lfred Perez’s love for Chevrolet started when he first put his hands on the steering wheel of a 1955 Chevrolet Task Force. His father, a huge Chevrolet fan, bought the truck before Alfred was born. He gave it to Alfred when the lad was 13 years old – and still learning how to drive. Alfred has been driving the 1955 Task Force ever since.
The owner of Perez Motor Works in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Alfred has been restoring vehicles for more than two decades. However, he has been a Chevrolet aficionado for almost his entire life.
He and his father used to go out car hunting. Recalling his childhood, Alfred says, “My dad would get behind the wheel of the truck and we’d drive outside the city to far-away rural areas looking for vintage cars. The long drives really served as bonding moments for me and my dad.”
It was during one of the car hunts that he and his father found a 1918 Chevrolet 490 Light Delivery Truck, which was one of the first trucks produced by Chevrolet. Although it is not in driving condition, it remains his favorite. Alfred settles on driving his second favorite truck of all time, the 1955 Task Force.
Speaking of the vehicle and what makes Chevrolet trucks unique, Alfred says: “A Chevrolet truck is tough, and for me it’s bulletproof. Its reliability really makes a Chevrolet truck special.”
Beyond car hunting, Alfred now uses his truck for work, loading materials from his shop – and sometimes loading his bike when he’s looking for a different kind of adventure. Of course, his truck’s space, versatility and ruggedness match his lifestyle.
“Chevrolet trucks are really like an extension of myself,” says Alfred proudly. “Like the Chevrolet truck, I also consider myself to be tough, and believe I can weather any storm that life throws at me.”