September 12, 2013, just days before he was to be married, Joe told his then fiancee (Miranda) that he was going to look for a new commuter car and would not be spending more than five thousand dollars. A lie of course, a few hours later and fifteen thousand dollars in debt, Joe came home with his Pontiac G8.
Shortly after their marriage, Joe jumped head first down the rabbit hole that is the aftermarket automotive industry. Owning a very short-run production vehicle that was imported under GM but manufactured by its Australian subsidiary, Holden, he quickly realized finding parts specific to his new vehicle was harder than expected.
At first, Joe was just looking for a bumper splitter that fit the car well. When this seemed all but impossible, he took matters into his own hands. Joe recruited Miranda out to their driveway to trace the bumper on cardboard. Having a design background, Joe transferred the measurements to a CNC file and had it routed from ABS plastic. After sharing his creation online, the G8 community took notice and started requesting one of his splitters for themselves. But accepting payments online required you to register as a business, and thus G8Only.com was born.