For nearly 40 years a form of “Gene's” has been in operation. In the late 70’s Gene McKinney worked at Joe Smith Automotive in Atlanta as th...read more
For nearly 40 years a form of “Gene's” has been in operation. In the late 70’s Gene McKinney worked at Joe Smith Automotive in Atlanta as the first employee in the Early Ford Parts division. Gene quickly built a reputation for knowing the best combination of original and aftermarket parts to put together an early Ford hot rod. In the 80’s Gene opened “Gene’s Hot Rod Repair” in the shop behind Joe’s. He later added parts to the repair work and opened “Gene’s Hot Rod Parts and Service”. Gene built a national reputation for his inventory of original, performance and rare hard to find pieces. He was a regular at the big swap meets as well as the Salt Flats. In 1989 Gene moved to Lithia Springs GA where he opened "Gene’s Hot Rod & Antique Ford Parts". In 1995 Gene moved to Riceville Tennessee and in the fall of 2011 We moved the shop a little further north to Knoxville, TN. We continue the tradition of selling new and used parts as well as complete cars and projects.
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