Name: Michael Thomas Myers, a.k.a. Buddah ( misspelled on purpose )
Birthplace: Spartanburg, S.C.
Year, make and model of your first car/truck: 1965 Ford Mustang
Occupation: Sales Manager/blogger
Employer: Queers for Gears
What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up? One of the Dukes of Hazzard
How long have you worked in the auto industry? Six years
What do you drive now? 2005 Audi A6
Are you out at work? Yes
Was being gay ever an issue at any of your jobs? No
If you had one piece of advice to give to a gay person wanting to work in the auto industry, what would it be? Be yourselfstaying in the closet requires to much mental focus to "keep your story straight." If people talk about you behind your back ignore them. Answer your critics by doing your job well.
OK, here is the fun part; if you had $25,000 and had to buy a new car, what would it be? VW Jetta TDI
Same question but bigger budget$50,000: Audi A6 Avant
If money were no object: An Audi RS6 Avant
What is your favorite car of all time and why? The VW Bus. This was the first vehicle that ever hooked me. The simplicity of the design was amazingusing almost every inch of that loaf to create a people-hauler like no other. Everywhere I drove in my bus the other drivers would smile and wave and the bus never failed to inspire an interesting conversation with a stranger at a gas pump.
If your car/truck could talk, what would it say about you? "I see how much money you waste on fast food and other crapSOOOO why haven't you gotten me some new wheels and an intake?"
Finally, why do you want to be featured on Gaywheels.com? I have been a reader of Gaywheels.com for several years and am so impressed with what the Joe's have built. I love their on-air segments on the Derek and Romaine show ( Sirius/Out-Q ) . I have not had the chance to meet either of the Joe'sbut Joe LaMuraglia has been a great help to me as I launched Queers4Gears.com . Thanks, Joe!
See www.gaywheels.com .