an Estimator/Manager at Mathews-Carlsen Body Works in Palo Alto, CA and also a very talented guitarist and song writer.

 

"Get a second-hand guitar. Chances are you'll go far if you get in with the right bunch of fellows." These are lyrics from an old Bachman Turner Overdrive song ("Taking Care of Business"), and although it's not quite that easy to get into a rock band and make it in the crazy world of music today, it's still a dream for many people.

Body Shop Office Manager Racing Toward Her Dreams

Cynthia Torp is the office manager at Classic Autobody in Berkeley, CA--her father's shop--but when she is not coordinating ROIs and DRPs, she is going for the gold in the world of car racing.

You might say she's on a fast track, because Cynthia Torp, 26, surely doesn't travel half-speed with anything she does. Whether it's running the front office at Classic Autobody in Berkeley, CA, or reef diving, riding dirt bikes, river fishing in Montana, or hiking, she goes all-in 24/7. And now, this includes her latest passion: car racing!

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Sean Fitzgerald is only 33, but he's already owned Phantom Autobody in Jeffersonville, IN for three years now.

 

Sean Fitzgerald, 33, has a busy work schedule as he balances two jobs--body shop owner and bartender--but he makes it all work because he stresses quality in everything he does. While running the show at Phantom Autobody in Jeffersonville, IN, he is a hands-on owner who still paints most of the vehicles that come into his shop. And after his 10-12 hour days fixing cars and doing custom paint, he is off to work as a bartender to help him pay the bills.