"Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you."
It was a long way ...
Where do we come from and what is our story.
"It's always been my dream"
Welcome to Lucky8-Performance!
I'm Tom, and cars have been my lifelong passion. Born in 1985 in Vienna, Austria, I founded Lucky8-Performance in 2012 as a way to turn my love for cars into a profession. Ever since I was a kid, cars have been more than just a hobby for me; they have been a driving force in my life.
In 2014, I took a leap of faith and opened my own workshop alongside my main job. Balancing both responsibilities, I dedicated my time and energy to learning about car mechanics and performance. Over the years, my skills grew, and so did my ambitions.
I embarked on an exciting journey competing in competitive drag racing events all over Europe. It was an exhilarating experience, and I was fortunate enough to achieve some notable successes in the world of drag racing. But there was always a dream in the back of my mind – a dream of moving to the United States.
Since I was a young boy, the allure of the American automotive culture and the countless opportunities it presented had captivated me. At the end of 2021, I made the decision to pursue my lifelong dream and began planning my move to the USA.
In 2022, I started the process of obtaining a visa, working towards turning my dream into reality. By the end of that year, my visa was granted, and in early 2023, I, along with my wife and child, arrived in Arkansas, ready to embrace the new chapter in our lives.
Setting up my new shop in Arkansas was an exhilarating endeavor. Combining my years of experience, European automotive expertise, and unwavering passion, I aimed to create a hub for automotive enthusiasts and performance seekers. Alongside providing top-notch services, I am thrilled to reignite my passion for drag racing and plan to participate in thrilling races once again.
At Lucky8-Performance, my primary goal is to deliver exceptional automotive services. Whether it's performance upgrades, maintenance, or repairs, I strive to create a welcoming and professional environment where customers' automotive needs are met with precision and care.
Join me on this extraordinary journey as I bring together my love for cars, European craftsmanship, and the vibrant American automotive spirit. Lucky8-Performance is more than just a workshop; it's a testament to the pursuit of dreams and the relentless pursuit of automotive excellence.
Lucky8-Performance was born
Lucky8 was born in 2012 out of a love for American vehicles and I specialize in working on American classic cars. Since then I have continuously developed my passion for motorsport and classic vehicles.
Racing, Classsics & Lifted Trucks
Over the years I was able to satisfy many customers, realize many great projects and achieve some successes in motorsport. Some of these projects were also published in various magazines. In 2021 I made the exciting plan to move my business to the US. The United States is a well-known hotspot for car enthusiasts and offers great potential for growth and new opportunities.
Move to the US
In 2023 I moved to the USA and am trying to establish my business there. With my expertise, experience and dedication, I strive to delight customers across the United States and around the world with quality service and one-of-a-kind vehicles.