Started in 1980 @ 16 valeting. Bought a Mini Van and started going around the industrial estates touting for cleaning cars.
I know,16 no licence blah blah, had a good few weeks and saw a Mini 1275GT for sale. Can't remember the price but got it, cleaned it up and sold it on. Hooked. 2 years down the line I sold Gleamers car valeting for decent money and set myself up in an old farm barn buying and selling. Business was booming back then. Selling Montegos a few years later for fun then bought myself a Porsche wide body (Personal) and proper fooked myself up. Lost a shit load
Got taken on by 2 gentleman who dealt in prime German stuff and learnt the trade. Set myself up again 3 years later with their blessing and their help. Have a hell of a lot to thank those 2 guys for. They were known as the underwrighters to the Motor trade.
Here I am today doing the same thing to a young guy and his business
no idea why, satisfies me, dont want him burnt, He's honest and does the right thing and I like that a lot
jeez I'm welling up here...