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Road to SEMA Influencer Introduction: The American Muscle Car Museum

MELBOURNE, FL

The American Muscle Car Museum is a 501 c3 Non-Profit Private Car Museum in Melbourne, FL. The museum has three main purposes. First, they hold events to benefit local charities. The museum has raised over 2 million dollars, with nearly all of it going to benefit Brevard County, FL causes. Second, they hold autocross and other car related events. Lastly, they host educational based tours for both young adults and seniors. CTEK is proud to have them as a Pit-Stop on our Road to SEMA. This is a co-pilot that knows a thing or two about American Muscle!

CTEK CO-PILOT MARK PIELOCH - AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR MUSEUM OWNER

CTEK CO-PILOT MARK PIELOCH - AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR MUSEUM OWNER

Mark began his career as a pharmacist in Massachusetts starting in 1979 before branching out on his own and starting several pet pharmaceutical companies some of which he still owns today.  Mr. Pieloch is the President and owner of PF Inc. as well as the owner and Chairman of the Board for PSPC Inc. which sells a patented arthritis product for companion animals.

Including a passion for animals, which he regularly gives to many animal-related charities and programs, he also has a love for vintage cars, and not just any cars, Muscle Cars!

His passion for cars has grown so large that his collection is housed in Melbourne, Florida in a 123,000 square foot facility that includes over 300 classic and vintage vehicles, with over 70 cars having less than 100 miles on them.

Even though the American Muscle Car Museum is Mr. Pielochs’ personal collection, people are still allowed to come in and see the incredible automobiles on display as well as the vintage decor, the only kicker is that it is not open to the public.  The American Muscle Car Museum is available for non-profit fundraisers, car activities, and educational tours for school-aged children.

 

Road to SEMA gets to know Mark Pieloch

As a co-pilot on the Road to SEMA, we wanted to get to know Mark a bit better so we asked him the questions below to get to know what a road trip would be like with him: 

Company | Brand

American Muscle Car Museum

Name

Mark Pieloch

E-mail

MarkP@americanmusclecarmuseum.com

Facebook Handle

https://www.facebook.com/
americanmusclecarmuseum/

Instagram Handle

theamericanmusclecarmuseum

What was your favorite road trip and why?

I have always enjoyed driving long distances, having done around a dozen cross country tips. My favorite road trips have involved driving in the New England area during the colorful fall season as well as throughout the Black Hills mountain range in beautiful South Dakota.

What are your top 3 songs you must have on your road trip playlist?

Paint it Black - Rolling Stones

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Head Games - Foreigner

Who would you choose as your road trip co-pilot, alive or dead, to join you on the ultimate road trip and why?

I would of course have my beautiful wife Tetiana with me as she is the best co-pilot I could ask for.

What is your favorite vehicle/bike you have owned or built?

My favorite vehicle is my first muscle car, a 1965 Mustang Fastback that I have owned for over 40 years.

What is the one vehicle/bike you wish you owned? Or what was one you owned and foolishly sold it?

A car I've always wanted and never owned is a 1965 Shelby Daytona.  

What fueled your passion and got you into this industry?

The automotive passion has always been a hobby for me. I loved muscle cars since I was a kid and obviously still do today.

Do you have anything coming up between now & SEMA that you would like us to feature?

Each year, we hold a Free Veterans Day Open House. This afternoon event is free to military veterans and their families. Last year, we gave away over $50,000 to Veterans and Active Duty Military. Check out our website for more of our events, most mainly to benefit local charities.

Tell us about your experience with CTEK product(s).

We have used CTEK chargers on many cars in our museum. With many manufacturers using them from the factory, we felt we could trust them with other cars in the collection. They have been rugged, dependable, and easy to use. Very impressed with the results and they are highly recommended.

 

CTEK CO-PILOT ED DEDICK - AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR MUSEUM

Operations / Restoration Manager   For over 30 years, Ed Dedick has been fueling his love for cars by honing his skills as a certified master mechanic and even becoming a PPG Certified Master Painter. For the past several years Mr. Dedick has been the Operations and Restorations Manager at the American Muscle Car Museum, maintaining over 281 cars in the collection.

With a vigorous maintenance schedule that goes like clockwork, Ed has scoured the world to find the absolute best products that not only make his work effective but also making sure they are reliable. A user and fan of the CTEK brand, he proudly uses the charger/maintainers on the entire collection when giving them a once over and keeping them at their peak performance.

Road to SEMA gets to know Ed Dedick

Our co-pilot Ed gives us a bit of insight into what a road trip would look like with him!

Company | Brand

American Muscle Car Museum

Name

Edward Dedick

E-mail

edd@americanmusclecarmuseum.com

Facebook Handle

American Muscle Car Museum

Instagram Handle

TheAmericanMuscleCarMuseum

What was your favorite road trip and why?

Any time out driving in a classic car on the open road. Driving my 1969 Black 427 Camaro between Lincoln and Omaha in Nebraska in the early 1980s. Had a girlfriend at the time that lived in Omaha and I lived in Lincoln. Just a beautiful drive between the two towns, the Camaro had a 4:10 rear axle gear, so I would be running about 3500 RPM all the way there. Miss that car!!!

What are your top 3 songs you must have on your road trip playlist?

I really enjoy just listening to the car

Who would you choose as your road trip co-pilot, alive or dead, to join you on the ultimate road trip and why?

My Grandpa, incredibly special person to me

What is your favorite vehicle/bike you have owned or built?

Favorite build was a custom 1955 Chevy Bel air, LS3, Art Morrison Frame, Oreillys Heartland Cup Award winner. Built when I owned my classic car restoration shop, E-3 Restorations. Can provide High-Quality pictures of this car if needed.

What is the one vehicle/bike you wish you owned? Or what was the one you owned and foolishly sold it?

1969 427 Camaro out of High School, miss that car-Great Memories!!

What fueled your passion and got you into this industry?

My first mentor and boss, Tom Toogood, taught me a life long skill, what it takes to be a true craftsman, along with being accountable at his Corvette speed shop in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Do you have anything coming up between now & SEMA that you would like us to feature?

I think a video on the maintenance shop's use of CTEK's MXS 25 EC, we have one mounted to each lift in the shop, the extended cables save time along with having a charger always available while performing maintenance.

Tell us about your experience with CTEK product(s).

CTEK quality products, tech support, and ease of use make CTEK chargers and tenders the American Muscle Car Museum's brand of choice for preserving and maintaining the collection

 

 

Thank you to Mark, Ed, and the whole team at The American Muscle Car Museum. Remember to submit your vehicle to be a winner in the Road to SEMA Sweepstakes. Watch the video below for details on how to enter, how The American Muscle Car Museum uses CTEK Products, and more information about this great location along our Road to SEMA!

Learn more about the Road to SEMA and learn about the great prizes you can win. Just us on our EPIC Summer Road Trip, culminating in Las Vegas, NV at the SEMA Show! CLICK HERE to get involved! 

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