Name: Dennis Carpenter
Location: – Chesnee, SC
Instagram: – dkcj79
Current Cars: 2010 V10 R8 and 2019 Q8
Past Cars: 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1992 25th Anniversary Camaro RS, 1996 Ford Mustang GT, 1997 Ford Mustang GT, 2003 Mustang Cobra, 2004 Stage 3 Roush Mustang, 2004 Ford F-150, 2006, BMW 335i, 2006 Chrysler SRT-6, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS, 2010 Audi A5, 2011 Audi Q5, 2011 Audi TTS, 2011 Audi A6, 2013 Audi S5, 2014 Audi A7, 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack, 2015 Audi Q7
(I think I have a bit of a problem….I think I like buying cars a bit more than I like owning them. HAHA!)
Tell us a little about yourself: Born and raised in Metro Detroit, MI and moved to South Carolina in February 2018. I am accompanied by my lovely wife, Andrea and our cockapoo, Dublin. Cars are and have been my passion for most of my life. My father was a big gear head and he and I built many street rods when I was growing up to include a replica of the yellow Ford Model-A in American Graffiti. In addition, when I was 13, we built my first car together. It was a 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It was far from my dream car, but it had a tremendous amount of potential. In order to pay for my engine block, transmission, rotors, brakes, gas tank, (this car needed a lot!) I worked at the first farm closest to my house cleaning goat pens for 3 hours a day during the school year and 8 hours a day during the summer. At $3/hr, I had a lot of work to do to get everything I needed for my car. Once I turned 16 and got my license, I started working at a local body shop so I could continue working with cars as well as my own. I am an Army Veteran that served as an Army Recruiter during September 11, 2001. Since getting out of the Army in 2004, I have dedicated my life to putting veterans back to work. I build programs for military defense and automotive companies and translate the skill sets the veterans have outside of the job they held while serving. I have built successful programs for General Dynamics, Honeywell, UTC and Ford Motor Company. My career has been about changing people’s lives for the better and nothing can top that!