My name is John.
I’ve been a professional mechanic and tuner for the better part of 14 years, a hobby turned lifestyle as it were. Back in 1997, there was no way you could have told me working out of my garage and street racing with friends would lead me down the path it did.
Having owned a shop and worked in the field of aftermarket performance parts, I can tell you it’s not glamorous or highly profitable. Many consumers or enthusiasts look at the import models, flashy cars and rims and wish they were a big part of it. Trust me… it sucks for the most part.
Dre had it right when he said “Best friends and money, I’ve lost them both”
So now instead of working in my own shop and dealing with customers, I’ve returned to the roots of my hobby, working in my garage once again on cars at my leisure.
I dyno tune using my own personal Dynojet 448x and provide these services for those interested, you can email me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the end, I’m just a normal guy with a weird sense of humor who is happily married to the only woman in the world that can put up with my constant BS.
I’m also a huge hockey and football fan, and have worked for several professional sports organizations in several different positions. I also spent some time writing for Bleacher Report, which exposed me to the great blogging platform that WordPress is.
While my experience with Bleacher Report was a pleasant one, I left because there is little to no quality control there, and a lot of the writers and readers are just moronic. Writing about hockey and about the San Jose Sharks in particular can lead to some pretty ridiculous comments from Bay Area “fans”
While I bleed teal and my roots with the Sharks goes back to their inception, my girlfriend team happens to be the Montreal Canadiens. Quite the odd combination I’m aware.
I left B/R on less than desirable terms, and while my writing there helped my writing style tremendously, I wouldn’t recommend it for the serious sports blogger. Still, without Bleacher Report I would have never met so many tremendous sports fans and writers.
For a short list of some writers I still follow, please take a look at my links page.
While I have written about several teams and sports there, I have a favorite article which I would like to share with you here :
You can stay posted with what’s going on with me by checking out my links on the sidebar!