My four-year son with his iPod...permanently pissed that someone has gotten in the way of his shot.

MiniDeluxe. My son with his iPod…permanently pissed that some “hairy-dude” has gotten in the way of his shot.

Megadeluxe, it’s French for, “Le Mac-Daddy.” (It’s a rough translation from what I’ve heard).
Launched from a semi-secured bunker in July 2011, and with over 1,000 posts to date, Megadeluxe pillages Web-Landia for stories and ideas that hypnotize. Including art, design, craftsmanship, writing, photography, and film. Curated with all the finesse and tenderness of a one-eyed rabid-badger.

Currently on a quest – scouring the world of custom bike manufactures for the perfect motorcycle for me.

Wes “Crash” Garcia:
I grew up around motor-heads who stoked my obsession for speed & design. I was a fan of the Lakers, Dodgers and the former Los Angeles Rams. It was the golden age of sports for L.A., and I worshiped storytellers like Jim Murray, listened to the late-great Chick Hearns, and spent long baseball afternoons with the legendary Vin Scully.

“I was raised by your typical gypsy-band of chupacabras in a remote desert town of despots and desperadoes north of Los Angeles. I grew up around motor-heads who stoked my obsession for speed & design.”

I’m a self-taught designer, having worked previously at Apple and Electronic Arts. My first design job was at Quokka Sports, a groundbreaking company of designers and storytellers. Happily enslaved for the last few years at a scrappy UI-UX/Design firm I co-own. (Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and other notorious gangsters and misfits).

I live and work in Oakland, California with my wife and two child units. I have a hyper-obsession with design, the absurd, Springsteen, history, basketball, coffee, great food, underdogs, film, and the next interview with a craftsman. I’m also a guest contributor on Bike EXIF, the world authority on custom motorcycles.

Contact Megadeluxe
Have a story you think we might be interested in telling? Drop us a line. We’re always in the hunt for artisans, craftsman, photographers and designers within the wide world of speed and sports. (Because of demand, we can’t promise to respond to all requests. But we dig you now and forever)

Help Keep Independent Media Independent
We do this out of love, but unfortunately love doesn’t pay the rent. It costs real dough to keep the Megadeluxe train running. With this in mind, we recently added in-line advertising – selected and curated products that catch our fancy. We hope this will not get in your way of enjoying Megadeluxe, and still help us meet our overhead. Because we enjoy the hell out of chronicling the world of speed, sport, and design. And we truly appreciate you coming by.

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.