Counterman’s “Guess the Car” contest challenges our readers to solve an automotive riddle, for a chance to win $100. And each month, we receive hundreds of responses from aftermarket professionals trying to guess the model of the vehicle depicted.
The correct answer for the February/March contest is the Toyota Tundra. The winner is Greg Rogers, inside sales and axle & suspension sales at Potter Webster Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Now, let’s get to know the “Guess the Car” champion.
CM: How long have you been working in the auto parts business?
GR: I started in the auto parts business in 1976 and also have worked in engine remanufacturing and high-performance engine sales. I am currently in a heavy-duty truck parts distributor managing their axle and suspension sales to OEM semi-trailer manufacturers, but I still get calls for fleet-shop pickup parts and all the auto parts for our employees.
CM: What do you like most about your job?
GR: I like being able to custom engineer something that hasn’t been done before. Doesn’t happen often, but it can be rewarding.
CM: What’s the strangest question a customer has asked you?
GR: I had a young woman once ask if I had any wiper blades to fit her Chevrolet Mustang.
CM: What’s the coolest car you’ve ever owned or worked on?
GR: I’ve spec’d valvetrains for NASCARs and for record-breaking dragsters. The most challenging project was converting an alcohol-burning, turbocharged Corvair to Weber side-draft carburetors and jetting them properly.
CM: Do you have any interesting hobbies? What do you do for fun?
GR: I am currently writing a trilogy screenplay about “The Adventures of Major Tom.” For fun, I have a killer stereo, and I like to barbeque.
CM: What’s your dream car?
GR: I have a 1986 Dodge Conquest TSI, but I think that I would rather have a 1972 Mach 1 Mustang.