This is one of a series of stories we are sharing to show what’s inside CubeSmart. You not only get a peek inside our customer’s storage unit, but also a peek inside what is important to them. Thank you to Scott, a customer of our CubeSmart store in Lake Worth, for sharing his story with us.
Scott Sheridan's an avid vintage car collector, thanks to his father. He inherited his first two vintage cars from him and now has five altogether. He uses two of them as his daily transportation and stores the others in his CubeSmart units located at 1900 6th Ave S, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
Scott grew up in Ohio, joining the military in his 20's. He studied Industrial Design through specialized classes while he was there, and went to Ohio State to study Advertising. Though he dropped out of college, he recently went to Northwood to finish his three remaining classes, and transfer the credits back to Ohio to complete his degree. He says he was married "in the past," and is now estranged from his daughter.
He left Ohio in 1980 to open up a new Palm Beach location, and never went back. He said Ohio was "lovely, but you can keep the snow." Then in 2009, he was forced into retirement from banking when Fidelity Federal bought Regents Bank based in Boca Raton.
Scott now lives in a condo "down the block" from CubeSmart, and can even walk to his units. He says he comes every day to repair his cars, which can be difficult because vintage parts are hard to come by and can also be expensive. One of his cars is "the size of a boat," and requires one of the largest units on the lot. Fortunately, his larger unit has a front and rear door so he can drive in one and out the other.
He also has a large record collection, which he selling off painfully slow. He says you can't sell them online for a good price because customers can be "very picky" about the condition, so he sells them at shows and expos. He's also been a vendor at a nearby flea market on Red Road.
He suggested "cars & coffee" events for this location, because there are so many customers who store cars there and "it would be nice to see what everyone's got." Scott rents several units here, each one storing one of his cars, as well as the records and other flea market items. "If you have space, you will fill it," he says with a laugh. He's also thankful to the manager who assisted him with getting one key to open all of his units so he would need to "carry around so many keys."
Scott then pulls out his 1964 Corvette; his pride is obvious by the smile on his face and the way he talks about it. He decides that he's going to take this one out for a drive; slowly navigating the vehicle through the gate with the old engine blaring loudly and taking off with the wave of his hand.
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