Who are we
My name is Josef and I am the founder of Elevate Classic. Mechanical engineer and physicist by training, former long time advisor and coach to executives of global companies, I now focus my work on things I am truly passionate about, and Elevate Classic is one of them.
My passion for classic cars started in 2019, when I acquired my first classic car, a 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark I, which everyone in the family quickly learnt to love.
The idea of Elevate Classic was born onea year later, in a discussion with my children and my wife. Especially my oldest daughter kept persistently asking why it has to be that old cars burn fuel, smell so bad, and pollute the environment.
The discussion triggered thinking, especially as I was already trying to square the passion for classic cars with my sense of responsibility for the environment and what we can do to preserve it. Elevate Classic is my humble intend to help solving this challenge by making classic cars cleaner, while preserving their beauty and elegance.
I live in Vienna, together with my wife and our four children. Beyond classic cars and Elevate Classic, I am passionate about outdoor, mountains, sailing, running, and cycling. I love to share a good bottle of wine with friends, and some might consider me a good cook. I tend to start (and finish) my days early, and keep work confined to Monday-Thursday. As I am not a big fan of office work, you find me working between home, numerous coffee places nearby, and the shops we convert our cars in.
Needless to say I love to drive and travel :-)
Elevate Classic works with a selection of trusted partners. We share similar values, and have been through some intense times together.