About John Cunningham

John Cunningham is a Red Seal qualified Auto Service Technician with over twenty five years experience working on classic cars, modern cars, ATV’s, dirt Bikes and grass machinery.

John Cunningham

As a kid, after school and on my summer holidays I worked with my uncles and my father in the family business. My father ran his own garage which included a Gas station; Car retail showrooms; Auto collision repair shop; Paint shop; Parts retail; Auto servicing; Auto detailing; Classic car refurbishing.

Edward Cunningham

The workshop was an exciting place, there was always something new going on, always great characters around, customers and staff, as a kid I thought this was magic.

John Cunningham Red Seal auto technician cert

I worked in all parts of the family business, but I really liked the mechanical end the most. A workshop in those days was full on, engines and transmissions were rebuilt, not just replaced.

As a young man, I took a year out and travelled before returning to work in the family business, I’ve been in some aspect of the industry ever since.

Rustyautos.com workshop

I live in a small town, Virginia, Co Cavan, Ireland with my highly organized wife Tara and two kids, Holly and Rogan, four cats and a pony – Lilly, Crackers, Oreo, Kev-dog and Sugar.

In 2013 I was offered an opportunity to work for GM Canada, and since I love cars and travelling, I jumped at it. I worked for GM for a few years and have hours of technical training.

Mercedes Cosworth

As recently as 2014 I sat the Automotive Service Technicians Exam (Canada), – “Red Seal Journey-person Certificate of Qualification”, and passed scoring over 90%.

When I’m not refurbishing classic cars or writing mechanical “How to’s”, I fly (crash & repair) drones, dirt bike, fish and shoot field archery.

Classic Aston Martin