The WAVE at SEMA & San Diego Autoshow

Ok here is another from the “wayback machine”…..Before we were Peg Leg Garage my son’s and I ran Disabled Explorers. After our FJ Cruiser that traveled the Continental Divide we needed something more wheelchair friendly.

Our good friends at Sportsmobile West helped us build a 2009 Ford E-350 4×4 RV with all the cool mobility toys. Lift, hand controls, camera system under the rig and sooooo much more.

SEMA once again donated a booth for display and we also showed it at the San Diego auto show, along with a ton of outings, events and good times. Alas water in the motor killed it, sad day.

San Diego auto showWave at SEMA

SEMA FJ Cruiser

Always fun to look back at what you did before. This is the first vehicle we had featured at SEMA. It was a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser that we built to travel the geographic Continental Divide. Disabled Explorers was a non-profit that used backcountry travel as therapy for folks with physical disabilities. SEMA was kind enough to donate booth space to DE.

FJ at SEMA
Toyota FJ Cruiser at SEMA 2008

Peg Leg Garage launches, let the crazy begin!

First post, how exciting for us and we hope the future is exciting and fun for you that follow along.

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So here is the deal, we are an family that loves cars and everything that goes with them. This year you can follow along as we build a Hyundai Veloster Turbo for SEMA 2016. We are calling it a Tri-Sport project, tri as in autocross, rallycross and track day adventures.

Yeah we are doing this as a marketing company, happy to be honest about that. But we will not pitch crap. We will do our best to tell you what we like, why we like it and are happy to argue with all of you as much as we will argue among ourselves. Just because a sponsor gives us a part doesn’t mean we say it’s the snazzy best, instead we will search out good stuff and then beg. And along the way you get to learn the inside story.

Here is an amazing rendering by David Neal from Local Motors. We worked with him on the concept. Let’s get the party starting by hearing what you think.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Hyundai Veloster Turbo SEMA 2016 project