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MEET THE JBA TEAM

J. Bittle

Position: COO

 

Experience: Over 30 years of hands-on racing background, and his custom engines for competition, has competed in NHRA, SCCA, NASCAR, Off Road, and International competition.

 
Currently Owns: 2008 Shelby GT500, 1968 Historical Hinchliff/Ross Mustang, 1967 Shelby Fastback, 1965 Mustang Fastback (Drag Car), 1987 Mustang Dominator, 2008 F350 Dually

 
Links: 1968 Trans Am Mustang GT

 

 

 
 
Bittle standing beside his #29 1968 Trans Am Mustang GT vintage road race car
 
J. Bittle’s 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback displaying all aluminum FE engine
 J. Bittle’s 1967 Shelby GT500 J. Bittle’s #29 1968 Trans Am Mustang GT vintage road race car 302 Tunnel Port Ford race engine with dual four-barrels J. Bittle’s 1965 Mustang Fastback drag car powered by 351 Cleveland
 


Bruce Tucker

Position: General Manager

 

Experience: Into fast cars since jr. high. Joined JBA in 2002. Member of the San Diego Roadster Club, Bonneville 200 MPH Club, SCTA, BNI, SCCA, NASA and SAAC. Former disc jockey at KGB-FM and graduate of SDSU and USD School of Law. Responsible for management of JBA Racing and custom tuning EFI vehicles (OBD1& OBD2).

 

Currently Owns: 1963 Corvette Coupe (Historic road race car), 1975 Old Starfire (Land speed car), 1995 Mustang Cobra (Street and open track car)

 

Wants To Own: Original 427 Cobra and Ford GT

 

Automotive Accomplishments: In high school, built a '59 Austin Healy 106 with a 327 SBC, Muncie, 4.88 posi, roll bar, etc. Currently run in NASA's HPDE Group 4 with my street car. Have set numerous records at Bonneville Salt Flats, El Mirage and Muroc Dry Lakes.

 
 
Bruce Tucker dyno tuning 2007 Shelby Super Snake Serial No. 001
 
Bruce Tucker’s 1995 Mustang Cobra with Griggs Racing suspension displayed at the Fabulous Fords show at Knotts Berry Farm
 Bruce Tucker’s naturally aspirated small block Ford Windsor set up for open track racing Bruce Tucker’s 1993 Mustang LX drag and show car displayed in the JBA race room Bruce Tucker’s 331 cubic inch Ford motor that puts out 395 rear wheel horsepower and features aluminum heads with titanium intake and exhaust valves 
 


John Gerardy

Position: CFO

 
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Vickie Bittle

Position: Sr. Accountant

 
Experience: Member of Texas A&M Sports Car Club, Autocross, Timing/Scoring Aggiecross from 1978-1982, Texas World Speedway

 

Currently Owns: 2012 Boss 302S

 

Wants To Own: 1966 GT350

 

Automotive Accomplishments: 1979-1981 Treasurer/Secretary, Texas A&M Sports Car Club; 1977-1985 Owner of 428SCJ 1969 Cobra Jet Mach 1 Drag Pack; 1987 Owner of 6S930 1966 GT350

 
 
JBA employee and technician
 
JBA employee and technician
 

Mike Hill

Position: Parts and Service Advisor

 

Experience: 40+ years in the automotive performance parts industry

 

Currently Owns: 2002 Supercharged Ford Mustang GT

 

Wants To Own: 2014 GT500 Convertible

 

Automotive Accomplishments: ASE Certified

 

Mike Hill
 
2002 Supercharged Ford Mustang GT
 

Terry Saunders

Position: Product Manager

 

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John Elderhorst

Position: Senior Mechanic and Senior Engine Assembler

 

Experience: 40+ year background in high performance automobile engine building and tuning. First working with J Bittle beginning in 1973, his career has included formal training by GM, Ford, Toyota, and Chrysler. Additional experience includes A.M.C. Dealer, Phillips 66 Service Station, Buick-Olds Dealer, Lincoln-Mercury Dealer, church clocks & bells with his Dad.

 

Currently Owns: 1972 Trans Am

 

Wants To Own: 1965 GTO, 1955 Nomad, 2004 Ford GT

 

Automotive Accomplishments: ASE certifications as a Master Machinist and Engine Technician, painted his own car, P.A. Inspection License, 3 years of technical school

 

Master engine builder John Elderhorst slaving over a hot laptop in J.Bittle American's clean engine room
 
 

Aaron Taft

Position: Lead Machinist Engine Balancer

 
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JBA employee and technician
 
JBA employee and technician
 

Manny Alveriz

Position: Machinist, Head Porter

 
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Scott Case

Position:Header and Exhaust Fabricator

 
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Tim Naylor

Position: Senior Technician/Shop Foreman

 

Experience: 30 years of experience. Owned shop in Connecticut for 12 years. Attended GM Training Center in Tarrytown, New York. Specializes in carburator tuning and rebuilding, electrical systems and custom wiring, high performance building, installing and tuning, engine, suspension, brakes, exhaust and gear swaps.

 

Currently Owns: 2002 Chevy Camaro Z28

 

Wants To Own: 1960 Chevy "Pro Street" pickup, C-2 Corvette

 

Automotive Accomplishments: Crew on J. Bittle's '68 Historic Trans Am Mustang, built some wicked fast and beautiful cars, ASE Master Tech.

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Rick Ball

Position: Performance Technician

 
Experience: Over 30 years in the high performance automotive industry. This includes turbo experience, nitrous oxide systems and imports.

 

Currently Owns: 1971 Datsun 240 (a current project of his own)

 

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Chris White

Position: Performance Technician

 
Experience: 20 years at Ford Dealers. Mostly gas engine repair, drivability, and smog tests/repairs. Worked on a couple of race teams at El Cajon and Barona Speedway. Raced at El Cajon and Barona.

 

Currently Owns: 1991 Mustang convertible, 1969 Berry Mini-T kit car.

 

Wants To Own: 2003 Cobra

 

Automotive Accomplishments: Ford Sr. Master Technician, ASE Master with L1, Smog License, 2nd place Ford Master Tech Challenge Competition Regionals in 2006.

 
 
JBA employee and technician
 
 

Stewart Bittle

Position: Technician Apprentice

 

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Andrew Abrecht

Position: Special Events Promotion

 

Experience: Graduated Virginia Tech in 2008

 

Currently Owns: 2002 Subaru Legacy GT
2002 Suzuki Katana
1999 Honda F4
2003 Yamaha R1

 

Wants To Own: 1969 Boss 302

 

Automotive Accomplishments: Raised on restoring muscle cars. Secured position within JBA.

 
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