My background is totally all over the map. I started my early career life as a special machine and robotics builder and when the company I worked for went out of business I changed over to IT. I’m now an analyst working in a large hospital system in the Cincinnati Ohio area. My background in machine building and tool making really helps me with my hobby life. I started restoring cars at the age of 15 after I bought a Triumph Spitfire. I couldn’t afford to pay people to do the work, so I learned how to do it myself. The rest is history I guess. 30 years later I’ve owned a little bit of everything and completed some major restoration projects along the way. My favorite being a 1961 Harrington Sunbeam Alpine. (http://bringatrailer.com/2007/10/17/restored-1961-sunbeam-alpine-harrington-hardtop/)… boy, I really hated selling that car! Alas, the US economic problelms got me! That car is now in Australia.
My interest in Moultons come from my grandfather really. He was a Huffy distributor, and managed to get a bike for himself. I grew up with that bike and after he died it became mine. It’s such a good original bike that I really can’t ride it, so I started buying other bikes to ride. Wasn’t long before I was bit by the bug… so to speak!
My wife is totally tolerant. I told her day one that I would be loyal as long as I had a garage with projects to work on. lol! Honestly, she can’t keep track of it all. I have stuff stashed in 2 different buildings, one on my home property and another owned by my father. So much of what I have was acquired before we were married, so she wouldn’t know if I brought something new in anyway. She says that allowing me to do this stuff keeps me out of the bars at night… guess she hasn’t seen the refrigerator in the garage yet!