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Chris Vallone is the owner of Classic VW Bugs in Congers, New York. He has created a global following with his vintage VW Bug restorations and his “How To Restoration” video tips educating enthusiasts around the world. Chris has earned numerous awards with his beautifully restored VWs including being accepted as the first bug ever to the Fairfield Concours d’Elegance. His cars have also been on the lawns of The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the Limerock Concours and the Hemmings Concours. His restorations have appeared in Hot VW Magazine, Aircooled Classics Magazine, VolksWorld, Fox News, USA Today, and the Journal News. He also worked on collector and celebrity Jerry Seinfeld’s 1956 Oval VW.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Having to learn about the business side of doing restoration work.
AH HA MOMENT
After running his start up restoration business in his parent’s garage and getting a cease and desist letter from the HOA that he couldn’t run a business there any more.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1971 Super Beetle convertible
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Follow your passions.
The Silent Sales Machine by Jim Cockrum
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Do what you love and are passionate about.
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