In 1965, shortly after his father’s death, Mike Cegelka’s mother got ripped off when buying a Ford from a dealer on lower Broadway in Kingston. Outraged, at age 14, Cegelka decided to be the change in the world he wanted to see, an honest and fair person in the automotive industry. Being mechanically inclined, he developed that aptitude by taking a series of garage jobs in New York and Virginia. It was an old-fashioned apprenticeship.
Twenty-four years ago, the Hurley resident started his own automotive repair shop, Especially Swedish, which has operated at two locations on . . .
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