Name: Mike Ryan
Job Title: Vehicle Technician
Worked at Alexanders for: 4.5 Years
A bit about Mike: Mike has been married for 32 years and is father to 2 daughters aged 18 and 12, one of which is studying Politics and Journalism at Lincoln University. He has known nothing but cars and bikes since he can remember and is still as passionate about it now as he was then.
How did you end up working at Alexanders: I started by building race cars and rally engines, then moved on to working for main dealers such as Rover, Jaguar and Ford before a friend of mine suggested I come join him at Alexanders. I must say I have no regrets and the family friendly feel is very different to my previous experience of the main dealer world. You are actually encouraged to meet the clients and talk to them about anything
Dream car/bike to own: Norton V4 RR
Best car you've driven or worked on: As you can imagine, being over 50, I have driven a few but it has to be the Aston Martin DB5 purely because after admiring it for some time it didn't fail to deliver beyond all my expectations once I had driven it.
Actual car you drive: Mercedes C Class for the family, MK1 Escort RS2000 at the weekends for fun
Spare time hobbies or interests: Passionate about the restoration of classic cars and motorcycles. My Escort RS2000 has become a bit of a star attraction in the bodyshop and around the site, many visitors love to see a car from their past hidden amongst all the supercars.
Interesting fact not many people know about you: As well as restoring cars I have also restored an old barn which has now become a holiday cottage. I also claim to be 50% cyborg.
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