The Chronicles Vlog 2016 #9 (Part 1): Iceland, Germany, Spoon Sports, & More…

It feels like forever since we’ve done one of these but we are definitely back in the mix with new videos. September was a bit of a slow month for us but all kinds of stuff is happening in the next month or so. Vlog #9 covers everything happening in October leading up to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

We have been pretty busy with life. This entire month, we’ve been busy moving to an entirely new facility. It was time for a change and we honestly needed more space. While moving, I’ve been trying to split time between my old office and the new one. Internet isn’t yet available at my new space so I’ve basically been working out of an empty room with just some foldable tables set-up for my computer. Der has been traveling like crazy while we were taking care of things here at home. His adventures began in Iceland where he ventured off to so he could finally witness the Aurora Burealis. During his stay in Iceland, he and his friends also headed over to Germany for Oktoberfest, and also to see the BMW and Porsche Museums…

Whenever I had free time, I was still working on automotive stuff for work and for my website. Wekfest South happened but I decided not to Vlog this time around because I wanted to focus more on photography for a change. Once I got back from Texas, Aaron from Spoon Sports USA contacted me to see if I wanted to check out the current updates on the Spoon Sports FD2 Civic Type R. After breaking the Unlimited FWD record last year at Super Lap Battle 2015, the car has just been sitting in hibernation. Aaron and his team wanted to really do something different to it so they decided to tear the car apart. Though the car is still insanely fast, it is a bit dated as it was built and assembled over 5 years ago. The motor needed some new upgrades, the chassis itself could use some updates, and Aaron came up with this wild idea to do a one-off center-drive set-up. “Center-drive” as in, the seat, steering wheel, and entire cockpit is moved into the middle of the vehicle. This sounds unnecessary but when you have a car that has already done it all, why not do something a little outside of the norm? Chris Eimer, who is also Dai Yoshihara’s Formula D crew chief, is also a great fabricator so he was entrusted with the task of creating a new roll cage and creating all the necessary pieces to make the center-drive work. I didn’t want to pass up on the opportunity of seeing something like this come together so I spent some time over at Eimer Engineering watching the Civic come together…

Enjoy the footage that we captured from around the world…

*I am not a videographer and this wasn’t meant to be a visual masterpiece of any sort. I am merely capturing bits and pieces of my life for you guys to see.

Some of the people that are in this video who have Instagram accounts:

StickyDilJoe (@stickydiljoe)
Ryan Der (@ryan.der)
Darryl Lamano (@dpk_deerail)
Aaron Wang (@spoonsportsusa)
Tommy Ha (@tristanhaha)
Chris Eimer (@chriseimer)

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