Frankie was born in Charleston, S.C. to Libby and Claude Meadows. My friend Libby is the original "Race Mama". Claude owned an Esso Station and loved cars. When Frankie was 12, his dad took him & his mom to the first World 600. Thus giving my friend Libby the title of "Original Race Mama".
Frankie attended St Andrews High School and Baptist College in Charleston. He worked in the Charleston area all his life in the tire business. Frankie followed in his father's steps to a point. Frankie likes cars BUT FRANKIE LOVES TIRES! In 2001, he opened his own store called appropriately:
Frankie's Tire Center
Not Your "Typical" Tire Store
And let me tell you it is anything but typical. On top of the cast of human characters, he has a dog and a pig. Not a pot bellied pig. Puck is more of a HOG. A big fat HOG!
Frankie has been an avid racing fan his whole life. He went to many races in his younger life with his parents. As he got older he went with his buddies. He also went with his wife Cindy, employers, employees, his father's employees, business associates and anyone else that would go on a Frankie Fantasy Trip. He hooked up with Jimmy in the eighties and Jo Ann in the 90's. They have been Laidback Racing ever since.
Frankie has been married to Cindy for 30 years. They have a son Joey who also has gone racin' with Frankie. In addition to his addiction to tires and racin', his other love is South Carolina Stingrays Hockey. In fact, he's a hockey whore.
Frankie has found a new addiction this past year...on line auctions! Man, he has it bad for that stuff. Every day boxes and boxes and more boxes come from Sam's on line auctions. For Frankie the rush comes from the fact that "it was a deal". So I guess he has just expanded on a previous addiction, finding a deal. He gets it from his mama, who will pull a shirt out of her closest and say "It was original $30.00, but was then marked to half price, then they took another 75% off and I got my senior citizen discount. And oh yes, I also got another 10% off because I used my Belk credit card".
Frankie's jobs on the team include but are not limited to:
Frankie is kinda of a ticket brokers. One of his jobs is to obtain tickets from vendors of Frankie's Tire Center. He gets them as a reward for using different vendors & products.
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NO ONE ON THIS EARTH HAS BETTER OR MORE STEREOS, TVS, VCRS, CAMERAS, VIDEO RECORDERS AND REMOTES THAN FRANKIE.
And if they do, he will take care of it by next week.
Frankie's photography skills and photo enhancements are legendary.