CarZi – Team Introduction


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CarZi. Is Here. Carzi is the blog for car enthusiasts. We’ll be bringing you the latest editorial opinions on what matters in the world of cars itself. News, gossip, photos, hot rides, pimped rigs and slick mods are just part of the daily grind. You’ll get used to it eventually… But who on earth are we?

Anthony Carbone

Anthony Carbone

Hello, I’m Anthony Carbone and I am a 28 year old Systems Engineer from Canada and am one of the proud co-founders and contributors of MadWhips. I am a modified tuner at heart, a car spotter fanatic, and live my life striving to become an exotic car collector. I currently drive a 1993 Honda Prelude with a JDM V-Tech engine tuned with all the trimmings except a Turbo. In the first year of setting up and tuning my Prelude, I have had more flatbed tows than any Ferrari Owner, and hopefully this has prepared me for my future ownership of exotic cars. My recent conundrum is deciding on my next car. Both are completely different beasts, but both are amazingly satisfying to drive. I cannot decide if I want a 1996 Acura NSX or a 2002 Porsche 911 C4S. The NSX would be a pure summer car catering to my unconditional love for Honda, V-Tech and blissful Engineering, while the later could be easily argued to be the greatest daily driver for any climate that includes 4 months of snow.

Vinay Menon

Vinay Menon

I’m Vinay, the other owner of MadWhips. I like mid-engined cars and women with a high power-to-weight ratio. My interests are diverse. Besides a Mad obsession with fast cars, I am fascinated with fast bikes, fast planes, and fast spaceships. Therefore the bulk of my writing will be about fuel economy πŸ˜‰ I believe automatics belong on wrists (or holsters,) paddles belong on boats (or racetracks I’ll concede) and the Ariel Atom would make a stellar daily driver.

Nate Whitehill

Nate Whitehill

My name is Nate Whitehill and I am 23-year old student and web entrepreneur. I recently moved from Seattle to Arizona to attend school and further develop my businesses. I now live in Scottsdale, Arizona with my roommate/business partner, Josh. I have been a huge car-nut all my life with a special love for exotics and imports. My senior year of high school I bought a 2002 WRX that I modified with full catless exhaust. I took it to the track and that was one of the most fun days of my life. I sold the car a year later and decided to go for more speed. I bought a 1993 Mazda RX-7 and modified it with a TO4S single turbo, FMIC, catless exhaust, upgraded fuel system, and Apexi FC ECU. It dyno’d at 391 whp @ 14psi. I am currently building the motor on it and expect to pump out over 500whp when it is finished. As you can probably tell, I love cars and I am most excited to be writing for CarZi”

David Wilkinson – Editor

David Wilkinson

I’m David – founder of the Zi Media Network and editor in chief of CarZi. I know next to nothing about cars and will be running round like a maniac, learning from Nate, Vinay and Anthony. Aged 13, I’m yet to get my first car, but have my hopes set on a swish Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 by the time I’m 16. Not that I’ll ever achieve an uber-car status like that, but heck. If Zi Media goes to plan, I’ll just about squeeze one of them in the annual budget. πŸ˜‰ The other current flagship blog in the Zi Media Network is TechZi, the technology blog that provides the plain-old news with a rather ‘unusual’ twist. You get used to such random oddities once you’re around me a while.

Get ready for the rumble. We’re about to show Autoblog how it’s meant to be done. πŸ˜‰

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9 Responses to “CarZi – Team Introduction”

  1. Max said on March 23rd, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Woo first comment! He he. Looks like a great place to watch out for.

  2. David Wilkinson said on March 23rd, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Heh… Thanks for the warm-welcome!

    I can’t wait to see what we can pull off with this one. πŸ™‚

  3. Peter Andersen said on March 23rd, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Congrats on getting CarZi up & running guys, and the best of wishes go out to all of you!


  4. Mike said on March 23rd, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    I’m totally obsessed with my 2006 Toyota Prius. Since I have it, I don’t want to drive anything else. Other cars feel so old-fashioned after getting used to the push-button start, smart key system, and total silence when I start it. I feel like I’m driving a car of the future. It’s fun to watch the energy display and try to increase my gas mileage.

  5. Nate Whitehill said on March 23rd, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Hey guys! Thanks for the nice welcoming! CarZi is gonna be awesome! Get ready to go CRAZY over CARZI!

  6. Brendan said on March 24th, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Great stuff David, wish you much success with this baby!

  7. David Wilkinson said on March 24th, 2007 at 1:23 am

    Thanks man! We’re all very excited at what lies in store for the site… πŸ˜€

  8. David Wilkinson said on March 24th, 2007 at 1:24 am

    Thanks a tonne Brendan! I hope that your ventures all go to plan too… I can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  9. Anthony Carbone said on March 24th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Hi Mike, as much as I love 94 octane burning exotics, I have had the chance to test drive a Prius (I really drove it hard to test the fuel economy), and I absolutely fell in love with it. It definitely is a car that is well ahead of its time in many aspects of its design.

    I will probably own one in the future, but I can guarantee you it will be slammed with 19’s.