Staff Bio >> Torry Skurski (EZcheese15)
Hi, my name is Torry Skurski. I began my interest in cars from the day I was born. My dad worked for Ford Motor Company until I was two years old, at which time he accepted a position as a District Service Manager for Nissan Motor Corporation. As a DSM for Nissan, my dad was always bringing home various Nissan models to drive. My mom always had a company lease car. Every car I ever remember my parents driving was a Nissan. From Sentras to Z’s, Pulsars to Q45’s, I lived Nissans every day.
In 1995 my parents bought me my first car, an ’81 210. As any car enthusiast did with their first car, I detailed it to no end, fixed all its problems, and drove that car everywhere. In 1998, I bought a ’98 200SX SE-R (with the help of my parents). I also enrolled at Minnesota State University to attend their Automotive Engineering Technology B.S. program.
In school I learned that I didn’t know anything. I learned so much in school about cars. I learned how to truly work on my car. It was the first time I felt comfortable working on any component of my car. In December of 2001, I bought an ’02 Sentra Spec V, finished my classes, and headed to the University of Central Florida where I began my M.S. degree (which is uncompleted).
It was there, in FL, that I really started to meet some serious Nissan enthusiasts. It seemed like every week that I was helping somebody out with there car, or vice versa. I only attended one semester at UCF before I moved back home to Atlanta, but I learned a lot those 6 months working on cars.
Since then I have worked various jobs including Nissan dealers, race teams, and warehouses. I also spent 2 years working for Precision Tool Repair, where I gained a full understanding of nearly all types of electric motors, pumps, and small gas engines. Currently, I work at Motorsports Authentics (The Nascar merchandising company) as an Inventory Analyst.
In my spare time, I continue to contribute to this site as much as I can. I try to attend all the big events that we do, and try to make sure the website is always up to date. That is something I foresee myself doing until the day I die.