Hey there, I'm matt!

Born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Tampa, and after a few years exploring other cities, am now back in the Tampa area. If you couldn't tell from earlier, I'm pretty big into cars and auto racing.

I've followed Formula 1 and IMSA since the mid-90s and grew up in the Gran Turismo generation that showed the world the wild, wacky, and wonderful in automotive design and engineering.

While a lifelong pursuit of a second-generation Toyota MR2 continues, Instagram photos of 70s and 80s European classics will have to work for now.

Outside of automotive, music is a very close second interest. While the late 60s to mid-70s is regarded as the best generation (and even with Motown alone, I'd agree), there's great talent from before and well after that somehow finds its way into my ears.

Yes, there is great music that exists today, and I'd be happy to point you in the right direction for big names and hidden talent. Here's two for now: Tycho and Mikky Ekko.

Add in some video gaming, sci-fi TV shows, good food, travel, art, and of course... writing, and you have a pretty good idea of who I am and what keeps me going!


Oh, and if you want to see some of my work, take a look at my blog: ShiftCulture

There's even some cool social links below to check out more of my stuff!