Andrew McClary is an inventor and designer, with a degree in architecture from Ball State University, who has been working in broadcast television as an art director for over 20 years. He has designed and produced a number of very high traffic web sites for national television shows. He is also a very skilled animator and editor, producing show opens and graphics for numerous national television shows. He is also an inventor and builder of his own GT-40 replica, the EVGT-40 which is powered entirely by electricity. Mr. McClary has a soft spot for anything that goes fast and he can ride in it. He is also an accomplished private pilot.
High Voltage Hot Rods, Inc. was founded by Andrew McClary 2 years ago to turn classic cars into electric street beasts and to provide quality parts to others that wanted to do the same. Over the past 4 years he has been working on perfecting his car and working closely within the electric car community and is the president of the Gold Coast Electric Auto Association. Unlike many in the EV community, Andrew was part of a growing trend of adopters who saw the real potential for the technology for building cool fast cars not only ones which were good for the enviroment . He was not interested in many of the cars being offered. Inspired by the Tesla Roadster, Andrew’s dream was to put together an electric car using off the shelf components that a user could service.
He is also the executive producer and co-host of the television show Car Show Television which airs every Saturday in South Florida on The Auto Channel.
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