One thing the people featured on this site have in common is that they’re all leaders. They may not actually run a community, but they lead by example. This week, we interview David Kammerich, who actually runs a Mitsubishi community – MissouriMitsu.com.
What’s your real name? (What’s your screen name?)
David Kammerich. I go by Davidmitsusrock and/or Davidlanceres
What do you do for a living and where do you live?
I am currently in wireless phone sales and am going to school for Business Administration. I live in Boonville Missouri.
What’s your build philosophy/goals for your Mitsubishi? How do you use it?
I wanted to build a clean visually attractive daily driver with ambitions of going boost eventually.
What originally attracted you to the Mitsubishi? What keeps you going today?
I started my obsession with Mitsubishi when I was 11 years old, my neighbor had a 2nd gen turbo DSM and I fell in love anything Three Diamonds.
How do you use your Lancer? Daily driver?
My Lancer is a daily commuter to work and school.
Tell us about something really exciting you’ve done with other Mitsubishi owners.
I would say the meets and cruises are the absolute best reward of being in a Mitsubishi Community.
What’s the best part about being a Mitsubishi owner? The most challenging?
I would say the best part of being a Mitsubishi owner is the online community’s, everyone helps each other out and shares a similar passion for Mitsubishi. The most challenging would probably be dealing with the flaming for driving a “rice burner”.
What excites you about the coming year? (Your Mitsu and your community)
2011 is an exciting year for me for many reasons. As for my car it will be receiving a few new simple mods such as either a carbon fiber trunk or trunk lip, a front lip and factory OZ rally side skirts. As for Missouri Mitsubishi I have a few things in mind, Mainly being website reconstruction for a more attractive appearance.
How often do you get together with other Mitsubishi owners in person?
There are a handful of local Mitsubishi owners from my hometown and we try to get together at least once a month. As for the site we like to have at least 2 meets every year including the Annual Missouri Mitsubishi Meet and the site Anniversary Meet.
How do you want your community to benefit Mitsubishi owners? What steps are you taking to make sure that happens?
We want all members to feel welcome and included as well as valued. We have a variety of forums for various topics and an experienced staff/member base that can help with tech questions.
How do you feel building a Mitsubishi compares to building a Mitsubishi community?
In a way the two subjects are very similar, you have to take your time and make careful choices to create the right balance.
What’s next for your Lancer?
Besides a few cosmetic mods the Lancer will remain my daily driver for the coming years. Eventually I would like to do a 16g Evo turbo setup on 10 lbs for a little funner daily driving experience.
What’s next for MissouriMitsu.com?
I want to make some cosmetic changes/upgrades to make the website more attractive and to develop a new “fresh” look. I also would like to have more then 2 Meets a year.
Who has helped you the most along the way with the car? With the community?
As far as my car goes I would have to say my father has helped me the most, he taught me everything I know about proper maintenance and appreciating my first car. As for the community, I can’t pick any one person. I created Missouri Mitsu at age 15 with the help of Mike Cunningham who is the Co-Admin. I have had many great moderators over the years the current ones being Arron(DragonGSX) and Matt(Sleeper awd).
Were you inspired by any other Mitsubishi community organizer? Who? Why?
I was greatly inspired by Curt Gendron, He owns and runs mn3s.org and organizes the All Mitsubishi Cookout every year. I got a chance to meet him at the 4th annual Missouri Mitsubishi meet back in 2009. He is a great guy and i hope to attend the Cookout in 2011.
Who do you look up to in the Mitsubishi community?
I look up to figures such as Curt Gendron, he works really hard to ensure every meet he puts on is a success.
Is there a particular shop you’d like to recommend? Want to thank any sponsors?
I would like to recommend Midwest Autoworx(Copeland’s) in Boonville for any non-aftermarket work, they do quality work and include an excellent warranty.
Other than your own, do you spend time on any Mitsubishi sites? Which ones?
I frequent mitsu-media.com, evolutionm.net, and lancertuners.com as well as our local automotive enthusiast site midwestce.net.
Are you on Twitter? Facebook? How can people find you online?
You can find me on facebook at the following link.
and Missouri Mitsu’s facebook at
And of course at www.missourimitsu.com