This is Eddy, founder of Suma Performance. You've likely never heard of me. I’m a late bloomer in the car community. Why? Read on to find out!
I got into cars in the summer of 2000 as a 20-year-old. That summer, I visited my brother in Taiwan, who recently got a WRX STI, heavily modified. One midnight, he took me on a night cruise with his crew till the crack of dawn.
Roads were empty and wide open, perfect for the crew, comprised of 5-7 heavily modified WRX STIs. With the sound of the turbo, the sparkles coming out from the exhaust, instantly, I was hooked.
But being a typical Asian, especially as the first generation of immigrants, I was told to focus on school, so I put this passion aside. Three degrees (BS and MS in electrical engineering, JD in patent law) and a professional career later, I told myself it was either now or never.
The same brother who took me for the night cruise happened ? in the aftermarket car industry all these years. He is now a successful manufacturer providing OEM and aftermarket products to Japan and Europe.
Twenty years later, my brother took me on a ride again. This ride awakened the 20-year -old in me. This time, we started a business together. That’s the genesis of Suma Performance.