Our History

101 European Automotive | Auto Repair Shop

101 European is a family owned and operated business by Philip Loose and his son Adam Loose. Philip's knowledge and experience in automobiles started with his father Jim's car dealerships in 1969. He started detailing cars and worked up the ranks to Service Manager. Philip acquired a wide array of experience and expertise throughout the automobile industry. He worked as a machinist and master technician as well as other services including parts, detailing, restoration, race car prep, and service writing. He then managed the body and paint shop, parts department, and service department.

After 15 years with his father’s dealerships, Philip started his own repair shop in 1990, which now includes service and repair of European British and German automobiles, vintage race car prep and restoration of high line automobiles including Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, classics, muscle cars, Lotus, British cars, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls Royce and many more. Adam Loose grew up in his dad's shop, learning everything he knows today from the Loose generations before him. Today, Adam runs 101 European’s day to day operations along with his father Philip Loose, and grandfather Jim Loose.

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