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Cooled Collective Podcast

Cooled Collective Podcast

By Cooled Collective
An automotive enthusiast's journey into what makes the car culture in Socal and beyond so great. Everything from customizing, talking to experts and the lifestyle in between, Drew looks to figure out a deeper meaning for why we obssess over cars so much.
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000 : Cooled Collective Podcast Intro

Cooled Collective Podcast

009: PhotographybyV
So glad I had the chance to catch up with my buddy V and talk about his journey coming up as an artists in the automotive and street wear game. His journey was not an easy and happy one but one that required a lot of hard work and building amazing skillsets. He has learned a lot about himself as an artist and how to balance the work and home life to find more harmony in the creative chaos.  Working with major brands like The Hundreds, Super Street, HRE, Hoonigans and many more. His journey is still on going and he is still waiting for his big break as he puts it. I have no doubt that your future is bright no matter what you decide to do. All in due time. Keep pushing V! Check out Viet on Instagram: Cooled Collective: Instagram: Website:
July 15, 2021
008: Quan Tran - Young 911 Owner
Got a chance to sit down with my buddy Quan Tran who is a young aircooled owner. The reason that is so important is because you hardly ever see any aircooled owners under the age of 30, if not 40 years of age. The price of aircooled Porsches have skyrocketed over the last 6 years and it has priced out many young entrants into the marketplace.  So to see a young man with not only an aircooled 911 but one that is well modified and well driven. In the first 90 mins, Quan and I talk about his journey as an enthusiast. How he acquired it, the tragic story that happened the day he got it and how he overcame it. It was a long journey but definitely has made him much more wiser.  In the second half of the podcast, we talk more about life journeys and get a little more personal in conversation. I hope you guys enjoy listening to this episode and hope that you get inspired yourself to follow your dreams and dream cars. The path is long and difficult but one that you will appreciate once you get to the end of the rainbow.  Check out Quan on Instagram: Cooled Collective: Instagram: Website:
February 2, 2021
007: Big Mike - Think Bigger Project
Big Mike has been an instrument of the JDM scene for close to two decades. Big Mike is known for building well recognized Hondas in the SEMA scene and have been judging car shows throughout the nation for a few years. In his journeys, he started to become a bit disheartened by the negative energy that exists in the automotive culture. So instead of just crying about it, he took the initiative to do something about it.  Enter The Think Bigger Project, which is a brand that started around his ability to make shifts to the mental state of the next generation. Big Mike talks very passionately about the control social media has gotten in our world and how we need to break free from the shackles. Who is controlling us today?  So much conversation in one sitting. This one goes over 3 hours but we cover a lot of topics. Where does this with you? Thanks for listening! Drew Follow Big Mike: Instagram: Website: Cooled Collective: Instagram: Website:
January 22, 2021
006: Will Wattanawongkiri + WRTeknica
Will Wattanawongkiri is a well known race car driver in the California region and has done well in his racing career. He is still a very active racer and recently has become a tuning shop for automotive suspension along with race prep. Today we sit down with Will and Colin (manager of the shop) to talk about Will's beginnings to where he is looking to take his passion on the technical side of things.  Suspension tuning is an extensive topic so we will do a follow up that focuses more on the technical side of things but for now, a bit of background on the man himself.   Thanks for listening! Drew Follow Will Wattanawongkiri: Instagram: Follow WRTeknica: Instagram: Website: Cooled Collective: Instagram: Website:
January 13, 2021
005 : Darrien Craven Photographer (@crvn)
In this day and age, the "insta" culture has bled into the fabric of our society and almost has become the norm. To find a 20 year old with the experience and patience of someone in their 30s is a pretty rare thing. Darrien, being in his mid 20's has so much insight about the world and the world that surrounds his life on the daily. We talk about his career during the Covid19 pandemic and how he has been more busier than he has ever been, his career struggles and wins along with social media and combating mental health.  We know that almost all great things take time and overnight successes usually aren't overnight. Darrien also talks about his time in high school and how he spent most of his time alone and being a late bloomer. Always humbled and thankful for his circumstance, Darrien is definitely one to keep your eye on.  I wish you all the success Darrien. Kisses lol. Make sure to follow him using the links below.  Darrien Crvn on Life UnHyped: Click here for the episode Drew Follow Darrien Craven: Instagram: Website: Profile Photographer: Profile Photo Neon Editor: Cooled Collective: Instagram: Website:
