If anyone knows you personally, they would know that you are clearly into cars. So much so that it seems like you’re just as passionate about that as you are about your bike. When did you start getting into the car thing?
I have loved cars since I saw my Dad racing dirt oval track when I was a kid. I grew up working on cars, and basically spent my childhood in my Dad’s shop.
You are in the middle of working on your current car now, which hangs in the balance between track ready and street legal. What are some specs on the whip?
It’s a 1993 Nissan 240SX with an LS1 Corvette engine swap, pushing about 400 horsepower. It’s pure fun!
How long have you been working on this current car and what kind of process has it been to get it to this point?
It’s been a little over four years to get this drift missile going. The process has been long, but if it were easy, it wouldn’t be worth it right?
Does spending a day at the track or getting your car sideways in the streets feel the same as having a good session on your bike?
The adrenaline rush is similar, and that’s probably why I love it so much. But I still go ride my bike after a track day.
If BMX disappeared tomorrow, is it safe to say you would focus all of your energy into the car thing?
Drifting would probably become the focus, but I would maybe try riding some downhill too. I would need to keep the BMX roots alive somehow.
Over the years BMX has lost a lot of younger riders to cars, and the pursuit of girls in those same cars. What advice do you have to younger riders for being able to balance riding and wanting to just spend time either driving or working on cars?
Your bike is always there, so try to get an early BMX session before you go work on your car. Keep your priorities in order, and remember that it would be a dream to pay for your car by riding your bike!
Investment wise, it’s not cheap to customize a car like you have. How much have you spent over the years and how much time would you say you have put into this one specifically?
Endless hours have gone into the 240, and still counting. Financially, I’ve invested about $30k into it.
Obviously you have a dream car, what is it?
My dream car would have to be a legendary 1999 Skyline, because they are stupid fast and the look is unique.