Barely into his teens, Costa spent the money he made stocking grocery store shelves to buy a moped. As soon as he was old enough to buy a motorcycle, he spent his earnings on a CZ250 Scrambler dirt bike. So much time was spent fixing that Czech-made calamity that it led him to a career as a motorcycle technician. Eventually Costa traded his toolbox for a keyboard, and he began writing about motorcycles, and eventually cars. He hasn’t lost his affinity to tinker, though. When he isn’t in front of a computer, Costa can be found in his workshop fixing bikes, cars, and even wristwatches.