Deft Auto Interview

A couple months ago we had the honor of meeting Cliff, a new neighbor who is a car fanatic like us here at FJD Performance, who happened to be an automotive journalist and Co-Owner of Deft Auto Co.

Over the last couple of months Cliff and Frank have gotten to know one another a bit more and share some automotive stories, adventures and ideas. To say we want to work on a project with Cliff and Deft Auto is an understatement. We find ourselves constantly sending cool craigslist ads of BMWs, Porsches, Quirky JDM Nuggets and classic Americana made gems with the idea of building a racecar. Only time will tell if we do choose to go down this route together, but FJD Performance is always willing to take on new projects!

This month Cliff booked an interview with us and we couldn’t be more honored! We were asked a plethora of questions ranging from why we do what we do, where we started, how we got to where we are and where we’re heading.

On a cool, October midday at Sonoma Raceway I met up with Frank at the Sears Point Grille, “The burgers are actually really good here.” he reassured. “Try some of their barbeque sauce, it’s got a little kick to it.” I had just walked over from the midfield scoring tower, between turns 1 and 6, where I was trying to get some good shots of Frank’s second session on track.

“I’m exhausted, I barely got any sleep last night.” Frank said, “I didn’t get to bed until after midnight and I was up at 4AM.” The results of an anxious night before race day. But, here we were, at Sonoma Raceway. I was enjoying the chance to absorb the racing and snap some photos, and Frank was looking racy and competitive on track.

Shoot on over to to read the full article on Frank and the Mare!

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