Name: Jake Graham, Owner & Lead Mechanic
Car: 2007 UGM Subaru WRX STI STI Ltd #247
Favorite Mod: Electronic exhaust cut out
Subaru History: I started my Subaru enthusiasm working for Heuberger Motors as an Internet Sales rep in 2007. From there I gained a vast knowledge of the company and embraced the community that surrounds the car brand. Once I found out the 08’ STI was to be a wagon, I decided to purchase a new limited as a ‘grown up’ edition to the turn key track car. Since then I’ve been on many road racing tracks around the country; competing in time trial events and teaching others to gain the full potential of their skills and their car’s capabilities. As of now I’m sure I’ve turned a wrench on every make and model that Subaru has produced since the late 80’s.
Outside Subaru: I grew up in Texas outside of Fort Worth living on a 45 acre ostrich, cattle, and horse ranch. My mechanical knowledge first started working for a lawn and tractor repair shop in the summers. It built from there working on anything from weed-eaters to rock crawlers to race cars. I came to Colorado via the Air Force after high school where I was stationed here as an Aeromedical Technician. After my 4 years, I went into sales and ultimately ended up as a Farmers Insurance agent locally (…not from State Farm), and later I formed TGA once my schooling was finished in both marketing and auto mechanics. Outside the shop I also compete in triathlons and multi-sport adventure racing or spend long weekends in the mountains with my wife and dog.
Name: John Bostwick, Lead Tuner
Car: 2011 WRB Subaru WRX
Favorite Mod: E85 Fuel Tune
Subaru History: I bought my first WRX six years ago and fell in love. After about a year of owning the car I decided I was going to put every aftermarket part I could bolt on. Now I build and tinker with it when I can find the time, in between work and Bandimere on the weekends. With a few more years as an Automotive Technician I became involved with tuning and dyno, where I now spend the majority of my time.
Outside Subarus: As a big time skier who was used to the hills of East Coast, I grew up in envy of the snow in the Rocky Mountains. So after high school I moved to Colorado to spend my winters playing in the snow. With more than seven pairs of skis in my collection, I am always looking for more. In the summers I try and get out on the boat and get some waterskiing in. Pretty much anything with speed and the outdoors, I'm probably interested.
Name: Greg Frank, Shop Manager
Car: 2015 Molten Orange Ford Fiesta ST
Favorite Mod: Cobb Accessport
Subaru History: My first Subaru was a 2005 Impreza with a few bells and whistles under the hood. A full STI motor swap, stand alone ECU, and front mount intercooler were some of the nicer upgrades I did to it. After that I got into a Saabaru for a while, a Forester after that, and a hand full of BMW's in between. I love to Rally Cross and have gone through various cars as I continue my Rally career.
Outside Subaru: I am a third generation rancher, raised about an hour South East of Colorado Springs. I grew up competing in Demolition Derby's and working on the farm until I moved to Colorado Springs for college. I attended school at Pikes Peak Community College and The University of Colorado Colorado Springs where I also met my wife. Now I like to spend my free time fixing up old BMWs.
Name: Rory Chinatti, Automotive Technician
Car: 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Favorite Mod: Haltech ECU
Subaru History: My Subie history is short and sweet, I have never owned one. But they are my favorite to work on. I have been working on cars since I was a teenager and started professionally in 2007. I like working on mostly Japanese Domestic's but anything that goes fast really.
Outside Subaru: I grew up in Boulder, Colorado and went on to play Football at University of Northern Colorado where I majored in Criminal Justice and Economics. When I'm not working on cars I like to lift weights and at one time was a Physique Body Builder. I am relatively new to Colorado Springs and looking forward to all the adventure it holds.
Name: Daniel Walker, Automotive Technician
Car: 1998 Toyota 4Runner
Favorite Mod: Five Speed Transmisson Swap
Subaru History: I have been through many cars in my time, too many to remember. I have had a hand full or Subarus but my favorite has to be 1988 Toyota Alltrac that I keep running like a charm. I've seen a bunch of cars in my time as a mechanic but Toyotas and Subarus are my favorite to work on.
Outside Subaru: In my spare time I like to restore classic cars like my 67' Chevy Pickup or go rock crawling in my Toyota. I've been working on cars as long as I can remember, growing up I used to always help my dad work on his 67' Chevy Chevelle SS.