The feature in the magazine got Terry and the Pontiac more attention, and soon he was being invited to shows like Johnny Lazoya's Phoenix show. One year, Lowrider Magazine invited Terry to their show in El Paso, Texas. Terry obliged, and he and his brother loaded up the car and headed to Texas. They got into town the Friday before the show, and while driving down the main drag in El Paso, a man drove up on the side of them. He asked what they were doing in town. They explained to him that they were there for the Lowrider Magazine show. Feeling like the bearer of bad tidings, the man broke the news to them that the show date had been changed and pushed back. Terry didn't believe him initially, so they pulled over and he showed them the Lowrider Magazine that had just hit the newsstand with the date change. Frustrated, Terry thought to himself, "If I would have bought the magazine before I left California, I would have not made the drive all the way to Texas!" Terry called Lowrider Magazine's Sonny Madrid back in California, and he confirmed what they had just heard, the date had been pushed back. Sonny convinced Terry to leave the car at a local shop in El Paso, which they did, and he and his brother returned to Los Angeles. To Sonny's credit, he reimbursed Terry and his brother for their travel expenses. The following week, Terry and his brother returned to El Paso and were awarded the trophy for longest distance, having easily earned that award by driving back and forth from California to Texas twice. Terry continued to travel to car shows for a few years and collect trophies, but after a while the Pontiac was retired and put in storage, so that he could concentrate on his expanding power window business.
For the next few years while working and running his fiberglass business, Terry was installing power windows for friends after he closed up his shop. He would come home from work and do the power window installations in his own driveway. After a while, the fiberglass business was becoming too costly to operate, so he decided to do the power window installations full time. In the early 1980's, a lot of Lowriders were coming to him for power windows, much to his delight, as he was working on anything and everything. There was a lot of trial and error and Terry made sure to document what components worked with each model of car. As his reputation grew, his customer base grew as well.
Once in a while a customer would ask Terry to install a "door popper" kit or a "trunk popper" kit, and since Terry had experience with these types of installations, it was no problem. As the years past, remote control accessories became very popular and Terry was able to accommodate almost every request, including remote sunroofs, door poppers, and hydraulics. Soon people were asking Terry if he could automate items in their cars. His Pontiac already had an automated glove box that was a hit, with not only the car show judges, but his fellow Lowriders as well. Soon he was making custom seat tracks, automating glove boxes, and panels built to conceal audio equipment. All of his work had been through referrals and word of mouth promotion. He has never had to do any advertising. Terry has worked on a lot of the top Lowriders and some of his customers' cars have been featured in Custom Rodder, Rod & Custom, and Lowrider Magazine. Terry and the Pontiac were also featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times in May of 1984. In 1993, Terry was profiled in Lowrider Magazine's Legend of Lowriding series.