I am only 34 years old but for as long as I can remember I have been mechanically minded, taking apart and re-assembling everything I can find.
I am completely self-taught and like nothing better than figuring out how something comes apart - and ideally back together again. Although this is not always the case! Ha ha.
As soon as I learnt to drive, I purchased my first Ford Taunus. It was a 1974 Ford TC2 2-door saloon in need of work to make it roadworthy. It took me five years to restore.
A few months after I had completed the restoration, I was involved in a bad accident. Unfortunately, the TC2 was a total loss.