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I was trying to get through a yellow instead of watching the road and this is what I got. Ugh.

Designers been watching too much Fast and the Furious

I just read this article on the Formula D blog: Tanner Foust Announces Temporary Retirement From Formula DRIFT

I thought it was an interesting announcement.  This is the first time I’ve seen any of the successful Formula D drivers move on to bigger and better things.  Certain people like Rhys, Hubinette and Tanner were making quite a living doing many lucrative things including competing in Formula D.  But I also know that competing in Formula D wasn’t just pocket change for them either.  I guess Tanner is doing well enough that he doesn’t need to be messing with the drifting stuff.  The Tanner Foust brand has outgrown Formula D.

This is an interesting thought, because over the years I’ve seen people leave their careers to be full time professional drifters.  Some people don’t even care about a career unless it’s to become a Formula D driver.  For me, competing in Formula D was a ton of fun but I was never going to throw away my career and years of schooling for it.  But then again, I was no Tanner Foust.

If you don’t know already… Justin Pawlak’s green FC was stolen in front of his house last Wednesday.

Justin Pawlak had his Chevrolet 2500HD stolen and attached to it was his 26 foot enclosed Aztex trailer. Inside the trailer tragically was his green Mazda Rx-7! The picture above is how it looked upon being stolen. The trailer had two sets of wheels inside it (2 18×10.5 SSR Typer F wheels and 2 18×11 Volk TE37s). The trailer also had a Craftsman tool box full of tools.  It was stolen between midnight and 2am from Maywood St. in Eaglerock. Please call or email him at Call Justin at: 623-332-6766 (Hotline shop number)

Please keep an eye out and contact Justin with any information you can find.  Last I heard, he was offering an insane amount of cash reward ($5k) for information leading to the recovery of his beloved car.

I know what it’s like to have something that you own stolen… especially when you’re one of the honest guys and you work your butt off to buy something.  I hope he gets his stuff back!  Thieves are the scum of the earth!  I hope you get arrested and deported!

I got an award!


There’s a big trade show that my company attends every year in Las Vegas. It’s run by PPAI, who is like SEMA for the promotional products industry. Every year, they hold an awards ceremony and this year they decided to have a new category for web awards.

We ended up winning the award and the nice people at work decided that it belonged on my desk. Being recognized for your work is always a good feeling.  Now I want to try and snatch up some more awards for 2012!