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Updated 06-22-2017
FUN STUFF
TJ SMITH                                  CHRIS SMITH     MICHELLE              MIKE
WORLD FAMOUS TIMMY BREWER ON HIS
SIDE!!!!!!!
7 FOOT TALL 500LBS
BIG WALLACE
HE IS GONNA BE
PISSED WHEN HE
SEES THIS PIC
IF YOU HAVE NEVER VISITED THE BARBER VINTAGE MUSEUM IN
BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA PICTURED BELOW YOU ARE MISSING
OUT.  THE COLLECTION IS AMAZING
Chris
Smith
Chris
Fernandez
Shawn Gooch
Gooch
Big John Hartley
Mikey From OCC
"The Brian Hayes"
2014 C7 Vengeance Racing VR850+  
Every now and then I when
not wearing shorts and a
black t shirt I dress up a
little.  
This is just a peek into what all us guys do
around the shop and after hours.  We have
all worked together at least 5 years and
Chris Smith has been with me for 10 years.  
I call this a family business even though no
one shares my last name and am blessed to
have these guys on my team.  I hope to add
more stuff to this page soon.  
Chris is an avid drag racer and
our mechanic.  He is one of the
best electrical trouble shooters
I've ever seen.  He has been with
me for over 10 years and is
definitely part of the family.  His
love for racing is only second to
his love of his little boy.  Chris is
a great dad , technician, and
competitor.  Check with Chris for
any of your service needs.  
A little about me.  I've been an avid off road enthusiast since I was 4 years old.  I've been in
the Power Sports business since 1997  I started in the business as a summer job because
my previous job was super stresfull and quite honestly I really wanted to take it easy for a
few months and get back into motorcyles, ATVs, and watercraft before getting back into the
corporate world.  I was not very good in the interview process and wasn't a very good
salesperson but the manager of the dealership hired me because I was big and would be
able to help lift the heavy watercraft from their carts and put them on trailers and would save
him some work.......(true story).  From the beginning I enjoyed all the like minded people I
was surrounded by.  In this business you don't have to "sell" anyone anything.  You simply
have to help them buy.  That has been my philosophy since the beginning.  I was told more
than once if I wanted to do things my way it would have to wait till my name was on the
sign.  In 2003 I got the chance to open my own store and the very first thing I did was put my
name on the sign.  Gooch's Power Sports was born.  What started as a low stress summer
job has become a career.  These days are a little more stressful however I cant imagine
doing anything else.  I have made lifelong friends from customers.  Though my time is
spread thin nowadays my goal is for me and my guys to be thought of by our customers as
"your friend in the business".  I put my personal Cell phone number out there for all my
customers and potential customers for a reason.  I want to talk to you.  If you have an issue
or a question I don't believe there is a better person for you to contact than me.  If I don't
have the answer I know someone who will.  

My shop is different than any shop I know.  We are very informal and want all our guests to
feel like they are hanging out in their buddies garage.  If you need formal structure,
complete and total orginization, and undivided one on one attention we probably are not
going to be your favorite place to shop.  If you want to be told how it is and be treated as
equals then you will fit right in.  Sometimes there are 5 to 10 customers to one or 2
employees so please be patient.  Also don't be afraid to throw your hand up and just ask
your question.  

I don't get to ride as much as I used to.  A beautiful wife, 2 children, and being a business
owner make it a little more difficult than it used to be however I've promised myself I'll get
back behind handlebars soon. I've been spending time playing with cars lately but look
forward to getting back to my roots.

Please send us your feedback.  I would love to hear the good and bad.  I actively participate
in the local facebook pages so I get to hear and be a part of the good and the bad.  We
aren't perfect for sure but If I know there is a problem I'll do my best to remedy it.  I've
enjoyed sharing a little about myself and look forward to meeting anyone who took the time
to read this.

Shawn Gooch      
Not my Corvette pictured above.  I could barely fit in it
anyway!  LOL.  Not very often you get to sit in a true
holy grail Corvette so I couldn't miss the opportunity to
do so.  1 Owner 1967 427 4 Speed 3 deuce big block.
Probably a $250K car.