John Oro is a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a school bus mechanic of 30 years. He also happens to be one of the most revered figures in the Chevy C10 community. Lovingly nicknamed “El Presidente”, John is co-founder and de facto leader of The C10 Club, a wildly popular group established in California in 1999 and boasts membership all over the world.
John’s origin story is pretty vanilla as origin stories go. He grew up humbly in Long Beach, CA, watching his dad regularly work on his old car. Not because his dad was a gearhead, but out of pure economical necessity. His first car, a 2-door ’54 Bel Air with a straight-six engine, piqued his interest in the classics, but when a cousin lent him a slammed ’63 Impala Super Sport convertible that general interest turned into full-fledged passion. READ MORE