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Doug Pray is the President of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. There they supply the world with parts for the iconic marques as well as restoring Auburns and Cords. It’s a company his father purchased in 1960, moving it from Auburn, Indiana in to an abandoned pickle factory in Oklahoma. Doug worked in his father’s business when he was 14 in the 60s and stayed until the company closed in 1981. Being an entrepreneur Doug brought it back to life. He has drilled oil wells, owned a drive-in restaurant, started a chrome plating business, ran a successful business restoring, exhibiting, and selling antique gas pumps. In 1997 Doug made a u-turn and became a Chiropractor starting a successful clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“When opportunity knocked I jumped.” – John D. Rockefeller
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Working in the oil business was very challenging with its ups and downs and when oil prices dropped, the business evaporated.
Learning that whatever you’re doing doesn’t have to turn out the way everyone else thinks it’s supposed to turn out.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A 1963 Corvair Monza
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Buy and restore what you like, not what others tell you to do.
Cord Complete by Josh B. Malks
Glenn Pray: The Man Who Brought Legends to Life by Josh B. Malks
Glenn Pray The Untold Stories by Glenn Pray
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Go with what you love.
HOW TO FIND DOUG
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