Timothy Takahashi has had a lifelong fascination with cars and airplanes, and the gamut of different styles of each.

He grew up intrigued by the near silence of classic Cadillacs, the rumble of muscle cars and the fascinating sounds of air-cooled engines found in Volkswagens and Corvairs. The horizon-wide variety of aircraft propelled by pistons, turbofans and turbojets also created an immediate interest for him.


“My late father indulged my fascination, and as a little boy we built lots of plastic model airplanes together, all of which were hung from the ceiling of my childhood bedroom,” Takahashi says.

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