Wayne R. Dempsey is the author of several best-selling Porsche how-to books, including 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster, 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 (1998-2008),101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 (1965-89), and How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines. He has been working and playing with mechanical machines all his life. Wayne earned both BS and an MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His connection to automobiles deepened when he raced with the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Racing Team. Post MIT, Dempsey spent a few years building communications satellites for Hughes Space and Communications, before leaving to pursue an entrepreneurial calling. Literally starting in his garage, Dempsey co-founded Pelican Parts, an internet-based automotive-parts company specializing in European cars. Today, Pelican Parts is thriving business featuring an active online community and numerous technical articles authored by Dempsey (PelicanParts.com).