Welcome to jakesgeneralstore.com, my hobby website located in Minnesota. The site launched in 2001 to sell General Lee Decal kits and front Push Bars for the General Lee, hence the jakesGENERALstore name. From there four General Lee Replicas were built and even a Roscoe P. Coltrain squad car, including the restoration of my first car into a General Lee. I dove in to the Mopar muscle car hobby building buying and selling parts and cars. The hobby turned into hunting barn finds, field finds as told on the subsequent pages of this website. The shop produced over 13 restorations of varying degrees. Click on the About page to learn more and be sure to read the articles on the Blog.
Jake grew up a Midwestern farm kid and has been a lifelong car guy. To date he has no fear of bathing in 80/90 weight gear oil, and never misses his tetanus shot. Claim to fame is winning several face-to-face turf battles with snakes, families of mice, and swarms of bees while evicting them from their homes in old cars. He has over 15 personal collector car hobby restorations, and countless barn finds. By profession he is a project manager in the acquisition arena for the military defense and the banking industries. Jake is active in the car show scene in the Twin Cities and is a member of several car clubs.