Automotive technical talent and proficiency is more than an overnight
adventure but a passion that never ends.
From the time he was young, Doug Kukucka has engineered his future in the
field of automotives by tinkering with small engines of all sorts. This
progressed into a new found hobby and business after his graduation from
high school. Doug Kukucka graduated from a Vocational Technical High
School in Maryland and was selected as a back-up team member for the
Plymouth Troubleshooting Contest. Though the contest was cancelled when
Chrysler suffered huge financial losses and filed for bankruptcy. After
graduation, Doug Kukucka worked a few years rebuilding components for
General Motors Detroit Diesel Engines at a local factory reconditioning
After some thought, Doug Kukucka decided to attend college at the
University of Maryland with a major in Mechanical Engineering. To fund
college, he opened a small shop repairing, reconditioning, and performing
performance modifications to automobiles. He has expertises in all
aspects of automotive work. Such expertises include, diagnostics,
engine/transmission rebuilding, body work, paint work, electrical, sound
systems, alarm systems, performance modifications, electrical, HVAC,
exhaust, brakes, suspension, welding, etc.. While attending college
(senior year), Doug Kukucka participated as a team member in the design
and creation of a mini-Formula 1 vehicle as a member of the engine team.
Such dedication by his team-mates and him kept the University of Maryland
in the high rankings of colleges to beat in national competitions. Mr.
Kukucka also participated in research and design work involving
conversion of a GM product to M85 fuel for an EPA sponsored competition.
Mr. Kukucka spends a lot of his spare time researching all aspects of
engine development. Specific interests include intake ducting,
alternative fuel systems, forced induction, and combustion/engine
processes to name a few. Mr. Kukucka believes such research and hands-on
expertise shall ultimately lead to patents that take the automotive
industry to a new level. He also spends his leisure time
repairing/restoring and modifying his own Ford vehicles including
technical modifications to meet his performance needs.
With so much technical talent displayed by this individual in the field
of automotives and engineering, American ingenuity is alive and well.
For such a combination of skills and love for the automobile is what led
to the automotive and performance revolution in the United States long