Black Stallion Motors was founded in January 2000 by Denis Judd. Denis knew that when it came to Ferraris, Tim’s knowledge and expertise were second none. He tracked Tim down and made him “an offer he couldn’t refuse” (though we don’t think he had to try too hard). Tim began as Head Engineer with the fledgling business and has never looked back. Ten years later he took over the business from Denis. A few years later, Tim’s partner Emily also began to work in the business. Tim continues to work with the cars he loves; maintaining his uncompromising dedication to the quality and precision those cars deserve.
Tim and Emily employ a dedicated staff of 3 mechanics and an apprentice.
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Tim Embleton: Owner and Mechanic
Tim has always been interested in mechanics. Cars, bikes and planes have fascinated him from the time he first remembers anything. At 9 he re-built his first engine with his dad – a little Honda 90. By 12 he was rebuilding engines by himself for the motor-cross bikes he was racing.
Tim completed his 5 year City & Guilds Apprenticeship to “A” Grade in 1980 in England, his country of birth. While working on Mercedes in the UK, Tim completed a further year of study on diesel engines. In 1988 he emigrated to Australia to work on Mercedes at Worrells Motors in Toorak and at FW Graunke in Ferntree Gully. Tim had always admired Ferraris but their cost put them out of reach. Instead, he satisfied himself by visiting local dealerships and workshop to have a look at the cars. It was on such a visit one Saturday when the workshop owner asked him to lend a hand for half an hour. Tim was offered a job that afternoon. He spent five years working exclusively on Ferraris, before joining Bosch Australia as their customer service manager for after-market automotive products.
Tim now lives in the Dandenong Ranges with Emily. He has 3 children and many more classic motorbikes! When time permits, he still enjoys working on and racing his bikes. He is an avid collector and restorer of old Range Rovers and Land Rovers, but his eclectic tastes span most unusual European cars. Apart from various early Range Rovers, his favourite old conveyance at the moment is a Citroen DS 21 Safari.
German Ramos: Senior Mechanic
Profile to come.
Henry Kumar: Mechanic
Profile to come.
Alan Moschenski: Mechanic
It’s a difficult thing finding someone – mechanic or apprentice – who has the right skills and attitude to work at Black Stallion Motors. It’s a hard thing to find someone, especially a young person without much experience, who you can trust to respect the cars they are working with. It’s hard to find someone who will meet Tim’s exacting standards. So Tim was very lucky, when after more than a few people didn’t work out, Alan arrived in the workshop looking for an apprenticeship. We are extremely pleased that Alan has chosen to continue working with us after completing his apprenticeship.
Although Alan has always loved cars, he didn’t have much in the way of experience. But Tim could see that his attitude and tenacity would go a long way. It was that tenacity that Alan used at 16 years old to convince his father to buy an old Datsun 1600 so they could restore it together. We’re told it took quite a lot of nagging, but eventually his dad caved in (Alan now owns a stunning 260Z).
Alan is now an invaluable member of our small team and has demonstrated great aptitude. His knowledge and understanding continues to grow daily. Working for Black Stallion Motors is a great opportunity; an opportunity that Alan relishes. Apparently, if asked as a very young child which cars he liked, he would always answer “Ferrari or a red one”. He now works with “a red one” of one variety or another almost every day. Outside of work, Alan has a keen interest in watching and playing football. Recently he has also developed an interest in machines of the two-wheeled variety and obtained his licence to ride them.
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