Terry Michaelis,, Sales
Terry Michaelis, Napoleon, Ohio
a car guy from Napoleon, Ohio is part-owner of ProTeam Corvette and has bought and sold more than 10,000 Corvettes in his storied career. Michaelis began his Corvette love affair over 40 years ago on a local car lot.
By the mid-1970’s, Michaelis was dubbed “King” of Corvette aftermarket parts. Michaelis and his brother, Fred, formed ProTeam Classic Corvette in 1987, where they assembled the largest most dynamic collection of classic Corvettes in the world. He has become such a world-renowned expert on Corvettes that his knowledge has been the focus of hundreds of radio interviews and newspaper articles, as well as a long list of industry publications. Terry continues to lobby for the collector Corvette community with the same passion and affection for over the top marketing that he first had when he bought and sold his first Corvette (a 1964) in 1971.
Terry Michaelis, NCRS member #136, SACC member #32, NCM member #873, Carlisle participant since 1974, Bloomington participant since 1974, Bloomington Great Hall Selection Committee Member (until fired), and 2014 inductee in the Bloomington Gold “Great Hall. If you are looking for straight answers, email email@example.com
|TC Cooley, Sales
|BORN: Labor Day 1952
1st Corvette Job: (restoring a 1972 pewter silver coupe) My first Vette paid $4,100.00 for it in 1975.
3 Options I'd choose in My Vette: 383 stroker, 5 speed Doug Nash transmission, 18 inch torque thrust DII wheels
My Dream Corvette: PAID FOR! Free and clear.
What do I do when I'm not breathing Corvettes: "Helping ProTeam customers breathe Corvettes."
Great Cruising Experience: "Driving a 1966 Convertible over 100 mph on Daytona Beach about 1:00am, after a battle of bands concert. Must have been a full moon thing!"
Music you'd hear in my car stereo: "I Love Classic Rock but love to hear the side exhaust on a C2!"
Corvette Legend I'd like to meet: Harold Lipschitz
Who Rides in my Passenger Seat: Vacant but now accepting applications!
Corvette Pet Peeve: "People that forget to have fun and enjoy their Corvettes... but always Shop Smart!."
Best advice for Corvette ownership : "... when detailing your Corvette, don't forget to wash behind your mirrors!!"
4 Items in my glove compartment: Four bags of money (damned red ink!)
Your would be surprised to know about ProTeam Corvettes: "It's a fountain of youth! ProTeam Corvettes will totally wake up your senses... trust me!"
Chad Meyers, Sales
Chad has sold plenty of Corvettes while at ProTeam but if you asked him, it's the relationships he develops that is unique to this business. "Passion meets knowledge" is how he describes the people who come through the door and looks forward to the unique challenge and engaging with them to find the right car that will be "part of the family" for a long long time.
Chad spends his free time with his wife Cassie and four children. He enoys family time and the importance of managing time for the people in his life. It's this same passion he brings to ProTeam and works to share this same attitude with his customers.
"European styling is in the Corvette's DNA but make no mistakes what makes Corvettes classics is its singular 'attitude' when you turn the key." Chad reminds us. email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|BORN: July 8, 1967 in Bittburg, Germany
1st Corvette Job: ProTeam Corvette Sales
My Dream Corvette: The first Corvette able to accomodate 3 kids, a barn full of horses, dogs and cats .
3 Options I'd choose in My Vette: Car Seat, cruise control, and Tom Selleck
Great Cruising Experience: "The ride to work."
Music you'd hear in my car stereo: "Country, anything from the 80s, and an occasional Polka "
Who Rides in my Passenger Seat: "John."
ProTeam's Best Kept Secret: "ProTeam's an international company with small town values with room for a few more Corvettes.."
4 Items in my glove compartment: sun glasses, insurance card, pacifier, and a rattle.
You'd be surprised to know that a Corvette... "hasn't lost its appeal. They still bring a twinkle to the eye and a bounce in the step of our customers."
|BORN: October 12, 1966
1st Corvette Job: ProTeam Corvette
3 Options I'd choose in My Vette: auxilary hardtop, 4 speed, power windows
My Dream Corvette: 1962 Fawn Beige
My Favorite Car Movie: Cannonball Run
What do I do when I'm not breathing Corvettes: read, bike, run, play, and soon learning Italian
Great Cruising Experience: "The 26.2 miles in Columbus with my friends... on foot. (see photo- ME, BETH, KIM)"
What you'd hear in my car stereo: NPR, Modern Rock, Country, and 610 WTVN - Home of the Ohio State Buckeyes
Collector Car Legend I'd like to meet: "I met him, Francis H. Scott or just Scotty to his friends."
Who Rides in my Passenger Seat: "I do... Kevin drives."
Corvette Pet Peeve: "They are aging much more gracefully than me."
ProTeam's Best Kept Secret: "There are no neon lights or flashy campaigns, just a small homegrown staff and unpretenious buildings full of color and hi-performance."
