The Gears That
Turn the Wheel that is Ray Guarino
earned an A.A.S. degree in Electronic Instrumentation Technology and a
B.S. degree in Organizational Management, Ray's life work has found him
striving to become the best "automologist" he could possibly
Ray has held jobs as an auto parts counterman, machinist, plastic injection
molder/mold-maker, and an auto electric rebuilder. His life-long love
of all things mechanical, coupled with his job experience, has given him
a "No Fear" attitude when it comes to taking things apart and
(hopefully), fixing, modifying, and ultimately improving them design-wise
As an electronic technician and later as a corporate metallurgist, Ray
worked in the R&D area of the Engineering Department at Leviton Manufacturing.
Currently a member of the Professional Faculty at a NY college, Ray finds
great joy interacting with students who show a love for mechanics and
cars like he does.
Being an avid Hot Rodder, motorcyclist, competition dart player, marksman
and car show judge has equipped Ray with the tools needed to survive in
the automotive world but his greatest fulfillment is realized when he
spends time with his wife, daughters and pets.
Since he was
seven years old Ray was playing around with discarded cars in the driveway,
which inevitably led to building go-carts, mini bikes and eventually his
own cars from junk parts. Ray has always prided himself on being able
to take a discarded part and make it useful, or create something needed
using the spare parts he has acquired. Short lengths of tubing, end scraps
of metal, oddball components, and even ceiling fans have been integrated
into Ray's motorcycle and automotive projects as alternatives to store
The future is an open book for this car guy, but Ray hopes to pursue an
involvement in the automotive media with his co-host and friend Chris
Switzer, someday making a dollar as a result of their work as partners
on MotorMouth Radio.