His grandfather instilled in him a passion for cars and racing early on at the drag strip, not far from his hometown in Brodhead, Wisconsin. But as he got older, Capt. Andrew Gibler said he didn’t invest the time he probably should have in the family’s pastime.
“Especially when I got to high school, and I was too cool,” Gibler said.
Now, as an adult and a maintenance officer in the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Gibler spends whatever free time he has designing, developing, and producing suspension components for race cars.