4 items in my glove compartment: sunglasses, map, touch up paint, and insurance card
You'd be surprised to know that a Corvette"Chevrolet's 'plastic bathtub' was nearly scrubbed for lack of sales."
|POSITION: Mechanic with over 25 years experience
BORN: March 14, 1967
1st Corvette Job: Specialized Investment Motor Co.
3 Options I'd choose in My Vette: factory sides, A/C, 427-400 hp
My Dream Corvette: 1967 BIG BLOCK
Best Car Movie: Corvette Summer
What do I do when I'm not breathing Corvettes: "Going fishing and spending weekends on Lake Erie with my family"
Great Cruising Experience: "A friend and I went to Virginia beach in a 1972 convertible."
Music you'd hear in my car stereo: Hank Jr. and Pat Dailey "The Jimmy Buffet of the Great Lakes"
Corvette Legend I'd like to meet: Bill Mitchell
Who Rides in my Passenger Seat: "My wife Jana or Nick, our son."
Corvette Pet Peeve: "Changing spark plugs in a 68-72 Big Block with air conditioning."
4 Items in my glove compartment: flashlight, cassettes, insurance cars, and a saw.
Proteam's best kept secret: 'The people who work here and the people who come here... Ricky Van Shelton one of my favorite
|BORN: August 30, 1978
1st Corvette Job: Right here at the world famous classic Corvette collection
3 Options I'd choose in My Vette: power steering, power brakes, heat
My Dream Corvette: "Litte Red Corvette... I know, I don't look like a Prince fan."
My Favorite Car Movie: "Gone in 60 Seconds."
What do I do when I'm not breathing Corvettes: "SLEEP."
Great Cruising Experience: "Getting pulled over for exceeding the speed limit in my 1980 Malibu and the cop was more interested in what was under the hood than what I'd been doing."
Music you'd hear in my car stereo: "I don't have a radio. The sound of a finely tuned Chevy V8 is all the music I need."
Corvette Legend I'd like to meet: "GM Corvette engineer Dave Hill, of course!"
Who Rides in my Passenger Seat: "My wife Kari."
Corvette Pet Peeve: "Little to no head room in the early cars."
ProTeam's Best Kept Secret: "Proteam has a secret?!"
4 items in my glove compartment: wrench, screwdriver, hammer, and jet kit
You'd be surprised to know that a Corvette... "Heaven is awaiting you in Ohio's great Northwest."
|BORN: December 20, 1965
1st Corvette Job: Corvette Concepts
3 Options I'd choose in My Vette: air conditioner, power steering, side exhaust
My Dream Corvette: 1967 Corvette Big Block Convertible
What do I do when I'm not breathing Corvettes: "I fish and work on my own car but mostly spend time with my family."
Great Cruising Experience: :When I drove my dream Vette through town. (short but oh so sweet)"
Music you'd hear in my car stereo: Country
Corvette Legend I'd like to meet: Any of them
Who Rides in my Passenger Seat: It's a mystery???
Corvette Pet Peeve: "The battery is in a weird place."
ProTeam's Best Kept Secret: "It's how clean all the cars and buildings are kept."
4 Items in my glove compartment: Sunglasses, Ins. card, registration, cassettes
Ft. Wayne, In.
The Buyer of the Year once again was awarded to Thomas West our primary buyer in the Midwest. He's been with ProTeam a long time, according to sources deep inside the ProTeam camp. His bird dog instincts helps track down great cars and coupled with his gentleman's approach to people make him an invaluable asset to the company. Tom's hard work has put ProTeam in a league of it's own among classic car dealers. The Buyer's Award is given to applaud the effort of the least visible but one of the most integral parts of ProTeam. Here's to Tom and his continued success. If you have a car for sale email Tom at: email@example.com
Howie Ursaner is a native New Yorker currently residing in Madison. Howie's need for speed was fueled early. He spent junior high and high school under contract as a professional slot car racer where he traveled the country winning on the small track but Howie wanted a street racer. So, the day he got his driver's license, he purchased a 1966 427 convertible. Within weeks, Howie had flared the fenders on the '66, put on wide tires, changed the Silver to Blue, and converted the body to a '67. With a far away look, a smile, and a wink, Howie will only admit surviving "those good ole days."
Leaving the frenzy of New York for Wisconsin , he proved you can take the boy out of the city but you can't take city out of the boy. His first Midwest purchase was a split window out of a barn. He restored it, launched, and destroyed it at 135 MPH. Howie reminds us, "My next vette was a 65 fuelie coupe that I drove everyday for six years at a sensible speed." In 1988, Howie began buying, selling, and restoring Hemis, Cobras, and Midyear Vettes. He's sold many to museums and private collections. He has a teenage daughter and when he is not looking for Vettes, he spends time at home enjoying the slow lane. If you have a car for sale email Howie at: firstname.lastname@example.org