Dominic Green is what we call an “all-rounder.” He doesn’t stick to one pursuit exclusively. If you don’t spot this red hot GST carving corners on Arizona backroads, you might find it lining up next to a Mustang at the drag strip, or dodging cones at an autocross. Here’s to the all-rounders out there.
What’s your real name? Where do you live?
Dominic Green – Tempe AZ
What do you do for a living?
Academic Progression Specialist
What Mitsubishi(s) do you drive? How long have you had them?
I have a 2007 4th gen Eclipse and a 1997 2nd gen Eclipse. 2g for 4 years. 4g, a couple months.
What originally attracted you to Mitsubishi?
When I was 19 my best friend bought a 1997 GST and it was the sickest car I had driven. I just loved it. I could not afford one, so I got a 1988 Supra turbo and cut my teeth on that. Ever since that, I have been addicted to boost.
“Fast forward 7 years.” My friend had to trade in the Eclipse for a family car. When he told me they were only going to give him 1500 for it in the trade, I sent him a check and had the car shipped to Arizona from Kentucky, where I grew up. The car was a mess when I got it, but the motor was still very strong.
How do you use your Mitsubishi?
I use it to beat up on Mustangs and the like a couple weekends a month.
What are your goals for your Mitsubishi?
Make a solid track car for auto-x.
How often do you get together with other Mitsubishi owners in person? What do you do?
Saturday night there is always a meet. Mitsubishi meet is the second Thursday of every month. We stand around, talk smack, look at each others cars, help others get their cars going.
Tell us about something really exciting you’ve done with other Mitsubishi owners.
I love the cruises. Once a year there is a Mitsu cruise that goes through northern Arizona and there are tons of switch backs. It’s just a great time.
Tell us about a time something broke and what it took to fix it.
Just got the whole 20g turbo set-up on and running, got to the track, open the hood to show it off, a coolant line busted, and all the car puked all the coolant on the ground. My friend Richard helped me replace the hose, only took three hours. lol
What is your embarrassment moment – that time you made a stupid mistake?
Drove over curb in front of new girlfriend and crushed the plastic piece on the side of the car…
What is your finest hour – that time you saw it all come together perfectly?
Running nose to nose with a built 383 Mustang form 60-120. In Mexico, of course.
What’s the best part about being a Mitsubishi owner? The most challenging?
The people. With the help of my friends/Mitsu-Media we have built and tuned my car without any help from a shop. The most challenging? Money to do everything I want to the car.
Which Mitsubishi communities do you frequent most and why?
Mitsu-media.com! (What’s your screen name?) (Dominic) Original I know…
How have you benefited from your involvement in these communities?
Yes. I did not know anyone when I moved to Phoenix. Everyone I know, and all the info I learned, have been through meeting people on Mitsu-Media. I am so grateful to the DSM community for all their help, and now try to help anyone I can!
How do you try to give back to these communities?
By helping any and everyone that needs it. Giving away old parts, giving rides, picking people up, planning meets, etc..
What keeps you going; keeps you motivated to pick up your wrenches?
Boost. I just cant get enough! I have been obsessed with cars ever since I can remember!
What’s next for your Mitsubishi?
Blow up motor and get a 2.1 long rod built, built tranny. In the short term, a well planned suspension.
Who has helped you the most along the way with the car?
Many have helped. Steve and Richard are the shit! THANKS GUYS! Any mentors? Too many to list.
What areas of vehicle ownership are most interesting to you?
Balls out, wide open racing.
Is there a particular shop you’d like to recommend?
UMS Tuning is EPIC and right down the street. If my car ever goes to a shop that will be it, however did everything myself up to this point. I may be going soon to get a better tune though.
Are you on Twitter? Facebook? Where can people find you online?
Facebook, but if you cant to contact me fast PM me on Mitsu-Media.
Thank you, Dominic, for sharing your stories with the worldwide Mitsubishi community.
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