My grandfather, Ed von Kattengell II, had a huge impact on my life. I admired his work ethic, his kindness, and his knowledge of the car business. I always knew when I grew up that I wanted to be just like my grandfather. Not only successful, but a person that everyone could trust. He was an honest man, and everyone knew him that way. He worked hard for everything he had in life, and enjoyed the journey it took him on. I was sad to see the doors close in 1993, when my grandfather fell ill and passed away quite suddenly -- but I always knew someday, I would see the "von Kattengell" name once again on a sign, and open for business.