Ben’s love of air-cooled Volkswagens began after he saw the classic film Herbie the Love Bug, when he was 6. He was instantly hooked! His parents were unable to pull him away as he memorized every line in the movie. Years later, when the time to choose a career came over the horizon, he tried his hand at a few things. He attended college and gained a marketing degree, but it never quite “clicked” for him. But soon after, he found himself with his first air-cooled car, a Porsche 914. Years of working in the automotive industry later,he found himself back in his hometown of Colorado Springs, CO. Auto restoration once again knocked on his door. Through a series of coincidences, mutual friends and soul-searching, he ended up on the doorstep of Motorworks Restorations. He knew he had found his new family and has been honing his craft of air-cooled Volkswagen restoration, service and repair ever since. He can honestly say that he has found a home in his hometown and hopes for it to stay this way for many years to come!