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, Sheba and Cosmo, 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 to see what they can find new and exciting to do also traveling the country to visit the kids and grandkids.
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 Certifed 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.
We are very excited to welcome Austin to the family here at Stadium Automotive. Austin comes to us from the Ford Dealership where he was factory trained. We are eager to learn what pearls of wisdom he has to teach.
Austin has lived most of his life in Eugene. After high school, he went to Los Angeles to study at an automotive trade school. He graduated at the top of his class and elected to enroll in the Ford FACT program. After completing his schooling, Austin moved back to Eugene and started his career for FORD at the Lincoln dealership. Austin developed his skills and advanced his training over the next seven years at Eugene Lincoln Mitsubishi. He achieved his Senior Master certification, Ford's highest honor for a technician and the Mitsubishi Diamond certification. Austin worked for Kendall Ford Lincoln for three years, expanding his knowledge before making the switch to Stadium Automotive.
Austin loves spending time with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he plays bass guitar for a few local bands and enjoys riding his motorcycle.
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 community service chair and secretary. She was president of the United Rotary Club board, and a member of the Rotary Duck Race steering community. Cynthia has also taken on being the Girl Scout troop leader for her daughter's troop.
Cosmo & Sheba Rode
Sheba is my 3rd standard poodle; She was born January 29, 2007. Our newest addition to the family is Cosmo. He is my 4th standard poodle; born in February of 2014.
Sheba has been a great mentor for Cosmo, showing him the ropes of proper etiquette and canine behaviors.
They both love to chase tennis balls (and each other) and traveling in the motorhome. They get along fabulously, but each has its own personality. Sheba might be a little standoffish but warms up quickly, 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.