Folks over at NAM may have wondered why Scott and Jeff refer often to a guy named Dr. Mike who supposedly designs many of the TSW items, and yet that person rarely shows up on NAM to help people, or to talk about TSW stuff. So who is this DrMike character, anyway? First of all, my apologies for not rocking out at NAM more often, but honestly I shy away from the place due to the shamelessness of some of the people who post regularly there. I speak not for TSW but just as a regular guy. The flamebaiting and trolling are so bad sometimes that it all looks like an elementary school playground to me, with all the bullies, sissies, brats, losers, and whiners one would expect at the playground. It really takes the fun out of the experience for me sometimes. NAM is still a great place to visit. To be clear, the relationship between TSW and NAM is, and has been, a very good thing. Having said all that, I am VERY excited about the launch of MA, and I do plan to be here a LOT. Hopefully I can shed more light on why I make the engineering choices that I do, and how the designs I create can help us to enjoy our MINIs that much more. Also, I would like to be here to give technical support to our customers. That's that. But who the heck am I? I am a mechanical engineer, working at a small aerospace company in the Mojave desert, California. I spend most of my time designing, building, and testing rocket propulsion systems, as well as other systems and components for rocket-powered vehicles, including launch vehicles. When I'm not doing that, I'm at home dreaming up new parts for MINIs and other cars. I grew up in my dad's car shop/speed shop, so racing and performance cars are just in my blood. For the record, I am not a real doctor. The nickname "Dr. Mike" stuck when I was working on a PhD in engineering (which I still have not finished!) Anyway, I'm SOOOOOO glad to be here, and I'm looking forward to the future of Motoring Alliance.