The Gears That Turn the Wheel that is Ray Guarino

Although having 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 be.


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 and functionally.


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 bought products.


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.