Author: Billy Bob Gholson

Billy Bob Gholson – Vintage and Antique Cars

Even when he was a child Billy Bob Gholson had a passion for vintage and antique cars. He likes to go to antique car shows and admire these sleek beautiful vehicles. He also enjoys rebuilding, restoring and refurbishing these vintage cars. He likes to spend time at classic car shows in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

When he was a junior in high school he bought a 1965 Ford Falcon from a neighbor. He had worked for over a year saving the money for this vehicle. His passion for vintage car started the day he began working on this vehicle. His dad bought him a tool set and he rebuild the motor. He then gave the car a new coat of paint. All the girls admired his ride, but he only had eyes for his high school sweetheart, Jean. He drove the car for years and proposed to his Jean in this vehicle.

Billy Bob Gholson’s latest project was his vintage 1966 MG Roadster which looks new after he restored it to its original beauty. “The MG is good looking, fun to drive and easy to maintain.” Like to know more about the MG, check it out at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2011/05/19/which-mgb-models-are-best. He says he is on the lookout for a new project car. He like to get together with other vintage and antique car enthusiast and discuss these vehicles. He helps others find the vehicles they are interested in at a reasonable price and helps them figure out what it will cost to restore them.

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Billy Bob Gholson – San Antonio, Texas

Billy Bob Gholson was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His family has lived there for generations. He is a proud resident of the city. He met his wife while a junior in high school there. His wife is also from San Antonio and he is raising his two children in his hometown. Today, some popular sites in the city are the Alamo and the historic missions. San Antonio has quite a history and is one of the most popular places in Texas.

The Spanish explored the area that is now known as San Antonio, in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The town of San Antonio “grew out of San Antonio de Bexar Presidio, founded in 1718 and the villa of San Fernando de Bexar, chartered by the Canary Islanders in 1731.” Five Spanish missions were located along the San Antonio River beginning in 1718. Several battles took place in San Antonio during the Texas revolution. The siege of Bexar took place in 1885 and the Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836. In 1837 San Antonio was chartered. The missions were used as barracks during the Battle of the Alamo.

Billy Bob Gholson is proud of his heritage and the history of his hometown. Beginning with his junior year of high school and until his graduation from college he worked as a tour guide for the Alamo. He still enjoys talking to others about the history of San Antonio, his hometown. For more on the history of San Antonio go to https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hds02.

Billy Bob Gholson – Successful Businessman

Billy Bob Gholson is a professional businessman. In 1982, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Texas in Austin. He has been a successful auto parts distributor for nearly 20 years. He has a winning attitude and always provides the best service to his clients. Part of his success is that he does something he likes. Since he has always been interested in automobiles, it is natural the he would become an auto part distributor.  He takes his job very serious and believes in the auto parts that he sales.

The biggest thing that has made Mr. Gholson a successful businessman is the fact that he remembers that it is all about the customer. His customer’s satisfaction is of great importance to him. Everything about his sales are customer focused. He gets to know each of his customers so he can serve them better.  With his years of experience, he has become known as an expert on auto parts. He is readily available to his customers if they have questions. He always lets his customers know how much he appreciates their business. For tips on being a successful businessman visit https://www.linkedin. com/pulse/20141128122241-11650048-simple-tips-on-how-to-become-a-successful-businessman-in-life.

Billy Bob Gholson has all the characteristic of a successful businessman. He prides himself on being a professional businessman. He has always valued his customers and provided them with top notch services.  100% customer satisfaction has always been his main goal. He always presents a positive business image. He has a reputation with his customers and in the community as a successful business man because he provides his customers nothing less than the best.

Billy Bob Gholson is Getting Ready to Test his MG Roadster

Car enthusiast, Billy Bob Gholson, has been working on restoring a 1966 MG Roadster for a while. When he is not working selling auto parts or spending time with his wife, Jean, he works diligently on his project. He has been working on cars since high school. “The great thing about classic cars is that they aren’t just computers with wheels.” Gholson says, “It is all solid machinery and I don’t have to worry that she will talk to me so the wife won’t get jealous.” He laughed.

The body work is complete. He spent several months painstakingly restoring the body. First, he replaced the floor pan, carefully, so as not to damage any wiring. There was some rust and wear on the cross/longitudinal members that he fixed as well. He used high quality automotive paint on the floor pan and other interior parts to extend their life.

One of the hardest decisions was to select the exterior color. The body was in fairly rough shape and it used to be a white car. Gholson was torn between British Racing Green and Cherry Apple Red. Both would look just as snazzy with the beige soft top so he waited until all the body work was completed before deciding. Even though white is better in the hot Texas climate, Gholson felt that a strong color fit the vintage roadster better.

When it came down to it, he chose British Racing Green because as a UT graduate, Gholson just could not really choose any shades of red. Maroon and white are the colors of Texas A&M (Aggies) and he just could not risk having his treasured roadster look anything like his alma mater’s biggest rival in Texas. Plus, his wife Jean has green eyes.

Now that the body work is completed, he has been tuning the engine and slowly working on getting it just right. Changing the electrical system to a negative earth system was trickier than he expected. Installing a new electric fan was essential given the number of 110° plus days in San Antonio. The overdrive was installed and he thinks the engine is just where he wants it.

In one month, he has a reservation at the Texas World Speedway (TWS) for a private test on the track. TWS is in College Station, Texas, which is the heart of Aggie land. You know how excited Gholson is use the track if he is willing to venture near the Aggies.

Billy Bob Gholson will be working with well-known professional racing instructor, Carson Newland, during the testing since he does not yet have his competitor’s license. That is next on the list now that his 1966 MG Roadster is ready for testing.