Hello, my name is Gilbert Ramos. I was in the Grandview residential program when the Stay at Home order was put into effect – this meant no treatment groups because of the social distancing.
Grandview staff invited us to build model cars and I decided to give it a shot. It was therapeutic as far as keeping me busy and keeping me in a positive state of mind. What started as a simple project evolved into participants hosting their own garages and this virtual car show – introducing Ramos Automotive!
Before I came to Grandview, I would help my uncle select cars at auction for his used car dealership. As I was working on these model cars, it made me feel close to my uncle and close to home, even though we were on a quarantine lockdown.
I’m grateful for the staff and directors at Grandview – they present recovery in a real way and I know that I have tools that will help me to lead a clean and sober life.
This car needed new rims. I had never seen an older car with 20s on it and thought they’d be a good match./h3>
These cars are hard to find, and if you do find one, it will probably be in this condition. It reminds me of all the Pick Your Parts in Sun Valley, where I’m from.
This car was given to me by a friend and I decided to finish it off.
I made this truck in honor of one of my old bosses.
My friend left this car unfinished, so I decided to finish it.
I painted this car pink in dedication to my little daughter.
This car is inspired by the movie with the same title. I wanted to paint it black but decided to stay true to the movie instead.