Charger Steve's Bio
Steve was born in New York City in 1968. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona during the early 70's. Charger Steve was always more of a music guy than a car guy. He was a drummer for a number of 80's and 90's rock groups and played famous west coast clubs while recording CDs throughout the 90's.
In 2000, he moved to San Diego, Ca. With his rock star days behind him, he looked for a new fascination. He found a little 1914 "T" Bucket and started attending some local car shows. It wasn't long before he and his new found "car friends" attended the very first East County Cruisers meeting in January of 2002.
This small group of friends would soon grow into much more. Steve is still a driving force behind the club’s success along with many other very special people. This group has raised thousands of dollars for local charities over the years putting on car shows and other fun events! Please visit the clubs web site at EastCountyCruisers.com for more great pictures and information about the group.
While working hard with the car club gang, he just had to build his dream car. It’s a 1969 Dodge Charger dressed as the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard! This would lead to a number of replica movie cars that Steve fell in love with as a young child watching movies and TV.
During Steve's attendance at a Los Angeles Car show, Steve would run into a gentleman that would change his life forever! That very afternoon he found himself in one of Hollywood's most prestigious movie car production facilities in the world! Before his very eyes sat the real General Lee's, Herbies, Striped tomato and more. Hundreds and hundreds of movie vehicles for miles! Wow! To see a number of photographs from this amazing warehouse go to our "Steve with Starz & Carz" page on this site to see some really neat cars!
Anyway, to make a long story short, Charger Steve kept in contact and eventually was able to negotiate a deal on a real movie car! Then, another and another...and now Charger Steve has far too many movie cars and probably needs to sell at least one! So check our "For Sale" page for available movie and non-movie cars that are available. Charger Steve will occasionally display his cars for kids of all ages to see and enjoy so check our "Events" page for an update.
The common question to be answered is why "Charger Steve?" The name was pure accident! While he was having his General painted he would constantly call the body shop and ask for a progress report. The phone operator always asked, "Steve who?" Steve would reply, "Steve with the Charger!" The operator responded, "Oh, Charger Steve!" so, eventually Steve got in the habit of calling and just stated "It's Charger Steve!" and it stuck!