My interest in becoming a motor mechanic was sparked at the age of 14 when my sister started dating a mechanic and he took me for a drive in his modified GTR Torana. From then on there was only one occupation that interested me. I spent all of my spare time at his workshop helping him and learning the ropes. My first car was a 1971 Ford Escort MkI that I bought before I got my license. With his help I built that car up, fitting a 1600 engine that I then proceeded to turbocharge.
I have over the years owned a variety of cars including V8s, rotaries & turbocharged 4 cylinders, having even raced some of these at Adelaide International Raceway .In my later years of school I studied automotive, and then went on to an automotive mechanical pre-vocational course at TAFE. Once this was completed I began working for a Ford dealer where I stay for several years.
At the age of 23, I finally got the opportunity to begin my apprenticeship with an independent workshop that specialised in LPG system fitting & maintenance. Once qualified I spent 8 years working at a Toyota dealership, before seeking greener pastures, looking for a more challenging position. I was grateful to be given the opportunity to join the team at Viva Auto Repairs, where I have had the chance to indulge in my passion for performance vehicles, rotary engines and motorsport in general. Now with 20 years experience under my belt, I am proud to be a part of such a diverse team, doing what I enjoy.