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Dammit it was my birthday this weekend and I ended up spending it at two childrens parties instead of this. WHY MUST WE GROW OLDER?!?!?!
Deriously this is one of the best events in Socal. More people should go to this. In fact, Speedhunters should do a car show/#featurethis at the next one. :)
20 hours, 3 minutes ago on Speed & Freedom In San Diego
@Speedhunters might? ........ hahahahahah
20 hours, 6 minutes ago on Speed & Freedom In San Diego
@Chris Just because a lot of people say it, don't mean its right.
4 days, 17 hours ago on One Pissed Off Bat:</br> The LB Works Murciélago
@AbdHadieHR Because on SH, they would even feature a TRA/Kyoto Vespa and send a video crew, 2 photogs and write 5 articles on it. I know I am tired of it because I "got" where they were coming from/going to after their first car, and saw how they could apply that style to almost anything. Lo! and behold, we were treated to each and every LB/TRA car like it was the birth of a new era. Its feeling rammed down our throats now.
@speedhunters_dino @D1RGE EXE I disagree Dino. You guys have jumped completely in bed with Kato and Miura and if you tally how many features you've done on them, its vastly more than any other body kit maker anywhere. And its just a bodykit maker.
Please don't get me wrong, I do like the style, but I would rather see progression from them instead of same-old, same-old. Arches, Aero, paint, wheels, done. Other than putting the same kit on a bunch of different cars, where is the progression? And I'm not talking going from reverse-swan-neck wing stays to duckbill spoilers. I mean, when will they team up with a real motorsports powerhouse and do a FIA GT kit? Team with AMG or M/// or something and run a car at the green hell....ANYTHING!?!?!
4 days, 18 hours ago on One Pissed Off Bat:</br> The LB Works Murciélago
Speedhunters, can we take like, a 3 month break from Liberty Walk/TRA Kyoto?Rocket Bunny overfenders on everything? Its been 3 years of oversaturation now. Just because they keep doing different cars the exact same way doesn't mean we need a "Groundbreaking!" article and subsequent articles trumpeting it each and every week. It's jumped the shark and headed for meme territory.
5 days, 18 hours ago on One Pissed Off Bat:</br> The LB Works Murciélago
Lin, I am extremely jealous. As I opened speedhunters and saw the cover shot, the hair on my arms stood up and my wife could hear "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh....." from my corner desk. I love my modern cars, JDM, muscle, rods, all of it. Been to more car meets than I can remember. But this tent. THIS tent....*gasp*
More pure beauty and art in one supple flank of that Porsche than in all the cars from 1980 on! Of course, what else would Ralph Lauren collect? I could drool over these few cars forever, and just keep getting drawn to just how PERFECT the panels were formed. Just......so. good.
6 days, 16 hours ago on You Can’t Drive A Painting: <br />The Ralph Lauren Collection
@Brett Allen And the cars that got so many into the scene....Hondas....four-wheel steering Preludes that outhandled 911's, ITR/CTRs that punched out cars WAY above their weight, NSeX's and S2000s that today are incomparable bang for the buck performance, and above all FUN. 90's are only now being truly missed as we get disappointed again and again year after year by the new options of cars to buy.
6 days, 17 hours ago on You Can’t Drive A Painting: <br />The Ralph Lauren Collection
@Jun Imai Make a Hot Wheels out of it?
1 week, 2 days ago on V8 Hachirockin’: The Angriest 86 Ever
@KeithCharvonia Suprise us. Seriously.
1 week, 2 days ago on Scion Tuner Challenge: Let’s Get It Started
KM4SH kit for sure. Nice one on Chase Bays in the mix. Much as I would like to see something original, I know 90 days and a realistic budget are probably going to make this challenge a yawn.
@Bima Leksono No, Formula 1.
1 week, 6 days ago on Ask The Expert:</br> The Christian Horner Edition
Awesome to hear from you Mr Horner! My questions:
How do you mediate between two superstar drivers when something happens like Seb and Webber coming together a few years ago?
What kind of offer is thrown on the table when you court someone like Vettel?
How early do you step into a young driver's career and start to offer assistance?
What era/model of F1 car is, to you, the ultimate? And if you were to become the head of the FIA, would you try to bring some of the aural glory of F1 back, of are you all about moving forward to more exotic systems a la Le Mans?
Is the future of F1, in your eyes, heading towards electric motors or where?
