I’ve known Wayne Soegiarto’s for over 10 years now, we competed at shows together in early 2000 and ran up and down the East Coast. Buying a new house, having kids you quickly lose touch with those who you were once close to. There seems to be something with the car community that is almost comparable to serving with someone in the military. The key word is “almost”, but since Wayne and I have both served we can relate. After losing touch for over 5 years we recently ran into each other at a local show. I didn’t immediately recognize him, but it didn’t take me long after looking at him and glancing at his car; a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.
Wayne previously owned an Evo 8, something he was always ‘tinkering’ with or shall I say, rebuilding. Between new body kits, to interior, to accents throughout the car; it was completely new each time he debuted it at a show. There was always a new mod installed; he was always 10 steps ahead of the competition and competing at Nationally level shows (and winning), back when shows were worth going to with legitimate competition and judges who were not your “best friends, cousins, promoters, uncle.”
After seeing his newly modded Evo 10, I can tell you Wayne has not changed one bit. Yea, we’ve gotten older, we both have families, more responsibilities, but modifying cars is in our blood. Not necessarily for competing at shows, but to make something you have created in your mind come to life is an awesome achievement while competing with life’s obstacles. To allow your creativity and personality reflect in your build and to be able to share it with others is a great feeling. That’s what it is about!
After reuniting with Wayne at a local show, I immediately checked out the details and accents throughout his ride. I told Wayne, I would like to set-up a photo shoot. He told me to give him a couple of weeks, because he was installing a Chargespeed Widebody Kit and to give him some time to get some other stuff done and he would be ready.
Leading up to the photo shoot day, I talked a couple of times to Wayne, we were trying to nail down a day / time and a location. The funny thing is, Wayne and I are very much alike, it’s almost scary. Wayne reassured me several times and even after the shoot how he prepared the car just for me, for the shoot, and for the website carshowz.com. There’s no doubt in my mind, that’s the reason I wanted to work with Wayne, there’s a lot of time involved in shooting, editing, finding a location, etc. and for both of us to take time away from our families I knew this would all be worth it. Mutual respect is hard to come by these days in the car scene. People will milk you for everything you have and then hang you out to dry. Wayne has given us the opportunity to photo shoot and feature his car before anyone could even post a photo on the interwebz.
I don’t know too many people these days that are as loyal as Wayne and I appreciate the opportunity he has given us. And the extra bonus with all of this is, we have literally watched his car evolve to where it is now.
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Full Mod List
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Chargespeed Widebody kit
Seibon Rear Wing
Seibon carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
Rexpeed duck wing
Rexpeed carbon fiber vortex generator
Rexpeed carbon fiber front canards
Forceworkz carbon fiber undertray diffuser
Depo LED Taillights
XPS carbon fiber rear flaps
XPS carbon fiber under side skirts
XPS carbon fiber front splitter
JP carbon fiber mirror covers
JP carbon fiber hood scoop
Jp carbon fiber side hood scoops
JP carbon fiber eye lids
Volk racing rims (18x9front&18x10rear)
Eibach pro springs
Stop Tech front& rear drilled/slotted rotors
AMS Brake lines
Custom painted engine covers
Vinyl wrap by Exotic Vehicle Wrap-Whiteplains, MD
Cusco 6 point roll cage w/foam pads & Longacre roll cage mirror
AEM Boost gauge
AEM Air/Fuel gauge
Rexpeed carbon fiber dual gauge pod
Rexpeed carbon fiber A Pillar
Rexpeed carbon fiber C Pillar
Sparco shift knob
Sparco brake handle
Sparco brake lever cover
Blue Suede head liner
Alpine S component speakers (front&rear)
DynoMat-Doors, Roof & trunk
Carbon fiber interior overlay
Cusco strut bar
ETS Air Intake
ETS 4″ Intercooler w/piping
Depo High Flow Cat
Magna Flow catback w/ QTP cut out
GM 3 port boost controller
Weapon R coolant over flow tank
Weapon R Oil Catch Can
Ralliart Oil cap
Custom painted engine covers
Tuned by UCS Performance/Madmsheen-Beltsville, MD
2 10″ Alpine S Subs
Kicker ZX 700.5 5 channel amp
Subbox & trunk wrapped by Fresh Designs Inc- Ellicott City, MD
Thank you Wayne for the opportunity and shout-out to Doug Sexton for assisting with the photo shoot!!
An Infrastructure/Information Technology Manager by day, an automotive enthusiast the rest of my spare time. Most importantly a Father, Husband and a U.S. Navy Veteran! Combining my experiences and skills and came up with the ultimate creation of CarShowz.com. Armed with a camera who knows where this journey will take me but stay tuned, it's going to be an exciting ride!