October 14, 2020
004 : Joey Lee (Stickydiljoe)
Had an amazing time conversating with Joey Lee from Stickydiljoe aka The Chronicles. We talk about his 12-year-old journey into becomes one of the oldest historians of Honda gatherings in the United States, his struggles to get the brand sustainable at the start and where his future lies for all of his endeavors.  Joey has done it all and he has done it all on his own terms. He did it because he didn't have a Plan B, he knew that this was his calling and he pushed even when he had doubts. Determination, discipline and dedication got him to where he is at now. So much to talk about and so excited to see where he takes things in the years to come.  Take a listen at how an old school does it. I hope you enjoy it! Drew Follow Joey Lee: Instagram: Youtube: Website: Cooled Collective: Instagram: Website:
September 14, 2020
003 : Rasant Products (Aircooled Performance)
Had the great pleasure of hanging out with Andrew from Rasant Products and checking out all of the power train upgrades he does for aircooled Porsches. One of the biggest things I wanted to do was experience his 1975 Hot Rod 911 and figure out how much of his 3.5 liter ITB + Motec beast would tantalize my senses and oh tantalize it did.  The surge of low end torque right of the bat is so welcomed and the sounds the ITB trumpets make at high RPM is every aircooled kid's dream. To have a car that weighs in at 2250lbs and has 305whp is another box that every aircooled kid was checked off.  We talk about when and how he picked up his 1975 911, the journey on building his shop and reputation and so many other things. I will have a video up on youtube at some point so you guys can check out the video of me driving his hot rod. Oh what a time it was! Please go check out Andrew by the links below: Instagram: @rasantproducts Also if you haven't already, make sure to follow @cooled.collective on the gram and check out the website for some cooled merch. See you guys on the next, Drew
August 28, 2020
002 : Norcal Rally 2020 Recap
Just this past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time with some good people. Some old, some new friends along the Norcal coast. It was an insane 4 days of traveling, dealing with intense heat, driving beautiful roads, rogue thunderstorms and then leaving before the fires engulfed the areas we just passed through.  I get together with 3 of the boys who helped put this together, Chris @zer030ne, Quan @thequanandonly and Charley @charleygfx and we talk about the journey. We were quite exhausted when we put this podcast together so please bear with us and our lower than usual energy. Unfortunately we didn't have any other time to record as we had to leave the house at 4am.  I appreciate you guys for hanging out with us and hope to see some of you on the next drive up! Make sure to follow me on Instagram @cooled.collective and support the channel by checking out the website for cooled merch: Thank you guys for always supporting! Drew!
August 21, 2020
001 : Vache BMW 2002 + Alfa Romeo GTV
Such an honor to have my good buddy Vache on my very first episode of Cooled Collective Podcast and talking about his two vintage builds. If you guys have seen my photos on the gram, you would know how beautiful his BMW 2002 and Alfa Romeo GTV builds are. Absolute amazing builds.  In this episode, we talk about his journey on how he acquired these Racing Queens, how long it took to build them and if there is a price he would be willing to sell them for! Vache also talks about his 996 and some cool facts about that ownership as well.  A podcast that celebrates the lifestyle of cars and the ownership of such cars. It will take some time for me to find my groove but I hope you guys can grow with me and take this podcast to places I have never imagined. So let's go! Make sure to follow me on Instagram @cooled.collective and support the channel by checking out the website for cooled merch: Thank you guys for always supporting! Drew!
August 10, 2020
000 : Cooled Collective Podcast Intro
Thank you everyone for all of the support you have given me during the past 2.75 years!  There is still much to do but like all great things, it is about building it brick by brick.  Where does all of this lead you ask? Hopefully, finding great people out there looking to do great things. Much love and stay blessed Drew
July 30, 2020