2 weeks ago on Ask The Expert:</br> The Christian Horner Edition
What was your first car? Current daily driver? Dream car? Was there a defining moment that got you into motorsports? Would you ever race tin tops, or are single-seaters the way for you? What was your progression to Formula 1?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Your Chance To</br> Ask Daniel Ricciardo A Question
70's era Celicas drifting is the best thing ever.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Final Bout Keeps Drifting Fun
@Speedhunters_Bryn I think he meant from the event. I believe it had some engine issues.
NEEDZ MOAR VIDEO
2 weeks, 6 days ago on F-Body Mash Up: The Cambird Z06
@bkishaan It's called Style, and American cars once had it. It was killed with muscle cars and innocence in 1970.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Traditional Before Traditional: <br/>The Jalopy Jam Up
Two things good sir(s):
1) FINALLY!!! DAT GATEBIL CAMARO DOH!!!
2) Please, never, EVER, pass up a story on the drivers!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Speedhunting Through September
Those curves and hips.....holy mother are those beautifully shaped cars
1 month ago on The Pebble Beach Traffic Jam
Please tell me Bergrennen will be coming to SH...Enough Gatebil bring on the Hillclimbs!
1 month ago on European Hill Climbing Personified:</br> Opel Kadett Howler
Dear god what I would do for a crateful of spare parts off that Accord *swoon*
I've only rarely EVER seen bits and pieces of these cars for sale, they are like crocodile's tears and are the one item Honda owners lust after more than JDM stuff.
1 month, 1 week ago on Putting The Super Back Into Touring Cars
@Dimitri A @D1RGE EXE Tried the BMW steering. Felt OK, but you still feel the road better through rack & pinion. How many race cars have changed over to drive-by-wire? EXACTLY
1 month, 1 week ago on To Infiniti & Beyond: Pikes Peak In A Q50
Every time someone says "drive by wire" I want to die inside. I can live with flappy-paddle shifters but please god don't ever try to tell me that you will feel the road better with a steering wheel that's not even connected to the actual steering. I know its a free car for the weekend so you can't really talk about any shortcomings (or it'll be the last free ride you get), but c'mon Larry. Electric steering.
Amaze. SH finally bring the prodigal son back to the fold! Awesome to have you back Lin, your photography set the bar long ago for this site and has mature by leaps and bounds while you've been away. No insult to the other photogs on SH, but its great to have someone that will make Larry Chen step up even further!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Catching Up With Linhbergh
@kphillips9936 Airbags. Read the article good sir.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Last Car You’ll Ever Need?
@jackward prelude - such a good driving car. After I had my first, no car felt right again. Now on my 3rd and no way I'd give it up.
2 months ago on Old Benz, New Tricks: <br/>Slammed With a Small Block
@Spaghetti Good point.
I would however point out that Gene Winfield is truly unique and has at least 60 years of shattering perceptions, building fantasies, founding entire genres of car culture and being s true legend to his advantage.
2 months ago on Meet A Living Legend: Gene Winfield
@Paddy McGrath @apex_DNA I'm with Apex on this. How many major car manufacturers are from Japan? I'd say 3 now. Now count the features SH has done on Nissans (Countless), Toyotas (about half the Nissans) and Hondas (maybe 10 in SH history)
There's your double standard. You barely feature the absolute uber cream of the crop for Honda, yet damn near anything with a sparkly paint job and TE37SLs from Nissan is like HOLD THE FRONT PAGE ZOMG!!! Look at the size of the scenes. Yet you overlook arguably the largest.
I know the VW kids are just as butthurt. Except for the last 2 years, they got plenty before the new crew joined and axed the dub meet coverage.
2 months ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
damn thing should be competing in FD....
2 months, 1 week ago on From Russia With Roar: The Fail Crew S13
as much as I love the rarity of the supercars, the gorgeous old Ferraris and Jags, historic muscle etc......NOTHING compares to that Phantom. Looks like it would leave a wake of class while it oozed down the street. If there was ever a reason for me to be on a red carpet, THAT would be what I was dropped off in.
2 months, 1 week ago on Deep Inside LA’s Hidden Car Vault
That shot of the car facing the river and the people......what a perfectly captured slice of central California summer. Gave me chills!
2 months, 1 week ago on Sweet Brown:</br> Kustom Refined & Mild Defined
@Budd19 Sorry you feel this way. To me it looks like it has more stories to tell of battles on too many tracks to name, for too many years to count.....and that its proud as hell to STILL be beaten regularly and heavily.
2 months, 1 week ago on Old DTM Cars Don’t Die…</br> They Get Faster
What a swan song Matt. You'll be missed. Like Lindbergh and John Brooks and Sean K. SH keeps the bar very very high for photography and writing, but I feel they keep losing the best, again and again. I hope it just means you all left for a BETTER joint!
