A native of Ojai, California, Terry grew up in Santa Barbara, attending local schools. After attending SBCC, he entered a mechanical engineering program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Terry’s father was a restorer of Model A Fords, as well as an all-around car and motorcycle buff, so Terry acquired a fascination for mechanical things at an early age. Before graduating, he owned an MG TD and a Velocette Thruxton. The latter has been restored, while the TD has just been retired from six years of everyday use to undergo a full restoration. Terry presently runs around in an MG Midget and claims he has no need to own a “real car”! Terry joined the staff of Classic Car Company in the Fall of 1980 and is well versed in all the mechanical aspects of restoration and repair work. When not playing with cars, Terry enjoys sailing.
The Santa Maria area was where Don grew up, completing his schooling with a technical course at Hancock College. During his school days, Don was involved in motorsport, building dirt track and dragster cars. His final project at Hancock was the design and building of an Endurance-class Go-Kart, which subsequently ran very well at major tracks on the West Coast. After leaving school, Don worked as a Custom Painter and came to the attention of the Moss crew with a stunning red MG TD paint job that he had done for a Moss customer. He moved to Santa Barbara with his wife, Tina, and has been the mainstay of Classic’s paint shop since May of 1981. Don enjoys sportscar rallies and presently owns a Jensen Healey GT and an MGB which is slowly being restored for Tina.