My Love of Mercedes started when I was 10 and we had to visit a Mercedes Benz dealer in Koln, Germany. This was after my parents car lost reverse gear. I eventually pleaded with my Dad to join the Mercedes Benz club and our membership number is quite low 7403. I took over the direct debit in 1988, the year I joined the newly opened Mercedes Benz dealership. I left that dealer in 1994, not long after the passing of my father. In 1996 I was invited to become one of the three technical advisors for the Club and in 2021 successfully interviewed for the Technical manager position.