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As an S2000 owner myself, it really kills me to see one slammed to the point that it is essentially not drivable at that ride height and spring rates. But the color and wheel choice works very well in this case.
Very different from my own car, and very different intended uses, but looks good to me. That said. Start featuring more dedicated touge cars please. There are many excellent S2000s out there in that category (wink wink).
Excellent photos Dino!
9 months ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
Thanks for going into such great detail on this one Dino. Very much appreciated. Love cars like this that are just built for the pure joy of it. Brilliant work Kakimoto!
Very interesting run 500lb springs in the front and 1300 in the rear. Such a big stagger. Man I would love to watch an onboard of this car.
1 year ago on Balance Within: The Kakimoto NSX
So to put it simply.. "Would You Feel Differently About Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange If You Knew What They Really Thought?"
No. Because nothing that Snowden, Greenwald, or Assange has done or said has anything to do with the crimes the NSA has committed against the world.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116253/edward-snowden-glenn-greenwald-julian-assange-what-they-believe
Even if this article were fact checked it still wouldn't be convincing. I am not concerned if I agree with everything Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange have ever done or said, I am concerned that the NSA has designed systems that are so far reaching they are impossible to regulate. They have built tools (and forced others to do so) that are insecure by design and in doing so they have seriously compromised any chance of privacy for people all around the world, not just in the United States.
Thunderhill West really is going to be something special I think. Shaping up to be a better "touge simulator" than most tracks. :) Someone needs to organize a special 2-day Norcal vs. Socal time attack event starting at Buttonwillow for the 1st day and at Thunderhill the next.
1 year, 2 months ago on 25 Hours Of Thunderhill: The Art Of Endurance Racing
Yesssss! I have been waiting for this article. All the juicy details of all of my favorite cars. Great stuff Dino.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Cars of Super GT
Great article. But man.. The new Speedhunters site setup is extremely slow and buggy. Unbelievably so. Way to much going on..
1 year, 4 months ago on Midnight Touge: FD3S Dream Drive
Wow! Stunning photos. I absolutely love articles like these. Focusing on the driving instead of the cars.
1 year, 6 months ago on A Good Day To Drive Hard:<br />Hahntennjoch In An Evo
This is what I want every single post on Speedhunters to be. Excellent article Dino!
Hope to make it to Japan again sometime so I can chase some GT-Rs down in the mountains in an S2000. :)
1 year, 6 months ago on A Gt-r Kind Of Day…
What about everything else on the car that is fastened by a bolt?...
1 year, 6 months ago on The Best Of The Best: Global Auto’s Skyline Gt-r
That sounds... really really boring. :(
Damn it give me the banshee wail of the HSV-010! Damn you new SuperGT/DTM rules...
1 year, 6 months ago on The Nsx Is Back In Super Gt
You no longer follow motor sports because you are a bit too crotchety for your own good I think...
Ahh seems to be to comply to DTM rules...
I have to say, this car's aero definitely looks more DTM than SuperGT. The HSV-010 is still the coolest racing car ever built in my opinion, but this is definitely exciting!
Luckily none of what you are saying is actually true. SuperGT has been doing a great job keeping the racing very balanced over the years compared to other series. It is great to see them opening up the rules a bit more to different designs and configurations.
Definitely did not expect a 2.0L 4 cylinder hybrid with the CR-Z using a twin turbo v6 hybrid. Very interesting indeed.
You're an idiot...
1 year, 6 months ago on Toyota To Introduce Two New Rwd Sports Cars?
Loeb is the very rare breed of driver that can go that much farther beyond what others think is the maximum. The finest driver of all time in my opinion. And one of the nicest people in the world.
1 year, 8 months ago on Loeb’s Peugeot Pulverises Pikes Peak
1 year, 9 months ago on Honda To Confirm F1 Comeback For 2015
I love that Lamborghini has a proper "fuck off" attitude at the moment. Bring on the crazy shit I say. Car design needs a company like Lambo doing properly crazy stuff like this. Of course people won't like it, but those people aren't designing cars are they? Those people likely aren't doing anything interesting at all are they? ;)
Bring on the crazy Lambo, don't worry about the dweebs on the internet.
1 year, 9 months ago on Fighter Jet For The Ground: The Lamborghini Egoista
So great! I wish I could find events like this in the U.S.
1 year, 9 months ago on Co-pilot Duties: The Marronier Run In A 432z
I am so sick of show cars masquerading around like they are track cars...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Dream Car Realized: A Socal Style Nsx
Great article Taryn! Very very jealous!
1 year, 10 months ago on Hakosuka Dream Drive: Touge Roads Of Mt Fuji
That first B&W image is one of the best photos ever posted on Speedhunters. It's perfect.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Road To Wörthersee
@KillerRaccoon SEBASTIEN. LOEB.
1 year, 10 months ago on Loeb’s New Pikes Peak Lion In The Roar
@sean klingelhoefer I meant to clarify more on "He is a driver". So many people these days are just "car guys", driving is a completely foreign thing to them. These are the guys you spend most of their time building replica track cars that are actually just show cars that get parked at meets, they eventually run out of ideas, sell the car, and start all over again. Then their are "drivers", you can put any car in front of them, and they will have fun with it. Plain and simple.
