Northwest European Autoworks specializes in the quality service, repair, and performance upgrades of modern to vintage European vehicles; specifically, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, and certain British automobiles. The business was founded by Ron Ager and will serve the needs of Pacific Northwest European automobile owners.
Northwest European Autoworks represents the passion present in every European car enthusiast. Our performance will prove to you, our customers, that we are knowledgeable and dedicated. We will provide you with exceptional service and enhance your experience in the European car owners’ community. It is more than cars, it is culture and lifestyle.
Our mission is to be the most trusted European automobile facility in the Pacific Northwest. We will consistently provide the highest quality and professional services in order to maintain a lasting relationship with the European motoring and racing community.
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“Northwest European Autoworks serves our customers’ needs and exceeds their expectations. Our daily operations support Our Mission, which will forever guide our performance standards and goals.”
Ron has over 30 years experience in repairing, rebuilding, racing, and restoring European cars. He is a member of the BMW Car Club of America, BMW Motorcycle Owners Association, Sovren Vintage Racing enthusiast, and the Chuckanut Sports Car Club. He has participated in autocross and club track events and has built BMW 2002 and 3 series race cars to compete in both venues. Ron specializes in building stock to high performance BMW engines and drive trains, designing and building race suspension and fine tuning fuel injected and carbureted cars. He has owned over fifty various BMWs, Volvos, Mercedes, and Saabs and has vast knowledge in locating parts for the older European cars.
Tom Wystup gained years of specialized automotive knowledge working as a technician at a European Auto Service center where he grew up in Keene, NH. After working as a certified Volkswagen technician at a VW dealership in New Jersey he moved to Bellingham in the summer of 2007. Tom is Volkswagen certified, with special emphasis in can-bus diagnostics and vehicle networking systems. He is NW Europeans specialist for electrical diagnosis and anything Volkswagen or Audi. Tom has owned over 25 Audi, Land Rover, Mercedes, Porsche, and VW automobiles, and is well versed in maintenance, restoration, diagnosis, and repair of many fine European cars. Recently, Tom acquired BMW body systems III certification with an emphasis in fiber-optic networks and body systems control modules.
Matt recently moved to Bellingham from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has always had a life-long passion for European automobiles. He has over 20 years of dealership and independently owned shop experience with Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Saab, Volvo, and Mercedes. Matt is also an avid collector of European cars and motorcycles; he has owned over 50 of them in his lifetime. Matt’s position at the shop is to keep everything running efficiently and in an organized fashion, providing structure in the office so the mechanics can work diligently in the back.
Born and raised in Whatcom County, Steve has a well-rounded automotive background ranging from dealership experience to independent European auto repair. Steve brings an energetic personality to the shop and has an eye for detail and organization, making him an exceptionally meticulous mechanic. When Steve isn’t working on cars he enjoys mountain biking and snow boarding.