THE STARFIGHTER X

I know that it's been a bit of time since I've written a post. I am ashamed of this, and I deeply regret not posting anything sooner.

I wanted to update all of you on the newest thing in my life - a source of positivity for me, and an amazing source of hope: ELECTRIC VEHICLES. (EV's)

For the past nine months, I have been converting a 1984 Firebird Trans AM to FULLY ELECTRIC. This thing will not at all be powered by any sort of combustion engine or fossil fuel, so I will no longer feel any guilt about the role that I've played in creating a shittier climate. It has been an incredible and eye-opening thing, and I never knew that I would ever in my life become so interested in cars. Every day I get to learn new things, and apply them directly to the project.

The website where I have been documenting my build is www.DopeEV.com, and the Firebird is called the "STARFIGHTER X," based on Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter in Star Wars. I ALSO HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL DOCUMENTING THE BUILD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp2kH1VnFnAsHDtjkCTrjfA


It's been fun, a lot of fun. Also challenging.

I've come into a world of new knowledge and have been meeting and tweeting new people in this niche world of EV's.

People like these:

Benjamin Sullens, Jehu Garcia, Sofiaan Fraval, Robert Llewellyn, Jonny Smith, EV West, Zac and Jessee Cataldo, Andy Slye, everyone at the Electric Auto Association, and Niki Gordon-Bloomfield.

Among others.

I should also mention that I have tee shirts for sale to help me buy the parts for the build: www.DopeEV.com/merch

They're available through an outfit called Ecowear.us, owned by the guys over at the Now You Know youtube channel: www.NowYouKnowChannel.com. For every tee shirt you buy, a tree is planted in the Amazon rainforest. No shit, legit. Buy a tee, plant a tree.

I'm ALSO now a Chapter President within an organization called the ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. My chapter of the EAA is called the "CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ELECTRIC VEHICLE CLUB." The website for this club is www.CentralEV.org

We want to build a nonprofit electric vehicle conversion garage in downtown Ellensburg, so keep your eyes open for that.

All of this started 9 months ago. It's like - whoah, what? Less than a year in, and I'm already a chapter PRESIDENT? And a YouTuber?

Yeah. I'm legit. Buy one of my tee shirts, please.