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All the cool kids love Hampton Car Club. (Photo credit: Doug Young)

For Chelsea Sweeney, cars just make sense.

“I’ve always liked fixing things,” she says. “And I just thought that [cars] were so cool.”

The Baiting Hollow resident is the co-owner, along with her husband Mike, of Hampton Car Club in Southampton. Opening last July, they took over what was home to Southampton Auto and Marine Upholstery, a mainstay owned by Mike’s father that served the area for about 40 years. Since taking over the County Road 39 location, its gears have shifted.