Over the course of almost three years I worked with one of the most unique and expansive private car collections in the world. Here are some of my escapades.
Over the course of almost three years I worked with one of the most unique and vast private car collections in the world. It was an incredible learning experience and an amazing opportunity to play with some of the rarest cars ever made. Here are some of my escapades.
What's better than fast cars?
Honestly, probably nothing. I started my time with Mouse Motors as an attendee of a charity car show that they put on, called Rise & Drive. After attending every month over the summer of my 16th birthday, I met the organizers and started volunteering with setup, photography and social media. As the summer drew to a close, I helped to organize "Icons of the Road" a car show which raised over $20,000 for Ronald McDonald House of Chicago. My passion and dedication to Mouse grew into an opportunity to work there as an intern.
As an Intern at Mouse Motors, I was able to experience the most incredible parts of car culture first hand. I maintained vehicles, assisted with purchasing and shipping, created a dossier system and built financial models for valuation of assets. My activities with the collection led me to many events and connected me with various unique individuals. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Besides working with the collection, I also continued working with Rise & Drive, growing our social media presence by 60%. I even spent time launching the new McLaren Chicago dealership, developing best practices for inventory photography and management, and saving the company over 200 monthly hours.
What's even better than all of this though, are all the memories and friends that I was able to make. The smell of racing gas on a Saturday morning, or the throaty sound of a McLaren M8D roaring through "Thunder Valley" at Road America are moments that will last a lifetime and I'll be forever grateful for the time I spent at Mouse.