Fast forward to the present. The 1998 Corvette and 1998 Z28 Camaro convertible would not fit in his pocket even though his pants were a lot bigger. They were kept in his garage and he was very "Protective" of the life size Hot Wheels. Yae' implemented various upgrades and transformations to both. He won numerous trophies, plaques and awards for his passion. His proudest moment was at the Super Chevy Show in 2008. On his very first attempt at showing his 1998 Camaro Z28, he won "Best of Show" for the 4th Generation entries. The Corvette was an "Early Retirement Gift" to himself.
Both vehicles had the LS1 Performance Engines in them and had various bolt-on parts for a "Little more Horsepower". This greatly increased the Driving Excitement! The 20" Wheels on them were for the Bling-Factor and style.
On May 20th, 2018, we lost Yae' to a long term illness but he will never be forgotten.