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About JayStyleRacing

  • Birthday 06/12/1986

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    Dallas, TX
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    Politics, business, cars, automotive tuning and racing, philosophy, oh and yes, cars!
  1. Great conversations. However, consider in 20-30 years, it'll be harder and more expensive to even get licensing to be able to drive them. I see the government making it more expensive to operat ea non "Zero-emission" vehicle in that life span, just as they are putting pressures on high displacement, low mpg vehicles with various emissons/EPA regulations. If so, I'd say any V8 and V12 Ferrari has equal future ability for "appreciation" as may be harder to find a V8 in that lifetime. But, again, say in 30 years, where will the auto market be and what regulations will the government have then in the US at least? The cost of regulation could have an adverse impact on collectors in a way we haven't seen yet (as, right now, for many cars 20 years or so, it's relatively fair to get special licensing/registration...). Also, keep in mind while Ferrari collectors will be a small competition, they will be added in the large sea of collectors in general, including folks collecting Corvette's, Camaro's, and various trucks from the same era, and driving more. Expect the government to increase spending to help boost demand for zero-emission vehicles, while also making it more costly to buy the cars we love the most. What I see as ideal features among collectors are: #1 Representation of an era, regardless of # of units: I see Stradale's doing well. - We're probably in the final stage of enjoying powerful V8's and definitely larger engines. Just as we've lost the driver experience of sports cars built in the 80ies and so forth (hell the 90ies even), today's experience will be lost to quieter, more automated, models. Which, for me, is not fun. If you have a clean, low mile, all original F430 you're going to do well. Don't expect it to sell for $1mill, but you could "possibly" break even from the original MSRP price 30 years from now. #2 Rarity: Obviously ThethetheFerrari, Enzo....the rarest of Ferrari' that are above all others. The world is pushing away from internal combustion engines in our lifetime (I am 31). It used to make me sad until Tesla, FormulaOne, and McClaren has shown me what's possible with electric and low-to-zero emission vehicles can be engineered to do. There will always be buyers like me that are adverse to modern vehicles that pretty much operate by themselves. I love nasty, aggressive, gas burning cars that require skill to manage, and are less predictable. Let me get side ways on my own without having to press a stupid button to "kind of" do it. My .02 cents. (FYI I work in politics and close to policymakers, so I see where the conversation is going. I wanted to keep regulation in mind, as we feel it as car enthusiasts heavily)
  2. As someone whose livelihood is largely based on social research like this, I will say this: 1. The article sucks, as these studies don't talk of homelessness so simply... 2. ...As the questions in the survey matter such as: 3. The difference between respondents have been homeless at least once within a given year, versus those facing chronic or sustained homelessness (say, for 3 months to a year straight) 4. Homelessness, when you ask respondents, vary based on perceptions: Someone that couch surfs, may not say they are homeless if they always have a place to stay; while, similarly, someone that stays in a hotel, may say they are homeless. Many cultural and psychological factors... 5. A large part of the rising cost of tuition #1 has to due with reduced Federal and State funding for colleges and universities, as well as, #2 the debt incurred for large building projects. I've been told by one university administrator, "student's and families want these amenities, so the money has to come from some where". Finally, I will say, it, also, is probably realistic. I don't do work in California, and don't care for the state beyond visiting for fun. But, I will say housing is ridiculous in California and one of my close friends is deeply involved in addressing the issue in the Bay Area. If it matters to the room. I could look up the research, specifically and critique their research method. And, ask a friend of mine who has more a ton of real data.
  3. You, truly, have a great creative eye to details as an auto enthusiast. Love the transformation.
  4. First thing: Bad ass car! Second: Your photos make me miss Texas!
  5. Dude, that is awesome! Congrats! I'm about to plug into it right now!
  6. Edit: The previous stories of success are motivational. I was just talking to an old colleague from my alma mater. While explaining my current work as a consultant, I explained that it's basically mastering discount shopping, coupon "super-saving", and being extremely frugal. I limit my driving predominantly for business, unless it's family (family is always important) otherwise I am using public transit or my bike. My apartment is totally behind in the times, as having a state-of-the-art HD TV and 100+ cable stations and all of the other things folks own are not necessary right now. My house apartment is geared for 1) Working and 2) Sleeping. I am renting office space from a friend who has a 1,000 sq. ft office space, which benefits her as she needs the revenue. I've pretty much downsized everything that isn't going to make me money. Fortunately, I am a "techie" (Despite the lack of new tech in my house) so I have two laptops and a desktop that I have rebuilt to my needs and can maintain them (both are 3 years old and run as if I purchased them this morning...also, Mac's are amazing). And, I have been teaching myself how to maintain and repair my vehicles without having to spend money at the dealer$$$. Even if I get angel investors to pony up, and I absorb the assets of a business I am targeting, every dime is going into making my business model a reality, and going for aggressive market penetration. I haven't written myself a salary into my capital needs...I have the ethic that, my worth is based off of the quality of my work. LamboPower stays a great tool of motivation and direction.
  7. My first business, which celebrated its 7th year this year, I didn't save for it. Through my connections and consultation work, I met a struggling entrepreneur. Offered him a whole new model, and he bought into it, we partnered and the new corporation absorbed his old one. My second, that I am working on, will need some financing. I'm currently working on the plan, now. More than likely use my network for angel investors. I find that a lot of "small business owners" are very adverse to financing, and many only work with cash on hand, and maybe, a conservative line of credit with an institution they have a close, long relationship with (such as a mortgage).
  8. Beautiful car. Also, these photos are giving me cabin fever. Time to walk outside for a bit.
  9. Absolutely gorgeous! One of the best looking lambo's out there! The Bull Run is going to be fun! Your lambo is definitely going to stand out
  10. This video sounds amazing!!! Great launch! Love it!
  11. Definitely, very sleek and aggressive looking! Going to be a lot of fun!
  12. You have superior talents in discovering these amazing works of art. Congratulations!
  13. May he be in peace with God. Blessings to his family and friends.
  14. Yea...no, I definitely wouldn't have driven off.
  15. Oh my. Well, you and those you care for are blessed to have been a safe place. Fires, especially those with that kind of fuel grow large, within seconds. Fortunately, you have insurances to recover. Also, fortunately, you took the Murcie out, so it's not two losses.
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