BMW Certified Master Technician
Steve is known nationwide as a master mechanic and vintage car expert. If he is not working on cars, he is at a racetrack, car show or swap meet. Born and raised in Santa Monica, he worked mostly on British cars in his youth. He went on to work for GT International Motors, BMW specialists in Santa Monica, then Reuman (now Century) BMW in North Hollywood where he was certified as a BMW Master Technician.
In 1994, Steve and Chris Toppenberg started Check Point Automotive and they have been servicing their clients’ BMWs ever since.
Often called upon for his extensive knowledge, Steve regularly judges classic car shows including the Palos Verdes, Dana Point, and Santa Barbara Concourses. He is a docent at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey.
Within moments of meeting Steve or visiting Check Point you will also know that Steve is an avid Shelby/Ford Mustang aficionado having been a 1965 Shelby GT350 owner since he was 18 years old.
Steve was a founding member of Shelby Club Los Angeles Chapter and is still involved today.
The Check Point
Auto servicing your car is an essential task that should not be ignored or forgotten.
Each member of our team is a straightforward person whom you will find easy to communicate with.
We've been in the business a LONG time and know how to accurately estimate work so there are no surprises.
Genuine and OEM Parts
We only use the proven fit and quality of Genuine Parts to maintain and repair vehicle.