BB Alliance TB and where it all started. Back in February 2nd of 2012 In San Antonio TX at a friend of ours home Travis Shaw. Five individuals by the names of Cesar Puente, Heather Gutierrez, Saul Razo, Kevin Plumb and Abel came together to form what would be one of the best prelude communities that ever lived. BB Alliance TB started as BB Alliance only. The "TB" came later on as we will explain further. The community was built to inspired, encourage and bring all Luders from all backgrounds together to share the love of the Prelude chassis while generating great friendships along the way. Current communities were always so negative and Luders just could not be themselves without being bashed for the looks of their cars or what they liked and disliked. We as a group of five set out to put an end to that and really expose the Prelude Enthusiast true motives by creating a community that would not tolerate any negativity. People would always say "Prelude owners are a different breed" meaning we all get along and come together as a family, however many forums would not really live up to those quotes. Many people could not go on there and say a word without being bashed and discriminated because of what their car looked like or what questions they were asking. We wanted to put an end to all that.
BB Alliance started with no "TB". The meaning of the "BB" signifies part of the VIN# on the 4th and 5th Generation Preludes chassis. The "Alliance" signifies a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations. Then you can also use the "BA" that signifies part of the VIN# on the 3rd Generation Preludes chassis. At this point your probably wondering where the "TB" came about. A year into us building BB Alliance there were some disagreements on how things should be run on the page and the goals we had for BB Alliance that 4 out of the 5 leaders decided to take our own route and really push BB Alliance for what it was. In 2013 Cesar Puente, Heather Gutierrez, Saul Razo and Kevin Plumb decided to team up and start what we now call BB Alliance TB. A new page was created, new rules were enforced, many modifications where made to allow the group to have such a successful turn out. After the new page was created we modified the logo that was already ours to begin with. But because we did not want to lead people astray, we simply slightly modified it to give it the birth of a new group with new life. The logo "The Beginning" was added to the bottom and the second "B" was cut to create the "TB" for the new group. So even if "The Beginning" is not present, you know the logo is original by looking for the cut in the second "B" that spells "TB".
With little time to waste we got to work. Cesar Puente donated money to start the bank for BBATB. In order for us to generate gear, we needed funds. Out of the money donated we have been able to generate numerous amount of gear that represents BBATB over the years. From Snap Backs, to Shirts, Hoodies, Key Chains, Mouse Pads, Beanies, license plates and much more. You can visit our store by clicking here. All the profit generated by our sales goes straight back to BBATB. In order for us to have raffles, give away gear, have annual meets, make trophies for our contestants, keep our website running and so much more. We rely on our sales. None of the founders are keeping a dime from the money you guys spend on BBATB. It all goes to one account where we pick from there how to spend the money wisely in order to bring new gear out, show a little gratitude to members and support what we do for the community. While at the same time we try to generate that money back. BBATB does not really take donations, although we would not deny them. We believe that what you guys bring to the table is far more than anything money can buy. The knowledge, help and gratitude you guys bring to one another was our goal from day one and by us fulfilling that goal is far more than anything money can ever do.
Our next big move was to get the members together. We wanted to not only have a page where members can cyber talk to each other and stalk each others Facebook pages but actually interact face to face with the members in the group. We believe that a true relationship is really sparked when you meet someone face to face so we decided to start creating annual meets. Our annual meets were to be an event that people can really look forward to every year. We wanted to show our gratitude to our members for their hard work on their cars. We generated trophies of Prelude parts and awarded them to winners. Annual meets have now become a thing many BBATB members look forward to. Many members will travel across state to simply attend our meets. These meets are usually coordinated by the founders of BBATB and every year we are looking for new locations and soon, new states to show our appreciation to our members. With many successful annual meets for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. We really look forward to what 2018 will bring for us. We are looking forward to meeting new faces and of course new Preludes every time. This community has really generated many bonding relationship across the states and even countries.
BBATB started to expand quickly. With many prelude Enthusiast and many members with leadership skills. We decided to start generating Chapters for our States/Countries. Our chapters were only generated for the intention of allowing local members to have interaction with members from the page on a personal level. With our chapters we are able to have things for sale that wont require members to travel across the world to pick up or ship. We are able to build communities within the cities of the state to furthermore create that bonding of brotherhood that we set out to achieve when BBATB started. Our chapters are lead by very motivated individual that love the art of the Preludes. Not only the Preludes but the people and their members. BBATB has a strict set of regulations that all chapters are ran by but every chapter is completely different in how the community is ran in their state. Our Rules and Regulations are only set in place to allow all chapters and the whole BBATB community as a whole to be on the same page of what is and whats not allowed on the groups. However BBATB does not step on our leaders toes. We allow them to gain the trust of their members and also run their chapters as they see fit. We know people in California don't get down like people in Texas so we cant expect them to be ran the same HAHA!. We trust our chapter leaders to help us expand BBATB and help us grow the positive community we started back in 2012. Every member in those chapters and every member on the main page play such a huge role in making BBATB so successful. It is because of all our members that decided to support such community, that we are now able to be one of the most successful Prelude communities out there. Our members are the blood in the veins and our leaders the back bone of this community. We owe all to you guys. To join our Facebook Secret group contact us directly by clicking here