I can remember the beginning of what used to be called J’s Gathering. This is a great show where you could always go check out the non-riced out/non-HIN style cars when those type of shows were at their prime. Over the years this show has always kept up to its reputation. There’s been some changes of course to the organization in the past few years, but it has remained what it’s all about. Not only is this a great show, but a great venue! Japantown has always had a special place in my heart! Be sure to check this out this year especially if you have never been before. Be sure to stop by and check out the CTR at the Sportcar Motion booth February 28th!
This is a big weekend personally for me as my main inspiration over the years in cars was my Dad. He is the one who got me out in the garage when I was barely walking. I have not seen him in a very long time, and he will be making a special trip down to San Francisco just to see the car that is my pride and joy! I am very thankful for what I have, and I can’t go on without thanking the people who have made me who I am today. This show is dedicated to the person who helped create me, and always make me strive for the very best in life and no less.
Many people have started blogs in the past few years in the world of cars we choose to live in. Many are good. Many are bullshit. Many are a rip off of others hard work. Many are unique. Even I started a blog in 2009! There is one site that comes to mind when thinking about blogs and honest relatable articles. My friend Joey has proven that time and time again! His taste for quality legit cars is a breath of fresh air compared to many other sites and their glamour. It’s the perfect mix of all-purpose built cars, wither it’s for show or track. The CTR wasn’t in the top 10, mainly probably due to the fact that I have been MIA for months and yet to hit the track. But, I did make the Honors list for 2009! Thanks to Joey and his support of my build this year and for keeping it real over at the Chronicles! Be sure to check it out, and if you’re not already keeping up daily with his site, start! http://stickydiljoe.com/2010/01/05/2009-honors-part-1/
You never know where the randomness will lead you. A few weeks before Christmas I got a call from some guy contacting me to arrange my car for some sort of appearance in a Honda commercial. At first thought I thought it was some weird setup by cops to bust people or something, so I blew it off. Then multiple friends and sponsors got the same phone call about finding me and using the car. I thought this was pretty funny! So, after confirming this was indeed legit and not some crazy setup I made my way up to Torrance for the filming. I had no idea what I was getting into! After I froze my ass off for over 10 hours I was done, and made a few bucks! Not bad at Christmas time! I luckily ran into some friends during my hours of freezing in the night. I wasn’t sure if cameras were allowed, so I left my camera at home. Thanks to my friend Mike, I got a few pictures of this very random event!
About to punch the “stranger” with a camera too close for comfort, but then realized it was just my friend Mike! The look says it all!
Stay tuned, maybe we will spot my car in the commercial soon??