Meet The Team

Meet The Team

  • J. Bittle J. Bittle J. Bittle Operating Manager

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 1972 in High School…driving my Dad’s Opel Rally Cadet 1900cc 4-speed!

    • Arrived at JBA in 1985 after Joe Drew turned down opening up a department in Drew Ford.

    • Favorite car: 1967 Shelby GT500

  •  John Gerardy John Gerardy John Gerardy CFO

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    Experience:
    I caught the "car virus" early on in life and have not yet been cured. I don't think there is a cure! I'm still collecting interesting cars. Though my early interests were limited to American muscle cars, I have come to appreciate lots of cars from "across the pond".

  • Vickie Bittle Vickie Bittle Vickie Bittle Controller

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in High school (1973-1976)-always had an interest in cars. At that time I could tell you every car on the road. My dad tinkered in buying, fixing up, and selling used cars for extra cash.  1976, I met J and joined the Texas A&M Sports Car Club, bought a 1969 Mach 1, 428SCJ. Ongoing part of my life ever since.

    • Arrived at JBA in 1985, performance parts mail order business

    • Favorite car: Most every fun car I ever had – ’69 Mach 1, ’65 Shelby, 1990 something Taurus SHO & F150, 2012 Boss 302. I can get to like almost anything I get to drive. Just so it has decent visibility and can be heard – no silent cars.

  • Bruce Tucker Bruce Tucker Bruce Tucker GM

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    Experience:
    Into fast cars since jr. high. Joined JBA in 2002. Member of the San Diego Roadster Club, Bonneville 200 MPH Club, SCTA, BNI, SCCA, NASA and SAAC. Former disc jockey at KGB-FM and graduate of SDSU and USD School of Law. Responsible for management of JBA Racing and custom tuning EFI vehicles (OBD1& OBD2).
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  • Bill McMahon Bill McMahon Bill McMahon Technology Mgr.

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    Experience:
    Over 35 years in the Automotive industry, 15 of those in Technology and Distribution. ASE Master tech (1980), APICS, Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and multiple technology certifications.

  • Austin Bittle Austin Bittle Austin Bittle Parts Manager

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 2003 in a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500XL with a 390

    • Arrived at JBA in 1987 in a baby seat in the back of a SVO Mustang

    • Favorite car: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 SCJ

  • John Elderhorst John Elderhorst J.Elderhorst Master Engine Builder

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    Experience:
    40+ year background in high performance automobile engine building and tuning. First working with J Bittle beginning in 1973, his career has included formal training by GM, Ford, Toyota, and Chrysler. Additional experience includes A.M.C. Dealer, Phillips 66 Service Station, Buick-Olds Dealer, Lincoln-Mercury Dealer, church clocks & bells with his Dad.

  • Mike Hill Mike Hill Mike Hill Parts & Service

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    Experience:
    • Started in automotive 1969

    • First started with JBA in 2005

    • Favorite car: My 2002 Mustang Convertible

  • Linda Hempsey Linda Hempsey Linda Hempsey Billing Specialist

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    Experience:
    Volunteer Extraordinaire; Soccer/Band/Field Hockey/Crew Mom; Computer Programmer

  • Gary Wilkey Gary Wilkey Gary Wilkey Lead Machinist

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    Experience:
    Over 30 years in the Automotive industry including machine work, engine building for street and dirt track race cars

  • Mike Evans Mike Evans Mike Evans Race Coordinator

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    Experience:
    • Started playing with cars in 1961 building models, first one was a 1961 Ford Falcon, when I was 12 years old. Then in high school took auto shop in 1966 and haven't stopped playing with cars ever since. My first car was a 1960 Corvair that had no 2nd gear so it was a 1st to 3rd driving car that was a hand me down from my older sister. That car leaked oil so fast you never had to change it, only the oil filter every 6K miles. The oil slick is still on the street where I use to park it after 50 years. My first car I bought was a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS that Susie and I dated in when we were kids, bought it for $1200 and wish I still had it. Loved that car, but my first love was always a 1965.

    • I started at JBA in June 2014 and J hasn't let go of me yet. Love being part of the team here, a lot of great people to work with.

    • Favorite car: My 2012 Boss 302 or as Carroll Shelby says my next Shelby Mustang.

  • Tim Naylor Tim Naylor Tim Naylor Shop Foreman

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    Experience:
    • Talked my Father into fronting me $300.00 for a 1969 Chevelle with 105,000 miles on it and a flat cam in 1980.

    • I arrived at JBA in 2009… My first day was December 4th

    • Favorite car: Always love your first! 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle…there are about a dozen close seconds.

  • Rick Ball Rick Ball Rick Ball Performance Tech

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    Experience:
    Over 30 years in the high performance automotive industry. This includes turbo experience, nitrous oxide systems and imports.

  • Tim Bouslaugh Tim Bouslaugh T.Bouslaugh Performance Tech

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    Experience:
    Specialist high performance application,installation and fabrication.

  • Rob Kulp Jr. Rob Kulp Jr. Rob Kulp Jr. General Service

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    Experience:
    General Automotive Service and Inventory Specialist.

  • Rusty Staley Rusty Staley Rusty Staley Performance Tech

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 1983

    • Arrived at JBA in July 2017

    • Favorite car: Chevy Nova

  • Alex Conger Alex Conger Alex Conger Performance Plumbing Tech & HP Specialist

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 1979

    • Arrived at JBA in 1999 at JBA Headers & 2016 at JBA Speed Shop

    • Favorite car: Anything fast

  • Brian Strickler Brian Strickler Brian Strickler Parts & Service

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 1991

    • Arrived at JBA: September 5th, 2017

    • Favorite car: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 or 1970 Cougar Eliminator

  • Tim Naylor Jr. Tim Naylor Jr. Tim Naylor Jr. Performance Tech

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 2004

    • Arrived at JBA: July 2017

    • Favorite car: 1969 Chevelle SS