Tod Melnyk

Head Detailer & Chief Aerodynamics Officer

Favourite Car

Porsche 356 Speedster

Tod is a serial entrepreneur in one of our favourite pastimes, the beer business. But as a long-time shine enthusiast, he switched gears and founded Johnny’s Wax Shop. In December of 2019, he opened a storefront right here inside the Motor Werke shop. Tod is now responsible for all detailing services, ensuring that each ride that leaves is looking its best.

Tod has been a pivotal supporter of mental health in the community, even donating a percentage of proceeds from Johnny’s Wax Shop to the cause. When not detailing cars, you’ll find him cycling, skating, skiing or seeking out the next Triathlon to conquer.

His love of vehicles, racing, the active Okanagan lifestyle and his dog, Lola the Havanese, made this new partnership with Tod an easy choice. His attention to detail is second to none – must be the abstract painter in him – as he takes a car that looks dull and worn to a clean and shiny work of art. To him, it’s therapy – shine therapy.

If you see him working hard shining up your vehicle, stop and say “hello” – and ask him about the time he escaped from Alcatraz.