My path as an engineer.
If you grow up in the Ruhr area as I did, sooner or later you automatically start thinking about cars and how they are powered. I’m not really sure if that’s because of all the motorways that join the cities or maybe the industrial locations and the proximity to car manufacturing plants. Nowadays we could not imagine life without cars – and that is why it was part of my childhood and something I was interested in from early on. When I was young, I used to tinker with anything that had four wheels – and do things to the exhaust system too: because back then “loud” was synonymous with “fast”. I was pretty proud of my Mk1 Golf GTI with a top speed of 180 km/h, which was really fast back in the 70s.