TONY PEREZ (USA) is a self-taught mechanic who knows absolutely nothing about Trabants. The only two-stroke engine he has worked on was his dad’s lawnmower. Nonetheless, Tony’s resourcefulness was the sole reason the trek keeps going. No matter the weather, situation or location he is constantly underneath one of the Trabants. As a result he’s typically covered head-to-toe in grease and is often mistaken as a local in Central Asia and Mongolia. At one point the Russian embassy is adamant that he’s a Pakistani spy. The other team members don’t mind Tony’s filth but they are offended often by his stench.