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@TEC That's how they were sold from the dealership... Watanabes were an OPTION, not standard
2 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?
2 months ago on JAPAN'S GOOD OLD DAYS: THE YOKOTA MUSEUM
@speedhunters_dino @Jun Imai amazing indeed... love em!
2 months, 1 week 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...
2 months, 3 weeks 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)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on CRUISING NEW ZEALAND IN A '67 IMPALA
Great pics! thanks for sharing!
2 months, 3 weeks 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!!!
2 months, 3 weeks 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?
3 months, 3 weeks 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 ...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on THE LUXURY ROCKET: NISSAN GT-R EGOIST
yes @ian, that's what i was getting at...
7 months, 1 week 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...
8 months ago on A CAR IS FOR LIFE - NOT JUST ANOTHER FORD ESCORT
pure badass !
@Mike Garrett cool!
8 months, 1 week ago on #FEATURETHIS: FROM 日本 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 ?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on #FEATURETHIS: FROM 日本 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!
8 months, 2 weeks 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
8 months, 3 weeks ago on CLASSIC F1S AT SNETTERTON
The thing is with second tier teams (like the 1989 Lotus 101 you mentioned, or Minardi before their demise, or present-day HRT, or ...) is that even though they aren't competitive for manufacturer or driver's titles they are still badass F1 cars... What never fails to impress is that when you look at pole position to slowest lap times we are talking a second or two... sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more... but that's NOT A LOT.... and to think that the asking price on some of these used cars is honestly not that bad (considering) it makes it at least slightly possible to one day own an ex-F1 car...
Then again buying the car, and maintaining it in running order are two things completely different... lol... still though...
Great article Paddy!