Steve Haddad was born and raised in the South Bay. His reputation was as the kid that would make any moped, go-cart, motorcycle or car, go a lot faster than they were designed to. And that all began in his early teens! That early mechanical experience in life landed him his first job in the auto repair business as a Service Technician. He quickly became a Mazda Master Technician, specializing in diagnosis and the servicing of the very complicated rotary engine of the Mazda RX-7. After ten years of working at the dealership, he decided to open his own auto repair business in 1993. Not only was Steve servicing just cars manufactured by Mazda, he was also involved in racecar preparation and engine building! He quickly expanded his knowledge and became an expert in repairing all Japanese-made vehicles with an emphasis, in 1993, on Lexus and Toyota.