Hello all and welcome to the Five Five Garage.
What is the Five Five Garage? Excellent question!
It all started on a summer afternoon, picture it: August, 1976…
On second thought, never mind. Let’s start with something more recent. The Five Five Garage is the culmination of a dream created by yours truly. I am Randy, by the way. Nice to meet you all! Allow me the opportunity to talk about myself ( not that I really need an opportunity ). I am 40 years old, and since I was a kid I have loved working on cars and getting my hands dirty. It is a form of therapy that I am sure a lot of you can relate to. I always loved when the car magazines would start a project build that stretched over multiple issues. I know it was a tactic to sell more magazines, but I enjoyed the fact that even though I wasn’t there in person, I could follow along with the build. It was the dream of dreams to one day be a part of one of those magazine builds, something that I could look back over when I was done to see how the process got from A to Z.
Fast forward to modern day, and those magazine builds of yesteryear have now been joined by user created car content on YouTube. Now anyone with a passion and a camera can start their own builds and share them with the world. After many years of watching others live the dream, in 2017, I finally decided to join them myself! So I bought a camera and things began to slowly snowball until all that momentum eventually leads us to this point.
Here we are.
So let me talk a bit about what you as the reader will be seeing on this website. My fleet ( or toys, it really depends on who you talk to ) consists of a 2010 Mazdaspeed 3, a 2008 Honda CBR1000RR, and a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. My primary focus will be tracking the chronological process of my Mazdaspeed 3 build, as I take it from completely stock to flame thrower hot. I have planned on filming YouTube videos of the installation process as well writing some reviews, blogs, and extra information that is not in the videos, here on the site. Occasionally, I might throw in some videos and blogs on my CBR, or anything I think others may be interested in, like car shows, tools, etc…
Maybe even some Trailblazer stuff? That one is like Voldermort though, “The Vehicle That Shall Not Be Named”.
So bear with me while I begin the long journey of trying to bring all of this together.
We are now open!