Get in touch with patipatina

In case you want to talk about steering wheels, have questions, want to offer steering wheels or other classic car related stuff – or if you want to make an offer for items, packages for example, feel free to email me. I’ll get back to you soon. If you don’t receive a reply within two days, please check your spam folder. And by the way, my name is Mads.

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Is patipatina a (commercial) shop? No, it is a hobby and always will be. But yes, I do sell parts of my collection as I am trying (at least trying!) to downsize. Even more right now as I am about to move (again!) and want to minimise the headache of packing and moving all the stuff. And yes, I have a day job but I want to share not only parts of my collection but also experience and knowledge from years of research. But let’s start at the beginning.

When I was a kid, my favorite toys were always cars. Probably pretty normal for guys who grew up in the 70s and 80s. I thought up stories and could play for hours, my imaginary friends were the drivers and the cars alike. There were sports cars of various brands, I remember the Renault 5 Turbo 2 in red and yellow, the Mazda RX-7 in black, a white BMW 2002, the yellow Volkswagen MK2 and of course emergency vehicles. A good portion of flashing blue & red light was not missing. I probably fell in love for the first time.

It was not about image or prestige, social status, where the cars came from or which had the loudest exhaust. Also, not about the rides you get the prettiest girls with; it was just about the most beautiful cars, with the most elegant curves, with the sportiest silhouette, the iconic par excellence: everything revolved around the Porsche 911. I had them in all colours of the rainbow. Only problem: scale was 1:87.


A few years later that all had changed. First a dark blue 1998 Boxter when I was in College, a 997 convertible when I got the first bonus – but they were both – not for me. I remembered my childhood and my darlings back then. I quickly purchased a 66 911 but that wasn’t the right thing either. It was followed by a 71 911T, a 68 911L, a 91 964 C2. And then something began to dawn on me. I wanted to create something on my own and a tired 83 911 SC just came right and I completely rebuilt the 911 SC to my ideas. Backdated the car, gave it a nice 58 356 color and changed almost anything about it. When I was done, I sold the car. A few SCs, a Carrera 3.2 and a 77 Turbo later I came across the underrated Carrera 3.o which I had to have – one of each year, a 76 and a 77. And I got another project car and and a few non P-cars in the last couple of years. A 944 racer, a Saab 900 Turbo SPG and a tired BMW 2002. And I switch daily drivers a lot. Sold my silver 2004 Yukon Denali which was great for moving stuff around and got myself a yellow 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. And I have to say, I love it! Should have bought it years ago! Get yourself one now!


In that first old 911 I bought was a Momo steering wheel installed, an old Momo Prototipo. A little beat up, sunburned and with cracked leather, a bit greasy and the aluminium worn, in short: lots of patina. So I looked around for options and found beautiful steering wheels at swap meets, thrift shops and also online. And I started buying them. So many nice wheels were available back then and I bought so many that I even forgot about a few that I’ve stored in boxes in our family warehouse. One of my friends started calling me pati patina, he’s from San Francisco but his family is from India and in hindustani pati means Lord. He raised me to the peerage.

It all started with the first Momo steering wheel I bought in Costa Mesa, CA, which to this day is one of my favourite steering wheel: the Momo Jackie Stewart steering wheel.


Yes, I collect other stuff too. Hot Wheels, Safety cards from airlines around the globe, vintage furniture from the 60s and 70s. I have a few vintage synthesizers and guitars, 1970s Fender Stratocasters (absolutely not for sale) and yes, also an undefined number of vintage Seiko watches. I’d say 90% of them are Seiko 6139 watches, a few 6105, 6138, 4522, 6106 and 6119, 7015 and 7017, and some funny alarm clocks, I guess that’s it, but I am going to show you more soon! I just started to write about that hobby here on the site as well. So stay tuned!