Born on April 6, 1954 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass.,
I spent my childhood growing up and attending school in Littleton. Most of my fond memories include hanging out at my dad's service station, vacations at Lake Winnipesauke, baseball, basketball, waterskiing and alpine skiing.
Since I was 8 years old I spent most of my free time around cars and trucks at my dad's shop, Wilson's Esso in Littleton. In high school I played classical trumpet as well as basketball and baseball. I had the awesome experience of playing in the finals of the state boys' basketball tech tourney at Boston Garden - yes, on the parquet.
At this time, motor boats and speed were of great interest to me. I learned to water ski and became very accomplished and began speed water skiing. After graduating high school I earned a degree in Economics and Management at Nichols College.
During this time I also attended automotive classes, seminars, and clinics. I also managed to pick up playing the guitar and continue my love and passion for music.
In 1978, with help and inspiration from my dad, I purchased my first service station, Main Street Automotive, later named Wilson's Texaco, on Main Street in Groton. My Dad also helped in the purchase of a second service station, in 1985, on Littleton Road in Ayer. I now had three daughters and had gotten back into snow skiing. In 1990 I started to race Grand Slalom and went to Mt. Hood, Oregon to a USSA sanctioned race camp where the Canadian Olympic team was training.
Throughout my life I have continued my interest in music. In 1990 I started the Blood Street Band and was also a member of The Born Bluesers which included Danny Klein from the J. Geils band.
In the meantime I became friends with Jay Geils since his greatest passion, besides music, is exotic and vintage sports cars. Jay attended a show of the Blood Street Band one evening and the next night sat in with us. Shortly thereafter he became a big part of my musical experience. Jay did not miss a rehearsal or show for close to three years. At our last show Magic Dick - also from the J. Geils Band - was part of our band.
I had the pleasure of sitting in with Dave Maxwell, Jerry Miller, Steve Ramsey, and Mudcat Ward on occasion. I then started the Gary Wilson Blues Project and it still continues.
By 2001 several life changes brought me to working at Jay's former vintage race and exotic car shop and then I opened Wilson's Service Center. I now reside in New Ipswich, with my lovely wife Nancy and have three daughters and a stepson. I also have the pleasure of both my parents still being close by.