Club Name: Team SSP

Year Established: 2002

Website: www.teamssp.com

Locations / Chapters: Tampa, FL

# of Members: 8

President / Founder: Carlos Alvarez

Team Sponsors: Tranceologist Powder Coating, Speed Hotties, Liquid Ice Energy Drink

Individual Vehicle Sponsors:  Rexpeed, Tranceologist Powder Coating, Toyo Tires, Turbonetics, RamMat Sound Deadening, D2 Auto Sport, Smith Customs, Rays Engineering, Street Concept, PWR Performance Products, Recaro, Street Unit, Race Equip



Introduction: Team SSP is the hottest Import Modified Car Club in the Tampa Bay area! Over the last several years, Team SSP has focused its efforts on recruiting dedicated members with the highest quality vehicles. All members must meet strict requirements which include a modifications list, minimum required show appearances and a team vote for entry. While for most this is a hobby it is something Team SSP feels very passionately about. They constantly strive for perfection! They always make a strong appearance at every Car Show/Racing event. As a team, they are devoted to the growth and promotion of the sport and will always support each other and their sponsors who aid them in their constant pursuit of excellence. With over 13 members and many more hopeful prospects, Team SSP is the team to be in!

The highest quality cars…the most amazing models…Team SSP is where to be!

Club / Team History: Our family started as 2 in the year 2002.  Since them we continue to grow with better quality rides.  We were not concerned with the numbers but we are with the quality of the car and the owner.  When applying to be a part of Team SSP you must have a quality ride however you’re personality and your attitude means more.  If your attitude sucks I don’t care how tricked out your ride is you wont be a part of our family.  We all look out for each other and that is what means the most to me.  We are now 8 strong.  As a team we wouldn’t have made it to where we are at now.


Awards / Accomplishments:

04/25/09: Hot Import Nights Tampa - Best Team Display

04/15/07: Battle of the Imports Orlando – Beat Team Representation

04/14/07: Hot Import Nights Tampa – Best Team Participation

02/17/07: Project Car Show Tampa – Best Team Overall

01/21/07: Deep Vision Car Show Orlando – Best Team Participation

07/29/06: Saturn Car Show Tampa – Best Team Participation

05/21/06: The Chop Shop Summer Kick Off Show Tampa – Best Crew Overall

02/18/06: Saturn Car Show Tampa – Best Crew Overall

12/14/04: Christmas Showdown Tampa – Best Crew Overall

Media Coverage (feature / articles):

-         Featured on Juiced 2 HIN (video game)

-         Featured on “Lets Ride” music video by Acafool (song that was in the latest fast and the furious)

Shows Attended:

2009 Events
::1/25/09::Import Face Off::Gainesville, FL
::2/22/09::Import Face Off::Palm Beach
::3/14/09::Spring Break Nationals & Funk Flex Car Show:Daytona, FL
::3/15/09::Import Face Off::Atlanta, Ga
::3/21/09::JDM Up's Show::Ruskin, FL
::4/4/09::NSCRA Car Show::West Palm Beach, FL
::4/5/09::Kulture Shock Car Show::Tampa, FL
::4/19/09::Battle of the Imports::Orlando, FL
::4/25/09::Hot Import Nights (Nightshift)::St Pete, FL
::4/26/09::2nd annual Peabodys Car show::Tampa, FL
::5/3/09::NSCRA Car Show::West Palm Beach, FL
::6/13/09::Import Face Off::Gainesville, FL
::6/27/09::JDM UPSTokyo Blow Out::Bradenton, FL
::7/5/09::NSCRA Car Show::West Palm Beach, FL
::7/18/09::Team Solo Summer Bash 09::Orlando, FL
::7/25/09::Advanced Auto Car Show::Tampa, FL

2008 Events
::1/13/08::Ridin Clean:: Orlando, FL
::3/9/08::UCF/Deepvision Car Show:: Orlando
::3/22/08::New Hope for Kids Show:: Orlando
:::3/29/08-03/30/08::Spring Break Nationals:: Daytona
::3/30/08::Lowrider::Tampa, FL
::4/5-6/08::Nopi Drift Event:: Jupiter, FL
::5/17/08::JDM UPS Night Show:: Riverview, FL
::6/21/08::Sundown Showdown:: Tampa, Fl
::7/13/08::HIN Round Up:: Orlando, FL
::7/19/08::HIN::Orlando, FL
::8/2/08::Gulf War Show:: Tampa, FL
::8/3/08::Vip Tuner Show:: Tampa, FL
::8/16/08::Little Tokyo Night Show:: Riverview, FL
::12/20/08::Hot Import Nights:: Miami, FL.



Community Involvement: We are involved with as many charity shows as possible to show the city that we truly care about our community.

Future Plans: 2010 we plan on growing on members.  We are also teamed up with Speed Hotties and JDM UPS in doing the event culture car shows.  There will be 8 shows planned for 2010

Organized Meets: n/a

Membership / Modeling Details: Check out our forum at www.teamssp.com for more information

Club Vehicles:

Mitsubishi Lancer

Nissan 350z

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Honda Civic

Mazda Speed

Hyundai Tiburon

Honda Accord

Mazda 6

Volkswagon GLI

Final Thoughts: Look out for us in 2010.  We will be all over the place.  Thanks to our sponsors for everything.  We will continue to look for more sponsors as well.  Special thanks to Speed Hotties as well.





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