We have all seen the posts about getting your car hauled and we don't have a lot of transporters to pick from so when it was my turn to have the job done I decided to call around and found a guy that turned out to be what I would call the best. He was able to do the job without any of the double talk and excuses. I told him where the car was and where it needed to go and he told me when he would be in that area and when it would be delivered. When the time came to pick it up he called me and the other guy and set up a time to pick it up and a time to drop it off and was right on time both times. He went more than 2000 miles one way, did not charge extra for unloaded miles, and was very pleasant to deal with and very reasonable priced for enclosed single car transport. The car was safe and protected all the way. I would recommend him for your next car if you need someone to go get it for you.
I would not put my name on anything I don't believe in and you will almost never see me stick my neck out like this but this guy is first class all the way.
Contact Bill's Autoworks at email@example.com or 216-832-8697
I give him AAA+ thumbs up and what ever else they give on the WWW these days.
I recommend him as well. Great guy and excellent service at fair prices.
Used him here recently and my experience was consistent with yours. When you find someone as conscientious Bill, you keep him on speed dial. He's a straight shooter all the way.
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Amen to that Walter. I am recommending him to all my Model T friends and family.
It IS possible to have two different people offering the same service and both of them are equally good.
Consider Coil Gurus Ron Patterson and Brent Mize.
So, it is good to have two, or more, trusted and recommended vehicle transporters "on the list" because when the need arises one of them may be too far away or already booked.
But Bill, the OP was stating his satisfaction. He didn't dismiss the "other" transporter who frequents here. To some, that "other" transport service may not have been to their satisfaction. Good to have multiple supplier, certainly. But now we must consider others feelings when posting a positive review??
Point taken. No referee needed. I guess that I was recalling some of the mud throwing and urination competitions regarding oil, water pumps, coil adjustment, disc brakes, coffee or tea, which kind of pie is best, Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts, and other hotly debated topics.
I'll crawl back under my rock now.
I have used the "other guy" twice and have received excellent service. I think you will also find that he has done many favors for the club and the model T museum.
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Kim, I also remember the "other" guy bad mouthing the OP's transport provider, right here on this forum. After that I lost any respect regardless of what he does or not do for the club. That point is moot
Read Bill Harper post again!
There is room for at least two private haulers. While I am sure they both offer good timely service my own experience with the 'other guy' was a bit like his post a week ago chastising folks who think Mississippi is along the way from Florida to Richmond...he never seemed to be in my area or want to be in my area for what was near 2 years due to our non-overlapping schedules and his apparent observation that 'empty miles' to and fro did not work into his business plan even if I offered to cover them. Not a gig...it just didn't work out....mutually
So I called Bill. It could not have gone easier. Empty miles? No problem, as he explained, to him its the cost of doing business. He just asks for a date where he can be otherwise closest. Kid glove treatment, he helped push the car out of the garage and down the driveway, lined up his winch pull, and could not have drawn it up smoother. He was at my Jersey house at the exact time he said he would be and was there less than 15 minutes. He arrived also at the exact time he said he would at the Florida house and made sure the car was tucked away in an uphill driveway in the garage there. Again, in and gone in 15 minutes. I know that he did go 'empty' from the St. Pete area to Jacksonville for his next load.
The 'other guy' probably has his own good stories too...I'm now sold on Bill with no desire to change, there are three more T's here to eventually move south, thats the way it goes in a competitive environment...and I do think there is room for two.
And my post right below Bill's. "Good to have multiple supplier, certainly"
Competition is good for the consumer and some providers are better than others.
I am going to do my best to keep this kind, but truthful and informative. I have been following this thread for the last three days and felt like I just had to also chime in with my thoughts, based on my personal experiences. I am a car guy and in the last couple years and on about three or four occasions, I have contacted the "other guy" about doing some transport work for me, the latest and final attempt being just a couple weeks ago.
Truthfully guys, this is not personal, just my objective observation. It has always been the same, every time I attempted to arrange a transport with the "other guy". Contorted-twisted tales of logistics, could never receive a confirmed cost estimate for the job and I was put on standby ("I'll keep you in mind and let you know if I have an opening"). Again, after at least three different attempts to do business with the "other guy", I simply gave up. I understand and acknowledge he has done some very kind things to support the MTFCA museum, but I am simply reporting my personal experiences and opinion.
