Event to benefit Meals on Wheels.
AMSOIL Dealer Travis Floyd is a true automotive enthusiast and uses his extensive experience within the automotive industry to make a difference. As a proud Eagle Scout, Floyd has been driven to harness his talents in helping others in his community and beyond. He’s also a member of SEMA’s prestigious Young Executives program and the SEMA Action Network (SAN). Floyd was recently featured in the SEMA Driving Force Newsletter for his efforts at keeping his hobby alive, as well as his latest charity endeavor.
Floyd is now preparing for his third year hosting the Meals on Wheels Ministry Car and Cycle Show this coming weekend in Longview, Texas. It promises to be an exciting event with special guest judges Scott McMillan, Jr. and Corbett Tucker, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s ‘Misfit Garage’ show. (Learn more about the Meals on Wheels Car & Cycle Show here.) We caught up with Floyd to get a little background on where he started and what motivates him today.
How long have you been involved with the Meals on Wheels event?
I have been hosting the Meals on Wheels event for the last three years. The show came about from me hosting car shows at the automotive program I was in.
Tell us a little about your car show background and experience. How did you get started?
Well, I have always been into autos. The true first car show I hosted was at the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program for our instructor Ron Hillman, who needed a new liver. Since then I’ve helped out with a few more shows for the school, and then started to help Meals on Wheels raise money each year. The experience I have gained from the shows is great. I have made new friends and business contacts. What drives me is what I learned in boy scouts to do a good turn daily and be prepared. As an Eagle Scout I have always tried to give back, and I see the Meals on Wheels car show as my way of giving back for years to come.
What is your favorite aspect of working the car show scene?
I would have to say the sense of family. We are all here to share our love of autos and it’s a great way to spend a day with the family.
Congratulations on your recent SEMA interview as a Young Executive. How did that come about?
Thank you. I have been helping Colby Martin over at the SEMA Action Network (SAN) for years, setting up my shows to work with Collector Car day. Colby emailed me wanting to share some info about me and what I do in SAN’s Driving Force Newsletter, and it went from there. I have also been a Young Executive for years, which comes from working at my uncle’s hot rod shop.
You have quite an impressive background in the automotive industry. Tell us how you got started as an AMSOIL Dealer.
Well, I have worked for auto dealerships as a tech and helper for years. I have built hot rods at my uncle’s shop, everything from Ford, Kia, Nissan and GM. I knew about AMSOIL when working in the shops, but I got started as a Preferred Customer when I was going to School for Automotive Technology at Northeast Texas Community College. I asked the local AMSOIL Dealer to come out to the Shelby auto program and talk to us, and me and him hit it off and became friends after that. Soon after I got out of school I called him up to become an independent Dealer.
Any future goals you’d like to achieve with your car show involvement and efforts?
We are working on making our show one of the biggest in east Texas, and we are looking at this year’s show to bring in around 200 cars. I also hope that one day I can take what I learn here and help out with a national show someplace.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Well, I have four kids (one girl and three boys) so I love spending time with them and my wife Katrina. I also like to take in car races, concerts, camping and movies. I am a big Mustang fan. I have a room with tons of Hot Wheels and other Mustang things so I’m always looking for things to add to my collection.
Do you have a favorite AMSOIL product?
Thanks, Travis, for all you do as a community member and AMSOIL Dealer.