|6 years ago|
Thor grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, a small-town Midwestern boy. He clearly remembers the day his father bought a bright red XK 150 Jaguar coup, "the sexiest thing ever to hit Waterloo." Thor took to hanging around the local three-stall garage, just to be near sports cars. Attending a vintage race at Elkhart Lake with his father, hanging on the fence and watching those "impossibly romantic cars howling past" made an indelible impression; Thor’s been addicted to adrenaline ever since.
Thor's first car was a 850cc Mini (bone stock non-Cooper). He ended up with his father's Jag (by then very used) through college before getting involved with Alfas ( a 1600 GTV) in 1967; he's driven Alfas ever since. His current daily driver is a 164 Q.
Thor received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Colorado College and an MBA from the University of Denver. In 1990, Thor and a group of friends formed Vintage Racing Motors. VRM is both an auto dealership (specializing in "adrenaline" and collectable cars) and a full-service vintage racing support shop (which repairs, maintains, transports, and supports vintage racecars). Thor's personal race car is the 1963 Elva Mk 7 with a Lotus twin cam; he's been racing for about 15 years.