Name: Armando Piñeda
Position at XKS Unlimited: Director of Sales
Start Date with XKs Unlimited: October, 1999
Family: Two grown children
Education: Cal State Fullerton, Cleveland Institute of Electronics.
Favorite Movies: Any movie with Rodney Dangerfield.
Favorite Books: Non-fiction, science & electronics books, autobiographies
Favorite Musicians/Musical Group(s): Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton
Interests (other than cars, of course): Walking on the beach, exercising, listening to music.
My First Car: 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 (still own)
My Favorite Jaguar: Early E-Type.
My Top-Ten Vintage Race Car Collection Would Include: Gulf Porsche 917, Ford GT40
My Top-Ten Vintage Street Car Collection Would Include: Shelby GT350, Porsche 911T, Ford GT
Current Street Car I Most Lust After: Ford GT
My Favorite Jaguar-Related Experience: Changing the starter on an early E-Type in high school and waiting weeks for BAP/Geon store to get it in stock.
My Favorite Non-Jaguar-Related (automotive!) Experience: A young lady working here was upset it would take “an hour” to add a quart of oil to her VW. Upon inspection, I noticed she was trying to pour it down the dip stick tube using a very small funnel. True story!
Favorite Childhood Vacation: Road trip to Mexico to visit family. Just my parents and younger brother. First time I saw so much of the “world” as a child.
Role Models Growing Up: Parents, my older brother Frank and several of my work supervisors during my teens and 20s.