About the Author
Varol McKars (aka Varol Karslioglu) is a car buff, an auto writer and a model car collector. He graduated from the Bogazici University of Istanbul, Turkey. Varol chose a career in finance and worked as auditor, financial analyst and financial controller in Turkey, Germany and Canada. Varol's emotional connection with cars started in his early childhood. His father was one of first dolmush drivers in Turkey. (A dolmush is some kind of public taxi. The first vehicles used as dolmush in Turkey were American cars from 1940's.) Hi short story; "American Dolmush", inspired by his father's 1955 De Soto, won the first prize in the short story contest of Ankara Library, a Turkish-Canadian Cultural Association in Toronto, in 2010. While pursuing his career, Varol always remained connected to the world of automobiles. He has been writing about cars and the auto industry since 1990's. He visited major automobile museums in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and the United Kingdom to follow the trails and uncover the secrets of the history of the automobile. Varol is the Weekly Columnist and North American Reporter of Otohaber (www.otohaber.com.tr), Turkey's oldest weekly car magazine. He volunteered as the editor of Telve, (http://telve.turkishcanada.org) a community magazine in Canada and also writes in for some websites and blogs. Varol has been collecting model cars from all over the world since 1972. To share his inspiration for model cars Varol founded Diecast Model Car Collection, a blog website dedicated to the fans of model and also real cars (http://DiecastModelCarCollection.com). Varol lives in Mississauga, Ontario with his family.