BUTCHER SHOP REPORT: POSIES Driven Dirty Tour Day 5
Dave Schaub of the Butcher Shop Garage is currently on POSIES Driven Dirty Tour 2009 which takes a industry leaders cross country from Hummelstown, PA to the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Dave is sharing his experiences on his blog at 49in4.com, republished with his approval here on the Hub.
October 28, 2009 – The tour left the Tulsa area this morning under sunny sky’s and began our journey to Amarillo, Texas. We will spend the night and visit a cool custom shop named the Soncy Road Body Shop. The shop is owned by Bill and Mark Warrick of Amarillo. This place is far more than just a body and paint shop, but more on that later.
As the tour negotiated the never ending road closures in Tulsa we finally got on I-44 and heading toward Oklahoma City and onto I-40 West to stop at a very cool Conoco Gas Station in Shamrock, Texas. We had lunch at each groups discretion along the way. When we arrived we staged the cars for a group photo, bought some t- shirts and other items from the Chamber of Commerce housed inside the station. It was time to gather up the tour and make our way to Amarillo.
We got to town and quickly checked into the hotel and within 15 min were ready to drive over to the Soncy Road Body Shop. When we arrived there were already a bunch of car parked out in the lot. Some had traveled from Denver to see the tour come through.
Our hosts were Bill and Mark Warrick who do high end paint and body work as well as custom built hot rods, race cars, and custom motorcycles. Mark learned his skills helping his Dad on there farm when he was a kid growing up in Delhart. He continued to pick up skills from some of the old timers and after moving to Amarillo in the 1980’s, opened his body shop. In 1992 Mark started Soncy Road Speed & Custom. The Speed & Custom Shop gave Mark a place to work his artistic side of the trade. He works on one project at a time and everything is hand built. He is so busy with projects he only take them by appointment. That way he has time to work with the customer and find out just what they want. He builds about 3 custom bikes a year and is know for his high end builds and style. He also builds a few custom cars and hot rods per year. What he is most know for is the flawless custom body work and flawless paint work. I saw some examples today that were stunning!
The Warricks also fed the whole group a very tasty Texas Chuck Wagon meal. Thanks to all who came out to see us. And a special thanks to Mark and Bill for showing us a great time.
Tomorrow we head to the cold Mountains of New Mexico for lunch and then a night stop in Winslow, AZ stay tuned for more of the fun!
Gas stop on the road
Inside Part of Soncy Road Body Shop