About Us

About FMSsocal

FMSsocal is owned by Damian Forbes:

“I come from a family of engineers. My dad worked design and development in Aerospace and Formula 1 before moving to the oil industry, so I was always around fast cars and motorbikes.

I completed 4 1/2 years of apprenticeships with Ferrari, Mercedes, and Porsche in England while attending college. After college, I continued my factory training in Europe on Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes, Mercedes SLR, all AMG products and McLaren.  I have over 33 years of experience, with 26 of them in the Los Angeles area, specializing in the luxury and exotic markets. I have run my own shops since 2006, with a brief stint to join McLaren team from 2011-2012.”

Past times include being a private pilot (flying just for the fun), travel, Formula 1, MotoGP, Motocross, and Supercross.

McLaren MP4-12C – Jay Leno’s Garage With Damian Forbes

McLaren MP4-12C. Finally, the big day has arrived! After factory visits and test drives, Damian Forbes hand delivers Jay’s new McLaren to the garage. Go over the car with Jay inch by inch and hop on board for its first test drive on California soil.