Alfred Gonsalez’ life revolves around cars. Originally from La Junta, Colorado, Alfred moved to Amarillo just over a year ago and started working at Vintage Autohaus & Imports as a detailer.
Alfred didn’t have much of a choice when it came to loving cars. With car restoration being the family business, he airbrushed his first car at the age of 13 and he has been addicted ever since. “Working with cars is in my blood,” he says. “I’ve been doing it forever and I’ve always been pretty creative.”
When Alfred finishes his workday at Vintage Autohaus, he doesn’t plop down on the couch and watch TV, but goes straight to his shop and fixes up cars and choppers with the help of his assistant, Madison, his two-year-old daughter. Alfred is also staying busy coordinating his new car club, Latin Lifestyle
“My friends and I are trying to get the club going and trying to build up a lot of custom cars and have them ready for Cinco de Mayo,” Alfred says.
The rare moments Alfred is not working on cars, he, Madison and his wife, Dana, enjoy camping in the mountains.
My friends and family call me… Pimp My Ride. Because of all the kick-ass rides that come out of my shop.
The most famous or interesting person I’ve ever met is… John Elway. I worked for him.
If I had an open plane ticket to anywhere, I would go to… Spain.
My go-to stress reliever is… airbrushing cars.
The greatest piece of advice I’ve ever received is… Never look back, always forward.
My favorite bad-for-me-food is… candy. A lot of it like a kid.
I’m secretly addicted to the TV series… “Cut Off.”
If I had a time machine I would travel to… like I said, always forward.
Right now, I’m listening to… Barney.
My favorite meal to make from scratch is… grilled cheese.
In an alternate life, I would’ve been a… hopefully not a female.
One of my favorite childhood toys was… my mini-bike.
If I were a character in a book, I would be… magical.
You may be surprised to know that I… am pretty simple.
My Facebook friend count is… I don’t have one or a cell phone.
by Drew Belle Zerby
After graduating from LSU in 2009, Drew Belle worked as a page designer in north Louisiana until moving to Amarillo and joining AGN Media in late 2010. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel and spout out useless movie trivia.