Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Josh Smith

Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Josh Smith

1. Name and Occupation?
Josh Smith – Lead Production Welder

2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
6+

3. Hometown and State?
Hiddenite, NC

4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The DSE 1963 Chevy II – Always had a thing for Nova’s

5. What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy always learning new things and the clean shop atmosphere.

6. What’s your dream car/truck?
A 1969 Chevy Cheyenne with a ¾ ton Chevy Duramax frame.

7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Hunting, Fishing, and playing music. (drums, bass guitar)

8. Favorite movie/movies?
I’ve watched so many I really don’t have a favorite.

9. Pet Peeve?
People who don’t put stuff back where they found it.

10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. 

Watch the video and check out what makes the BFG All-Terrain TA KO2 Tire “Their Toughest All-Terrain Tire Ever.” See more on their Facebook page and click the link below to enter the KO2 Drop Zone Challenge for a chance to win a set of KO2’s for yourself.

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The BFGoodrich KO2 Drop Zone Challenge

The BFG KO2 Drop Zone Challenge. The team at BFGoodrich Tires dropped a new All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire from 10,000 feet and drove away on it. Guess the landing spot and you could win 4 new KO2’s for yourself. Click here to enter the challenge. http://on.fb.me/1oQFw6G

Detroit Speeds Newest Project – Windell Carawan’s 1966 Corvette.  This is Windell Carawan’s first project with DSE. He and his son Trent have owned the car since 1994 and wanted to do something a little different. They are looking forward to just cruising around and having fun with the car once completed. 
http://bit.ly/carawan66corvette  #DetroitSpeedProject  #Detroitspeed

Detroit Speeds Newest Project – Windell Carawan’s 1966 Corvette. This is Windell Carawan’s first project with DSE. He and his son Trent have owned the car since 1994 and wanted to do something a little different. They are looking forward to just cruising around and having fun with the car once completed.
http://bit.ly/carawan66corvette #DetroitSpeedProject #Detroitspeed

Detroit Speed heading down to Drive USCA at Sebring International Raceway

The Detroit Speed 1970 Camaro Test Car, 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car and 2008 FR500S Mustang Test Car will be heading back down to the Sunshine state for the Ultimate Street Car Association’s event at Sebring International Raceway September 20-21, 2014.  This is the 2nd to the last event so get out there and claim your spot in the Ultimate Street Car Invitational in November.  

Latest Detroit Speed project pic of Mike & Janie’s 1941 #Willys. http://bit.ly/mikejaniewillys    #DetroitSpeedProject

Latest Detroit Speed project pic of Mike & Janie’s 1941 #Willys. http://bit.ly/mikejaniewillys #DetroitSpeedProject

Watch Detroit Speed Technical Sales/Engineering Associate walk you through what makes up Detroit Speed’s 1966 Mustang Test Car. From the Aluma-Frame front suspension to the QUADRALink™ rear suspension you’ll find out what makes this thing drive and handle like a true high performance vehicle.

Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight

1. Name and Occupation?
Bruce Datkuliak – Production Assembly/Welding

2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
8 years

3. Hometown and State?
Canton, OH

4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
DSE 1965 Chevelle because it’s the underdog of the Test Cars.
5. What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy always learning new things, developing new skills and growing in my position. I also enjoy the atmosphere of my work environment.

6. What’s your dream car/truck?
A Dark blue metallic 1967 Chevelle.

7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Playing music and working on my project car.

8. Favorite movie/movies?
Big Lebowski & Goodfellas

9. Pet Peeve?
People who don’t use turn signals.

10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Ricky Bobby

#detroitspeed

Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight

1. Name and Occupation?
Bruce Datkuliak – Production Assembly/Welding

2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
8 years

3. Hometown and State?
Canton, OH

4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
DSE 1965 Chevelle because it’s the underdog of the Test Cars.
5. What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy always learning new things, developing new skills and growing in my position. I also enjoy the atmosphere of my work environment.

6. What’s your dream car/truck?
A Dark blue metallic 1967 Chevelle.

7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Playing music and working on my project car.

8. Favorite movie/movies?
Big Lebowski & Goodfellas

9. Pet Peeve?
People who don’t use turn signals.

10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Ricky Bobby

#detroitspeed

PRESS RELEASE - Detroit Speed 2010+ Camaro Front Drop Springs

Mooresville, NC – The @DetroitSpeed Front Drop Springs have an increased spring rate and lower the ride height to give your car a more aggressive stance. They are a direct replacement and retain the factory isolators. The Detroit Speed Front Drop Springs have a spring rate of 220 lbs/in. as compared to 156 lbs/in. for the OEM V8 SS and 145 lbs/in. for the OEM V6.   
P/N: 031131
#Camaro

PRESS RELEASE - Detroit Speed 2010+ Camaro Front Drop Springs

Mooresville, NC – The @DetroitSpeed Front Drop Springs have an increased spring rate and lower the ride height to give your car a more aggressive stance. They are a direct replacement and retain the factory isolators. The Detroit Speed Front Drop Springs have a spring rate of 220 lbs/in. as compared to 156 lbs/in. for the OEM V8 SS and 145 lbs/in. for the OEM V6.
P/N: 031131
#Camaro

@DetroitSpeed Product Foreman, Jay Lesar, just received his award and framed article from #SEMA for being named a “35 under 35.” Congrats Jay!

SEMA looks for candidates already displaying leadership qualities within their organization or business. Entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, and demonstrated skill, involvement and success within the industry weigh heavily in the decision-making.

@DetroitSpeed Product Foreman, Jay Lesar, just received his award and framed article from #SEMA for being named a “35 under 35.” Congrats Jay!

SEMA looks for candidates already displaying leadership qualities within their organization or business. Entrepreneurship, commitment, insight, innovation, integrity, responsibility, and demonstrated skill, involvement and success within the industry weigh heavily in the decision-making.