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Single no more!

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I have a girlfriend! Her name is Janice; we’ve been going out almost two months now and things are just great. We met online (in my opinion she’s the only good thing ever to happen to MySpace) and hit it off almost immediately. She’s smart, she’s nice, and as if those weren’t enough, she not only tolerates my obsession with cars and motorsports, she shares in them.

She’s like the perfect match for me: she doesn’t mind hanging around when I work on cars, and best of all she remembers where I put down each and every tool. I’ve got her started in autocrossing and I think it won’t be long before she takes to the track as well.

I could go on and on about her but I think she reads this site and I don’t want to creep her out (hi Janice!)… Suffice it to say I’m absolutely thrilled to be with her.

The exciting world of automotive retail

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Been a very busy past few months. As mentioned on my racing site, reconstruction of my Evo race car continues. In the meantime I’ve been busy, and my latest undertaking is my (joint) acquisition this week of my friend Navid’s automotive parts and accessories store, eXtreme Performance. Here’s today’s press release:

San Jose, Calif. (May 10th, 2007) eXtreme Performance is proud to announce new owners Viet-Tam Luu (“Tam”) and Rahul Pinto, both San Jose locals, active race car drivers and sports car enthusiasts.

Luu and Pinto bring almost twenty years’ worth of technical know-how from their time in the technology industry, combined with over a decade of experience in car-related activities including exotic and race car brokerage and sales, sports car tuning and modification, and motor sports.

“Rahul and I look forward to an exciting and successful venture together in eXtreme Performance,” said Luu.

“We are eager to enhance and expand eXtreme Performance’s product and service offerings to better serve existing and new customers,” said Pinto.

eXtreme Performance, based in San Jose, CA specializes in performance upgrades and customizations for your vehicle. Whether you own a truck, SUV, sports car or a race car, we can obtain parts for your vehicle and provide installation services. We have access to hundreds of aftermarket specialty manufacturers and can locate hard-to-find items at competitive prices. If you are unsure of the parts you require, our experienced staff can help assess your needs and advise you about your options. With years of experience in the automotive and motorsports markets, we are able to provide quality service to our customers.

Our showroom is located at: 43 South Capitol Avenue San Jose, CA 95127

Our telephone number is: (408) 923-6404

We are located on the web at: