BC: I started getting interested in photography a few years ago. Eventually, I was able to purchase an SLR camera. This helped me along the path to become a better photographer. I consider my self an artistically minded person. I hope photography can help me broaden that state of mind. | Nick Patterson
FC: The PT Auto Club
1: The PT Auto Club started when we were in high school. Before the club was started, we would always fantasize about cars. That changed when we all were able to purchase our own cars. We attended car meets together, worked on our cars together, and shared automotive knowledge when it's needed.
2: Rico may be considered the most "lively" of the group. He can be found goofing off more than being productive.
3: Nick is a more "serious" type of person. When there is work to be done pertaining to cars or the club, he's aways the first to lend a hand.
4: These are the cars that brought the club together. They were purchased when we were all sixteen years of age. Nick owned the oddball Chevy Cavalier and we would always make fun of him. The Honda Civic was mine including a fresh paint job courtesy of the auto-body where I worked. Rico had his Acura Integra. He is the only one to still owns his original first car.
5: The club member's current cars. Rico's(top left) Mine(top right) Nick's(bottom)
6: We always give a hand when it's needed. | Nick grinding a piece of metal used to remove valve springs within the cylinder head. The piece was vital when we were rebuilding my engine.
7: These both show the extensive work involved in the reassembly process after my engine rebuild. It seems once something is done, something else goes wrong.
8: This is my car after an incident with Rico. The accident was a result of having a little too much fun driving way too fast. | I began an extensive tear down of my car consisting of the removal of the rear end. Plenty of hours went into the car to get it road-worthy.
9: Here is the damage to Rico's car. He ended up rolling over eventually ending up on his roof in the middle of the street | He too began rebuilding his car. Replacing the entire roof along with the windshield was a difficult challenge, but we eventually got it finished.
10: Nick also had a mishap with his car. While he as on his way to get his motor tuned, his waste-gate malfunctioned and sent a rod through the block. There was a hole where the rod exited causing the engine block to need replaced.