I started messing around with cars when I was 9 years old. I spent my free time at my dad’s garage, helping him and handing him tools while he was working on his old Mercedes. Back then, people worked on their own cars, and my dad, although not a mechanic by trade, taught me whole lot about not just fixing cars, but also about welding, body work, and modifying parts to make them work. By the age of 15, I have rebuilt an entire engine and transmission on my own. After finishing high school, there was no question about what I wanted to do. I was lucky to get into a Technical Institute in Prague where I was accepted into a 4-year automotive design and repair program. While in school, I worked with Auto Novotny racing team, where I got experience in working on high-performance vehicles. It was an exciting time! After graduating in 1994, I worked with the racing team full-time, and I further developed love for sports cars. Before coming to the U.S., I worked at several German-car dealerships that specialized in high-end vehicles. This is where I obtained factory training on Mercedes, BMW, Audi, and Porsche. I decided to move to California because I knew that California has the biggest German-car markets and I knew I could succeed there with my knowledge and skills. I arrived in winter of 2000 and I worked at several Independent shops. During that time, I continued taking classes to expand my knowledge about new vehicles, which is something I still do to this day. I learned that I have to keep up with new developments to stay competent and competitive. I have slowly built my clientele and finally was ready to start my own business in 2008, which was a big decision - and one I will never regret. That same year I also developed business relationship with Chequered Flag International and I was finally able to focus on the classic car repair and restoration, especially on Porsche and Mercedes Benz, which is my specialty today.
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