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3508 Bentridge Drive Mebane NC 27302 

About BIF

Hi my name is Kevn Harper and I am BIF Motors.  

 

BIF is simply an acronym that stand for British Italian and French


About me - I started working on cars in High School many years ago in a little British car shop in Horneytown NC, and yes that was its name but that is another story. I worked on the traditional LBC (Little British Cars) when they were just used sports cars. I restored my first car there a MG-TD, a 1953 model. I restored it because one the shop owners wanted me to do something when times were slow, and they wanted to show the customer that progress was being made on a car that had sat there way to long. The customer was quite happy to see progress and I was learning as I went along. I enjoyed my time there and it was interesting place to work, but to be honest the owners didn't really have any business sense and after I was out of high school for a short time I managed to wrangle a job at the local Ferrari Maserati Alfa Romeo dealer.


This was a dream job for me. I had always been a bit of an Italian car nut. mainly I was the Alfa Romeo Mechanic, but I delved a bit into Lamborghini's Maserati's and even the occasional Ferrari. I worked there several years and had a great time, but decided to go back to school and get an engineering job. 


I spent 25 years in Engineering doing everything from being a Flight test engineer and doing structural analysis for Lockheed Skunkworks to designing class 8 truck suspensions on Macks and Volvos. 25 years was enough in the corporate world and I decided to go back to something I enjoyed.


I had never really left the car scene as I always had way too many projects that I worked on. Fiat's, Alfa's and Lancia's were common and a few more exotic cars passed through the driveway and I worked on them all. Some were show cars, others were race cars and some were just transportation, but none were boring.