JowDow.com is the brainchild of Doug Barnes and came about after spending a long Saturday searching the Portland Swap Meet for must-have parts. He and his friend Kevin from Vancouver had come to the swap meet with a list. "We passed up some good deals on parts and tools that weren't on the list because we didn't want to end up $10 short when we finally found what we came for. I must have walked 10 miles", said Doug "and I skipped lunch because I wanted to make sure I had enough money to pay for what I absolutely needed, once I found it." He figured there must be a better way to shop the swap meets.
Over the next year or so Doug worked on the concept and hired a web developer to assist. The result is the JowDow website you can see on these pages. Soon, he plans to develop the mobile app. "It would be easier if I were a wizard computer dude, but I'm not. Fortunately, I have talented family & friends." Doug has a small hot rod shop in Central Washington where he specializes in retrofitting 40s-70s Chevrolets with Electronic Fuel Injection and overdrive transmissions. "I especially like the Tuned Port Injection (TPI) from the mid 80s. It runs great, makes great torque and looks sharp."