MPG-o-Matic was founded by Daniel Gray, best-selling tech author, lifelong automotive enthusiast, and breakfast serial entrepreneur. A child of the sixties, Dan grew up with a love for cars that knew no bounds, other than his wallet. “It was all about muscle cars, back in the day. I’d sit at the kitchen table, eating bowl after bowl of Quisp and Quake, while flipping through dog-eared copies of Hot Rod and Road and Track,” said Dan. “The American dream was simple. Just pump in five bucks of high-test and the throttle was wide open.”
True to form, Dan’s first two cars were ragtop Pontiac GTO convertibles that he fixed up and painted. Coming of age in the era of the first gas crunch in the ’70s had a fantastic benefit … those old ’60s muscle cars had fallen out of favor and were cheap and plentiful. “I bought my first Goat for $800 and the second for $350, he said. “Of course I could barely afford to keep gas in them, much less restore them properly.”
Flash forward thirty years or so, and we’re still dealing with an energy crisis.
To be continued …
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Many Thanks To …
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