Jo Borras and Neil Tjin talk tuning in Miami, the super bowl of car culture, and what’s next for enthusiasts in the electric era.
In this episode, Neil and Jo talk about NOPI nationals, Hot Import Nights, the struggle of finding exposure for tuner cars in the pre-internet era, how the tuner culture as-a-whole influenced Neil’s growth into one of the hottest car builders at SEMA, and how that culture is influencing the next wave of (electric) car culture.
Neil Tjin’s Ford F-150 Lightning SEMA Truck
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- We start the episode off talking about Ben Bermudez in Miami, whose shop, Wheels Boutique, is near my family’s home in Miami and who was my customer back at RENNtech.
- We talk about Electrify Expo and the new Showoff feature of the festival – Neil is working hard to include all kinds of EVs, from restomods to drag racers to AV/audio guys. If you’re into custom cars of any and every kind, check out Showoff.
- We talk about AEM EV and our friend, Lawson Mollica, who helped develop AEM’s line of electronic controllers to help people build their own Tesla-powered street cars.
- We mention Neil’s first electric SEMA car, the bright-orange Ford Mustang Mach-E built by Tjin Designs and shown by Ford in 2021. You can see that car, below.
Tjin Design Mustang Mach-E SEMA Car
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