About Me

Greetings and thanks for stopping by. I’m Randy and I’ve decided it was time for me to start building a car. I’ve always been interested in cars, a bit of a motorhead if you will, but I’ve never had the opportunity or time to really dig in and build one. Back in my high school days I helped a friend put a VW Bug back together and ever since then I’ve pretty much only helped out other people with their cars.

I spent 14 years in the Air Force in places like San Angelo, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada and Souda Bay, Crete. After the Air Force I started working for Cox Communications, the 3rd largest cable operator in the nation. Originally, I joined Cox in Las Vegas but after 3 years I moved to their corporate offices in Atlanta. As part of Cox I ran their IP Network Engineering team that was responsible for their nationwide network that supported their Internet customers. Just recently I left Cox and joined Charter Communications pretty much doing the same thing with the addition of their Voice Engineering and Engineering labs.

Now I’ve been fortunate enough to have reached a point in my life where I can afford to build a car and probably need the distraction from the stresses of the job. I’m also lucky to have the support of my wife Caroline.

About 2 years ago I finally decided it was time for me to take on a project car for myself. Caroline and I had just finished 2 larger projects, remodeling our home and raising our daughter. So I started looking for a project car. At first I was looking for an older Corvette as I’ve always liked the Corvette above other cars. As I was looking around I stumbled across the Cobra kit car scene and well I’ve also always liked the Cobra. As I dug more into it I landed at the Factory Five website and realized I had found exactly what I was looking for. The opportunity to build something from the ground up and that would allow me to focus on all the aspects of how I wanted the car to be and less about restoring and or fixing problems with an older car.

Originally I was going to start this car about a year ago but I had the new job opportunity with Charter that moved us to Colorado from Georgia, so that pretty much put the build on hold. Once we got to Denver finding the “right” house took a bit of time. (read that as had to have a big enough garage) Well we found it but it was a short sale and if any of you have ever engaged in buying a short sale there’s one thing you understand, there’s nothing short about a short sale.

So we finally closed on the house back in January, after 7 1/2 months and now that we’re settled in it’s time to get down to building the car. Stay tuned.