Some people call me Mohawkmagandhi, while others just call me the Wombat, and I like to party. Hard. Now that I’ve gotten that underlying fact out of the way, let me tell you about my main passion: automobiles. One of my earliest memories involves sitting on my parents’ living room floor watching Transformers on television. Robots that turn into cars? Hell yeah! By the time I was ten, I found myself hanging out in the basement, building 1:24 scale models of my favorite Mopars, Corvettes, and Hot Rods. From that it all snowballed, into a world of art from the greats such as Robert Williams, Ed Roth, and Von Dutch, and movies like American Graffiti and Two Lane Blacktop. When I turned seventeen, my parents gave me my first car. It was a 1977 Dodge Charger Daytona that they purchased new, and I still own it to this day. After that came a string of cars and trucks, both newer and older, each and every one of them having some sort of special significance. Every night, I find myself in the shop, working on something. It may only be for twenty minutes at a time, but not a night goes by that the lights, stereo, and air compressor don’t get turned on.
I started this blog because of my other passion: writing. I hated high school, but I always enjoyed writing short stories and essays. Writing, much like reading, is a great escape from the real world. The world is a big, scary place, and everyone deserves to escape to a better place that they’ve created every once in a while. While writing this, or anything really, I have music playing in the background. I usually stick to punk, hardcore, psychobilly, and metal, but have been known to branch off occasionally, always cranking it to eleven.
Still reading? Cool. If you’ve made it this far, I can assure you that you’ll have as much fun regularly reading this blog as I have writing it. For the past decade, I’ve worked for a local newspaper doing an automotive column. It’s one of the highlights of my week, but it can be restrictive sometimes. For those of you that actually read and enjoy that, think of this blog as a more raw, uncensored, lengthy version of the same thing, a “director’s cut”, if you will. Check back regularly, I assure you, it will be a party.