The Stadium Automotive Crew
Stadium Automotive isn't just a "George Rode" repair shop. This is a joint effort among the people below, all committed to quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Learn a little more about us below, but don't let that replace a face-to-face conversation. We love to get to know our customers and their cars.
President and Owner
George has been working on cars since 1970. He found in high school that he had unsurpassed mechanical skills with electric devices. After graduating from high school, he went through two years of college, financing it by working on cars in his home garage. He then got a job at a Subaru, American Motors dealer and quickly moved up to the head technician position. He excelled at the technical schools and was very well respected at the Subaru School. He took and passed all 8 of the nationally certified ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) tests becoming a master technician in 1973. He has taken advanced training at Bosch and has done extensive factory training. Having owned EuroAsian Automotive since 1975, because of his passion for business and auto repair.
George enjoys playing with his dogs, Cosmo and Rusty, they go almost everywhere with him, traveling, RVing, gardening, home improvement, cooking, home automation and playing tennis with his wife, Janice.
He is very active in Rotary as Past-President of the Southtowne Rotary Club. George loves to spend his time helping in the community, he is a counselor with Eugene Chamber of Commerce S.C.O.R.E, president of McKenzie Personnel, board president for Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra. George enjoys delivering for Meals on Wheels. He is a member of the Police Advisory Board. He is the president of the Automotive Board at Lane Community College along with being one of 6 Bosch Service Council members in the US. He has been on the board of the American Cancer Society, Woman Space, Nextstep Recycling, Greenlane and the budget committee of LTD.
In June , George was the winner of the 2012 Oregon Ethics in Business Award.
After spending over 7 years in the military, Joe got out after the Gulf War 1991 and moved his family back to his hometown in Montana. He worked at an Independent repair shop before deciding to move to Oregon. Once in Oregon he worked for a Chrysler and Mitsubishi dealership; after 7 years he went to work for Mercedes Benz. When the opportunity came up to get back into the Independent repair business, he jumped at the chance to get back to what he loved, working for a local small business.
Joe has three kids who graduated from North Eugene High School and now has many grandchildren that he adores.
He and his wife enjoy gardening and working on their house together. Both also enjoy getting out and traveling Oregon in their 1987 Volkswagen camper to see what they can find new and exciting to do. They also love traveling the country to visit the kids and grandkids. Joe is an avid sailor who keeps a boat at the local reservoir when it’s full of water and encourages anyone who wants to experience sailing to come out on almost any Tuesday evening throughout the summer and climb aboard and go for a sail.
Rich was born and raised right here in the Willamette Valley. He is the middle child with an older sister and a younger brother. He attended Springfield High School where his fondest memory was being able to tinker with cars in auto shop class.
After high school he went to work in the automotive industry and has spent the past 7 years learning the ins and outs of any vehicles put in front of him. He is ASE Certified and specializes in steering, suspension, and brakes. He’s extremely motivated and eager to learn. His goal is to be an ASE Certified Master Technician.
Rich is married to April Reinsch and in 2018 they welcomed their first son, Liam. He and April have one dog named Shasta and she keeps them entertained. He enjoys taking walks with his wife and Shasta and just being outdoors, whether it’s camping, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling or disc golf. Rich has taken up a new passion within the car world, namely RC cars. He loves modifying them and of course driving them.
He looks forward to a long and rewarding career working for Stadium Automotive.
Bio Coming Soon!
Cynthia first came to Euro-Asian at the age of 6 in 1981. Her mother was the bookkeeper at EuroAsian Automotive (European Auto Repair then) while going to school at LCC and then U of O. She moved to California in 1985, graduated from high school there and then worked managing retail shops and was an office manager for an insurance broker. She moved back to Eugene in 2003 to go to work at EuroAsian Automotive and attend school. She went to school full time until the spring of 2007, when she graduated from LCC with an Associates degree in accounting. She loves dealing with customers and making sure the flow of all three shops goes well.
Cynthia enjoys working on her house with her husband, Nick, playing with her daughter, Alyssa, taking pictures, attending car shows, spending time with her family, helping Papa (that's George) with projects while learning all she can about being a homeowner. Cynthia is very active in Emerald Valley Rotary Club of Eugene where she is the club president. In February of 2022, Cynthia and her husband, Nick opened a kitchen gift shop at the 5th Street Market Alley. It called Sassy Kitchen and Gifts.
Assistant Business Manager
Courteney was born and raised in Eugene, OR and graduated from Willamette High School. She started working in automotive in 2021 and started working at Euroasian/Stadium Automotive during the summer of 2022 as an Assistant Business Manager. She's looking forward to furthering her career in automotive.
She has 2 rescue dogs named Wesley and Apollo. During her free time, she enjoys walking/hiking with her dogs, baking, and traveling to Florida where her family lives.
Cosmo & Sheba Rode
In Memory of Sheba Rode
Sheba was my 3rd standard poodle; she was born January 29, 2007 and passed May 14, 2021.
Sheba has been a great mentor for Cosmo, he is my 4th standard poodle; born in February of 2014. Sheba took great care showing him the ropes of proper etiquette and canine behaviors.
In June of 2021 Rusty Rode joined the family.
They both love to play with each other and travel in the motorhome. They get along fabulously, but each has its own personality. Rusty is very curious and will greet you with his beautiful eyes, where Cosmo is a love with a big wagging tail. They both love meeting all of the customers that come visit.
Hope you get a chance to meet both of them when you come by.
Pictured Rusty (Right) and Cosmo (Left)