Bill Vigil is the Parts Manager at Fremont Ford and Lincoln in Sheridan, Wyoming.
We interviewed him to find out a little more, here are the questions we asked;
How long have you worked in the auto Industry?
Bill says he has been working in the Ford parts business since August 1978, close to 40 years!
What is your favorite part of the job (pun intended)?
He likes learning about all the new technology that Ford is coming up with. (For being in the business for almost 40 years, there has to have been a lot of changes since then). Bill strives to keep all the right parts in stock as he knows how important it is to keep vehicles on the road.
Where are you from?
Born in Sheridan, Wyoming, Bill has lived there most of his life, other than for a short time when he lived in Ohio.
When you aren’t working, what are you doing?
” I like to watch Law and Order re-runs, drives in the mountains and fishing once in a while. I like to fish for brook trout, they are a little to catch”.
What is your favorite food?
“My favorite food is homemade Mexican, homemade like my Grandma used to make”.
What is your favorite Color?
Bill says his favorite color is Blue, to match the Ford blue logo.
How about music. What kind of music do you like?
“My favorite music is Dr. Hook, I don’t have any brand or type of music, but Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is about all I listen to”.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
The craziest thing Bill said he has ever done is when he went to the Sturgis bike rally (the last year it was in the city park) for the first time. “That was a crazy situation down there”, he said.
What was your first car?
“My first car was a 1963 Chevy Impala 2 door with a hard black top on it, it was a nice car”.
If money was no object, what vehicle would you own?
“If I could buy any car out there and didn’t have to worry about money, it would be a Lincoln Continental“.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to: