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problems and helping people is the
fun part.

dB: What NCC programs and
activities do you support?

Judy: Actually, it's our life, not just
our job. What we enjoy most is the
challenge to solve every customer's
problem and deliver customer
service that cannot be experienced
anywhere else. As car enthusiasts,
we love our project cars, track
events, and supporting all the car
clubs. That just makes the "job"
cool and fun. We also enjoy being
part of the surrounding communities and supporting any of their
needs- with our track days, Cars &
Coffee events, and other endeavors.
Matt has a lot of pride in being the
best, saying "yes" to all of our
customers' needs and making a
positive impact wherever he goes.
New to our company is the training
of the next generation of managers,
leaders and technicians. We are
excited to start a training and
apprenticeship program this year.

Matt and Judy: We support and
sponsor many NCC events including DIYs, Tech Inspections, Track
Support, HPDE Instruction, and
Classroom Instruction as well as
sponsoring other NCC events.

dB: What services does Craftsman
Auto Care provide?
Matt: We do everything! We have
the expertise to diagnose, service,
repair, and maintain everything in
your vehicle. Our services include,
but are not limited to: diagnostics,
high-performance modifications
and tuning, suspension, brakes,
tires, routine maintenance, and
hybrid and electric vehicle services.
We also do all of the hard stuff that
other shops can't do or won't do.
We have twelve master technicians
in the company. We have the best
equipment. We consider ourselves
suspension-and-steering experts.
That's an area I really enjoy. Also,
we can add horsepower, we can
code, we can program, we can add
big brakes -- we can do anything.
A lot of it, especially performance
modifications, translates from the
track. We have over thirty years of
racing experience and that really
helps. We can work on your race
car, your tow vehicle, your trailer,
and your wife's car or your

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dB: Given your involvement with
NCC, what is your favorite NCC
event?

(Above) This beautiful new M4 CS is the latest addition to the Currys' stable.
husband's car. Sometimes it's the
wife that's the racer.
For a full list of services please
check out the Craftsman Auto Care
website (https://www.craftsmanautocare.com/services).
dB: What is your favorite customer
car or shop project? Favorite
personal car?
Matt: One of my favorite projects
was for Fred, a really good
customer of ours. He had a BMW
528 -- an '85 maybe. We gave that
car a total restoration: interior, suspension, exhaust, wheels and tires,
and just a complete mechanical
restoration I think I even got it
painted for him. He still has that car
to this day and it's still on the road

twenty-two years later. That was
one of my favorite projects just
because he loved that car and he
was so happy with the work. That
was a pretty cool project.
That 430 Ferrari was probably
one of my favorite personal cars.
My Q7 for everyday driving. And
for a race car, that BMW with
the upgraded brakes. I love sorting
race cars. I've built four race cars
for myself over the years from
scratch.
Judy: When people ask me, "If you
had a million dollars what car
would you have?" I say, "I don't
need a million bucks to drive my
dream car. I'm already driving it.
I love my 2009 BMW 335i. The
handling is just so tight and
responsive."

(Below) The Craftsman Auto Care E46 race car at the February 2020 AER
race at Road Atlanta. Photo by Rudy Archuleta.

Matt and Judy: That's easy - any
event that involves the preparation
for the track and being at the track!
So that includes all of the ones we
mentioned above!
dB: Matt, I understand you wrote a
book, "The A.D.D. Entrepreneur".
What are the key lessons-learned
that you would share with an
aspiring entrepreneur?
Matt: Learn your industry from the
bottom-up. Embrace your weaknesses because they could also be
your superpower. Outsource what
you're not good at and focus on
doing the stuff you excel at. And
lastly, say "YES"!
dB: What is your favorite movie in
the car, car-chase, heist, or racingrelated genre?
Matt: I really like "The Italian Job".
When they were racing the MINIs
that was fun. "The Fast and
Furious" series is also cool. When
you're dropping cars out of airplanes -- that's cool.
Judy We also liked "Ford vs
Ferrari". That was the most recent
movie we saw. They did a really
good job I think portraying what it
was probably actually really like -and that was pretty cool.
dB: Thanks so much for your time!
Matt and Judy: You're welcome!

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
THE STEERING COLUMN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COMING EVENTS
January 2020 DIY at Bimmer Works
NCC's 2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet
Matt Curry's Craftsman Auto Care Sponsor Spotlight
Why My Family and I Will Always Drive BMWs
Life with the 2020 G29 Z4 M40i
A BMW Performance Center Delivery Story
Window Tint Can Protect Your Health
The Difference Between Wants and Needs
The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Interview-Jeff Noyes
NEW MEMBERS LIST
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