LTSC Family Story
Family, Friends and Cars. It's what I live for. Being part of LTSC has given me more family than I could ever imagine. I wanted to find a group that was not the street racing hell raisers that has hurt so many people in Utah. I found LTSC and their values of Family and Cars to be in line with my own. I'm glad to be part of an enthusiast group that is focused on giving back to the community.
Mark: I started tinkering and tuning imported cars in the mid to late 90's while building the first turbo charged Integra in Utah I developed a real passion for Honda motors. Having this passion has allowed me to connect with the family of LTSC in a way that I had never thought possible. Being family oriented never seemed to fit in with the car community until I found these quirky, weirdos and all of their automotive shenanigans. (Mark didn't actually write this he told us to put something 'nice'). Say hello to our talk dark handsome man with a small car! XD. Mark is also the co-owner of Transmission City in Sandy UT who are a large sponsor to our events.
I have been in a car group since the age of 16. Once I went back to school I decided to take a break from the car scene and work on myself. In the mean time, I started to think about doing more for the community such as what I know, car clubs or other groups of tight knit people. I started watching LTSC on Facebook and they had something that caught my eye. They were hosting charitable events centered around cars, I expected them to be older guys (since most of the reputable clubs were older guys in their 60's which didn't appeal to me too much). I found where their hearts lied. They wanted to use the cars they loved and give to the communities. I was sold! Being a new father I had responsibilities and wanted to do something other than work that allowed me to help people as well as have good morals so I could do the events with my family, as well as having no problems if my boys wanted to help out. I joined a little over a year ago and I'm helping them with everything that I can. I have grown very, very close to the "family" that was formed and have been treating them as such. Respecting them all equally as my "brothers and sisters." We are just that, Family. They made me feel at home and home is where I reside.
My love for cars has been growing for as long as I can remember, starting with Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars at a young age. I started out driving a 2001 1.8T Volkswagen Jetta then from there I upgraded to my 1990 Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo. Not to long after I got my Z I had a buddy hit me up about joining a club. I thought that in joining a club it would help me to learn more about cars as well as grow as an individual. Joining this club has been a big, important part of my life. Its helped create a family and support group that has helped me with a lot and has allowed me to be of service to other people. I was excited to hear that we decided to move towards an actual organization and to hear we are planning a bunch of charity and benefit events. It gives me a way to help people in the community as well as help close friends through something I know and am comfortable with.
Ethan:I first became interested in cars in high school, 10th grade I signed up for basic automotive and my passion for cars blew up! At the age of 21 I decided to go to school for an associates degree in Automotive Technology. I've always wanted to be apart of a car club and I'm glad I had found this group of people to be my first car club to join. At first I was happy to be apart of a group of like minded individuals, but then it grew into much more then that. Now I have a whole other family to be apart of! It's my family because I'm surrounded by people that have the same passion in cars that I do and I love this family because we want to continue to grow and always help each other out whenever it is needed.
Meghan: I've always looked for a place or group I belong in, after being in the military it was hard for me to adapt back to civilian life. Moving around a lot and not fitting the social norm, I found this group in the one state I never thought I would live or find friends. This group of misfits, goof balls and, "trouble makers" (not really) found me. I love to tinker and I'll be the first to admit I don't know as much as I would like to about my vehicle, but I have friends who have turned into family that are there to help me learn. The fact that we all have family and kids and want to give light to the positive of what we do and bring the community together is really what drives this group and has allowed for a tighter bond together and with our community. Giving back and learning is where our hearts are at and home is where the heart is. Anyway we can give back or help we will and that is what I love.