Joel Parker

Lives: Tacoma, WA

Employer: Oracle

Job Title: Principal Site Reliability Engineer · 

Your Cars: 

  • 2011 BMW 550i M-Sport, stock
  • 1995 BMW M3, 5spd, S50B30US. Cams, 3.5" intake, Euro M3 HFM, 256/250 cams, 24lb injectors, TRM chip, OBD2 mid-pipe/cats, Active Autowerke Gen-3 cat-back, Bilstein Sport/Vogtland Cup suspension. OMP Champ seats. rear seat removed.. few other things removed. Hawk HP Plus pads. Etc..

An Interesting Car-Related Fact About You: I tracked a 2009 6spd manual VW SportWagen TDI.. pretty heavily. I drive it to Texas, tracked it there for a week, then drove back, on Z1 Star Specs, in November. I kept up with (some) v8 mustangs at ORP and succeeded in having people ask me what was done to the car at a Porsche track day. It was fun to respond with "it's stock other than suspension, brakes, and tires". And I showed the car and received a few trophies. And I camped in it. And I commuted about 20k miles a year in it. That was a great car.