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@SuzyWallace I guess I meant the stock cars that don't have open doors or open bonnets to show any sort of interior/bay work that may have been done. I also guess I meant things like the brand new MK7's or A5's etc that "appear" to only have wheels and suspension done, they may not, but if they have more, why not show it?!?!? All the other older stuff and stuff on full dispaly showing all the work, by all means they are worthy, but I stand by my comment regarding cars like that silver M3 even with Paddy's comments below! Air and rear wheels up front still do not a show car maketh, just my opinion of course.
And speaking of freezing fingers and toes at a car show in the winter when it's raining....I was at the JCCA New Year meeting this year at Fuji Speedway, and it was all of the above and I loved it!!!!
20 hours, 47 minutes ago on More Than Volkswagens: </br>Ultimate Dubs 2014
"It’s not the weather that’s the depressing point for us, but rather the end of our show and motorsport season"
As much as I'd like to live in a colder climate, I really can't imagine having to pack my cars away for a few months and have everything car related come to and end......how sucky!?!?!?Now, to the event here.....I usually don't like to hate on events like this but since when did a fairly standard car, lowered(static or bags) on some expensive multi-piece wheels become a show car, or a build, or a project? That silver M3 is about as far from an inside worthy show car as some dudes Suzuki Sierra in the car park. Also, while whinging.....how is a wrapped, airbagged, fancy wheeled AMG "pushing things"????
/end rant :D
1 day, 15 hours ago on More Than Volkswagens: </br>Ultimate Dubs 2014
@Greg3032 Come on man, it takes A LOT of brain strain to pick out pink and blue to sticker up your car, it's design genius!!!! On another note, I'm not a fan of the "custom machined" waffles, which are really just flat pieces of metal, nor do I like the filled in triangle indent which start the basket weave design on the faces......don't modify perfection IMHO.
Nice car, it certainly looks good and I commend him on the mods, but it's really nothing super special......however with that said, I would own it and love it to death, it's really very nice!
2 days, 21 hours ago on JSUTAI – Miro Sutai’s 1988 BMW E30 M3
@PavelSlapiSlapansky Cars that run certain times have to have certain length wheel studs in order to pass ANDRA tech. It basically is as Cooper says.....the longer the stud, the more thread that the wheel nut has to travel along before it can come all the way off....just makes it harder for a wheel to come loose/off.
6 days, 15 hours ago on When Cubes Meet Compressors…</br>And The Street
@CPTNSLO This is my 1 dislike on this whole car.....I can't stand that stuff!!! Hydro-dipping is cool, but pick something that isn't mimicking a real finish.
1 week ago on When Cubes Meet Compressors…</br>And The Street
@Jake Laird Yeah, if people like you would just not click on subjects like this and bother commenting negatively, that'd be great.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Osaka Auto Messe: When Things Get Crazy
I might avoid a classic type event next time I'm over.....I've been to a few now and would like to sample something more like this next trip......thanks for the coverage!
3 weeks ago on West-Side Style: Osaka Auto Messe
@Sebhelyesfarku Narrow minded soul......don't worry so much about what others CHOOSE to do to THEIR cars....whether you feel they're drivers cars or not......whatever that actually means!?!?!
So cool, Japan wins again......love that green crown, and the simplicity of the E30.
Looks like I flew out on the right day(Friday).....I had to do a google search of this snow storm you mentioned and it looked intense. As much as the disruption would suck, for someone that lives a fair way from any kind of snow, it would have been pretty cool to see such a city blanketed in white.
4 weeks ago on Local Heroes: Nagoya’s Car Culture Brotherhood
WANT!! I'd have that, even without the ZX10 motor......but with it, it just makes it THAT much cooler. I would however, love to see it dropped a bit further on some period little Japanese wheels, it looks a little odd as it sits, quite unstable......but that could be fixed so it's not too bad if that's the only thing wrong IMHO.
4 weeks ago on Pouncing Kei. Hidden Ninja
@STJ88 Because it'd be harder to spin 295's and it wouldn't look as hektik ;)
1 month ago on Parachutes and Panic Stations:</br>A 1300whp GT-R Street Car
@aussieANON LOL, serious??? Far from it, and bottle removed doesn't make NOS legal, you can't have any traces of the system or setup in the car at all.
KE10 Corolla and B210 Datto were 2 very cool little cars......but not many there disappointed to be honest. Model stalls were great to look at and get out of the rain....of course it's impossible not to buy a few, but you've got to know when to stop :) Definitely an event worth visiting, I can only imagine how much better it would be on a perfect day like the Friday 2 days before!!
1 month ago on Nostalgic Attack: Classic Car Life Never Stops
As much as the weather was rubbish, it was still an awesome turnout!!! The carpark up top(and surrounding ones too!!) was perhaps even better than the show itself.....don't know, but it was great to be there none-the-less. Weather like that here and almost no one would show up, so it was great to see the quality of cars not only in the show but the carpark too. Drifting and track racing certainly added to the day.
1 month ago on Fuji Street Racer Reunion
@Mike Garrett I'm sure I will, thanks! I just hope the forecasts are wrong, because it doesn't look too great for Sunday.
1 month, 1 week ago on Tokyo Bay Night Running
Wow, so nice....and 14x13in steelies, why not just go for 14x14's instead!?!? :P
1 month, 1 week ago on Kato’s Kenmeri – The Kyusha King?
Great read, great cars, great shots!!! I can't wait to leave here in a couple of days, I'm headed for Japan myself.....the JCCA New Year Meeting is my only car event this trip, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'd love to get back to Daikoku, but not this time unfortunately, and my last visit there was great, but it could have been better.....luck of the draw I guess.
Not feeling the logo's on the dishes!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The VIP Entrance
That Renault 4 looks huge next to the Beat.....and next to it, an R35.....what a variety! The Japanese sure know how to own almost something from every single corner of the world and from all the ages, so cool!!!
When is it normally held, and do you know the date of the next one?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Cars & Coffee Done Tokyo-Style
Fiat 500's are cool. Lada is cool. A and CLA are cool. Maserati wagon is cool. An strangely enough, I think those horribly over the top Lambo's are cool, but only in Japan! :D
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion