Long Before Graveyard Carz, Mopar Guru Mark Worman Already Had His Biggest Fan
Updated: Apr 5
With automotive television, deciding what you, the viewer wants to get out of it determines a lot about which programs you watch. While many are purely brand building entertainment, it doesn’t take long to discover that Graveyard Carz not only reflects its passionate Mopar pedigree, but the attention to detail of its owner Mark Worman as well.
“If you’re going to do it, do it right” says Mark casually. “We have a lot of fun here but the bottom line is we do it the right way, with the right parts in a realistic time because that’s what our customers expect.”
Doing it right. A lesson instilled early in life by the one person who inspired him most, his mother Ruby Jean.
“Mom was amazing” says Worman respectfully, “In spite of every hardship she somehow managed to make everything better.” Long before Graveyard’s Top Banana ever dreamed of six packs or build codes, it was foresight by Woman’s mother that made the difficult decision to allow Mark to pursue his passion no matter the path taken.
“Mom was determined, and no matter what came her way, she never ever gave up” says Mark. “We had some really lean years back then but she saw something in me that maybe I didn’t even see at the time and she encouraged me every day to do right and never quit anything.”
Sometimes the greatest gift we receive is another's belief in ourselves.
“I try to put myself in the shoes of the person who has made the decision to entrust me with their car” Mark begins. “For many of them these are priceless memories or long term family members that they are bringing back to the days that they remember.
It’s no simple decision to spend what can be a lot of money on a piece of their past and we try to never forget that. I treat every project like it was my own because it’s a reflection of our whole team.”
With an appreciative tone, Mark concedes “We’ve got just an amazing group here at Graveyard. We like to have fun which you have to do when your together for so long but we’re a family and that’s what families do."
For Worman, it really is Mopar or no car. “I fell in love with them early and I’ve really never wavered from that” he admits, but deep down its evident that there is a Hemi load more to Mark Worman that you’d be Plum Crazy to overlook. (except those dance moves)
And Ruby Jean knew it all along.
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