Many people know me as “Mike the Mechanic.” I feel I have built a solid reputation over the past 46 years with my 8 eight auto repair shops. I am now branching out to the online auto auction industry because of my passion for classic and vintage cars. I believe there is a need for someone with my extensive background and experience who is capable of bringing only the finest cars available to both buyer and seller that offer quality and value through a safe and secure online venue.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit that began at a young age. I was raised by my mother after my father left my sister and I when were only one and two years old: my mother was twenty. I have always looked up to my mother and credit her as always being resourceful and driven; she spoke French and worked as a secretary for the Ambassador at the Chad Embassy USA in Washington, D.C.
I have also lived in Manhattan where my mother helped me to set up a lemonade stand at the age of 10 in Chelsea, New York. When I lived in Miami, I delivered newspapers and mowed lawns. At 15, I began working on cars and have never looked back. My first car was a 1965 AMC Rambler 660 Classic with a 287. It was a great car when I was 15 3/4 years old! I wish that I still had that car today.
Over the many years, I have had the good opportunity to own, among a few, Triumph GT6s; Morris Minors; Rover 3500; Renault Caravelle, Renault R-16, a Dauphine; a few Peugeot 505s and a 604; a few Corvairs and many others.
I remember lifting engines out of cars in my basement with a chain winch from an I-beam that was holding up the second story of the house! I remember driving a Citroen DS-21 up the highway with only 3 wheels on it because it had a flat tire that I had to put in the trunk! All roads along the way have led me to where I am today. I am a firm believer in hard work, taking pride in what I do, and in providing outstanding customer service and creating a positive work culture that is evident in myself and my great team of people with whom I am proud to work with every day.
For more information on my online auto auction site please check out my Home Page. Just think, no more sifting through endless websites and wasting time. Bid, Buy & Drive has exactly what you want, with quality and value backed by years of knowledge and a passion for bringing customers exclusive and extraordinary classic and vintage cars. These cars won’t be found anywhere else except on Bid, Buy & Drive’s online auction site.