TONY PEREZ, a Trabant Trek veteran, returns this season as Lovie’s right-hand man and mechanic. His attitude as always is not to fix the cars until they start to break down, but once they do he is typically optimistic and good-natured as he tends them. While Tony rarely gets annoyed with people, his temper is flared by time wasting, and when the team doesn’t heed his automotive advice – because this inevitably creates more work for him. He knows from Trabant Trek that three months can easily double when vehicles are not maintained and schedules aren’t kept. When Tony's not working on cars, he's generally with Susan, grabbing a drink and trying not to think about the wreck breaking down or blowing up.