It's Chirco's people that make the difference.
Joe Chirco aka "Smokin' Joe": (Founder and Co-Owner of Chirco Performance and Restoration)
Joe got his start selling Baja parts at local swap meets in the 70's and has since grown Chirco Performance and Restoration into a bustling global aftermarket VW, dune buggy parts and accessories business. Joe proudly contributes his business savvy and expertise to his father. You'll find Joe sitting in his office working intently with a Starbucks in hand. He also enjoys working at the front counter helping customers, on the phone answering questions for our mail order customers, in the service center working on cars, or out at the dunes having fun. Most recently, he added a Yamaha 200 to his off-road collection and has been enjoying going out riding with his son and the rest of the gang.
Sandy Chirco aka "Papa Santo": (Co-owner of Chirco Performance and Restoration and founder of Tucson Packard).
This guy is a gazillionaire, but acts like he doesn't have two cents to his name. It is rumored that he has a million dollars cash buried in his backyard somewhere. If you are willing to try to find it, he has been wanting to get a pool dug for years! He's known throughout the United States and around the globe for servicing Packard owners parts needs. Not only is he a blast to have around, he's always good for a laugh, and definitely a pleasure to work with. You can find Sandy roaming the back aisles of Chirco working with his antique parts.
See Sandy's web site at Packard Parts Online!!
Tara Chirco (The best niece ever)
She is the best thing to ever happen to this company...Lord knows what they would do without her. We aren't joking about that one either. (You guessed it, I'm the one writing this).
Frank: (Senior Counter Associate)
Frank has been around for quite awhile, and we're darn glad we have him. . If you have a question about dune buggy products and accessories, he's your man! He's also well skilled in the needs of all air-cooled models. His enthusiasm at Chirco is addicting. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet all of our customer's needs. When Frank is not at Chirco, he's out working on his large piece of property south of Tucson and mowing his weeds down with his very cool buggy!!
Ruben: (Counter Associate)
Ruben has been a huge asset to our company. He is one of our counter salesmen that has an incredible quality of customer service. He has many many years in the VW and Dune Buggy business, and all aftermarket products as well. He has a true passion for what he does and his attitude greatly portrays that. We are excited that he is a part of the Chirco team.
Bob: (Air-Cooled/Buggy Technician)
Bob is one of our air-cooled/Buggy technicians who takes pride in his workmanship. Mr.Versatile, Bob can work on almost anything. Bob builds motors, works on buggies and restoration projects. He brings over 25 years of experience and is a true asset to our company. Watch out while in the shop, you might think he is a plumber (when bent over), but truly, he is a hard working mechanic.
John: (Air-Cooled/Buggy Technician)
John is one of our air-cooled/Buggy technicians who was one of our customers and wanted to get out of the hustle and bustle of dealership life. Attention to detail is what makes John such a great guy to work with. John always has a big smile on his face and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He brings over 20 years of automotive experience and is a true asset to our company.
Will: (eBay Divison)
Will has been an avid VW freak since his early teens. He has two beautiful little girls that enjoy keeping him busy. He also is a member of the TW200 club. (Teenie Weenie 200 Yamaha club for those of you that did not know). He is a hard worker and a dedicated father. Will is also a founding member of the German Metal club. He manages the eBay division of the Chirco Organization and is in charge of getting all orders out in a timely manner. Will has been a great asset to our team and we are happy to have him.
Hoyt: (Shipping Department)
Hoyt is the newest member of the Chirco Team. He is a dedicated hard worker, and is becoming a huge fan of VW items. He is a proud owner of a off-road baja bug and is also a member of the TW200 club. (Again, for those who do not know Teenie Weenie 200 Yamaha club). We are excited for him to be on board with this crazy Chirco family.