In 2001, an unfortunate fire caused damage to the shop, sending the local community into a rumor-filled panic that Robert would have to leave his doors closed forever. Determined still, Robert spoke to his wife and told her "I may be down, but I am not done." The shop needed repairs and Robert needed the business to go on, as it was his livelihood. Robert noticed cruising spots popping up on Federal Blvd., and even though the buildings were small and the real estate was very high, it was a good risk for him to take, so the shop was reborn at 12 Federal Blvd. A lot of his loyal customers followed, elated that Robert had not given up. Robert has been around for many years, in fact, he now sells wheels to his customers' children that are all grown up. It gives him a good feeling to know that their families passed down the love of cruising and Lowriding with their own children. Robert and his wife, Terri, have always taken their children to car shows and helped to run booths for the Lowrider shows. Sundays were Robert's only day off, and became a family day. On these cherished days, he and his wife Terri would pack the kids in his '63 Impala, and go cruising at the park, or walk around the car shows. Robert would like to say thank you to his supportive wife, Terri and his children Colleen, Rob Jr., and Analisia for all of their support and strong family love. Robert feels blessed to have a son, Robert Jr., who can one day take over the family business and allow Robert to enjoy life; a life he sacrificed to turn this Rocky Mountain dream into a bi-coastal institution of Lowrider excellence. « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | View Full Article By Colleen Morales, Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!