Feature: Trevor Jensen Definitely Did Not Name His Shop ‘Butthole Garage’

Caitlin Ting

A few months ago, Drew and I drove up to Monroe, Washington for Formula Drift Seattle. On our way back, we stopped in Troutdale, Oregon to hang with Trevor Jensen and BH Garage. Check out our interview with him below!

Tell us a little about yourself:

Trevor Jensen

26 years old

Originally from the bay area, moved to Oregon in 2015 to follow an opportunity to open my own business (not BH Garage).

Why are you drawn to drifting?

I was introduced to drifting in high school by a close friend, Jason Hannigan. Ever since it has been an endless supply of not only fun and adrenaline, but also of focus and sense of purpose. These points are part of why I find it so beneficial to share and support drifting.  I dabbled between drifting and life in the years that followed.  These years brought me great times at Thunderhill, Sonoma Drift, and eventually to Adams Motorsports and Willow Springs when I moved to Southern California. I have always loved the niche communities attached to drifting and how they vary regionally.

It wasn’t until I moved back to Northern California that I had the funds and time to dedicate to drifting on a weekly basis. I was swept up by and fully embraced the community of Northern California drifting at that time. I couldn’t get enough. Unfortunately – I couldn’t get any more in Northern California.  I had opportunities coming up in Oregon and followed them with the intention of also intensifying this gooey love for drifting.  And there is little more intensifying than drifting a V8 FD.

What are the origins of BH Garage?

BH Garage actually started as a joke. Well, I have always wanted to have my own shop – so the idea of opening a shop was born a long time ago.  I was always working on my own projects as well as friend’s and neighbor’s cars and needed the space and equipment to do so.  The topic between my wife and I always turned into, “OK well what would we call it?” After going through this time and again, one day I replied, “I don’t care what its called, it could be called butthole garage for all I care.” This became solidified when we moved to Oregon and the hill we live on is called Briar Hill. Thus, BH Garage was born. We actually ran with different acronym meanings with our sticker packs i.e. Bad Habits, Bong Hits, etc. so that it would always be kind of a mystery to what it actually is.

What are your goals for BH Garage?

I JUST WANNA GO FAST!

Just kidding, but not really.  Drifting has always been a big part of my life and I just want to be a part of it. Whether it is actively drifting, supporting drifting, supporting others drifting, or supporting drifting events. These are our goals for this upcoming season. We are also stoked to get our toes wet in a few other forms of racing (stay tuned!)

BH Garage is still coming to fruition as I split my efforts between it and my other business, but we will continue to build and drift cool shit in the meantime.

Is there anything on the FD that you’re particularly proud of?

There’s no part that I’m particularly proud of, only the fact that I did everything on my own (minus the absolutely amazing paint work by Paul at Wiseconcepts.)

FD Mod List:

1993 RX7 FD

BH Garage FD legal 8-point cage

LS3 with TR6060

Wisefab angle kit

BC Racing clovers

Driveshaft Shop driveshaft

Samberg rx7 v8 radiator kit

Custom made longtube headers

Standalone wiring by Current Performance and Painless Wiring

Oil pan and baffle by Improved Racing

AIM Strada digital dash

Woodard steering

Ronin Speedworks Widebody

Pyrotect seats and harnesses

Safecraft Fire Supression system

Wilwood pedals

Sparco steering wheel

Trevor would like to give a special shoutout to Paul at Wiseconcepts for the beautiful body and paint work!

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Feature: Trevor Jensen Definitely Did Not Name His Shop ‘Butthole Garage’