Meeting Founder and President Nasario Bastida, with his lovely wife, Cristina, for the first time was like catching up with an old friend of 25 years. I met the couple at the ‘Sam Torres Empire Show’ and with open arms they greeted and introduced me to other chapters (other blogs to follow soon) of the notorious club the, ‘Uniques- OC.’
It was interesting to see this power couple preparing for an epic event and still have time to sit down and answer a few questions.
Established since 1989, President Nasario and his wife Cristina have dedicated a lot of time and effort to make the ‘Uniques’ a success.
“Noticing LowRiders in movies is what got me motivated. They made me want to be a role model in the community.”
…and that is exactly what Nasario has become. The ‘Uniques’ make plenty of contributions to the community with toy drives, picnics, and by supporting other community affairs with their attendance.
“Seeing the struggles within the community is what makes me want to help out.”
The passion that is shown allows for greatness to be seen. Being a family man, Nasario, would love for his kids to follow in his footsteps.
“I’d like for my motivation to be passed down to my kids. I want them to acknowledge their roots and what it takes to appreciate hard work.”
With 21 years in the car scene, it’s dedication that allows for Nasario to continue a better road in life.
by Ryan Cash