We talk to many trumpet players every day, but not everyone we talk to plays trumpet for a living (in fact most do not). Last week I had the pleasure to talk with Thomas Pasko who has two passions, trumpet and cars. On the trumpet side of things he plays a Bach mouthpiece for most stuff and then moves to a Bob Reeves 42/M when he needs a little more efficiency. However, we come to find out that he was just back from competing in the Automotive X-Prize, where his team the Illuminati Motor Works just took 2nd place, and probably should have won the $5 million prize.
It’s great to talk with people who are so passionate about what they do. Do yourself a favor and check out their web site at http://illuminatimotorworks.org/.