These lovers of mechanics present themselves as collectors who aspire to share their passion in the car parks of Toulouse and around. They refuse to be equated with fans of urban rodeos and illegal races.
Angular face, slicked back hair, tattoos with discreet patterns, Sébastien has the perfect look to play an extra in yet another sequel to the film “Fast and Furious”.
If he is a transfixed lover of beautiful mechanics, this Toulousain perhaps only tastes the furious races which endanger others or embarrass the sick as in the oncopolis. The one whose stage name in the tuning community is “Seb, the cat” takes a very dim view of the amalgam that seems to be emerging between amateurs of customized cars and followers of urban rodeos responsible for significant nuisances or even very serious accidents. “In the evening in the car parks, we are there to talk mechanics and get together quietly. We don’t come to show off or mess things up. No question of making stopped starts. This kind of thing has to be done on private circuits. When I go driving, I don’t go to a bar to drink and then let off steam on the asphalt. People with this kind of behavior, we exclude them directly in our group”, swears the young car mechanic whose main hobby is to retype German brands with original materials.
“I don’t go to a bar to drink and let off steam on the asphalt”
With Lucie, 20, who imagines herself in a few years, bodybuilder painter, he decided to set up his own “tuning” association in order to gain respectability and visibility. “We will file the statutes shortly, the association will be called DN cars 31. This will open doors for us, we will be able to develop partnerships with brands and obtain discounts on equipment. The idea is also to organize official events in direct contact with the police so that everything is well framed. »
“Seb, the cat” has had nothing to say about police and gendarmerie checks since the start of the summer period. “The agents do their job, we can’t blame them, we tuning fans pay for dishonest people. »