About European Specialty
About The Team
European Specialty Cars has been established in Nanaimo for 20 years providing support for their valued customers. Critical to maintaining European Specialty Car's high standard of service are the skill sets of Service Manager George Hillier and Senior Technician Phil Jackson.
Before joining European specialty Car Services I had 33 years working experience as an automotive technician which is of tremendous help to the position here as service writer and parts and service advisor. All of our customers are very pleasant and I get to meet some very interesting people here at the front desk where I can help them navigate through the uncertain passage of service and repair.
In my spare time I like woodworking and fishing at beautiful Cowichan Lake where I have a summer retreat. In the winter months my wife and I try to slip away on a carribean cruise.
Feel free to call me anytime with your questions or concerns. I will be more than willing to help.
I have had a lifelong love of cars. At age 11 my dad and I worked together to replace the head gaskets on the family's Chrysler hemi. From there it was one project or another involving repairing or performance modification.
I entered and proceeded through my automotive apprenticeship with two independent businesses expanding my knowledge from Volkswagen to Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. In 1996 I was really excited to be joining European Specialty Cars where I knew I would be further challenged in a facility that is exclusively accommodating fine automobiles.
I enjoy all aspects of this business from elecronic computer diagnostics to rebuilding engines. The learning, research and accomplishment is very rewarding.
I am married with two childred and manage to find time for my other interests including guitar, house wiring, hiking/backpacking, beer brewing.