Thor Thorson has had a love affair with cars since the early 60s. He has owned, restored, raced and sold so many cars it’s hard to keep track of them all. He’s been a ski instructor and was a ski patrol, a real estate developer and entrepreneur. He started vintage racing in the early 80s in a Lotus 7 and in 1989, along with several partners, Thor formed VRM, Vintage Racing Motors in Redmond Washington, and has spent the last 25 years restoring, caring for, buying and selling incredible pieces of automotive history. Thor writes a monthly racecar profile for Sports Car Market magazine, sharing his thorough knowledge of the market with enthusiast who love vintage race cars. He’s also spent a significant amount of time racing vintage cars all over the world while making automotive dreams come true for his many customers, friends, and clients.
“Find whatever it is that you love to do and allow yourself to do it.”
PERSONAL CHALLENGE IN HIS CAREER
The first big project Thor attacked after forming VRM was a full restoration of an Allard J2X Le Mans. Listen and find out what happened when it got on the race track…
AUTOMOTIVE CAREER AH-HA MOMENT
Thor discovered that his key role in the business was to get things done and not to do them himself.
1961 Morris Mini Minor
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Buy a car because you love it, not as an investment.
Sleep Walkers – Christopher Clark
You can find Thor at www.VRMotors.com