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Love the wheels ("unique" or otherwise). Don't love the headlamps. My 10pence...
7 hours, 4 minutes ago on Project 991: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Done!</br> For Now…
@Nate @MilesHayler Yeah, the '32 body shape when fenderless is just begging to be given fat front tyres and double wishbone suspension.
1 day, 2 hours ago on The Art Of Automotive Mash-Ups
"Long hair" is all right with me!
I love the backdrops in these photographs Mr Chen... making almost every single image undateable. Brilliant. Especially the river swimming shots.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Sweet Brown:</br> Kustom Refined & Mild Defined
Yup! Finally :)
You killed it, sir. A great companion to Mr Garrett's piece on the Kanjo racers, too.
1 week ago on Hunting For The True Spirit Of Drifting
Brilliant article and... MINDBLOWING contents. Although i do agree with some of the reservations expressed below. For example, that Simon Cowell point is a strong one.
My own reservation: while i really admire the custom wheels ICON employ, my own ICON Thriftmaster '50 Chevy pickup would definitely be riding on Supremes :)
1 week, 6 days ago on ICON: Inspiration Guaranteed
@Pancakes Spot on sir!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Cars of June
Picture 11, such a great image!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on July Is Here. And It’s Big
I really enjoyed this piece Mr Charvonia, thank you. Because I'm an ignorant Brit, please could you tell me what are the whorl-spoked wheels that seem to be on a lot of these cars?
Second-to-last car, the blue Plymouth, was my favourite.
'Course, for a true abundance of project cars the place to go is anywhere in Latin America. But not if you need 'em to be straight ;)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Project Hunting The Southwest Stash
@TURISMO District 9 as well? Wow.
Love the car, maximum respect. Personally i'd agree with the fellow who said thru-the-bonnet gauges not necessary, but whatever…
Curious why he didn't go for a full welded-in cage while the car was on a rotisserie?
1 month ago on Dream It. Build It. The Kiwi Kuda
I agree with the sentiment that the world needs a healthy Jaguar, and for sure they have made great leaps recently. But still much too tame in my opinion. Compare this with the mind-blowing qualities of their fifties and sixties cars, race cars, sports cars, even saloons. Not the same league. It's as though they are trying to win over a new audience… but without losing their "retirement treat" market… Sorry chaps, you can't have it both ways.
Having said that, not bad, not bad at all. But those wheels tho! OEMs and their awful wheel designs, gawd love 'em :(
1 month ago on Look What The Big Cat Dragged In
Definite improvement over stock. Although that's not saying a whole lot IMO.
1 month ago on Liberty Walk’s Road To SEMA Starts Now
@JMax Paint Garage LLC Well put.
@Jake Laird @neffgordon ha ha ha?
1 month, 1 week ago on What Were You Thinking? <br />A Vintage Benz Adventure
@midgeman @D1RGE EXE @fcdsNA Sad but somewhat true. Nice wheels, outstanding photos, infomercial.
Also (I wasn't going to mention it if these comments hadn't struck a chord) but the Goldrush Rally thing is just whack. Voyeuring a bunch of superannuated trustfund party boys "rallying" their nouveaux-rice lambos complete with trophy-model girlfriends… so wack :(
Sorry guys, i hate to hate, but i had to say something.
1 month, 1 week ago on Made In LA: <br />Wheels Fit For An Outlaw
Is it me, or is rake back? I hope so. And crikey, that XJ6 coupe.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Sun, South London & Every Car Show Ever.</br> In One Place
@Draklore Well said sir.
Also, that's one of the nicest dashboards i've seen.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The VW Caddy From Hell
@Diego They seem to have been given out to the winners, gold, sliver & bronze. Nice!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Little Rocket Ships Of X Games Rallycross
Raked e21, so gangster.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Picking And Mixing With The Players
Almost enough to make me like Audis. Almost.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Shots Fired: Audi’s Welcoming Party
@Jonathan Moore @whitehatchback @milkplus @Purplehatchback Agreed. I'd like to hear these comments delivered as a battle rap using the tune from the vid as a backing track. "Two of a kind, man and machine, together what a team..." Can that be arranged?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Jag’s XJ-S Trans-Am Yank Tank
@TROLLS ROYCE TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
W O W.
…and i still haven't fully assimilated that fact that they design and build their own engines from scratch!
now where can i get me a set of in-wheel electric motors to convert my e36 touring to AWD EV spec?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Behind Closed Doors:</br> Venturing Deep Inside Monster’s Lair
Anybody know why the owner of that cool "japanese" Porsche would have blocked up the air intakes front and rear?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Weapons Of Mass Acceleration At Turbokurve
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Cars Of May
@Kirk_B @Jonathan Moore @milkplus Durrr
1 month, 4 weeks ago on My GT Is Considerably Bigger Than Your GT
I've always had a secret liking for this platform… so yes please.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Hyundai Goes Midship
I LOVE THIS KIT. It takes the FD from one of my least-favourite Japanese icon cars to one of my most favourite. Spot on.
Mr Whiddett, sir, i know you won't... but please don't apply your livery and leave your car in natural black FRP and carbon fibre.
2 months ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality
Ok… here i go.
It's not my cup of tea, but i have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM with this car. What i have a problem with is all this BMW hate going down on Speedhunters :(
First we have the editor-in-chief describing two drop dead gorgeous e36 coupes as "jokes" (and quoting the cars' own creators as saying they were "shitty BMWs"). Ok so they were not fully built up mechanically, but they were only started a few weeks ago... give 'em a chance!
Now we have the esteemed Mr D C trumpeting a car because it "looks like an e46, drives like a Silvia" as though that were a really good thing. While i repeat i have no problem with this particular car, personally i'd rather have an e46 that drove like an e46.
Amongst mainstream manufacturers, dollar for dollar, car type for car type, spec level for spec level, BMW make the best-handling cars out there and have done for GENERATIONS.
Take a look at Formula D. Ok so drifting isn't necessarily the be all and end all of driving, and Formula D isn't necessarily the be all and end all of drifting… but it makes for a useful comparison. The reigning champion's car is an e46 (with the same base engine model it came from the factory with - how many other competitive Formula Drift cars could you say that about?)... and there are currently zero s15 entered in the series. As for s-chassis generally: for all the tens if not hundreds of s-chassis cars that have been campaigned in the series over the years, an s-chassis has only ever won it once.
Ok… rant over. At the end of the day, although i am a "BMW guy" (well, duh) i like any and all cool cars, including s-chassis. But why bash on the Bavarians, Speedhunters?
P E A C E
2 months ago on Looks Like An E46, Drives Like An S15
I know looks aren't really the point with a Caterham (or any other 7-based car) and i get that. But i wish they would do something about the rear 'guards so they didn't look so tractorish. 'Cos it's potentially a really cool-looking car on top of being a driving phenomenon.
2 months ago on Japanese F1 Hero Gets His Own Car
"Cut and shredded – just like the hearts of commenters all across the internet" ha ha ha! Also "bitchin' Citroen" ha ha ha. Excellent work, sir.
2 months, 1 week ago on Let’s Cut Up Some Supercars:<br /> Inside Liberty Walk
Picture 3, wow.
2 months, 1 week ago on 日本カスタム: The Other JDM
Errr… if you're in Hawaii, Japan is to the west :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Inspiration Comes From The East
don't think i ever voted for a honda before…
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: The Cars Of April
@InnerToxicity Not sure if you're being entirely serious or not sir, but either way… i like it :)
All this talk about engine diversity, let's not forget about chassis diversity.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Pick Your Weapon: The Engine Bays Of Formula Drift
Hang on a sec - he designed and built the engine himself from scratch??????????????????????
O H M Y F U @ K ! ! !
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The 86 That So Isn’t An 86
Nuts… in every sense.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Is This Real Life?
@KeithCharvonia @tenpennyjimmy Thank you but i'm not a paper clip fan. If you have any black powder coated size m56 staples knocking around i'd take 'em off your hands tho.
As long as they are up to your normal amazing standards of craftsmanship & detail, naturally :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Project ZN6: <br/>Pulling A Bunny Out Of A Hat
I dig the base car - it may be the only current Audi i could say that about - and i dig the simple approach. But i'm sorry, Speedhunters, you're just not taking me with you on this Vossen trip of yours. Hate to be a negative nancy... but there it is :(
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Cruisin’ The Family Supercar
@Option86 Nice one :)
Okay, real mature, Mr Garrett!
Another killer selection, sir. OVERFENDERS ON EVERYTHING!!! I ain't complainin'. Also: Priuses (Prii?) rock. But i've got to go with the Supra as my favourite - those wheels. And is that a colour change to black on the rear end? Clever.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hey McFly, Check Out These Toyotas
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dream. Build. Drive.
What're you gonna do with all those black paperclips?
@alex jonson @RinaldiGulinao I've watched it a load of times now - i think he's actually made an error-then-recoverry in that last corner?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Honda And The Spirit Of Senna
@alex jonson @RinaldiGulinao I've not had the pleasure of driving one, but it would surprise me if the NSX-R was set up for understeer? Definite blipping followed by sideways at 2:00 tho...
@JoshuaWhitcombe "Casual" being the operative word :)
Take a trip down Mexico way, check out some of the bad arsed rugged street machines there. Drags in Puerto Rico. Etc...
2 months, 3 weeks ago on What’s Your Perfect TV Show?
I think the OEMs have taken the idea that all the cars in their range should have a family resemblance way too far. It stifles creative freedom. The front end of this concept is a case in point. Where's the benefit in marketing a whole bunch of cars that are supposed to have different attributes for different roles… and they all look the same from the front?
Another case in point: if Porsche had been operating that family resemblance policy back in the early seventies, the original 928 would never have been born.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Should The Porsche 928 Come Back?
Like it from some angles, not so much from others. Hate those generic oversized headlamp covers - a truly ballsy homage to the 928 should have frog eye popups.
Gotta say tho, those are the most (only?) good-looking "OEM" wheels i've seen on a concept - be it rendering or physical - for a LONG TIME.
@iProGam3r Second that!