18 July 2011
Club Name: Deviant Conceptz
Year Established: April 2010
Facebook Group Page: Deviant Conceptz Car Club
# of Members: 12 members with 7 actively showing
President / Founder: We have a president, there are 4 founders and 3 of them are executive officers
Founders: Jonathon Steele, Mark Salerno, Aaron Ozstrander, Carlos Arevalo
Executive officers: Jonathon, Mark, Aaron
Merchandise Manager: Katy Stahl
Team Sponsors: AutoPart International, Drivincrm.com, Chambers Medical Group, Hess Spinal, Minuteman Press
Individual Vehicle Sponsors: None
Introduction: We are a dedicated family of car enthusiasts that travel all over Florida (sometimes out of state), attending car shows, charity events, and other car related activities. Because we are a family and not just a group, we also have barbecues and hangout days, as well as work days where we help each other out with any issues on our vehicles or new modifications. Quite simple, we are just plain car nuts who like to have fun and represent what true car enthusiasts should be.
Awards / Accomplishments: Best Club Participation.
Media Coverage (feature / articles): None
Shows Attended: Too many to list, we attend shows all over Florida, from big to small.
Community Involvement: Moffett Cancer Center, SPCA, Women’s Brest Cancer
Future Plans: We hope to continue to grow together and to make a name for ourselves. We would like to become nationally known.
Organized Meets: We do not have any meets yet, but we have put on 2 shows both with good success and have more in the planning stages.
Membership / Modeling Details: We are all about being a family and helping each other out. There are no monthly dues all we ask is that our members be as dedicated as we are.
Club Vehicles: 03 Acura RSX TypeS (Jon), 03 Tiburon GT V6 (Mark), 06 Mazda3 (Aaron), 08 VW GTI 2.0T (Matt), 03 Tiburon GT (Jeff), 02 Nissan Sentra SE-R SpecV (Tyler), 86 Toyota MR2 turbo (Angelo)
How long was the club operating? When did it start?
Been going since April of 2010 and have grown and become more organized and professional since then as a club and have grown stronger as a family.
How did it start?
We were all in separate clubs and were getting tired of all the drama in those clubs so we all quit and got together and decided to start our own but do it differently than anyone else. We wanted it to be more like a family.
How did you come up with the name?
We all sat down for dinner one night at a meeting and just started throwing out names and when the words DEVIANT and CONCEPTZ came out everyone stopped and we knew that was the name.
How many members in your club?
We have 12 members with 7 actively showing. It’s not about the numbers to us. We want all our members to be as dedicated as we are.
What kind of cars are in your club?
We have all kinds of cars, everything from euros to imports to bikes, all makes and models are welcome. We wanted to make it diverse.
Where is the club based (City, State/Province, and Country)?
The club is based out of Tampa, Fl.
Are there any chapters / offshoots? If so, where are they based and how many members do they have?
No, just us, we didn’t want to make it too big too fast.
What is your club all about? (What do you do together, how often do you meet, what do you offer your members, etc.)
Deviant Conceptz is a group of people from all walks of life, we strive to be the best we can and to show others what true car enthusiasts are all about. We have meetings once a month to cover our business and upcoming events. We all get together throughout the week just to hang out and relax. Every couple of months we have a barbeque or we plan a fun event for all of us to go to.
Tell us anything else unique / of interest to our readers about who you are.
Our unusual ways and our closeness as a family has allowed us to grow and expand and get our name recognized very quickly and we only hope to continue to grow the Deviant Conceptz family.