Tomek, 12, an orphan who lives with his grandparents since the death of his mother, loves cars and spends all his free time in the garage with Raszynski a mechanic who teaches the boy how to repair and build them. But Tomek has a nagging need to find his long lost father. One day he gives in to the urge, setting off on a journey across the southern province of Swietokrzyskie. Tom is not alone. He is accompanied by a mysterious friend, Gabriel, who proves to be a highly unusual road companion.