This is My Story
My Name is Gregory Alonzo and I am a Welder/Fabricator/Mentor/Student/Apprentice/Small Business Owner and many, many other things. But my real passion is Classic and Antique Cars!
I was born and raised and still live in Chicago Illinois, a fact that I am very proud of.
Since July of 2014 I have been in an apprenticeship at the Automotive Mentoring Group (AMG) learning how to restore antique/classic cars. I have ben learning everything from welding and fabricating to body work and painting. I have discovered a hidden talent in myself with welding and metal fabrication. In less than 2 years I have developed fabrication skills that earned me the ability to learn and grow my skills in many different ways. The main way I do is through the AMG, they are a 501C3 Charity that mentors inner city youth here in Chicago, many kids that have been in trouble with the law and gangs. I am now a mentor, and I spend 2 days a week there assisting them in whatever way I can. I am also finding new ways to branch out into the car world and make a name for myself that I can in turn help the AMG in more ways than just helping with the work load.
One way is I have returned to school and I am attending Morton College in Cicero Illinois. I am a part time student going through their Automotive program. As of the end of the summer semester 2016, I will be receiving my Light Maintenance and Repair Certificate and only one class from my next certificate. I am also so far maintaining a 4.0 GPA after 6 classes!
My newest adventure is I am now looking for some part time work in my new field of expertise! I will be starting a part time job, rather a trial test for a part time job with a low rider shop in Bedford Park called Mando’s Customs. I am confident that it will lead to regular part time work.
Please check my website out regularly updates on my projects, achievements, and progress as I grow my new skills and dive head first into the world of cars!