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could you make a list so we all know what's what? pretty please?
1 year, 1 month ago on Kyusha Dreams: Rocky Auto’s Carbon Hakosuka
@ericbauer @speedhunters_dino but you wrote: "The exterior itself is mostly wrapped in carbon-look vinyl " and clearly i'm not the only one to have misunderstood what you meant based on the comments above & below... So what's real dry carbon? And what's fake wrapped imitation CF vinyl sticker?
Are you sure about the back half of the car being just covered in imitation CF vinyl wrap as your article states?
I was lucky enough to be invited to a delicious steak dinner with Watanabe-san a couple weeks ago by the organizers of the NorCal "VintageAutoSalon" show, and I specifically asked him about this car and the carbon S30. He told me that the rear end of the car that isn't detachable fenders/doors/bonnet/trunk lid/etc is genuine dry carbon laid on top of the original sheetmetal...
Curious why the discrepancy... maybe I misunderstood ?
the red ZG replica is getting re-painted for Fuji? lol... paint looks fine... When is Nismo Festival at Fuji this year btw? Is it back on again?
1 year, 1 month ago on Private Collections: Rocky Auto’s Secret Garage
More Taylor Falcon! MORE MORE MORE !... :)
1 year, 1 month ago on Working Class Heroes: Why I Love Trans Am
1/5 and 1/4 scale are pretty standard for car design models. When we aren't working in full size that's what we go for.
It's cool that Toyota made so many of these for public display. Saves square footage in the museum I guess? lol ...
1 year, 2 months ago on Browsing Toyota’s Secret 1:5 Scale Collection
Where do the 1/4 glass fresh air naca ducts pipe to ?
DS one seems to go straight to driver's head, wondering where PS goes to in the floor ??
1 year, 3 months ago on ’70s Spirit: The Imsa 240z
@MattAtDoyle Just a regular single cam L series, probably stroked to 3000cc or more
@TEC That's how they were sold from the dealership... Watanabes were an OPTION, not standard
1 year, 5 months ago on Kyusha Heaven: Browsing The Yokota Collection
Thanks for the add'l pics Mike!
@Mike Garrett Hi Mike, do you have more pics of the red g-nose race car seen in the second pic down?
1 year, 5 months ago on Japan’s Good Old Days: The Yokota Museum
@speedhunters_dino @Jun Imai amazing indeed... love em!
1 year, 5 months ago on The Anatomy Of The Kaido Racer
@sean klingelhoefer just reading the ss and afx website now and they build (high quality) repros... got it...
1 year, 6 months ago on Factory Experimental On The Street: A/fx Falcon
@sean klingelhoefer ... hey sean, so is this an original A/FX factory car, or a modern look-alike? I thought it was at first when I started reading the article, but now I'm not so sure... please confirm
Is it because of the amount of wide angle in the camera lens, or does the impala actually not fit in the typical kiwi garage? (3rd pic down)
1 year, 6 months ago on Cruising New Zealand In A ’67 Impala
Great pics! thanks for sharing!
1 year, 6 months ago on The Mint 400: Fear And Speedhunting In Las Vegas
wow... knowing how strict switzerland can be (you can't mow your lawn on sundays), i'm so surprised a place like this could exist, and outside of geneva at that! good find!!!
1 year, 6 months ago on American Customs At The Swiss Hot Rod Haven
@speedhunters_dino is there proper video of this engine installed in a car & on track somewhere?
1 year, 7 months ago on Engine Porn: Os Giken Tc24-b1z
I am always amazed about the random French words that make their way into Japanese products... "egoiste" means selfish / egotistical... I get it, but still an odd name for a trim level... @speedhunters_dino Have you gotten any indication from Nissan as to the expected longevity for the carbon discs ? I can imagine that changing them out will cost a small fortune, but then again it seems that more and more LeMans teams seem to get by the whole 24hr race on the same set of rotors, so in day to day driving they might actually last a LONG time... Curious ...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Luxury Rocket: Nissan Gt-r Egoist
yes @ian, that's what i was getting at...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Place Where Legends Are Reborn
it looks like they've re-made the trim from scratch and are test fitting it to the car...
once that's done, it'll go out and get chromed.
@KietaPhillips There's quite a few amazing Euro Fords that the US never got... pretty lame when you think about it...
1 year, 11 months ago on A Car Is For Life – Not Just Another Ford Escort
pure badass !
@Mike Garrett cool!
1 year, 11 months ago on #featurethis: From ?? With Love
From one hako owner to another, I have to vote for Suzuki-san's Skyline !
Is it a genuine KPGC10 ? Or a GT-R clone like mine ?
1 year, 12 months ago on #featurethis: From ?? With Love
to be honest, that's cheap as heck for something like this...
i would have expected more in the $195 range...
especially considering this is a limited edition of 1000
it looks gorgeous!
1 year, 12 months ago on The Speedhunters Photography Book Is Here
@yotafan of course! ... but you're missing the point that i was after... as everyday joe's and would be collectors it's highly unlikely we have the actual skill to notice what makes a championship winning car vs an also ran... and if you compare the for sale prices of a top tier car vs an also ran the prices are staggeringly different when they come up for sale... that's what i was after! Sure an ex-Senna car would be mind bendingly awesome, but i bet you that for us common mortals we would be ecstatic to get behind the wheel of a Minardi, or an Arrows, or ... and financially that's much more realistic than a McLaren or a Ferrari or a RedBull
2 years ago on Classic F1s At Snetterton
@datsunsss Your grand father was Team Manager for Kunimitsu Takahashi ?!?!?!?!?!?!!!??!!!??! Wow!!! How cool is that ! Thanks for the vintage pics!
2 years ago on It Began In Africa, Catching Z’s #featured
@sean klingelhoefer start thinking about your outfit Sean... everyone else there really goes to the 9s with theirs... anything from 40s, 50s, 60s... might as well have fun with it...
2 years ago on L’atmosphere At The Revival
er.. "Convincing"... not "considering"... typed too quickly...
Everyone reading this needs to do themselves a favor and attend, in period clothing of course... This is the best chance you have of considering your significant other to tag along if only for the period fashions.... I've now been twice with a press pass for another online publication (2009 & 2011) and have enjoyed every minute of it, be it sunny and nice (2009) or a deluge of rain and thunder (2011).
Having attended Monterey Historics religiously 16years in a row, I took a year off in 2009 from that event to go to The Revival instead and I've never looked back... The cars you of course will see at all the main historic events all over the world - it is after all the same cars that get shipped back and forth, but the access to the drivers, the airplanes, the motorcycles & scooters, and all the period touches are unique to this place!
Go go go....!
@brynmusselwhite .. hey Bryn! Nice to meet you at JCCS over the past weekend... shame that I didn't finish my car in time... you certainly are quite the world traveler! keep up the great work!!
2 years ago on The Outsider. Hakosuka Gtr In Europe…
Fastest Datsun in africa? ... love it!
Man I would have just stayed in the second building... quit day job and volunteer to stay on with them as an extra pair of hands... bloody hell that's an amazing fab shop with some gorgeous machinery...
2 years ago on Improving On Perfection: Kremer Factory Tour
The green Vaillant Bob Wollek car was there when you visited? Awesome! LOVE that car even more than the Jagermeister car... I'm crazy like that...
@AlanT @brynmusselwhite in the pics the rear dunlop slicks are 290/575-15, in the specs they are listed as 265/575-15. Is this merely a typo? Or are the narrower tires treaded rains perhaps? If so, are those narrower 265s still run on 11J rims, or narrower rims?
the strip of canvas with the red and blue stitch which controls the amount the door swings out is pretty badass too.... love the high tech and low tech mix that was around back then...
2 years ago on An Afternoon With A Legend: The Jagermeister K3
One of the details I love about this car is how the FRP fuel cell is literally formed around the front part of the cage... just to get those couple extra liters of capacity in there... amazing car, great pics! thanks Sean...
Actually one question for you Dino, I don't remember Hakone being "Toyo" sponsored... Is that a recent thing? Do they pay to maintain the road? Seems kind of like an invitation to drive it fast, but what is the actual speed limit? Is that a bit of a double standard that gets the local cops lots of extra revenue from speeding?
Would be kind of hilarious if Advan or Toyo or Hoosier sponsored Angeles Crest in Los Angeles...
2 years ago on The Road To A Dream Drive
So I'm really digging your latest string of articles for SH... Kanpachi-dori, set-up day at JGTC, and now this... Rather than "just" covering a specific car, or an event, you're really digging down deeper into the culture, the day-to-day. You're doing an amazing job of capturing what it's like to be there which is a great insight for people who have never been to Japan - and maybe motivation for them to buy a plane ticket... It's also a great trip down memory lane for those of us who have been out there... It helps me forget it's been 6 years since I've been to Japan... need to get back out there for a visit sometime soon...
Keep up the great work!
I'm guessing the hinted feature due out later this week IS the brz... ;)
2 years ago on Super Gt Set Up In Fsw
And yeah there definitely is something odd about Honda developing a brand new car from scratch (HSV), when Toyota is still kicking around Soarers (SC)... Definitely odd that they didn't give the SGT treatment to an LFA... Strange strange rules at play here...
yes please, more SGT coverage on SH!
it would be much appreciated...
@AlanT .... Alan, you should talk to Bryn about getting your own "reader's ride" follow up feature so you can share the amazing story of how you came to be the caretaker of this car!...
@DavidMcauliffe the english voice over on the BM videos is soo bad... it is though the best video for the car... Gan-san is always so reserved when he talks about the car.. makes me laugh... i bet when the camera switches off he's doing cartwheels over how much this car means to him... lol
there are pics of at least 2 or 3 LHD C10s in Switzerland on japanesenostalgiccar forum... Look up a forum member called "mitx"... he can help put you in touch i think...
@grandtouring dont want to hijack alan's post... but i'm getting there though... still looking good to be back on the road for JCCS on 9/15
How Alan came to own this car is an amazing story in itself - maybe in a possible part 2 Alan could share that glorious tale with everyone... glorious glorious sounds... too bad the french rain left a lasting misfire, i'm sure this will be sorted soon if it hasn't already been done so. Thanks for the sweet pics Bryn!
Alan's C10 gets my vote easily...
2 years, 1 month ago on Poll: The Machines Of August