Meet The Autohaus Social Team
Your local atlanta european auto technicans
Tristan was born in Atlanta. His father always had a love for Porsches, which deeply rooted Tristan's passion for cars and has driven his career choice and lifestyle.
Tristan's childhood was split between Jamaica and Atlanta. He moved to Jamaica full time right before high school and spent all his free time collecting Scuba Diving Certifications, Rotax Kart Racing, and going to Rally Races.
Throughout high school, he had internships working on Hondas as well as grimy and gritty Isuzu fleet trucks. This was followed by a 4-year bachelor's degree in Automotive Journalism at Loyola University in New Orleans.
During three of those years at Loyola, he was a mechanic at a garage specializing in old British sports cars: MGs, Triumphs, Fiats, and Rovers.
Tristan graduated in May of 2019 and started his career at Autohaus Social shortly after. He recently purchased and has big plans for a pretty little rust bucket named Shelly, a 1978 Triumph Spitfire.
His dream car is a Porsche 911 GT3 Touring.
Mikel Palmer is an Atlanta native. He loves animals, outdoor adventures, and history. He is a lifelong skateboarder and petrol head. Mikel has owned numerous cars including Mk1, Mk2, Mk3 VWs and a BMW E21 and E28. His favorite car ever was his long lost E30 M3.
His current project is a mk2 GTI 16v turbo that has been his personal science project since 2001. This car has seen many iterations and is currently a high horsepower sleeper.
He is self-taught in many areas including tig welding and standalone engine management programming. He took apart his first air cooled bug engine when he was 8 years old. Mikel started working with his dad at their family shop in the mid-90s. He spent the
next 15+ years learning all he could about the business from his father. Mikel started participating in Motorsports when he was a teenager. He spent most of his young years crewing for his dad and running SCCA across the Southeast. Eventually, he got the chance to do some driving himself and earned his competition license. This allowed him to spend some time living his dream building and crewing for some Porsche club/NASA race cars. Overall, Mikel's adult life has been dedicated to VW, Audi, and Porsche brands.
Scott has vast experience with BMW.
Noosh Tehrani Prljaca
Noosh is an old soul with a big heart and Autohaus Social's very own secret weapon. She approaches everything with a bubbly enthusiasm, often driven by a need to collaborate and create cool experiences.
With a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and 20 years of experience in the Design and UX field, Noosh brings a new level of "art school cool" to this establishment.
Teamed up with her brother, Nash, Noosh is credited with founding dürtydübs, a European car club, in the early 2000's where their passion for Volkswagens gained international acclaim.
Noosh's favorite part about being part of the Autohaus Social family is bringing people together in celebration. She believes cars are the universal symbol of freedom and the one thing that can unite people from so many different backgrounds.
Stay tuned for the next fun event that Noosh plans with the Autohaus Team!
Nash is the founder of Autohaus Social. Growing up spending much of his childhood around cars, Nash decided to follow his passion to create Autohaus Social. Part euro auto repair, part lifestyle events revolving around cars.
Director of Operations
Joseph is grateful to be able to do what he loves with people he considers friends and proud of what he helped create at Autohaus Social. He spends his days around a multitude of beautiful cars, talking to people about beautiful cars, and writing music for videos about beautiful cars.
Joseph Renter grew up in Nebraska skateboarding, drawing, painting, and playing music (bass guitar).
He got into cars initially because he could not afford to pay someone else to maintain or repair the junkers he had in high school and college. Joseph obtained a thick ASE Modern Automotive Mechanics book, read it cover to cover a few times, and started working on his and his friends' cars.
After college, he moved to Atlanta to record an album with a friend. He got a job at NAPA selling and then managing auto parts. Joseph then went into the dealership world as both a parts manager and service manager at Volkswagen.
During the early days of his career, he acquired a 1989 16v MK2 GTI and then really understood what driving a car was supposed to feel like. He has been a German automotive enthusiast ever since.
Joseph spent the last 25 years in the automotive field and has learned what to do and, more importantly, what not to do.
Businesses rarely understand what customer service truly is and what it means to deliver a positive experience. Joseph along with Autohaus Social really does know how to provide great customer service.
He would love the opportunity to talk to you about these beautiful cars.
Matt is our shop foreman and an Atlanta native. He grew up fabricating and building classic Toyota Land Cruisers with his father. He gained many skills and knowledge at an early age under the tutelage of his father.
Matt has a degree in Automotive technology, and is a Master Technician with over 20 years of experience. He specializes in BMW and Mini but excels in all European makes and models.
He is a perfectionist and is very meticulous and methodical when it comes to his work. In his spare time he's an activist, painter, wood worker, and he's never met a Volkswagen he can't make go faster!
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