David Tracy is good at his job for many reasons. The first is that he approaches everything with an engineer’s skilled precision. The second is that deep down, he’s kind of a total madman.

But hey! Coming close to killing yourself once or twice (or getting incarcerated) is pretty much a job requirement at this place. And his kooky story about dyeing his clothes with motor oil is extremely innovative, even when it’s also fraught with danger when dryers are involved.

Luckily for us, David did not blow his house up. But if he had, we would have at least gotten some decent stories out of it, says reader Skychismo:

Coming soon to The Garage!


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