Special to the Daily News/Jason Easterly The tachometer of Peter Weidner's 1974 Pontiac Ventura that has 680 horsepower in his car garage on Marco Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. Weidner purchased the garage, which used to be the old fire department on the island, approximately 15 years ago in order to restore hot rods and thus creating a group of car enthusiasts he calls the Firehouse Boyz. Each member of the Firehouse Boyz has a history with rebuilding cars, and each has their own specialty they bring to the table in the restoration process.
If you’re looking for your husband, you might want to check the old firehouse. In a warehouse-style building, behind a row of rollup doors, the gear-heads of Marco Island can often be found. Some days they’re tinkering under the hood of an old Chevy, others they’re simply gathered around a spindly table, ribbing each other and telling tales of days and cars gone by.