Mike Phillips is the Director of Training here at Autogeek.net. Mike shares his extensive detailing experience and thorough understanding of vehicle surface care with other hobbyists and professionals at Autogeek's Show Car Garage Detailing Classes, held several times a year here at Autogeek's headquarters in Stuart, Florida.
Mike is also the host of Autogeek’s detailing how-to videos and Autogeek's detailing tip segments featured on the My Classic Car TV show. In recent years he has also been featured in tip segments on the TV shows Two Guys Garage and Motorhead Garage. Mike also hosted Autogeek’s What’s In The Garage? TV show which saw a successful two-season run on the FOX Sports Network.
Mike gained his extensive detailing knowledge through trial and error and a drive to find the very best detailing techniques and products. He has been detailing since the 1970s when he hand-rubbed a three-stage process on his 1948 Plymouth Coupe. What began as a hobby has turned into a lifelong passion. Today, Mike is one of the foremost experts on auto detailing and paint restoration.
Mike’s expertise is in machine polishing to remove swirls and create a show car finish, wet-sanding, cutting and polishing, and restoring original and antique paint on classic, antique, and special interest cars.
Mike has over 250 articles to his credit and he’s constantly testing and reviewing products on AutogeekOnline.net. He has hosted two full-length instructional videos for Autogeek.
Mike has taught countless detailing classes since 1988 and has been a guest speaker at numerous car club events and car shows. Prior to working at Autogeek, Mike worked at Meguiar’s as a sales rep/trainer for Oregon, Washington and Northern Idaho training body shop and dealership technicians how to use Meguiar’s professional detailing products. Later, he became the online administrator and instructor of Meguiar’s detailing classes.
In the fall of 2009, Mike made the move to Autogeek.net in Stuart, Florida to take on the job of teaching our detailing classes and spreading good car care practices to detailing enthusiasts via the internet and television.