Tim, also known as the Chicken Hawk, has been an avid car enthusiast his entire life. Tim’s dad was a “hot rodder”, and Tim was born into the world of cars.  He was brought home in a 1968 ’54 Mercury Monterey 390 24s with a four speed at birth. 

As soon as Tim was old enough to walk, he began working in their family’s garage with his dad.  He painted his first car at 12, a ’75 Monte Carlo.  His dad became ill and could not complete the paint job, so he turned this task over to Tim.  His dad’s friends were amazed and bragged on the beautiful job Tim had done, while his dad just said, “Some things can be taught, some things you are born with.” Tim holds a High School diploma, and a degree from the Tennessee School of Applied Technology, where he was an Assistant Night School Instructor, teaching Auto body courses. He is both ASE and PPG certified.

Tim speaks highly of the Atomic Speed shop, due to the friendly environment and family-based feeling that is maintained while at work.

Favorite Song: “Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Favorite Movie: Hollywood Nights

Favorite Car: 1958 Plymouth Fury

Favorite Color: Black