Father's Day 2021
Father's Day 2021
Celebrating All the Dads Out There
Father’s Day is the time every year that we can reflect on what it is to be a father in this modern world. TMI Automotive Products, INC wants to bring light to the dads in the automotive lifestyle and the contributions that they have made in our community. Many gearheads can trace their first foray into the world of tire smoke and high horsepower appreciation to the influence of their fathers. Whether it be the vehicle that pops drove, their ability to identify certain models based on the exhaust note, or just simply a child and their father bonding over their shared love of the automotive world.
The entire gearhead community keeps renewing its ranks thanks to the influence of the many fathers that passed their automotive knowledge and interest down to the future generations. When pressed, how many of us can trace our interest in the automotive lifestyle back to our fathers? In every gearhead’s life, there is that genesis moment where either working on vehicles or just taking an interest in them can be traced back to helping their father perform some maintenance on the family mobility machine out in the garage, or maybe it was dear old dad taking us to car shows. Those moments in time were not realized when they happened, but they left an indelible mark on us all and it was our fathers that did that for us.
TMI started its foray into the automobile interior business in 1982 out of the family garage in Torrance, California by the four Tuccinardi brothers. It’s a similar story to a lot of other businesses that grew from the ground up, but it was undoubtedly their father’s influence that was responsible for at least letting them use the garage for their automotive endeavors. If not for the elder Tuccinardi’s generosity in giving up his two-car tract-home garage, the fledging idea of TMI may not have gotten off the ground. Many other notable names in the automotive biz can trace their roots back to their father’s influence, or for at least allowing us to pursue our automotive dreams as was the case at the Tuccinardi household.
So for all the current fathers, or the future fathers, it is up to you to imprint on the new generation just how amazing and wonderful this lifestyle actually is. And it is not only the actual mechanical aspects or the joys of custom painted sheet metal, but it is also the people that exist in this orbit being some of the most genuine, welcoming folks that you’d ever hope to meet. One of the easiest ways for an auto enthusiast to make a lifelong set of friends is to pull up into a local car show and put out a lawn chair. The conversations that result from just that simple set of decisions is the very reason that folks of the automotive persuasion stay so close to the scene.
All of those memories, all those friendships, and all those stories resulted from our fathers taking us to a show to listen to a fellow car nut describe a complicated engine setup or finally trusting us to shine the flashlight in the right direction. So from the entire TMI team here in Corona, CA, we wanted to wish all the fathers out the happiest of days. And we wanted to let everyone know that TMI is having a Fathers Day Sale up until June 21st, 2021, and there is still time to get something for the person that has done so much for the future generations of auto enthusiasts.