Sean picked up his first Performance Auto & Sound Magazine back in the early 2000's and it was all over. A VW GTi was featured and from then on he knew he needed one. He got his learner's licence as soon as possible, and after driving the family GMC Safari around to obtain his N, he got his first car. That 1985 VW Golf didn't stay stock long, nor did the many VWs after that. Then it was onto the Hondas, which is what his current project is. A 2000 Honda S2000.
After working in the automotive maintenance world for 10 years, Sean decided it was time for a change of pace and to try something that he was truly interested in. Designing, modifying, and building has always been his passion; so when he heard Blaine was looking to hire a helping hand, he jumped at the chance.
Born in Louisiana and raised in St Thomas USVI by a father addicted to making fast cars, Blaine didn’t stand a chance. Car modification, tuning and building engines was in his blood. Trained in Oklahoma as an aircraft and power plant technician, Blaine used his skills working on yacht engines and systems for 8 years. While sailing around the world, he met his wife who gave him no choice but to settle in Victoria BC where Blaine now raises his family, one son (who loves Hot Wheels!) and a daughter (who doesn’t!)
For the last 15 years, Blaine has been building his beloved 1974 DeTomaso Pantera which is how he met his past business partner and opened 5252 Motorsports. 5252 was their baby for five years until Blaine decided to branch out on his own as Carmena Performance. Blaine looks forward to sharing his passion and expertise for all vehicles with you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give him a call.