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Armstrong's Mechanic Let Down By Celebrity Cyclist
Lance Armstrong got duped on the TLC show "Overhaulin'." The celebrity cyclist thought his prized Pontiac GTO had been stolen. Instead, the muscle car got a complete overhaul. The owner of the Central Austin garage that worked on the car says he kind of feels duped himself.
It was inside Colvin's Automotive where the owner and about 40 other people got to know Armstrong. Fast forward a couple of years later. The cameras are gone, the show over, but memories of the encounter still fresh on the owner's mind.
It's a once in a lifetime experience K.C Colvin can't kick.
"I was excited about it. Whatever it takes I want to be a part of that," said Colvin.
Part of a talented team of mechanics -- revved up - for a shot at winning over Armstrong.
"I saw a guy who was doing a lot for his community and a lot for the Livestrong association," added Colvin.
Pushing Colvin and his crew into overdrive. In just 7-days, Colvin and his merry men overhauled Armstrong's antique GTO.
The signed memorabilia inside Colvin's office shows just how much the crucified cyclist still means to the mechanic. And while Colvin can't condone Armstrong's action, he does stand behind his crusade to cure cancer.
"There are a lot of people that are survivors, that are strong people because they had hope and they had someone like that to look up to," said Colvin.
You could see Armstrong's name in show business headlines again soon.
Deadline.com reports that Paramount Pictures is already moving forward with a movie about the disgraced cyclist's now-legendary rise and fall.