My "real" name is Mathias. I was born 1973 in Germany,not far from Lake Constance close to the swiss border. I am living in <a href="http://www.bonaduz.ch">Bonaduz</a>, a village in Grisons, eastern Switzerland. An architectural engineer by training, I never worked in that field until now. After working in different businesses up- and downstream in the oil sector in project management, I now work for a plant engineering company specialised in plastics.. So engineering for producing petrol for your car kept me busy for quite a time.
At the moment, my car is small in size. But this Fiat Seicento gets me everywhere I need to go.
Automobile and especially aviation technology is something, which I am interested in. Which is no wonder for aircraft, because my dad was working for an aircraft manufacturer now not existing any more. Especially one of their last products is very nice - the Dornier 328 Jet. So you might understand, why I can't resist guessing the aircraft visible on pictures in this database... I also can't resist guessing cars, and that is why I take part here.
As many others have listed the cars they had contact to, I will also do so here. The first one I had with chauffeur
was a Alfa Giulia Super, followed by other Alfa Romeos - dad still is kind of Alfista... - including a Alfetta, Giulietta, Alfa 75 (the car which tried to hide its radio from the driver...), 145 and now 147 JTD. My first own car was a white VW Golf II, followed by a 90 HP Passat station wagon which only missed the roof rails for being taken for a surfer mobile. Not to be forgotten Fiat Panda 750L, compared to which the Fiat Seicento is a luxury car.
During civil service (community service in a village for the disabled, in lieu of military service) I had a Mercedes 208 long & high & closed back, an Opel Omega and once a Renault Trafic 4*4. Which as a bus is impressive to see, but very ugly to drive. It's undermotorized, and has a gearbox that was for sure made in a bakery. You are forced to enter 4th gear with 60 km/h and it feels like it wants to turn over every time you drive around a bend. Put it in a box with the Seat Cordoba station wagon and send it to somewhere far away.