Brian Peters, founder of Motoring Investments, is a true ‘car nut’ who came upon this passion honestly. His father, having completed automotive courses during high school in the early 40’s found himself working in “Motor Transport” during WWII with the Marine Corps.
Brian came along in the 50’s and got acquainted with wrenches and other tools in the early 60’s as apprentice to his dad while maintaining the family cars. Brian’s real automotive education began in the 70’s with the arrival of a very ‘used’ Sunbeam Alpine roadster which he was required to keep running if he was to have transportation in Canton, Ohio.
A degree in chemical technology from the University of Akron and a brief detour in the corporate world lead back to automobiles in 1978 when he took a job with a Saab and Ford dealership. The lure of the ‘car capital of the world’, Southern California, was too great and he left Ohio for San Diego in 1982. Here he found himself in paradise with collector cars on the road year round rather than stored away for an Ohio winter.
After three short years of acquainting himself with the collector car culture in California and he founded Motoring Investments in 1985.