Daniel Carpenter grew up around the antique Ford reproduction market in his Dad's business, Dennis Carpenter Ford Reproductions. He has always had a passion for Ford cars, especially Mustangs. His first car was a 1965 Mustang Convertible, which he still has today. His second car was a 1970 Mach I.
In his last year of high school, he bought a 1966 Shelby GT-350 (#280). Daniel returned home from college to start Daniel Carpenter Mustang Restoration Parts, a company selling wholesale parts to the Mustang market.