Saturday afternoon after our visit with Dick Bertolucci we made a stop at Tognotti’s Auto World retail store in Sacramento. This huge retail out let is filled with all types of automotive aftermarket accessories. We were greeted by the welcome on the billboard out front of the store. Inside we all received a goodie bag and cold water and beverages were on ice for all of us.
From Tognotti’s we made the short drive to Sherm’s Plating president Gary Matranga’s personal shop and big boy toy box. Located in the same building as Gary’s AAA Crane Service his vehicle collection is fantastic. Included in the group are a number of 32 Ford rods, Ducati and Harley Davidson motorcycles and a wide assortment of automobilia and collectibles.
Gary has been deeply involved in all types of auto and motorcycle racing for many years. He has raced top fuel funny cars, sprint cars, and is a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. Besides his passion for going fast he is also an avid builder and collector of all types of hot rods.
We enjoyed Gary’s collection and were then treated to some great food compliments of Gary as we wound up day two of the Sherm’s Plating Tour. Check back later for more photos.