Pierre DaCunha, Crew Member

Pierre was born in France to Portuguese immigrants and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area from the age of two. He got his education in San Jose, CA as well as the Azores, Portugal. He graduated high school at the age of 15 in the Azores. He then graduated vocational college with honors in Fremont, CA.

Pierre started his automotive career at the age of 18 working for the Bay Areas most prestigous tire and wheel outfitters then moving on to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co of Los Gatos, California. He received training in sales, service and tire construction / performance.

He also worked in other divisions at Goodyear including the commercial truck tire and wholesale division for a total of five years. For the next five years, he worked at Mark's Automotive, which was known for its incredible Corvette restorations and hot rod maintenance.

He worked at the Bay Area's premier speed shop, Speed Merchant in San Jose, California. Pierre was brought in for his excellent preventive maintenance/repair skills that have been applied to many club and professional racecars. He worked on everything from Don's season champion Camaro to the famous Corvettes of the World Challenge series. He has been part of building and designing many of the classic muscle cars seen in today's magazines. His problem solving and leadership skills have lead him to the position of shop foreman in the short time of four years. While at Speed Merchant, Pierre has become an expert at Holley fuel injection and carburetor tuning as well as being a custom wheel aligner, exhaust fabricator and diagnostic professional. Pierre is also A.S.E. certified.

Pierre now works at Motion Motosports in Morgan Hill, CA. They specialize in anything from changing oil in the family minivan to building racecars from the ground up!

He specializes in late model General Motors V8 vehicles and all "hot rods." His hobbies include riding his 2000 Moto Guzzi Jackal and repairing motorcycles. He likes all rock music, especially AC/DC. His favorite movie is Deuce Bigalo.





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