What can we say? He's the man, the myth, the legend (in his own mind); but seriously he's our CEO, our boss, our visionary, and the reason we are "not your average car dealer." Originally from Michigan, he moved here in 1987 when his father transferred here to open the GM plant in Fort Wayne. Jason is a 1993 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, after which, Jason spent over 24 years in automotive sales with several years as Sales Manager for several local new car dealerships. Jason wanted a place of his own where people could feel like family and not pressured into buying something they didn’t like, want, or need. That is when he first opened Wicked Automotive in December of 2007. He has been proud to serve the New Haven/Fort Wayne area for over 13 years. In September 2020, Jason moved Wicked Automotive to its new location at 7566 IN 930 right between McDonald’s and Burger King in New Haven. He is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm or by phone/text at 260-443-5414.
Fun fact: His hobbies include drag racing a 1999 Chevy S-10 and a rear engine dragster. Many New Haven locals also know him as the former owner of Smokehaus BBQ, Board Member of the New Haven chamber of commerce, and proud sponsor of the Canal Cruisers Car Show.
She’s our Vice President, First Lady, and so much more! She handles most of the behind the scenes stuff here at Wicked Automotive, but her most important job is keeping the boys (especially Jason) in line.
Carrie was born in Germany on a military base where her family was stationed. She then moved to California before setting up home in Clarksville, Tennessee. Yes, Carrie brought that southern hospitality to Wicked Automotive! She has two children, Bryanne and Matthew, and her hobbies include drag racing, traveling, and making people happy!
Fun facts: Carrie has been all over Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She will take thousands of pictures until she gets the right one, she will dance like no one is watching (even when they are). She loves Big Bang Theory, Mexican food, cheering on the Nashville Predators, and of course fast cars! Oh and did we mention, she’s dating the boss!
Tom has been part of Wicked Automotive since the very beginning. He takes pride in being our “resident grumpy old man.” Tom is the father of two adult daughters. He has had a love for cars all this life. When not at the office, Tom is usually spending time tinkering on his race car, a 1966 Chevy Nova II. He has been an avid drag racer for over 40 years. He was the last winner at Avilla Dragway beating Jason in the final round before they closed their doors in 1995 and was a $10,000 winner at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He served in the United States Army and retired from Total Fleet Service. And hey, did we mention…. he’s single ladies! ??
What started as a friend helping Jason while he was out of town became what we refer to as “second shift”. Andy joined our team in February as our Part time Sales Manager. He is a key part in the Wicked Automotive world. When not at the office, Andy is usually spending time building his S-10 race truck with his son, Michael, at the drag strip with friends, or with his girlfriend and their two cats, Wicked and Chevy. He is also a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, and has been a lifelong, local guy. Andy is a die hard Harley fan and avid scuba diver. He is always happy to walk our customers through the paperwork portion of purchasing a vehicle and answering any questions they may have.
Welcome, the newest member of our team, Daren. We are happy to have him on board, running our detail department and keeping our place looking tip-top. He helps us get our vehicles cleaned up & looking their best quickly. He graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne in 1993 with Jason. When not at Wicked Automotive; Daren loves to watch the Minnesota Vikings, exploring the outdoors, landscaping, and he loves his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He is friendly & funny, so don't be afraid to say hello next time you see him out on the lot!