By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2008
Performance parts are a passion for Andy Boyce, parts manager at Danny Beck Chevrolet, located at 8300 New Sapulpa Road.
The Danny Beck parts department is led by Andy Boyce, who has 39 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been personally involved in various types of racing over the span of his career. As Boyce himself said, “I know a lot of people in the racing and performance worlds. I can talk the talk and walk the walk. In short, I’ve been there.” His qualified department has two veteran parts employees who each have decades of experience in automotive parts.
Five years ago when Danny Beck bought the Chevy dealership that was to become Danny Beck Chevrolet, the first employee he hired was Andy Boyce. The pair had worked together for other dealers and had known each other through the car business for 25 years. Beck knew exactly what he was doing when he brought Andy Boyce into his dealership to run the parts department.
Parts department employees at Danny Beck Chevrolet are very knowledgeable and have a diverse range of vehicle parts experience, ranging from the Chevy Vega to cross-country GM trucks. In addition, the department is complete with all standard GM parts. The parts team is geared up for all types of customers and vehicle requirements, including Boyce’s passion: performance parts, accessories and engines.
Danny Beck Chevrolet is the number one performance dealer in Oklahoma. Fifty percent of the parts department’s total business is in performance parts and engines. According to Boyce, they have repeat customers from all over the United States, especially California, and some from Australia and Germany. The department does business with individuals, restoration shops, car and show clubs, and racing clubs.
Through the Danny Beck dealership, Boyce has furnished performance engines for Hot Rod and Popular Mechanics TV show cars. His engines have appeared in Oakland and Chicago car shows, and nationally recognized performance car builders Boyd Cottington and Jesse James have used his engines in some of their cars.
According to Boyce, the Danny Beck Chevrolet operation maintains its repeat customers because of the business’s high integrity, and the fact that its employees are “just good ol’ boys.” Danny Beck grew up in Broken Arrow, and Boyce was raised in Inola. Both men operate on the premise that if you treat people right, they’ll come back to do business with you and recommend you to their friends.
When a customer or first-time caller contacts Boyce, he immediately asks for more information about their project. He wants to know what the customer is hoping to accomplish and what he or she needs from the parts department. It makes a big difference if an engine is for a street cruiser, show car or racecar. Engines from the Danny Beck parts department range in price from $1,700 to $25,000.
Andy Boyce is comfortable dealing with almost any designer or mechanic in the industry. He has the ability and experience to supply performance customers with options; he is full of information for just about any performance project. Boyce says he’s probably so passionate about performance cars because he grew up in the Muscle Car era.
If you’re a performance buff and want to meet with a well-known and respected Oklahoma performance expert, give Andy Boyce at Danny Beck Chevrolet a call. It’s fun just listening to him and seeing his eyes light up as he talks about his passion of performance cars and parts.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.