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By Lou Marzeles

Freedom Automotive fixes and sells cars


Isabel Rodriguez

FREEDOM FOR YOUR CAR: What used to be Broadway Auto is now Freedom Automotive. Pictured here from left to right, back row first, are: Billy Fulkner, mechanic; Darren Scott, mechanic; James Quantrell, owner; Tiffany Quantrell, co-owner; Michelle Gaston, business manager; Clayton (son); Caitlynn (daughter); and Cadence (daughter). Another daughter (Courtney) is away at camp.

Cars and freedom-can't get much more American than that. Freedom Automotive just needs to serve apple pie made by a mom to top it off.

The new-ish service is at an old location, the former Broadway Auto at 870 E. Broadway in Goldendale. It's owned and operated by James (better known as JR) and Tiffany Quantrell. You can get your current car worked on, and you can also buy one there.

James grew up in Wakiakus, received his GED at the age of 17 then joined the United States Army. He served 13 months in Kuwait and Iraq (where he was the youngest U.S. soldier for some time).

He has personally owned over 200 vehicles and has always wanted to do what he is doing now.

James acquired the busines...

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