The amazing Fredrick Chang. Some know him as the mastermind behind JTuned.com, the JDM-influenced automotive version of porn that we can't seem to get enough of. What we didn't know was that he's got a lot of poop on his mind. We gave him some space to unload.
It Amazes Me...
to see that some people think this industry is dying, yet the copycat companies just never seem to stop coming out! Obviously someone is making money! Business is business, but when you don't have pride for yourself or your company, you've become a failure to other businessmen. Have some decency, people, and offer something original. People are bored with Type Moogen body kits and HKS "Style" exhausts. These companies are killing themselves by ruining this industry as a whole.
...that NCCA has made a business out of making companies and car competitors alike believe they are the car experts and can legitimately "judge" cars. Take a bunch of honest volunteers who just want to be a part of a something they love, toss them a clipboard and tell them to judge cars that they probably aren't so knowledgeable about, and want to know what you get? A NCCA event. This group is the biggest joke of the industry. No one respects them.
...to see so many readers who praise and respect "J-style" tuning, yet support companies who copy and completely rip off designs from the originals. Make up your mind; it's one or the other.
...to find out how many fake people I meet who will talk s#&% the minute I turn my back. If you want to talk, spit your game and lay down some knowledge, then step up to the plate and go for it. There's no need to fake the funk, and no need to act like we're cool about anything because we're not.
...that there's a misconception about the import scene being nothing but models and all the sleazy crap surrounding it. We're not just turbos, crazy audio setups, kandy koated paint and vinyl decals. But, hey, to each their own, right?
...to see that it really is all thanks to the readers and consumers who help make JTuned what it is because without your support and the cars you build, guys like me wouldn't have any other reason to be an enthusiast just like you.