Wally Dawson had a connection CARS long before he stepped foot in the service center. Dawson’s brother and CARS owner Denny Houtstra are best friends, so it’s only natural for Wally to join the fold after managing his brother’s shop. The road from fixing cars at 16 years old to work at CARS took some time, however. Dawson was a pastor for eight years before transitioning back into carburetors and motor oil. When he’s not fixing vehicles, he’s at home with his wife and five children.