Our Staff

Owner, Mike Manicke

Mike Manicke is the owner and founder of Foreign Automotive.

He began his love affair with foreign automobiles in 1974 after purchasing a 1963 VW Beetle for $50. After his dad moved his Sign Business, Mike took over the building and began tinkering with cars in earnest.

He officially started Foreign Automotive Service July 7, 1977 and hasn’t looked back. Mike has an active interest in restoring vintage cars and continues to pursue his love of off-road racing.

Lissa Manicke - Office Manager

Lissa Manicke, who is Mike’s sister, joined our team in 2004.

She is a certified Service Writer and Office Manager who takes pride in the ability to use terminology that women can understand, as well as talk the talk with men.