Like many people, I have been into cars since my early teens. The original spark however, was lit much earlier than that, probably when I was a child, when I enjoyed riding in my dad’s Jeep CJ-7 and my mom’s 280ZX and Prelude Si. This all hit full obsession when, after reading various issues of HotRodand a few truck mags, I got ahold of an issue of MotorTrend with a Corvette ZL-1 from 1969. That got me so interested that I memorized and could recite many specifications from that car. This lead to memorizing all of the Corvette badges by year, up to that time (the early ’90s). From there, it was a regular diet of MotorTrend, which was eventually replaced with Sport Compact Car and other car mags and blogs that took its place when it folded.
Today, in my day job I work as a Media Publishing Specialist, which entails photography, video, design, and web. At night and on the weekends, I travel to local and sometimes distant automotive events to shoot and write about the events and vividly present them here on my blog and on Hooniverse. I try to be as accurate in my reporting as possible. As much as I know about certain makes and models, it’s nearly impossible to be an expert on everything, so if you happen to run across an error, please don’t hesitate to correct me.
In 2013, I started work on a new project car that I call “Roadster,” my 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata. My previous project, “Lucky Thunder,” which was a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES with full coilovers, wheels, intake, exhaust, etc. was sold in 2010 when I started the blog. I have enjoyed attending and shooting so many shows and races the past few years that I wanted something of my own to drive to events in and to enjoy on an empty road. In 2016, I hope to take “Roadster” to autocross or HPDE events and learn a few things about dodging cones and driving the slow car fast.