Birthdate: Sep. 14/1974
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C
Bernd has long had a passion for all things mechanical, beginning at a young age while sharing time with his father in his machine shop. Bernd’s formal training was taken in Germany at Mercedes-Benz before he took up residence in Vancouver, B.C., where at the young age of 24 he opened up his own auto service business in the bustling downtown Vancouver business district.
In 2005, Bernd and Steve met, and soon thereafter began a lifelong friendship and professional association. Steve’s passion for racing and Bernd’s mechanical talents paired for immediate success on the Pacific Northwest circuits with an in-house built and developed 700hp twin turbo Porsche 911. After several years building their business and motorsports programs, it was time for a new challenge and so the decision was made to take on professional racing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
In 2008, at the team’s inaugural professional race, Bullet Racing finished 14th at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, taking the checkers at the grueling event having suffered zero mechanical failures, giving the team tremendous satisfaction and proving out Bernd’s masterful preparation and set up of the Porsche GT3 Cup race car. Since this outstanding performance at the Rolex, Bernd has continued to build and develop all Bullet Racing race cars, including the team’s proudest achievement to date, our 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona 2nd place podium finishing GX class Cayman race car.
The environment of professional racing provides a truly unique and irreplaceable opportunity to gain critical insights into and prove out a person’s abilities, and Bernd’s abilities have been validated at the highest level of sports car racing by the team’s successes on the world stage.
Bernd enjoys all aspects of race cars and racing, especially building, developing and supporting customer cars. In particular, he brings a keen understanding and ability to build and modify all types of Porsche transmissions. Give Bernd a call today to discuss how your car can be optimized.