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The key....."The fact is, it doesn’t matter what sort of car you own – show the
effort that you have put into it, and you will be respected just as much
as the guy who has forked out his life savings to build up a high-end
Love it all, the Mira's are mad, onykyan and slammed!!! Can't beat some retro goodness too.
3 days, 22 hours ago on All The Flavours Of StanceNation Japan
It'd be a hard choice for me between the Riviera(which I can't even really see and I still want it), the Covair or the RX7.
1 week, 4 days ago on Mark Arcenal’s Top Wekfest Picks
I don't believe it....not 1 hate-filled comment....not about the car, or about how SH has "lost their way".
Love the car and the paint is killer!!!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Corvair: A New Way To Low Ride
Surely it could be made to look at little better? All that work, but it's still a bit tacky looking......love whats going on with the transplant though. Big props to the owner/builder!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on When An 8.3L V10 Swap Just Isn’t Enough…
I love those SL's.....there's an old lady around me that drives a super ratty original one that she's probably driven every day since new. I'd love to get it off her, put a nice set of 3 piece wheels on it, leave it ratty and just cruise it....I often wonder if she knows what it's worth or not.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Deserted Desert Benzes
I'd rather scoop my eyes out with a rusty spoon than do a V8 swap into something that was never meant to have one. So many more interesting and unusual motors to cross breed with, just my opinion of course.
1 month ago on V8 Swapping: Choose Your Weapon
@Luka024 @Brent I don't see it as a stupid comparison. Gene Winfield may be a legend now, but he wasn't at the beginning....at some point he started somewhere as a nobody, and I bet his first car was somewhat of a hack and his level of craftsmanship was pretty low! Although I don't see that Silvia as a hack, but anyway. Think of it as Gene starting out on a car about 20 years old from when he first began, it's really very similar. The big difference was that the internet didn't exist back then, because I bet if it did, he would have been hated on just as much as the Japanese guy....guaranteed!!!
1 month ago on Meet A Living Legend: Gene Winfield
@crazietn It's a diesel wagon. Why does it need big brakes?
1 month ago on Planned and Slammed: A Phantom Wagon
@kphillips9936 ....but it's not a performance car
INB4 people hating on this for not being Speedhunter-worthy. Take a pill, move along and don't worry about it. Speedhunters can feature whatever they damn well like. A Coke can on carrot stick suspension and toast for wheels.....if it's not your beef, just don't click.
@TarmacTerrorist Absolutely. We can all blame the internet for what will be the demise of the car scene world wide due to hate and everyone needing to voice their opinions. We should all band together and get off the internet and get back to how it was 15 years ago, when no one really hated on anything because there was no way to do it....other than in person, which very few people will actually do. No troll.
1 month ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
I usually wouldn't comment on a story like this, and I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but don't take it the wrong way as I love what I've read and seen here.
But to me this is more or less an old school version of that crazy Silvia with the Camaro front and E46 rear, to a degree anyway. The difference is the drift car gets driven hard, and regularly and these are bright, in your face cruisers.....yet somehow that Japanese guy's a knob and this guy's a legend. How so?
@Jagdroach @TarmacTerrorist The Japanese don't call it anything, because they almost certainly don't hate on very many cars and respect everything everyone else is doing with very little hate, if any from my experience. They respect each other and don't care what other people do!! We could learn a lot from them.....that's why their culture is SOOOOOO broad!
@Jake Laird Looks pretty well done to me, no hackjobs seen.
@JMax Paint Garage LLC Why do you have 2 pairs of testicles and why are they leaking fluid?
I was going to come in here and LOL hard at this American abortion, but seeing as though it's Japanese it's A.O.K in my book, because they are allowed to be crazy. They invented the crazy drift car, so it's all good for me. Carry on crazy Japanese people!
Glad they didn't go with that version of the FD
1 month, 1 week ago on Deep Inside LA’s Hidden Car Vault
BBS RS are 3 piece, not 2.
Nice rod, I've been watching it on a forum I frequent. Great build and great to see someone young into these sort of cars!
1 month, 1 week ago on ’33 Chevy Master Class:</br> From Barn Find To Bangin’ Frame
@Motor Maniac When you're 22 and you live at home with no outgoing costs apart from maybe a mobile phone, you can throw every single dollar you earn into a car. I built a big dollar car at that age, and 2 semi-decent builds before it. I could have almost bought a small house outright for the amount of cash I threw into 3 or 4 cars before I hit 25! As for the skill, I guess it comes with practice and having others help you along the way.
@kphillips9936 @Matt Jones @Spaghetti You see that's the thing though, what offends some, may not offend
others, it's all subjective. For me that beetle is offensive. It's
"stance" is whack, so is the V8 and the fact that it's a fatty. I don't
like Corvettes of any kind, and the 2 RX7's pictured are not to my
2 months ago on A Fast Friday Night In Middle Georgia
I like almost everything, even the wing! But those canards really ruin it for me.
2 months ago on A BMW M3 With A JDM Twist
@kphillips9936 I see plenty here that offends the eye, but each to their own hey?
@JMax Paint Garage LLC Yes, because everyone wants to copy Mexico.
2 months ago on What Does It Mean To Be An Automotive Enthusiast?
I love a nicely slammed beetle, this is no exception.
I love ratty beetles, however I do not love fake patina.
