Favorite vehicle: 81 Volkswagen Golf
When I was young around 4 or 5 years old, I would spend most of my time at my Grandfather’s house in Macedonia, being that I am from there and all. My Uncle loved Volkswagen Beetles and my Grand Dad’s Mercedes-Benz, but my uncle also had a passion for old motorcycles, especially the BMW R51 from 1951. He bought about ten extra bikes to build one and the entire backyard was filled with bikes, a VW’s mid-restoration and of course my Grand Dad’s Benz which was a W123 that had replaced the W108 that was there previously. Needless to say, I think if that had been anyone’s playground, they would have the same form of affinity to engineering. After that we moved to the United States and since we were just starting out, money was tight so I would help my father flip old cars to make a little extra for the family. Then it was time for me to get my own car and it all just blew up from there. The love of German engineering stayed in my veins and I never stopped. I turned a hobby into a career. Here I am today building and restoring cars - one of the most amazing feats at engineering in human history and loving every second of it, with some of the most talented men in the field that I have ever met.