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Great photos, very hard article to read.
1 week ago on THE MURDEROUS MOTOR: A 931BHP BMW E30 TURBO
@JDMized I'm glad we could all be civil. Like I said above if you have any more suggestions or comments they're noted and talked with directly to the editor in chief but you must first really understand what going on with the magazine. MotorHEAD is a very new magazine and it has very tight budgets like all new magazine so they first have to secure their main Japanese market then they can move onto the international audience. The films I do with them were the first step in making this connection and now Speedhunters and MotorHEAD are also working together to help strengthen this connection.
MotorHEAD has every intention of being able to produce a magazine that is English language friendly but they must take very careful steps and even more so now days with how this industry currently stands. A lot of publishers / magazine in Japan don't even have an interest in the international market so MotorHEAD even setting that as a goal is a big step over here. But rest assured that it is one of their goals and every issue is pushing further towards that goal of integration.
1 month ago on #MAXIMUMATTACK: MOTORHEAD VOLUME 07
@JustinBeaverFever @JDMized Side note : International order / International interest goes directly to the top boss of the magazines publisher which Sanei Shobo. This is giving them more ammunition to one day produce a magazine with English in it or mix it into their current magazine some how.
1 month, 1 week ago on #MAXIMUMATTACK: MOTORHEAD VOLUME 07
@JDMized @speedhunters_dino @RodChong I don't speak for Rod but I can only think that it would be logical that advertising in a magazine you enjoy and that you think suits the same type of audience you would like to work with and produce content for is credited to the fact you actually really do enjoy that magazine you're advertising in. Advertising in something you have no "real" interest in make no sense.
@JDMized @speedhunters_dino It is in no shape or form the same content. Just because two magazine's have the same model of car does not make the content the same. Some of the content we are covering in the next issue would never EVER make it into GenroQ in fact it is completely against what GenroQ would want to push but because it's unseen culture that I thought would be really enjoyable for international audiences we are going to peruse it. MotorHEAD want to create a magazine that the whole world can enjoy, not just purists of one sub-culture.MotorHEAD covers culture from around the world and very unique individuals that sometimes differ from what the GenroQ audience would be use to or even accept. These guys are pushing a new magazine with awesome content in an industry that is now fading and they're are having very good success. This magazine steers away completely from the typical "JDM fanboys" content. Euro super cars, American culture, Japanese real culture, unique identities that most people outside Japan have never heard of, and sometimes a splash of Japanese cars new and old. This sounds very much to me like a unique non "JDM fanboy" magazine, more like a higher profile publication for a mature demographic or a younger viewer that enjoys a wide variety of content. Their leading demographic is the more mature aged person currently.
I think you have good knowledge of these subjects that is why I'm writing this to you but honestly from someone that lucky enough to work with them and gets input into this magazine and what they should feature I can't say that what your typing is completely true. This feedback will go back directly to their head editor so it is appreciated even if we agree or not. But the success of this magazine depends on its uniqueness, and it's currently one of the most successful new magazines in Japan. On the surface it may look the same as others but underneath it's far from it.
@Boxeryatsu We will post a full lap very soon. The race driver of the car was being very careful as the car is not his and is worth well over 2 million dollars hence why the full lap was not included. The car is so stable and smooth that it make for a less than exciting raw lap when it appears so smooth and slow, it's actually quite a paradox. The car is so fast but yet looks slow due to how smooth it is.
1 month, 1 week ago on MOTORHEAD: BUGATTI VEYRON FUJI ATTACK
@JDMized The results are actually really good I count the international orders every day. Do you know how many international buyers still purchase DoriTen, Option, Garage Life magazine etc as well without having an Japanese language proficiency, quite a few. I appreciate the imagery and beautiful photography in MotorHEAD as do others from the international sales results.
@PaddyMcGrath Thank you!
@sean klingelhoefer You have to remember one car (the S2000) is setup purely for grip and finding the last tenth of a second where as the other car (HKS GT86) is setup purely for drift. I think whats more impressive is that no matter what car you stick these tyres on it seemed to pull the same 1.5 - 2 seconds off their lap times. Also think what would happen if that 520HP GT86 was setup for grip, the lap times would be improved far more over its current drift spec times.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on IT'S ALL ABOUT RUBBER: NEOVA AD08R TIME ATTACK
I don't know if you like shooting these types of things Sean but you need to shoot more, killed it. People that might not necessarily like WRC would still look at this event coverage, same type of effect Larry's 12 hour Sebring photos have. Yum!
2 months, 1 week ago on VIVA LA MEXICO: GETTING FILTHY AT WRC LEON
@777 Who can forget that same one person that usually seems to have something negative to say about anything or everything within everyones posts. Remember this is a free site delivered to its viewers at zero cost to us, be thankful its filled with such large amounts of awesome content from around the world. I read this post just to look at this beautiful new belts.I think with the weight distributed over all the mounting brackets they would be safe enough but if you were to get serious like Dino mentions a proper brace would be required. Very jealous Dino, love the new belts!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on TAKATA EQUIPPED: PROJECT GT-R'S NEW BELTS
Although I don't fully understand your comment I will attempt to answer it. This was a customers car and the customer was not present so doing driving shots was very limited. I don't know to many well known Japanese shops with huge reputations that take out their customers cars for top speed runs on the small public street during peak hour traffic with children finishing school around the area.
3 months, 1 week ago on ENDLESS POWER: 1200 HP STREET LEGAL GT-R
Sean, you rock my socks. Awesome photo set dude!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on LIBERTY WALK + A VENT + A DOOR = INSANITY
4 months ago on GREDDY PLACES TRUST IN THE SCION FR-S
@speedhunters_dino Proud you should be. Tabun...
4 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDOHUNTA: I THINK I'M TURNING JAPANESE
@sean klingelhoefer Look forward to it!
This has to be one of the most complete articles and maybe one of the best you have done so far Sean. Maybe it was just because I was there but you really got a sense of your trip over here. From the photos to the words it's really easy to see how awesome the car culture is and how big of an impact speedhunters.com is having in Japan, an achievement SH.com and Dino should be proud off!
@FunctionFirst Although I don't think anyone would call Satomi-san evil I would just like to say he is a very friendly guy who loves cars, army tanks, planes and anything military vehicle related . His cars represents his passion for military vehicles and styles nothing more nothing less. I don't see these logos in this video so I don't think the conversation needs to steer that way.
4 months ago on THE VOLKLINGER S14 SILVIA
It drives on the road and drifts on the circuit. The tops of tyres also don't drag on the tops of the fenders he would not be possible to drift the car on circuit if that was the case. There is usually one big key difference compared to a lot of other countries that a lot of people may seem to forget when it comes to Japanese car modifying and that is 90% of the time these insanely modified cars still get used; If not on a daily basis than on the circuit. A static model was far from born, this car is still just much of a workhorse as it ever was. ホント！
@777 You mean the traditional symbols used for Japanese temples and shrines? That symbol that has been used in Japan for hundreds of years which you will also find today on common things such as Japanese maps. These symbols are still on the car. http://www.japanese-buddhism.com/swastika.html