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Closing Thoughts…

 


In 1993 Gab Joiner had a vision. With the first rendering of the J&R Vintage Auto Museum the reality of that dream came to fruition. 

Our family has been blessed by countless partners, pals, and patrons throughout the years; we are incredibly thankful for each and every one of you. 

Throughout the years we made it through even the hard times because we stuck together; we made countless memories, ran dozens of races, and even won a few trophies. Nothing compared to the joy of seeing people’s faces light up when they saw the old cars but it has been difficult to keep things going since Gab’s passing in 2015.

It has been a great ride, but even the best races have finish lines and it is now time to turn off our headlights. 

It is with great sorrow that we announce the road for J&R Vintage Auto Museum has come to an end. After more than 25 years of memories we will be closing our doors on March 30, 2019. 

Mitch Albom once said “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.” I stand in Gab’s nearly empty office as I write this, looking down on the shop full of cars that his grandsons have been working on today and I ponder how this is the end of our race, but we hope it is the start of something new. 

We know that Gab’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew him and we look forward to seeing what new beginnings come out of this ending.

As of March 30, 2019 the J & R Vintage Auto Museum has closed.

With love and gratitude,

Evonna, Melvonna, Bobby, Bill, Evonna, Shane, Erin, Devonna, Joe, Chris, Amy, Hannah, Charlotte, and Baby Colton

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