I’m Jim Augerinos a lifelong car enthusiast that has been building and dreaming up cars since I was a kid. I decided turn my passion for designing cars and trucks from a hobby into a business. A backyard builder that spend nights and weekends in the garage wrenching on the latest project. I design and build these trucks as if I was keeping them for myself. I was on the search for a 47-53 Chevy truck to build and have spent the past two years searching for that perfect truck. During the time I spoke with many vendors, shop owners, truck owners and made a ton of new friendships. I attended shows, cars and coffee events, basically asked as many questions and did as much research as I could about these old trucks. I came to the realization that instead of looking for the truck I had envisioned I needed to build it the way I wanted it. Once I had the connections and the know how that’s just what I did. In the process I realized how much I enjoy the build process and that once it’s built I got bored and wanted to do it again. The wife wouldn’t be happy with a driveway full of old rusty trucks, so I decided to sell the trucks after finishing them and having some fun driving them to local shows and even letting friends borrow them for weddings or photo shoots. That’s how the idea for Patinatruck.com came into being.