When I started documenting my car life online, it was 1998. Geocities was boss of the internet and Slide Squad was a real thing, and Real Ultimate Power was clearly defined. It’s has now been 18 years, and I have doubled in age. For myself, lots has changed, but this website has been a constant I’m proud of. There was a period when, I did little more than reminisce about my younger car life: when this website was fresh and wrenching and driving was all that mattered. With a wife and kids now, car life has taken a back seat, but in the last two years I have found a means to revisit some of my younger experiences. Since 2014, car life dealings have been a large part of how I make my living, and I consider myself to be a sort of professional auto enthusiast.
I am an instructor/team lead for the Canadian branch of Ford Driving Skills for Life, as well as a winter driving and auto slalom instructor. My experience and familiarity with Japanese car culture, has allowed me to serve as an advisor and writer on related topics. In addition, I am a builder and caretaker of high end race cars, and am involved in local motorsports developments. In addition to this website, I look after kyushashoes.com, a site devoted to cataloguing and researching vintage automotive wheels.
This is my QuickR car life. My busted ass, family hauling, wife taxed and deprecated Canadian car life is a thing of the past.