I was reminded of the killers mask from SCREAM when I spotted his ear lobe in the 5th photo.
Why is a beard now known as a hipster beard(as someone on here commented), can't men just enjoy their face pubes?
Why must people hate on SH for running an article like this. I care not for the Kiwi Kuda feature, or the Hoonigan article(what even is Hoonigan?), or the drifting SLS article so I don't click on them, let alone get in there and have a massive whinge.
@Mike Garrett @Spaghetti It was just that you called it "Itsukushima Island" which confused me a bit.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 24 Hours In Hiroshima
Isn't that Miyajima Island? Awesome place, unfortunately we were there at high tide, but the sunset on the Torii more than made up for the lack of being able to walk out to it.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 24 Hours In Hiroshima
Why were the comments disabled for the E36's? I like them, now that I know the back story, I'd prefer it if they were M3's rather than $500 jalopies, and the wheels specs of 17x10.5 -30 and -60 were a bit dubious to me, or was that with 30mm and 60mm spacers? I'd go the Nomad and the A7 to round out my top 3.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Cars Of May
Meh. Just don't do the camo again.
3 months ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality
3 months, 1 week ago on Six Of The Best From SoWo
Last Jetta is minty!!!
3 months, 1 week ago on SoWo Or Bust: Georgia Does Wörthersee
The rear look horrendous. Like a pigeon toed bulldog with hip dyplasia trying to take a dump.
3 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
@John Agreed and agreed, on all points! Amazing car, looks stunning, but I was hanging to see this purple leather and it's barely shown, and where it is shown, it looks rather black. And no wheels specs!?!?!
3 months, 1 week ago on Bruised Egos – Jeremy Whittle’s Black on Purple BMW 740iL
Top of page 2 = WIN!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on This Isn’t Your Average Car Park
@Anthraxxx I know what NZ is......but that car isn't in NZ
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Introducing The Wekfest Five
@Jake Laird"There is nothing on it that is innovative, ORIGINAL, or creative."
The fact that it is original and unmessed with(for the most part) is what makes it cool. An unmolestered car, dumped on some nice wheels is hardly new and certainly didn't come about recently to fit in with "stance". What perplexes me is that people think the word stance can be used to describe a modification style. It's simply a word(that has been around forever) that describes, more or less, how a car sits.
Maybe it did neither....drive nor handle before the owner got their hands on it. Perhaps he's done a good thing by putting it back on the road. It certainly wouldn't take much to remove the suspension and wheels and get it back to how someone else might like to be.
"No vehicle is looked down upon and there’s no attitude"
^^^^^This is the key to Japan being on top IMHO.
I love the different colored bays on those 4 Honda's, and you're right, I'm also often disappointed by the lack of work that goes into so many engine bays over there.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Operative Word: Low
This is why I hate Amercanised drift(assuming this is all American which I'm sure it it, but can't be bothered reading). Too much sponsor based crap with humungous, unrealistic build budgets and way over the top HP for a sport that doesn't REALLY require it.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Pick Your Weapon: The Engine Bays Of Formula Drift
I'm certainly a 4 door/wagon fan over sports cars and coupes, so this I can dig. The GTR doesn't do a whole lot for me, but some highly modded versions of this would get me excited for sure.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Four-Door GT-R Creeps Closer
4 months, 1 week ago on Cars = Happiness: Life At Liberty Walk
@flushpoke For travel maybe, but to live it'd be hard and get tiresome I'd think
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Customs & Rods Invade Odaiba
So cool, Japan is always full of surprises!!
I'd seriously consider living there for a while if I could speak the language!
@RDS @kphillips9936Probably a play on ruthless too....but I can't see anything but roofles, like ruffles, but OO.....that'll stick with me now!
5 months ago on You Know MADBUL And BADBUL…</br>Now Meet RADBUL
"There are two things that Mike’s best known for in the world of drift:
his aggressive style behind the wheel, his off-track persona, and his
Isn't that 3 things!?!? ;)
It's great to see another all Mazda car come out of his workshop, but I hope he steers away from the camo thing this time. So it's obviously going to be 20B powered, but you say the most powerful yet....does a car like this really need 1000hp+ to drift?
@majik16106 Thanks! I've been to Akihabara but didn't see an abundance of them as you say. I was there with a mate(his choice) and the place wasn't really my thing, so I probably wasn't paying much attention that day. Nakano mall might be worth a try though. Kyoto is somewhere I don't think I'll be going back to any time soon as I've been there a few times now, but Osaka will be my fly in fly out city next trip, so I might look there too.
5 months ago on Shizuoka: The World Capital of Scale Models
E30 is boss.....
5 months ago on Realism Gets You The Win
5 months ago on Masters Of Detail. RC Drifting On Another Level
Do you have the ability to come up with something new? Something that continues with your theme and aesthetic, but a different look overall that we haven't seen from you before?
5 months ago on Mr. Rocket Bunny Is Taking Your Questions
I have no problem with this car, air ride is removable and the motor is BMW as is the colour.....so what??
If it was on something like crazy hydraulics, had a 2JZ and was pink, then yeah I'd have issues with it.
5 months ago on How To Make Enemies And Upset People
Love CLS Mercs, love the stance, love the wheels....
5 months, 1 week ago on Rotiform’s Latest – Jason Whipple’s CLS55 AMG