Hello, and welcome to another jam packed edition of The Hot Seat. In case you missed last month's story, each month we take a person that has been a vital part, a mentor, or made some significant impact in the scene, and expose him or her to make them blush for your reading enjoyment.
So sit back, light a match, do a courtesy flush, and enjoy this months' installment.
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This month, we bring you Eddy Cebreco of Blooddrag and HAVOC. If you don't know him yet, you're about to know it all!
Full Name: Eddy Cebreco
Age: 34 (in minitruckers years, that's like 94!)
Place of birth: Bronx, NY
Current residence: Anaheim, CA
Daily driver: '07 Dodge Crew Cab Diesel
Who are you?: I am Eddy Cebreco and I am the one and only owner of The Blooddrag Show, and the event producer for the HAVOC shows
Q. What is in your Toilet Tower/Lavatory Library? Be honest, not the obvious ones like Mini Truckin', we want to know about the US Weekly, the Better Homes & Gardens, and the Luscious Large Woman mags.
A: None, honestly that's the only time I have to relax!
Q. Tell us something people don't know about you or would be very surprised to hear?
A: I did TV and Radio for five years in Florida. In high school, I was on the racquet ball team, and I played tenor saxophone for 3 years. I also love to watch tennis.
Q. Do you have any tattoos you regret? If so, what is it, why do you regret it, and can we see it?
A: My old club logo tattoo, I don't regret it, I just voided it out.
Q. Do you consider yourself "regular"?
A: NO, I'm not at all right in the head.
Q. What is your favorite show of all time?
A: Slamfest for sure. I grew up at that show with Big John and Local Minis.
Q. What got you into the scene?
A: My brother had a '86 Toyota, so I bought one in '91.
Q. What is your personal opinion on the current state of the scene with us losing so many shows lately? Why do you think that is? Can it be repaired?
A: I just had this talk with TC from Slamfest this afternoon as I was driving through Memphis headed back from HAVOC Kentucky. It's sad because in the 90s we'd be up at 5 a.m. in line for Slamfest to get registered. Now, people are just getting in from drinking at 5 a.m. We were proud to show our trucks; now it's cool to be drunk and destroy property. You guys all ask what's the reason shows are disappearing? Well look in the mirror guys, are you part of the problem or the solution? Repaired, I don't know; make shows 21 and over, no primer. I really don't know, but it is the younger guys doing this. The more partyin' and destroying property, the less shows are allowed back, it's a vicious cycle.
Q. We have heard you have a chip on your shoulder the size of Montana. Can you confirm or deny this claim?
A: I don't really have a chip, I'm just surrounded by a bunch of sensitive cry babies all the time.
Q. What is Darth Vader's REAL name?
A: A Star Wars question for me? Anakin Skywalker.
Q. We heard you were spotted at a Star Wars convention but figured you were way too cool for that . . . hahaha. Can you explain to the readers just how deep this fascination burrows?
A: I started my tattoo sleeves of all Star Wars characters; you tell me.
Q. Tell us about the Toyota trucks you have completed
A: Two'86s that I sold, a '96 Tacoma that I sold, and my 10 year nightmare is almost over on the '93.
Q. How does it feel to have the reins of one of the biggest car shows in Florida?
A: I had the reins of the second biggest show in FL (second to Slamfest) for about five years and it was good. I learned a lot, but moving to California and producing shows on a national level is a whole new world.
Q. So if we looked at your passport, under "Ethnicity" what would it say? Most people mistake you for many different races, what are you really?
A: Puerto Rican.
Q. Any projects in the works right now you would like to share? Don't worry, we wont tell anyone haha!
A: The rebirth of my yellow Toyota coming your way in this very magazine and a '67 C10 in Sport Truck magazine.
Q. Who would win in a battle to the death? Stewie Griffin or Bart Simpson? We heard you like these guys quite a bit too, so we figured we'd test your loyalty a bit. Yeah one uses a slingshot and the other a death ray, but we would hate to meet up with either in a dark alley.
A: Oh man, Stewie of course. Bart is what, 27 years old now?
Q. Tell us a little about your truck club ventures.
A: Previously I ran East Coast Xtreme Lowz but that went sour so I took a year off to focus on work. Now, I'm currently petitioning No Regrets. There are so many clubs that have drama and a lot of members talk bad about other members, but from the day I moved to Cali in September of '05 no one in NR talks bad about another member. There are tons of clubs that claim "family" but I have never truly witnessed it until No Regrets.
Q. You've run a lot of successful car shows. What kind of quick advice can you offer to someone wanting to try it out for themselves?
A: Do it for the love of the sport, because there's definitely no money or sleep, and it's a lot of headaches!
Q. Anything else you'd like to mention, or any last words?
A: Go out and support HAVOC and all the other shows out there that are put on for you guys, and stop breaking stuff! Make sure to check out myspace.com/Blooddrag for details on the Cali show this month. Also checkout myspace.com/draggersinc, myspace.com/goez, Garageinsidertv.com, and minitruckinweb.com for updates on my Toyota.