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I showed this to Yuta and he watched it thoroughly before mentioning to me that he felt like he just saw a compilation of what seemed like 5 years of footage rolled into one….and he was there to experience pretty much all of it. I guess it’s crazy to think that we saw and did so much in 2016. Looking back now, it really does seem like it was more than just 365 days (really less) worth of experiences. I appreciate you guys taking all the time to watch all these vlogs. I know they aren’t always the best or anything, but I do love the fact that you guys care enough to sit through them to witness all that we see in this crazy life. I don’t have much else to say. I guess before I leave you all here in 2016, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite personal pieces that I wrote this year on my website (www.stickydiljoe.com). It is a letter that I wrote to my younger self. I always wanted to do something like that and it seemed like the right time to do it now in my stage of life. It’s a realistic look back (or to the future for my younger self) and what lead me to where I am today. Enjoy folks, and again, thank you for the support in 2016 and beyond… Continue reading

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Well, I guess you can call this the finale of the 2016 Vlog series. By this time, you’d think that things would have slowed down but it definitely hasn’t. There are a ton of events always going on out here in California so of course, we had to stop by to check them out…

Consider this a more compressed view of the 2016 Wekfest Florida event. Ideally, it would have been great to capture more video but there just wasn’t time. Tiffanie and I were the only ones out there on this trip covering the event and most of her time was spent shooting photos for the official Wekfest website. David was there as well, but he was responsible for setting up the event and getting all the exhibitor vehicles parked inside the building. I, on the other hand, was handling video for this Vlog and also shooting photo coverage for http://www.stickydiljoe.com. It is a bit difficult to do both simultaneously and then the rain started coming down pretty heavily throughout the morning. It would come and go, as is typical of Florida climate, so I ran outside to shoot more whenever I could. Once the show doors opened to the public, I was busy doing the judging for the Honda/Acura classes so I didn’t pick up either camera again until after the awards ceremony. If you guys are looking for more coverage, stay tuned in to http://www.stickydiljoe.com where you’ll see all the photos from that day… Continue reading

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Well, I guess you can call this the finale of the 2016 Vlog series. By this time, you’d think that things would have slowed down but it definitely hasn’t. There are a ton of events always going on out here in California so of course, we had to stop by to check them out…

Since Tatsuru Ichishima from Spoon Sports was in town for Super Lap Battle 2016, we decided to throw a little meet and greet for him over at the Go-Tuning Unlimited facility. Aaron from Spoon USA set it all up and asked if I wanted to be a part of it. I had some free time that weekend so I obliged. It wasn’t very big, being that there were multiple other events going on that weekend, but you don’t miss out on an opportunity to meet Ichishima so a solid crowd of Spoon Sports die-hards showed-up. A couple weeks later, we stopped by the Autocon “Winter Drive” event to show our support for Justin and the Autocon crew. They throw a annual toy drive along with the Purist group to donate toys to the less fortunate and it always ends up being a big event. After that, Tiffanie and I were off to West Palm Beach to attend the Wekfest Florida event, which is the last show on the tour of 2016. Part 2 will detail more of that show but sit back and enjoy what we captured from all the cool stuff that we saw in that span of three weeks… Continue reading