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    SCOTT

          CHUCK

        STEVEN

When I bought my 05 MINI Cooper S it was the 64th car I would own since my car buying days began in 1970 at the age of 16.  I owned 2 different but interlinked auto repair businesses and "Calvin" (think Calvin and Hobbes) was just another of a long line of cars to be enjoyed and later sold to get the next one that struck my fancy.  LIttle did I realize how affected I would be by the driving experience of my new chili red partner in crime. After 2 weeks of motoring bliss I was awestruck-what an amazingly capable automobile.  With some engine and suspension tweaks, this vehicle was fast enough to keep me continually grinning and handled far better than anything I had ever owned.  After lowering, wheels, custom stripe, engine mods, I was constantly asked by other MINI owners around Ventura county "who works on that for you?" and when I responded I did my own work, they would ask if I could work on theirs too, and a new lifestyle business was born!  My "repair affair" began as Central Coast Coopers on weekends inside the bodyshop I co-owned, but soon out grew that venue and I sold the collision business to my partners and continued to work at my Airbag Service business while I did MINI cooper work at my home shop and looked for a new location.  On March 3rd 2010 I signed the lease at our current Los Feliz Drive place and Motoring Magic was created! 

As we enter our 4th year (2013) I can truly say I always want to go to work when I awaken and I love these cars, the people who own them and the lifestyle business I have been fortunate enough to grow.  

 Of course it has not been easy and without the help of my right hand man, Chuck Proctor, it certainly would have been a lot harder.  Chuck ran and worked  my Airbag Service business while I worked on MINIs for the first  18 months, then as Motoring Magic grew and we wound down the Airbag business we added Steven as a repair tech to help Chuck in the shop and also allow Chuck to begin helping me on the front end of the business.  Without these two talented men this would have been a much tougher 3 years, thanks guys!

And of course, A HUGE THANK YOU to all my customers, past, present, and future, for helping me to achieve a high level of success and personal satisfaction in building a truly fabulous lifestyle business! 


Scott McIntyre

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