BIO: 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. Jake is active in the car show scene in the Twin Cities and is a member of several car clubs.
This website 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 Jake’s first car into a General Lee. Jake 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 20 restorations for myself of varying degrees. (visit the Jake’s Cars page). Be sure to read the articles on the Blog.
The phone keeps ringing from all of the seeds planted over the years with people finally deciding to sell off their cars. Keep checking back here from time to time to see the latest updates. If you have any questions on the cars please feel free to use the contact form to email me or call Jake directly at 612-518-7425.
The Shop: The image gallery below is not only about the shop, but shares some of the other projects and ventures, i.e.- Jake’s Tree Moving and Planting, Jake’s Towing and Recovery (repossessed 42 cars in 60 days), and the hot rod cube van what went to swap meets selling car parts, signs and misc. items. Enjoy the show.