1471_th

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


IFOHouston141_th

 

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.

DSC_0003_th

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.

IFO_th

 

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.

IMG_4014_th


 

 

 

More Vehicle Features

Drift Party: Matt Powers' 1998 Nissan 240sx S14

After two years of amateur drifting and three years as a professional, Matt Powers decided his trusty old Nissan S14 was overdue to retire. Backed by video game giant Electronic Arts and its Need for Speed franchise, the car has…
Read More

Team No Siesta: Mike Ma's 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

It’s no secret that the Ford Fiesta ST was the hot hatch sweetheart of any and every auto journalist on the face of the planet. Open up a magazine full of road tests and you’re sure to find the Fiesta…
Read More

Inside the Belly of the Beast: Hoonicorn - Ken Block's 1965 Ford Mustang

Written by Micky Slinger | Photos by Mike Blabac, Larry Chen, Pierre Wikberg, Ron Zaras November 17, 2014 was a fateful day for everyone on this planet. Everything just stopped. People arguing on car forums shut up. Gossipers dropped mags…
Read More

Under the Knife: Alp Soykandar'a 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R

How many of you can think back to the exact second you decided your car shouldn’t be stock. Where did it begin? Was it a simple urge to buy some new wheels? Perhaps you are into the scene and bought…
Read More

Stanced Down: Thuysi Nguyen's 2008 Infiniti G37S

Stance is all the rage these days. Thuysi (pronounced 2C) Nguyen owned a V35 that was among the first to push the limits; the fenders lend themselves quite well to aggressive offsets. After stepping up to this V36 chassis and…
Read More