What Fuels Eric Jalbert

Eric is a dog-lover, outdoor enthusiast, Gearhead and a bit of a comedian. Living in Canada you have to keep yourself entertained and with Eric's antics, there's no shortage of entertainment. 

Eric's Instagram: @fl4tfour

YouTube Channel: @EricJalbert

A life-long Gearhead, his dream car was inspired from watching TV as a child; The Dukes Of Hazzard. He didn't just want a '69 Charger - he wanted the exact car they had down to the same paint job, wheels, and CB radio. 

1. When did the automotive bug bite you?

The automotive bug caught me at a young age, I want to say around 4-5 years old. When I first saw the movie Twister and the Dukes of Hazzard I was hooked on anything Dodge.

2. Tell us about your passion for your Charger?
From the moment I watched the Dukes of Hazzard I knew one day I would have a General Lee. It had to happen. When the opportunity came about, I made it happen. I worked up in the Northwest Territories for 60 days straight just to buy this thing. I didn’t have all the money when I first went to see it. So I went there with $1000 cash and I made the guy a deal. I told him in 60 days I’ll be back with the remaining amount, if not, you keep my $1000 and repost the car. We shook on it, and the rest is history.

3. Out of the Gearhead Coffee roasts - which one is your favorite?
Right now my favorites are Big Block and Beadlock Texas Pecan!

4. Do you use cream or sugar?
I drink it black - it tastes way better that way. Most people say they like coffee, but in reality they like cream and sugar. Black coffee is the goat.

5. What's one of your favorite builds you were a part of?
Favorite build would be the General Lee or my 1993 Dodge w250 12 valve Cummins “Barb” which I got to live out a dream of having a lifted truck.

6. What's your biggest automotive accomplishment?
My biggest automotive accomplishment is really just buying my dream car when I was 21. Owning a 1969 Charger still feels surreal sometimes.

7. Any words of encouragement for any up and coming gear heads?
Don’t get it right, get it running. Enjoy them as you go. These cars can become an absolute money pit. Unless you have tons of that and few money trees out back, be smart with how you jump into your build.