PA SHOWROOM: 2907 Route 119 Hwy South Homer City, PA 15748 724-471-2975
FL SHOWROOM: 1790 S NOVA RD SOUTH DAYTONA, FL 32119 386-944-9219

Meet the Staff of Hanksters

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Gary Hankinson - Owner / Operator - PA. & FL.

724-471-2975 - Gary@Hanksters.com

My name is Gary Hankinson, aka "Hankster." I am the owner / operator of a Hot Rod and Classic Car dealership based in western Pennsylvania "Hanksters Hot Rods LLC". 

I've been building, restoring and selling Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Classic Cars for over 30 years. In January of 2015 we opened up a second location in Daytona Beach Florida, We usually keep an average of 65 cars at each location. I spend time at both locations and help run the day to day operations for both dealerships. I also travel all over the United States purchasing Classic Cars and shipping them back to our facilities. We then service, recondition, market, sell and ship them all over the world.

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Lauren Hankinson - Partner / Multimedia Production PA.

- Lauren@Hanksters.com

Hi I'm Lauren Hankinson the second generation Hankinson here at Hanksters. I've been around cars, racing and all things automotive practically since birth. Being around the business all my life, I started working summers here at my dad's business when I was a teenager detailing cars in the shop. Now that I'm out of college I work here full time as the Multimedia Production & Marketing Manager, this also includes growing the Social Media of the company. My job is to upload every car to our website along with a detailed video I create so customers can see each and every detail of the car without actually being here at the showroom. I also create our newsletters and send them out to our mailing list to notify subscribers that a new car is now on our site. Being a second generation in the business and having the opportunity to work alongside my dad is truly an awesome experience.

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John Oaks - Partner / General Manager - PA.

724-471-2974 - John@Hanksters.com

My name is John Oaks. I have been the general manager with the company since 2000. I do all of the sales and purchasing documentation, including titling, registration, etc. whenever selling or purchasing a classic car. I am a Notary Public as well. I work closely with our customers to make sure the purchasing process goes smoothly. Once a vehicle has been purchased, I assist in locating a shipping company to transport the customer’s vehicle to them. After the vehicle has been purchased, I continue to work with the customer, as well as the shipping company, to make sure the vehicle they just purchased arrives to them in a safe and timely manner.

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Renard Weimer - Sales Associate PA.

724-471-2975 - Renardw1971@gmail.com

Hi my name is Renard Weimer. As a teenager I really enjoyed working in my dad's garage after school. I painted my first car when I was 13 years old. After I graduated high school I managed Johnny's Garage & Auto Sales from 1971 to 1986. I've restored numerous muscle and classic cars over the years. I love body and paint work, I have photo albums in my office filled with my favorite restorations. I love car shows and am very knowledgeable about classic and muscle cars. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our inventory.

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Matt Dickinson - Buyer - PA. FL.

- matt.hanksters@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Matt Dickinson. The car bug hit me as a child and I have been around them since. I've bought, sold, detailed and parted cars through the years and have been in and out of the business. I've always enjoyed everything about the look, sound and performance that the muscle cars had and enjoyment of owning them through the years. I've worked in body shops, mechanic shops, and crash parts businesses through the years. I was fortunate enough to come to work at Hanksters where I can help in the process of buyers finding their special muscle car and enjoy being around them all the time. On my off time I enjoy fishing and car shows with my Wife.


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Bob Geer - Master Mechanic - PA.

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My name is Bob Geer, I'm the Master Mechanic here at Hanksters Hot Rods in Pa. I've been wrenching on everything from race cars to diesel trucks for close to 20 years. I really enjoy working on the muscle cars from the 60’s and 70’s. The best part of my job is that I get to test drive every one of the cars several times..

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Jason Hippchen - Recon / Detail - PA.

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Hello my name is Jason Hippchen, I have been working on cars and anything car related since I was a kid. I am a huge Mopar fan, I grew up around them it's just in my DNA. During High School I went to ICTC for three years for Automotive to further my experience. I scored advanced in my NOCTI test there and I received The Principal Star Award twice for my academics and hard work. I love being here at Hanksters Hot Rods and take pride in my work. In my spare time I enjoy working on my dirt bike, hunting and fishing.

