About me.

Engineer, formerly with McLaren, Porsche Kremer and soon to be HK Engineering. Nürburgring native. Excited to be here.

Laura Kukuk is an automotive engineer who started her career in the automotive industry at a very young age. Throughout her passion for the car world, she started using photography and writing as the foundation to share her experiences amongst other enthusiasts. She is always up for new challenges and to explore the unknown, digging deeper to reveal some true treasures.



I am a 25 years old automotive engineer, who is highly interested in cars – specifically classic cars and super sport cars. Since my childhood cars have always played a big role in my life and somehow have defined my life as it is today.

My Name is Laura Kukuk and I am from Germany, currently based in Cologne, Germany.

Creativity was embraced in my early childhood, whether that was through  sketching, drawing or designing. I used to mainly focused in product design and later used my creativity to develop new automotive designs and understand the old, existing ones – especially the revolutionary automotive designs. Some of my earliest memories are helping my father fix and restore our classic cars.

Today, I am still embracing this creative sense in my daily life, at least I try to do so as often as possible and try to discover new things. Whether it is a quick sketch about an idea or scenery, a photography, coming up with designs or creative ideas as a problem approach.

You want to know more about me and my car madness? Have a look below, where I describe that passion a little further!

 CARS? Tell us more!

For those who are a little more interested in my “career”…

Having worked for companies like Porsche Kremer Racing, DP Motorsport, Ford, EDAG, , Samuel Laurence, Thiesen, Movendi, Dipl. Ing. Klaus Kukuk (classic car specialist), HK Engineering, B&F-Touring Garage (Peter Bazille, Lancia specialist) and McLaren Automotive (as development and body engineer) as well as studying automotive engineering in Munich and Cologne (Germany) has given me a good overview of the automotive industry. Especially drive events, concours, motorshows, rallies, races and other automotive events are a big role in my life and I try to be part of everything of interest.

For a few years I had been given the opportunity to develop some race experiences in smaller races across Germany and Europe. After having worked for several race teams, I have had the opportunity to join a new team in order to become one of their drivers, after I managed to get my racing license. This was an incredible, breathtaking journey which I will never forget. Sitting behind a steering wheel of a high powered racing car and beating it to its limits is an experience I find hard to describe- BREATHTAKING!

Currently I am restoring a MG TD from 1952 at my garage/work space. Not only is it great to have the opportunity of taking a car completely apart and reassembling it, but also adding the practical part to my theoretical studies is a satisfying feeling. I have the pleasure to overhaul my engine and gearbox at B&F Touring Garage with Peter Bazille, one of the greatest garages and machineries around.

Additionally I am in possession of an Elise S1, which gives me a lot of hard times due to the necessity of fixing things on a frequent basis, but at the same time some of the greatest daily driving experiences I could wish for!

Soon I will be joining HK Engineering and I can’t wait to take you with me on my new journey! :)

Currently I write for Petrolicious and The Mechanists on a daily basis.

In case you are interested in prints, please get in touch with me and I will get them shipped as soon as possible :)

Well, do you have any further questions or would like to get in touch with me? Please do so and drop me an e-mail kukuklaura@gmail.com. I will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.

I hope you will enjoy this blog! :)


Laura Kukuk


For any ideas, suggestions or cooperations , please contact me: kukuklaura@gmail.com


2 replies »

  1. Hi Laura,
    What a very nice writeup, you are a very modest young lady, it was very obvious to me when we met the other day at my workshop that you were extremely smart and far more experienced in this automotive world than your modest personality and young good looks would have us all believe. You are an inspiration to all young people who strive for a technical career and I will mark you here and now as someone to watch for great things in the future.
    Keep it up and if there is anything we can do to help you, all you need do is ask.
    Best regards,

    Just to embarrass you, I remember you when you were 14 or 15yrs old going around the shows with your dad.
    I didn’t realize it was you until you had left. What a funny surprise!

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