Be a driver.
1 year, 10 months ago on Behind The Scenes: Wrc With The Hoonigans
@sean klingelhoefer @KeithCharvonia Ken is one of the very few drivers that is truly in it for the right reasons. He is a driver in it for the love of driving, plain and simple. He has also come up with a much better method of sustaining a very unsustainable involvement in motorsport, not to mention putting his money where is mouth is to put himself where he is now.
Thanks Sean for the great photos and write up, and big thanks to Ken for everything you do! Now bring a WRC event to Northern California and I will truly be happy! The Santa Cruz mountains are begging for a WRC event! :D
@Jonathan Moore @Jezza k I was super confused by this too! I knew it wasn't actually the Brawn car, because that thing is a work of art, and that "Mercedes" is some hideous mis match of old and new.
WTF is that thing?
1 year, 10 months ago on Mercedes-benz World’s Collected Evolution
Just thinking. It really is rare to see photos like these of Nascar. As mentioned in the article, all the photos seem to be the generic ones you get from those guys with marked off spots to shoot from.
1 year, 11 months ago on Joy Of Machine: Nascar, Where Rubbin’s Racin’
Great article Sean! Completely agree with everything you said in this article. Being someone that is much more of a circuit racing fan, there is no denying how awesome Nascar can be.
People who don't have an open mind are bitches.
I prefer these articles so much over car features. Love it when the focus is brought back to people who enjoy driving, and not just people who enjoy cars.
1 year, 11 months ago on A Night On The Town: Lapping The C1
"What do you drive?"
"I drive The Ferrari The Ferrari"
2 years ago on La Amazing: Ferrari’s New Hypercar
You DO get a "third pedal"! You can grab both paddles to disengage the clutch. And you have the option to shift in the proper direction with the stick so really can't complain.
Also, those wheels are absolutely GORGEOUS.
All these people that are bitching and probably never have and probably never will drive this car.... shut. up.
2 years ago on Celebrating 50 In Style: The New Porsche 911 Gt3
FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF UUUUUUUUUUU! I love FF mini-theme!
2 years ago on The Caged Beast: Phil Robles’ Wide Civic
Fantastic, things for getting into all the details!
2 years ago on BUILD: SPOON SPORTS SUPER TAIKYU EK9
@RLee90 THIS ^
2 years ago on Takata Equipped: Project Gt-r’s New Belts
Great coverage Sean! Can't wait to go back to Type One!
2 years ago on The Temple Of Vtec: Spoon Sports’ Type One
Great article Larry!
2 years ago on Ole Orange Bang: New Life To An Old Datsun
TOUUUGE! (old japanese man deep voice).
Glad the Boxster is no longer a car for ladies and lady boys! And only 2910 lbs! Might actually be fun to chase this Boxster in the S2000 :D
Is the shifter throw actually nicer than the S2000?
2 years ago on Why Want More? The Boxster S
Woohoo!! Dino thanks for all the Project Bandoh coverage! Always happy to see my friend working on amazing cars!
2 years ago on Fastest Hachiroku In Japan: Bandoh 86
Awesome video, but definitely missing an epic brain to the back of skull launch from the cockpit view at the end.
2 years ago on Endless Power: 1200 Hp Street Legal Gt-r
@roeby A naturally aspirated Honda engine that makes more power than the current supercharged setup? ;)
K20 Elise from the factory, the world needs this.
2 years ago on Driving Nirvana: The Lotus Elise S
That final photo is stuff of legend!
2 years ago on Liberty Walk + A Vent + A Door = Insanity
You forgot it's visit to Type One for some Rigid collars! Great article!
2 years ago on Gt-r Dreams: Dino’s R34 Skyline Gt-r Project
What a perfect article. Dino it is perfectly fine if all you ever feature from now on are proper touge cars. It's so rare now to come across someone that actually knows how to drive quickly on the street.
Big thumbs up to Yoshi for building an excellent car!
2 years, 1 month ago on The Fc3s Touge Special
Normally this is where I would say MOAR. But, SO, MANY, PICTURES!
2 years, 1 month ago on Tsukuba Circuit, A First Timer’s Impression
Man oh man, I want to see this car in action so badly. I love tiny monster cars.
2 years, 1 month ago on Rotary Buzz: Re-amemiya’s 20b Lotus Europa
That F40 shot is wonderful Paddy.
2 years, 1 month ago on #iamthespeedhunter: We Want Your ’80s Cars
2 years, 1 month ago on #iamthespeedohunta: I Think I’m Turning Japanese
Awesome Sean! Can't wait for all the Type One goodness! Make us Honda nerds proud!
I went to Type One right before they released their S2000 widebody aero and got a sneak peak while I was there, and got to meet all the mechanics and Ichishima-san and his wife. All fantastic people, it really bums me out to see how happy people are to buy replicas in the U.S. and completely take advantage of the hard work the small team at Spoon and Type One put in everyday.
I have been drooling over the Type One blog for years.