Q: Where do you think that passion and enthusiasm comes from, can it be traced back to anyone or anything?
A: I really don't know where exactly. I like customizing/personalizing cars, in general. It can be straight performance or just dressing it up for show.
Q: What do you most love about your car?
A: I gotta say bucket seats are pretty comfy.
Q: What's your biggest peeve in regards to the car, the one thing you dislike the most?
A: The mesh sunscreens for OpenSky - I wished they had a solid shade. I had them tinted shortly after I bought the car, so the summers are comfortable.
Q: Can you explain your modding style? Do you prefer more go, more show, perhaps a combo of both?
A: Well, my previous Mk4 Jetta1.8T had been partly show and mostly go with a GT28RS turbo, 6 speed transmission swap, custom front-mount intercooler, full suspension, etc. I wanted to go a totally different route with this car. I was looking for a quieter, more comfortable ride, but one that would also turn heads.
Q: Do you prefer to do the work yourself, or do you have a shop or specific person perform the work?
A: I like to do the work when I can. My buddies and I did the brakes, suspension and intake, but I leave the bodywork up to the pros.
Q: Which mod or aspect of the car are you the most proud of or happy with?
A: I don't really have a favorite mod since they all contribute to the whole. If I had to choose, I'd probably say the wheels since no one I know has them.
Q: Describe your fondest memory of owning, modifying, or driving this vehicle.
A: Installing my Touareg brakes. That was a crazy night.
Q: What would be in your ultimate garage, if you could have any two vehicles?
A: Oh, that's a tough one. There are so many, and with different purposes. I'd say a customized early Datsun 240Z and a bone-stock Bugatti Veyron. I know, it's an odd combination.
Q: What do your friends and family think about your passion for Audis?
A: They all think I'm crazy.
Q: How does your love for cars and Audis affect your life, does it play a pretty big part?
A: I compete in car shows, used to autocross, play racing games on the console, hang out with other enthusiasts, and recently registered for the upcoming Audi Driving Experience in Dallas. I'd say it has a little bit. (laughs)
Q: Have an interesting day job? Care to talk a little bit about it?
A: Um... Software Developer...not much to say there. (laughs)
Q: What brought you to Audizine, and how long have you been with us?
Q: When you're not on Audizine, or out playing with the Audi, what do like to you do for fun?
A: I was looking for Audi forums for ideas. I've only been with Audizine as long as I've had the car.
A: I like to karaoke.
Q: Any word of advice for your fellow enthusiasts, a bit of wisdom you'd like to impart on the masses?
A: Pursue your goals, and don't give up. You can surprise yourself sometimes.
Q: Do you have anyone you'd like to thank, any shout-outs?
A: My peeps at EuropeanAG.com and Team 16NiSS! And big thanks and photo credits go out to Pratik Naik (photo 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7), Guian Mirabueno (photo 2), and Ramon Torres (photo 3).