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About Us

Learn more about VIVA Chassis, and the projects we've done, and plan to do in the future!

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The Transfer

Viva Broncos was established in 1969 by Kurt Strecker, an innovator and Baja racer. Along with racing early Ford Broncos, Kurt also manufactured and sold many accessories as well as building his signature series Viva Broncos.

In March of 2022 Viva Broncos was purchased from Kurt and moved from AZ to IN. In this new chapter of Viva Broncos we will be offering a TOMS OFFROAD Signature Series by VIVA Chassis as well as offering performance packages for the current model Ford Broncos and Bronco Sports. We have assembled a great team of experienced Bronco enthusiasts to ensure that the history and legacy of Viva Broncos lives on

On the Road

We attended the Bronco Super Celebration in TN in 2022 where we announced that we had purchased and moved Viva Broncos. Then in July, we attended the Broncos Super Celebration in WI where we started our talks with TOMS OFFROAD for our chassis build collaboration. In September, we unveiled the TOMS OFFROAD Signature Series by VIVA Chassis at the Bronco Super Celebration in CO. It was great to have the Viva Broncos booth at all three Bronco Super Celebrations for 2022 and we look forward to attending more in the future. We will also be announcing a Bronco gathering that will be hosted in Wabash, IN in 2023. Please stay tuned for more info.

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Meet the Team

Learn more about the members of our team, and how the make us at VIVA CHASSIS the best in the business.

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CEO

Josh Butcher

Age: 36, Engaged to Emily Airgood Born in Glenwood Springs CO, but grew up in Wabash, IN

It has been a childhood dream of mine to get into the auto industry and I have been a Ford Bronco enthusiast since my family purchased a 1966 U13 Bronco Roadster back when I was 9. I’m so excited to scale VIVA Broncos back to the glory days of the 1970’s. I have spent the last 19 years managing the archery department of my family's sporting goods store where I have learned the customer service and sales skills needed for this project.

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Mechanic

Gregory (Greg) Welch

Age: 40, Married to Mysti Welch, Together we have 6 kids, Hometown: Wabash, IN

 

 

Worked on my first Bronco when I was 16, a 1966 Roadster. I’ve worked on numerous restorations and custom work. I was a UH60 Blackhawk mechanic in the United States Army. I’ve been a mechanic for over 20 years.

I enjoy disc golfing, kayaking, hunting, and spending time with the family.

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VP

Andrew (Andy) Stone

Age: 50, Married to Amee Stone, has 3 children, Hometown: Argos, Indiana.

 

 

First Bronco bought 1992 was a 78 Bronco Custom. Bought my current 1969 Bronco back in 1994. Since then, I have purchased 151 Broncos, with 152 on order from Ford. I have owned and operated Indiana Bronco Parts, used parts and complete Broncos since 1994.

Hobbies include coaching soccer, basketball and hunting.

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Paint and Body

James Baker, Jr.

Age: 21, Married to Camile Baker, We have 1 son also named James, Hometown: Peru, Indiana 

I've been around cars for my whole life with grandpa; however, I discovered Auto Body was my true passion. When I was 16, I took 2 years of trade school at Heartland Career Center in Wabash, Indiana then I graduated and followed into the Automotive Collision trade, which I have been doing since. I want to make a long career out of fixing and restoring cars.

My other hobbies are hunting, fishing, and shooting my guns and bows.

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