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2012 BBQ Staff

ALTERNATIVE RESTORATION STAFF

BYRON VALCOURT – Owner

Graduated from Kildonan East Regional Secondary School in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1984 with honours in Auto Body. He completed his Autobody Apprenticeship in 1987 and relocated to Calgary in 1989 when he obtained his Alberta Autobody ticket. Byron’s personal interest in 60’s muscle cars led him to start-up Alternative Restoration in 1992. Byron’s specialty is his custom paint work. His attention to detail creates projects that are second to none. Byron’s vast knowledge of 60’s GM muscle cars comes from his own special interest in them and years of research in factory correct restorations.

JEREMY SMITH

Jeremy is in his third year of his apprenticeship here at the shop – he plans on getting his red seal ticket for all areas of restoration, and currently holds his refinishing ticket. His area of expertise is in fiberglass work, metal fabrication and prep/bodywork. Currently he is learning how to paint. Jeremy’s personal interests are in restoring muscle cars, especially Corvettes. He works full time.

VINCE ZANELLA

Vince graduated from Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks and holds a journeyman mechanic ticket obtained in 2001. He also has his journeyman autobody ticket. Vince’s area of expertise is vehicle preparation and detail, as well as paint. Vince’s personal car interests are exotics, he drives a 1981 Ferari 308 GTSi. He works part time.

MATHEW QUINLAN

Matt is a truck/car enthusiast who works part time. He has proven to be a definite asset to the company as his work is meticulous and he is quick to pick up on the techniques of restoration. As his career of choice is pilot, Air Canada often takes him to other parts of the world. Matt’s personal interests are High Performance Chevy trucks and he is also an avid dirt biker.