I met Jeremy Spirkoff a long time ago, back in 1987. Then, he was a tall, skinny 16-year-old kid who needed a haircut, and spent most of his spare time working in the famed Spirit Racing shop in El Cajon, California. Jeremy paid his dues, all right. Early chores included sweeping up the shop, helping unload stuff from delivery trucks and responding to things like ..."Hold this while I cut it." Not exactly high tech work, but it was the foundation for things to come. As the years ticked off, Jeremy graduated to other things, like working a chop saw, measuring tubing, learning some basic welding techniques, and he even started prepping race trucks. When his Dad, Steve Spirkoff, figured Jeremy had earned his stripes, he was given the job of prepping the pre-runner truck for the legendary Ivan "Ironman" Stewart. It was during this time frame, that he learned the incredible attention to detail required to get a vehicle ready for an off-road race course. Naturally, Jeremy acquired a truck or two in the years that followed, and he worked some of the Spirit magic into what was essentially basic transportation for him. But his dream was to someday build a real, genuine, hard-core race truck and go racing.
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