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 December/January contest is the Volkswagen Jetta. The winner is Bill Geyer, owner of Motive Parts of Homestead in Homestead, Pennsylvania.
Now, let’s get to know the “Guess the Car” champion.
CM: How long have you been working in the auto parts business?
BG: Since 1975. I swept the floors and stocked the shelves for my father. We’ve been in this location since 1971. It started down the street in ’58.
I’ll tell you a funny story. Back in 1994, my father, Richard, was a $5,000 grand-prize winner in the “Cash for Countermen” Sweepstakes. He shared it with my brother, Tom, and I. The plaque is still on the wall.
Editor’s note: The former “Cash for Countermen” Sweepstakes challenged readers to answer a series of questions about advertisers in the magazine. Richard Geyer, the 1993 grand-prize winner, was featured in the March 1994 edition.
CM: What do you like most about your job?
BG: I like the change in the technology that has happened, and I’m pleased that I was a part of it, and I took my business to it. I also enjoy teaching my son about the business.
CM: What’s the coolest car you’ve ever owned or worked on?
BG: My 1973 Jeep Commando.
CM: Do you have any interesting hobbies? What do you do for fun?
BG: I played ice hockey for 50 years. I started when I was 15 – I’m 65 now – and I just retired last year. I’m in two bowling leagues.I go camping and fishing with my grandkids. I have eight grandkids.
CM: Are you a big Penguins fan?
BG: Oh yes. I had season tickets before Mario showed up. I still have season tickets to this day.
CM: What’s your dream car?
BG: I just bought an ’02 Jeep Wrangler Sierra with manual transmission. I’m teaching all my grandkids how to drive a stick.