Native of San Diego. Started racing go karts & mini bikes at 5, progressed onto motorcycles & bmx by 10. Started building engines (go karts, motorcycles and VW's) around the same time.
Participated in off road racing (SCORE, HDRA, District 38) as pit and radio at 13. Raced enduro & some trials on bikes. Co drove when I became old enough.
Learned to drive a manual at 12 (VW Thing which I still have) My first car, '62 Falcon Ranchero with 289 and auto at 13. Drove off road cars & motorcycles at Miramar and where UTC is today, 24th St., Palm Ave Santee Pits.
Built tons of VW's for off road, some mini trucks and Jeeps which we raced with SCORE. One Class 10 buggy had a Datsun 1200 engine. Currently building VW's for Auto Cross, drag racing, off road and shows (engines, suspensions and cosmetics).
Competed in Rally racing in Mexico (on & off road), drag racing, road racing (2 & 4 wheels), "Iron Butt" rides, motocross, trials. Raced Catamarans during high school, took up water skiing and rebuilding speed boats (miss my Glastron GT w/ 302, think "Live & Let Die, Bond).
Currently compete in Auto Cross with Porsche Club, San Diego Region and occasionally with SCCA. Driving instructor with PCASDR.
Event Coordinator for the San Diego Air Cooled Syndicate, San Diego Thing Club and VolkSport Racing. Current Vice President of the Southern California Car Club Council. Past VP of the San Diego Car Club Council.
Host of Syndicate Motorsports Show, now on XTRA SPORTS 1360, previously on another station.
Notable cars I've had or have: '62 Falcon Ranchero (289/C4 first car) '63 Avanti R2, '67 Sting Ray (427/ 4 speed), '67 Sunbeam Tiger, '69 Camaro (327/ 4 speed), a few F 250's ('70-'74 & '78), a few Rangers ('85-'95) '86 F350 crew cab, dually, diesel, '65 VW Notchback, '69-'73 Bugs, '73 & '74 VW Things, '66, '67, '70, '74 & '75 VW Busses, '92 & '97 Dodge Dakota's (5.2 V8's), '91 Alfa Spyder, Bradley GT II, Original Meyers Manx, Model A Pick up w/ 327/350. '72 Jag XJ6 (327), Various Datsun & Toyota trucks. '85 & '85 GTI's (rally), '69 Caddy Coupe, '67 Olds Toronado, '85 BMW 318i, '67 & '69 Mustangs, '68 Triumph GT6, '74 260Z 2+2, '81 280 ZX. And a few more I can't (or won't) remember, and over 100 motorcycles.