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Rich Tirak - Partner / General Manager- FL.

386-944-9223 - Richt.Hanksters@gmail.com

My name is Rich Tirak. I joined the team at Hanksters Hot Rods in 2017. I have been around cars or in the automotive business in some capacity for the last 20 plus years of my life. I started at the age of 16 at my first dealership stocking shelves in the parts department. At the age of 18 I accepted a position with that dealership as the shipping and receiving / inventory control manager and eventually moving up to assistant parts manager. At that time in 1997 we had a 4 million dollar parts inventory, we were the fourth largest GM parts distributor in the country and distributed parts locally with 22 delivery trucks as well as shipping parts across the entire country. In 2001 I purchased my first of two Snap-On Tool Franchises which I owned and operated for 12 years selling professional automotive tools and equipment to and servicing automotive dealerships, independent automotive repair shops, body shops and restoration shops among others. At that same time I also owned a 3 bay independent automotive repair facility for 7 years. Most recently I worked at a larger independent used car dealership where I was hands on in all aspects of dealership operation including sales, service, finance and marketing. I believe we have something very unique at Hanksters Hot Rods of Daytona. I am very excited for this opportunity and to be part of an awesome team. Please stop in to either one of our locations to view our extensive collection of classic cars and to meet our team in person! 

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Jeff Weaver - Sales Associate - FL.

386-944-9223 - jeffw.hanksters@gmail.com

Hi my name is Jeff Weaver. I have 48 years of experience in the automotive business.  I was born in West Palm Beach, Florida but shortly moved to Titusville, Pennsylvania where I started my career in the automotive business in 1970.  At that time I was working at several large automotive dealerships. In 1979 I started my own detail car business which I owned until 1989.  I relocated to Daytona Beach Florida in 1990.  Upon relocating to Florida I went to work for an auto body shop for four years.  I then went to work for a used car dealership which was one of the oldest in Volusia County for 15 years doing wholesaling, detailing and general automotive duties. I then worked for an independent dealership and now I'm proud to be a part of the Hanksters team here in Daytona Beach Florida.

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Devin McCarty - Multimedia Production / Accounting FL.

386-944-9129 - devin.hanksters@gmail.com

Hello, my name is Devin McCarty. I have lived in the sunny state of Florida all of my life. I Graduated from Seabreeze High School and Daytona State College. I started working at Hanksters Hot Rods in 2018 as their photographer and assistant to the General Manager. I handle everything media and office related. It is a wonderful experience being around these vehicles and putting them on the website for people to fall in love with! 

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Roger Corrigan - Master Mechanic - FL.

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Hi, I'm Roger Corrigan the mechanic here at Hanksters Hot Rods in Daytona Beach FL. I was born and raised on a farm outside of a small town in Ohio. We had an older gentleman that lived on the farm and kept all the machinery running. I remember him showing me how to work on all of the equipment, I must have been around 10 at that time. When I graduated from Military Academy part of the farm had been sold, and I guess that gentleman had moved on. But that must have been when I really caught the bug. After graduation I went to work at a full service Texaco station. I then moved on to a MG dealership. Somewhere around the seventies I started at a GM dealership and worked there for 30 plus years. After retiring from GM and moving to Florida, I went to work for a company that restored classic cars. After a satisfying career and having three concourse correct show builds, an opportunity was offered to come join the family at Hanksters. Having such a beautiful showroom of classic cars, and being able to utilize my mechanical skills to make each one ready for its new owner I couldn't refuse, it's been a long road but a gratifying one.

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Don Porter - Service Department - FL.

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Hi. My name is Don Porter. I joined the team at Hanksters Hot Rods in July of 2018. I was born in Northern Illinois. I grew up in a full service gas station and have spent my entire life in the automotive industry. I retired 2 years ago from the auto parts business after spending 20 years in that part of the automotive industry. My love for classic muscle cars makes this the best job ever!

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Rick Carucci - Gift Shop Sales - FL.

386-944-9219 - rick.hanksters@gmail.com

My name is Rick Carucci. I started with Hanksters Hot Rods in June of 2019. Over the years I have held various Sales, Management and Marketing jobs in the retail industry. I am very grateful to be able to have the opportunity to work with such a great team and for a great company!

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