Mike Minutella

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I have issues letting people work on my Challenger, I do all my own service, maintenance and repairs, no one has worked on this car, yet I take my other cars to a mechanic...
— MIKE MINUTELLA

Hometown: Westwood, NJ

Tell us about the car you currently drive: 2015 Challenger Scat Pack, I've done quite a few modifications all documented on my website. Some of my favorite are converting the car to a shaker, installing the shaker intake and replacing the hood. Shortly after changed many of the engine parts to burnt orange Billet Aluminum. I've upgraded the shifter twice :0 and installed custom seat belts. I spend a lot of time with the car it's my hobby and my way of relaxing. While I do modifications or repairs I film the process and share what I've learned so others can follow along.

My most challenging mod was learning how to apply vinyl wrap and wrapping my car, changing it from black to 2 tone Black and Gray. It took me a few months, long hours and due to my OCD a lot of vinyl :).

I grew tired of all the cars before this one, no matter how awesome, the love would fade after the second year. With this car I'm coming up on year 4 and have no signs of moving on and many mods planned over the next 18 months.

Name some of the cars you have had in the past. Name your favorite: First car 1981 Chevy Malibu Classic 4 door in light blue with double limo tint on the windows. I had this car throughout high school and a few years into my adult life.

While living at home I had access to my dads cars 1955 Ford Fairlane 500 | 1969 Lincoln Continental and my favorite was the 1966 Chevy Impala SS convertible. Believe it or not he let me drive them and I was hooked on loud V8s ...sadly I didn't get to own one for another 20+ years...

First NEW car 1997 Hyundai Tiburon. First Fast Car Nissan 350Z. Favorite car My current 2015 Scat Pack

3 interesting facts about you: Father of 2 awesome kids. My 10 year old daughter will work on cars with me and get dirty, but has no interest in cars and does not like car events. My 5 year old son is not too interested in working on cars, but will hang out at a car show for hours and have fun.

I speak a lot on camera yet I have never been fond of hearing my voice in videos.

I have issues letting people work on my Challenger, I do all my own service, maintenance and repairs, no one has worked on this car, yet I take my other cars to a mechanic...

Your go-to song in the car: Changes every few months. My current go to is Godsmack - When Legends Rise.

Craziest thing you've seen on the road: About 15 years ago while approaching our exit along side a sharp turn on an overhead road, we watched a motorcyclist fail to make the sharp turn jump the divider. He flew over our off ramp and most of the parking lot before landing 3 stories down. We stopped to help and stayed until the ambulance picked him up.

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