Sunday, November 27, 2016

Porsche and Art

Tejas Treffen
November 19, 2016
Spring Street Studios
Houston, TX

Porsche's are beautifully designed cars, such that mentioning the name in the same sentence with "art" sounds perfect. So with the Tejas Treffen team planning a unique Porsche event, holding the show at a building occupied by various artists from different disciplines was only appropriate. This would be the first time in Houston where Porsche cars were displayed alongside beautiful works of art from local artists. Oh, there were some gorgeous motorcycles, too.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Chase of Air and Water

Tejas Treffen - Graffiti Run
November 19, 2016
Houston, TX

ECSTATIC! The single word that sums up the experience of being a part of the Tejas Treffen Graffiti Run. Ecstatic, we all were, because we got the chance to partake on a curated drive to some of the most colorful and inspiring urban art around Houston's downtown. And as if that was not enough, we all swept the city's streets in one of the most respected automaker marquees in the world... Porsche.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Race Day is the Best Day: The Paddock

Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing
Oktoberfest and German Feature
October 1 - 2, 2016
MSR Houston
Angleton, TX

After spending portions of my days at the track one weekend, I was reminded of how fun it is to be around the smell of burning fuel and melting rubber. The gear head in me was rekindled even when I was merely spectating and taking photos. Oh, and the fact that these were all vintage cars getting a go at the track added to the excitement.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Event: Wekfest Texas 2016

October 1, 2016
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

We're back! Yes, we have been gone for too long, I know. It's crazy how life sometimes gets in the way of your hobby and you lose all the motivation to be creative. Well, luckily Wekfest was dropping by Houston and what better way to get back to the groove of things than covering one of the best tuner shows.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Time Warp to the Finish

January 23, 2016
Turbo Kraft
Mesa, AZ

Three days is ample time to get used to the routine of the build and the company of the people who banded together for the creation of one special car. Being together with the El Hefe gang almost 24/7, the RWB build easily became everyone's tiny world despite being fully aware of the vast unexplored territory outside of the clique. The thought of seeing the same faces day in and day out has now created a comfort zone for everyone. This being the official last day of the build we all did not want the whole experience to end, but as with all good things it is inevitable. So, we all just had to be present and cherish the remaining moments.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

El Hefe: Fenders and Tail On

January 22, 2016
Turbo Kraft
Mesa, AZ

Day two of El Hefe’s birth was somewhat the official start of the build since most of the major modifications were done that day. Given the amount of work that had to be accomplished in so little time, everybody in the shop was ready to be stuck in there until Nakai-san called it a day.  And as expected from a group of passionate gearheads, everybody diligently fulfilled their parts.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Boss Creates El Hefe

January 21, 2016
Turbo Kraft
Mesa, AZ

El Hefe (El Jefe in Spanish) means "The Boss." Call it surreal, but witnessing the RWB boss work on a car touted as "The Boss" was very real to everyone present in the shop. Every RWB build is always about partaking in the journey, as you will read in this post. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Prelude to RWB El Hefe

January 21, 2016
Turbo Kraft
Mesa, AZ

There is usually great anticipation and excitement leading up to any RWB build. This build was no different. I met John the previous night and he was elated beyond words for his upcoming build. Although there were a couple of uncertainties with regards to some outsourced parts and the car's operability, his general demeanor was confident and cheerful. I immediately felt reassured that the whole build experience would be fun regardless of the circumstances at hand. Sure enough, my initial impression was correct. The experience was one for the books. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

LA to Phoenix in an RWB

January 20, 2016

What would you do when your friend tells you that he will be taking his RWB out for a drive from LA to Phoenix? And what if the trip was for another RWB build at a shop renowned for their turbo work on Porsches? That's right, you immediately go online and check for airfare prices! Luckily, I scored some fairly affordable plane tickets from Houston to LA, which would only be half of the journey for the latest addition to the RWB family.