When I saw the thread about BILL'S AUTOWORKS, It got my attention and I figured I would call the man this morning and try to give it another shot. All I can say is WOW, what a wonderful experience! Bill actually answered the phone on the first call, took the vehicle, pick-up/drop-off information from me and then BAM! Within three minutes, I had a guaranteed firm quote and a date arranged to pick up my car. Saying it was un-complicated and so very easy to do business with Bill is an understatement.
For me, this has been a radically improved business experience and to say the least, Bill has made a believer out of me. I have found my transport guy. As soon as Bill completes this move, I am having him transport a 59 Edsel for me. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts and now my letter of praise. Bill is a great guy to work with, obviously a very straight shooter and is extremely professional. Give him a call.
BILL'S AUTO WORKS (216)832-8697
I mostly want to say one thing here.
Nobody, is ever going to please everybody, all the time.
And a follow to that, this hobby needs more than one or even two people, and preferably at least a couple on each end of the country. It is a great hobby, with a lot of wonderful people in it.
My hat is off to these gents that can figure the logistics, fuel costs, time, mantainance, lodging and food, and then, hopefully they make at least an hourly wage.
Iíve personally never done anything like this, but I feel if I did, OMG, sacrifice. Time on the road, away from home.
Itís not amazon.
Just my humble opinion.
I would like to personally thank Bob & EVERYONE else who posted such kind words about my service! Unlike some others in my business, I have been a car guy my whole life & God has blessed me to be able to have a very successful business for 35 years working in the field that is my hobby. I never thought back 35 years ago that it would morph into being so busy with transports that I cannot even schedule a customers car to paint let alone a full restoration.
I do love the road, love to meet all the great people in our hobby & see their cars. Even though 4 of my 5 babies are spread all over the shop, because I am not home enough to work on them, I will continue to provide quality transport for the other guys in the hobby with the care, honesty & respect that I have always tried my best to do
As for the "other" stuff I will mostly take the high road, but will say I am proud not to have to hide behind aliases. Proudly post pictures of my equipment. Not have to have my own website so I can post my own positive feedback while blocking ALL the negative feedback & most importantly ALWAYS post my FULL NAME so any prospective customers can feel confident after doing a search of me that I am to be trusted with their precious vehicles. I have no problem sleeping at night because I feel I am an honest man.
Not so coincidentally, the only thing negative about me on the internet in my 35 years of business can be found in a FAKE testimonial on the "other" guys little website. The incident did happen, but definitely NOT anything like the lies he posted!
One last thing...You will also never see me with a broken arm from patting myself on the back to much like "others" LOL
God Bless You All
Bill's Auto Works
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This needs be back on top.
Passport and Intercity have done a great job for my me.
Since the vehicle is SO far OT from the spirit of the forum, but thought the folks here that know me would get a chuckle out of this. I figured I would add it to this one.
You all know I am always booked well in advance with customers cars & even when I am booked 100% I still try to squeeze one in between for other people. So when it came to transporting the latest toy I added to my collection,I had to figure out a way to go out & get it....
I just could not fit it in & honestly would have lost money picking up my own, not only because I don't get paid transporting my own, but they were about $700.00 cheaper than what I would have charged!
I am a bit embarrassed to say, I hired the "Big Orange Truck" Reliable Carriers will be bringing me my new toy from Arizona. They are the best in their part of the industry (multi-car enclosed) & I have talked to many of their drivers when I have transported to SEMA, Barrett-Jackson, etc & they all seem to love the cars & what they do. Hopefully I can manage to be here when they deliver. I have been chuckling about this when ever I tell a friend. Hope this brings a chuckle to the folks who know me here on the forum!
A little about my new toy '07 XLR-V 443 supercharged horsepower with a retractable hardtop. They only made 1750 of these in '07 so you don't see many on the road. It was a large chunk of change, but what the heck, you don't live forever!
Very nice toy Bill. Enjoy
Thank you Gary,
I am excited, hope it gets here in the next couple of weeks.
Dang, nice Cadillac. You'll have a tough time fitting a Class 5 hitch to that but you will get to your destination a lot faster!
It is the right color.
I hope You get a little free time to enjoy your new toy. It is a beautiful car.
Thank You again For picking up the Model AA Truck for me last week on such short notice. It was a big help! I couldn't be happier with the truck and the way You handled the delivery. I also appreciate everything you did to get the truck here when You said You would and for coordinating with the seller.
I would highly recommend You to anyone and look forward to seeing You when the next car is ready to go.
