Name:   C. Mitchell Allen

Location:   Winston Salem, NC

Current Cars:   2009 Audi R8 V8, 1967 Shelby Cobra (Shell Valley), 2012 Inifiniti QX56, 2019 Lexus RX350, 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Past Cars: 2003 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG, 1999 C-5 Corvette, 1999 BMW M3, 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T, 1975 Jeep CJ-5, 1978 Jeep CJ-5, 1985 Jeep CJ-7, 1992 BMW 318iC, 1999 BMW 318i, 1998 Nissan 240SX, 1990 Nissan 300ZX, 2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe

Dream Car: Lexus LFA

Tell us about yourself:

I have been a motor head since I was little kid. I helped my father restore a 1965 Shelby 289 powered fastback Mustang and I have been hooked ever since. I have restored numerous Jeep CJs and a few muscle cars. In addition to cars, I also love aviation and I am currently restoring a Piper Cub.

I spent the bulk of my career as a flight maintenance representative for a small charter airline that flew teams for the NBA and NHL. I currently work for a major airline overseeing maintenance operations at a local vendor.

The R8 is my first Audi experience and I could not be more impressed with the quality and performance. It took me two years to find the color combo I wanted with the gated 6 speed manual, but it was worth the wait.