was created in 2000 by Wilson Tai and actually began as an expressive outlet for his
passion, Import Racing. "Wilson's Import Racing Mix"
(1996-2000) was the catalyst for the "Fast
& Furious" generation providing exclusive photos as a vehicle to share the
underground culture through visual stimulation. Furthermore,
Wilson's work took root as
he edited the nationally published magazine, Street Racer.
Teaming up with his kid brother, Shaun, Wilson
established a San Francisco Bay Area car club called, Z.Team Yossi (ZTY),
influencing a whole generation's lifestyle; with the blockbuster film, The Fast and the Furious,
as a predominantly Asian sub-culture in California topped all
expectations by turning into a multi-billion dollar industry that is over 50% Caucasian
Graduating from University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2001 with a B.A. in English Literature, Wilson moved to China to teach English/American Society & Culture at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Inspired by John Pasden's Sinosplice, Racingmix included the international experience and "twenty something" post-graduate lifestyle abroad - specifically the Chinese experience from an American-born Chinese viewpoint. Wilson used his photographic & design skills to once again share the unique lifestyle of Generation-Y (those born after 1976) - undoubtedly, the most influential generation of all time.
Things were good until SARS hit China; all the while, Wilson was actively covering the SARS situation with his weblog, supported by an international audience. With news in a fraudulent, corrupt and biased state at the "end" of Gulf War II, and with no evidence that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, SARS was conveniently plastered on the front pages of newspapers across the world, inspiring an exaggerated fear amongst those living in relatively little danger. Racingmix offered a true perspective on SARS from within China.
After three semesters and vast experience living, teaching and traveling East Asia, Wilson took a break from SARS-inflicted East Asia. In Summer 2003, Wilson made his way to Australia and New Zealand, exploring the Southern Hemisphere where the sun rises first. Wilson is currently residing in the East Bay of San Francisco and one day, hopes to live a bi-coastal lifestyle jetsettin' between Shanghai, China and California, USA. He can be contacted via email: .