About CBI

About Car Build Index –

What true car guy doesn’t like a good car build thread that illustrates in detail the modifications and/or the restorations of some of our favorite cars?
There is something to be said about seeing a car in it’s basket-case “before” stage, and then the progress that it makes, step by step, to bring it to the new restored level which it ultimately deserves. All of us here probably has a list of dream cars that we would love to own and personalize to our own taste. Well, not all of us can turn the dream of a 50+ car garage into a reality. That is why we find ourselves on line, looking at other people’s cars and the painstaking detail that their owners have given them to create vehicles that in most cases will cost more to convert or restore than they will ever be worth once they are finally completed. Which is why we at CarBuildIndex.com are here. To bring you, the reader, as many car builds as we can. From as many different car cultures as possible. We are here to fulfill your automotive interests and appreciation in everything car-build related, while at the same time help you rediscover new models that you had never considered before, or may not have ever known to have existed. I know from personal experience that there are many types of automobiles which I hadn’t any knowledge or interest in before seeing one altered or refurbished a particular way as to provoke my interest, and from there a new appreciation for the whole marque is born.
Let CarBuildIndex.com be the spark that ignites your automotive imagination and enthusiasm for everything involving car builds, modifications and restorations. Expand that dream car garage, whether it be imaginary or a dream-come-true to reality. Enjoy.

CBI Team.

About Our Founder, David Greenbaum –

Before starting Car Build Index, David Greenbaum graduated from college with a BA in Psychology from Cal State University Northridge sometime in the mid 90’s, although we’re not entirely certain of the specific date and to be quite honest, we’re not convinced he is either. What’s of more significant relevance is the fact that he later went into the car business for the following 18 years, selling and managing at factory authorized Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati and Ferrari dealerships in his native hometown of Los Angeles. His love for cars started at an early age before he could even speak and developed into an appreciation for vintage and classic cars from their earliest origins to vehicles produced up through the late 80’s, a period of time when he first got his license and began driving (more specifically, crashing) cars. Of course, there are plenty of later model cars that interest him too, although he considers today’s modern vehicles as bloated, over weight, silly, ridiculous computers-on-wheels…you know, the customary ramblings of an old and disenchanted car enthusiast who’s clinging onto memories from his early formative years. Every generation has them, although they certainly do not all start websites to complain and air their grievances about them on. In any case if you haven’t guessed already, he’s the type of guy who always roots for the small sport car underdogs that are lacking in horsepower but make up for it by being lightweight and nimble, the type that are able to take on their high horsepower competitors at the track and conquer them in true David vs. Goliath fashion. His philosophy is that if a car is as enjoyable to drive as it is to look at and listen to while spinning it’s way up to redline in anger, then it’s a triple crown trifecta win for him.
Thank you for visiting Car Build Index, we hope that you enjoy the site and look forward to hearing your inputs, suggestions, submissions, complaints, recipes, hopes, dreams and desires. Site related, and possibly not too.

Written by David Greenbaum and spoken about himself in the 3rd person for some odd reason, in case you were wondering…