On that note, how did you first get interested in sci-fi and superhero stories?
When I was a kid, my dad had this box of hundreds of comic books from his childhood. It all started really young for me, way before football. I was like 10 or 11. I got attached to these stories of heroes and how they would rise up out of nowhere. My brother and I would start making our own comic book stories.
Who are your favorite comic book characters?
I’ve always been a big fan of Superman. Just this idea of a guy with all those powers who also has these realistic insecurities and sensibilities. And Black Panther. He has all this technology and this wealth and appears out of nowhere from this secret country.
How’d you become a Star Wars fan?
I watched the prequel movies with my dad when I was a kid. Then it branched out to the books. I’ve never really let go of it and it continues to this day.
What made you want to get a Corvette and in particular, the Grand Sport?
I love the widebody of the Grand Sport, the power, and how loud it is. But instead of going with the Z06 that comes with a supercharger on it (from the factory), I read about people getting the Grand Sport and supercharging it and doing the modifications themselves. I liked the idea of the car being a project that I could work on over the course of a couple years.
Can you tell me how your Corvette Grand Sport fits your style?
I wanted to do something different. I had seen some TRON-inspired cars before, but some of them looked a little too complicated and weren’t quite right. So, I just sketched out an idea of what I wanted the lines to look like and how they’d complement the contours of the car.
How do people react to seeing your Vette on the road?
A lot of people pull over and take pictures. Some start driving out of their lanes and almost hit me. It definitely gets a lot of looks.