Nice car! I have one very similar as my latest rebuilder project but a non V model (2005 and black like yours)
Almost done with it. Here's a link to my rebuild thread on that forum:
I recommend browsing that site. Not nearly the activity of this one but a wealth of information on these and lots of people who've been through any problems you might have.
These are very complicated and quirky cars but FUN!
That would be a site Walt!
Thank you Larry for the kind words & I am glad the truck (& my service) was what you expected!
Dallas, yes Henry would be happy with the color.
Thank you Kevin for the link. I will be joining the forum. I read your thread. That is exactly what I could not do. I have two that are spread out all over the shop, two that are waiting complete restoration & no time to work on any because of my transport schedule. I wanted something turn key & figured as long as I was going to buy one, I would get the limited production version (1750 in '07 for the "V")
Got news today the driver was going to try to pick it up tomorrow, so there is a chance I may have it in time for the charity animal shelter show that I scheduled to be home for. If not I drive the '56 Pontiac!
God bless everyone
Check the registry on that site by last 4 numbers of your VIN. Good chance yours is on there already. Mine was, even through the salvage auction. Gives you history of your specific car too, where it was sold etc. You can also print off a facsimile of your window sticker. Yours being a 2007 and a V it was over $100,000 MSRP new! Even mine was $78,500.
You will love it. Itís a Corvette chassis with all Cadillac parts, built on the same assembly line!
Will do Kevin, I saw there was a registry, but did not know about showing a history or getting a copy of the window sticker. That is cool Thanks!
Good morning John, hope you are well today!
Glad to see you got one Bill. Don't forget to put something in the gas to keep it from going bad. Nothing worse than 10 year old gas when you get time to drive it.
Two trips to the ER last week, 228 over 94 BP will do it everytime. Damn "Agent Orange" finally caught up to me with a vengeance and our government "could care less about us" !!! Safe Travels and Semper Fi Bill
Thanks Bob, Yes I am working on that "Cutting back some" thing so I don't have to worry about the gas going bad!I am just glad it worked out that I will be in town when it gets here Sunday or Monday!
Very sorry to hear that, we are praying for you my friend!
Nice Caddy! I have been wanting a CTS-V wagon, but those just aren't depreciating like a luxury car should.
The roadster is more my style, but the CTS-Vs are making some serious HP (about 100 higher than mine) I believe 550. I did look at a 2 door CTS-V, but I really wanted the retractable HT though. I watched a You Tube video of a dyno test & I can get that 100hp with exhaust, air intake & a one size smaller pulley for the blower. The best part is I will not lose ANY drivability & everything is reversible if the value goes through the roof in 20 years, since they only made 1750 in '07!
Hate to hear that John, I sure enjoyed visiting with you a while back. Agent Orange is an equal opportunity benefactor. Keep us posted. Take care my friend. Dave
100 LL will cure your bad gas issues.
To the top !
Since so many of my great customers post their good experiences dealing with me, I think it is only fair that I post mine.
I hired Reliable Carriers to bring my "Black Beauty" to me because my schedule is booked so far in advance I could not get it myself.
The gentleman I contacted when I hired them was professional & to the point & when I expressed to him that I wanted the driver to call after it was loaded. He made a note of it.
They picked it up in a timely fashion, the driver called immediately to let me know he had it. He was very friendly & called several times during the trip & once again an hour before he arrived. I offered to take my truck & trailer to meet him at a truck stop, but he said "No Problem" we will bring it right to you!
They were a team (man & woman) wore company shirts & nice pants which is something I like because I do the same thing. I don't think an old "T" shirt & ratty jeans is professional. They were also clean. Not cool showing up to deliver "stinking like butt". My car was unloaded & they were done in ten minutes! Needless to say I was smiling.
I would highly recommend Reliable Carriers if you need a multi-car type transporter. I believe they are the BEST in their segment of the industry!
Very nice Bill, both the car and write up. A professional extending the courtesy to another professional. Now you just need to clear some time to enjoy black beauty
Wish I had known about you when I moved my T last year - it was located in Wakeman! Will keep your name and number in case I buy any more vehicles from my cousin.
Thank you for the kind words, Gary! I am home for this upcoming weekend & plan on taking it to a charity car show for an animal shelter I support locally on Sunday!
Yes, Terry call me anytime! I don't actually live in Wakeman (about 11 miles south) Our little Township is so small we have to use Wakeman as our mailing address!
Bill, HA - I have a cousin that lives in Collins, so I understand those small townships up there!