DMotus – The Automotive Customization Hub
My name is Danny, and Motus is the Latin word for Motion.
In my automotive customization blog, you’ll find DIY Articles, How To Guides, Product Reviews, and Custom Built Cars.
In other words, everything you need to know about personalizing your ride.
You can learn more about what my goals are, how I do my research, and how I create my content on the Editorial Standards page.
Life is too short to drive a boring car!
My Experience with Cars and Mods
I’ve been involved in different businesses, start-ups, and networks over the years. I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and get to know people from many nationalities.
The most memorable experiences and friendships I’ve made have always revolved around cars!
The Early Days
I’ve been around cars since the ’90s. Most of my buddies were older, so I learned a lot even before I got my driver’s license.
Back then, we drove Golfs, Civics, Celicas, etc. Of course, as young guns, we modified our rides as much as we could.
Mostly cheap and easy DIY mods like window tints, plastic spoilers, grilles, homemade straight pipes, and the most popular suspension mod – cutting the springs. Safety wasn’t a thing…lol.
The Love for BMWs
Fast forward to 2010, I bought my first BMW and fell in love with the brand. In fact, I currently own two old Bimmers that I enjoy on weekends. My son loves them too.
I have a stick shift 3-series E46 to have fun banging gears on the country roads and an automatic 7-series E38 for summer road trips.
There is nothing like old BMWs; they just don’t make them like they used to.
The Tesla in My Life
My wife has a Tesla Model 3 LR, which we mainly use as a daily driver.
I refer to it as my Model 3 in some articles, and it technically is. I paid for it, I’m taking care of it, and of course, I did all the customization.
Being an auto fanatic, I had to learn all about Elon’s EVs before we bought one, though.
I joined online forums and groups, went to local Tesla meets to speak with owners, and got familiar with all the mods on the market.
I never thought I’d drive an electric car, but it grew on me. Even my site was added to the 40 Best Tesla Blogs on FeedSpot.
The Muscle Cars
Now, I’ll take you back to another chapter of my life. Starting in 2006, I did seven years working as a Casino dealer/supervisor for Carnival Cruise Lines.
On one of my contracts, I met a girl from New Foundland, NJ. She was part of the entertainment staff on the ship. We started dating and were together for a few years on both the ships and during our vacations.
Her dad was a very cool guy and a hardcore gearhead. We got along really well. A father of three girls, he treated me like the son he never had.
I’d spend a couple of months in NJ each year, and we had a great time. He had a Silverado as a daily driver and two awesome classics; a ’69 Chevelle SS396 and a ’70 T/A Challenger.
He was taking me to local cruise nights, sharing stories from the ’70s, and teaching me everything he knew about old muscle cars. I was thrilled and started helping him by researching and ordering parts online.
A year later, I earned my right to drive the hot rods every once in a while. I’ve driven so many cars in my life, but this was a completely different experience. I was hooked and thirsty for knowledge.
While my relationship with his daughter ended in 2012, my passion for hot rods didn’t. In the winter of 2013, I started a blog called “Hot American Cars” and ran it for almost a decade until I sold it at the beginning of 2023.
It’s funny, though, because I never had a classic muscle car but wrote thousands of stories for other people’s rides.
I had a 2009 Challenger SRT8 for a while but had to let it go.
People loved my website, Facebook pages, and YouTube channel. They were sending me photos and info about their rides, and each story I wrote received tons of engagement.
Having owners telling me how much they appreciated my work felt great!
But after 10 years, I needed a change, a new challenge.
So I Started DMotus! See You Around!