Jack started building cars at the early age of 13 when his parents purchased a wrecked 1967 Austin Healey 3000. Jack did a complete frame off rebuild and was hooked by the car bug instantly. He has built over 100 custom cars since, including everything from custom vans to 8 second drag cars. He has owned and built Corvettes, Camaros, street rods, customs, classics, and even custom boats.
Jack graduated from North Texas State University (UNT) in 1977 with a BBA Degree in Business Administration and then worked in the semi-conductor industry until deciding to go into business for himself in 1986. He owned and operated a general auto repair shop but was always building custom cars through that business as well. In 1994, with the back of the shop full of street rods and customs, he decided it was time to change hats.
Jack and the family moved to their current location in Kaufman in 1994 and incorporated as North Texas Rod and Custom Inc. The rest is history. He gained more experience and perfected additional trades such as paint and body and upholstery. Today, NTRCI is recognized for building some of the areas’ nicest custom cars and is one of the oldest continually operating custom car shops in the DFW and North Texas areas.
NTRCI displays at the following shows:
DALLAS AUTORAMA in mid February at Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX
Lone Star Street Rod Association’s State Run in Granbury, TX
Lone Star Classic Chevy show in May
SUPER CHEVY SHOW at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX
Both GOOD GUYS ROD & CUSTOM SHOWS at the Texas Motor Speedway in Keller, TX
Jack also attends many weekend rod runs with either his 1969 Chevy Camaro Roadster or Jon’s 1957 Chevy Pickup, which is a national award winner including several “Best of Show” awards.
When Jack isn’t building cars or streetrodding, you can find him racing his 1969 Chevy Camaro Roadster at the Division 4 NHRA and IHRA races where he competes in the 9.90 index classes of Super Gas and Super Rod, or at local tracks like the NHRA track at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.