2 months, 1 week ago on Lizard Hunting In The Big Apple
Dino, that is the simplest, most direct and true statement i've ever heard in the whole drifting argument. Kudos sir. I love both, follow both, but for different reasons entirely, while loving drifting the whole time.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hunting For The True Spirit Of Drifting
@tom Agree. But there are some people that feel the need to see who is the BEST. And thats where competition starts. And the escalation that is the professional focus and world.
I love watching FD and D1 and ADGP and D1NZ and the other pros. But there is also a reason I live at the base of the mountains :)
@Kevski Style @D1RGE EXE @robzor I download torrents of all the races the day after and sometimes can find them live streamed. Normally they only broadcast Monaco and the USGP.
I would assume that if they take out the play in the sidewall, there must be more allowed in the suspension to retain grip. As now, I know there is more in the sidewall than in the suspension travel. Take that away and how will the cars stay on the track? I guess what I am saying is, I doubt they would just throw 18s at the teams and say, "deal with it". But then again, these are the best engineers in the world....i have no problem seeing what the engineers could come up with to compensate for the more rigid tires.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch
@Kevski Style @robzor So if there is less sidewall, wouldn't the engineers just change the SUSPENSION? I would hope they could think of that.....I mean, it is adjustable, right? Tell me if I got this wrong here.
@robzor @FunctionFirst would SO be worth it to run these baller rimzZz
Looked like a good start. It was great to actually watch the whole thing live, too! Its one of the areas I always felt D1 seriously messed up on. Instead, they stagnated while Formula D progressed year after year, adapting, changing, and now.....what a crushing blow. I sincerely hope more D1/D1SL drivers come out to play at the next FD. This one had a few good names but had nowhere near the depth of talent we would normally see.
Congrats to Masao Suenaga :) Even if he didn't know hahahahah!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Formula Drift Does Fuji Speedway
@DrewRobertson @D1RGE EXE Muscle car blood runs deeply throughout all of America. Undisputable point. From Motor City and Chi-town to the South, Texas, the plains, its part of all of us. But you really cant compare whats on the west coast to anywhere else. SoCal has a simply stupid amount of vehicles, little deterioration, and a century of power/stars/collectors/money that has always attracted the cream of the automotive world's crop. C&C doesnt even scratch the surface of what's in the auto museums around much less the serious collector's garages.
I went to a little car show in Long Beach about 4 years ago. It was a nameless summer weekend, a small park, not really advertised or anything, mostly a meet where people just shined up what they had in the garage, and it was 95% muscle/kustom/classics, and kept in their families since the 70s and earlier. It was over a thousand cars deep, almost all could have graced a magazine cover (many had at one time or another). And a meet like that doesn't even get attention.
That's what it's like. What classics are rare to see around the rest of the country, are still daily driven and common sight on our streets and in our garages.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane
Good coverage, nice to see the rest of the country has caught on (to another SoCal car trend). But this article reminded me of being in Florida....every single local had to find a way to point out how some little thing was better than in Calif, yet never once did I ever say something from Cali was better than Florida.
There is more muscle cars, history and knowledge forgotten all over Long Beach, San Diego, Central Cal, San Jose, Oakland, San Berdoo, Riverside and many more places than Georgia will EVER get. Sure you got NASCAR and the like but homie you are deluding yourself. The whole damn muscle car culture basically came from SoCal.
That meet also looked like it encompassed about 1/8 of the size and variety and value of the original C&C in Irvine. There is more money and historic rolling steel in just LA than in the entire south put together. Good try, but nope, its still not better than SoCal.
Awesome to see Takatori back in the mix!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway
I'll take this and a thousand more. How about a weekly featured in-car from some event around the world?
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Drifting The Peak
@fcdsNA Its what always happens when the marketing department starts to run something. When you see a popup ad on every picture you'll know its the pennypinchers.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Made In LA: <br />Wheels Fit For An Outlaw
@Steve Hayward I understand the need, but feel it was taken too far. Turns a photo into a screencap from a video game. I would rather see the reflections than over-shopped photos.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
Fantastic work Sir. I've been wondering who did all these unbelievably cool cars! I know many people that flipped out completely when you released that Honda Civic with the Mugen kit....I dream of the day you include the Prelude 4WS in the lineup!!!
4 months ago on A Decade Of Design:</br> Jun Imai’s Hot Wheels Favorites
@TROLLhunters much as I usually take offense at Jake's posts, he is hitting on some real points. For instance, how long do you think Cars & Coffee in Irvine would go on if it was Cars & Coronas? And for every young hothead that wants the party, i can surmise there are 3 or 4 adults, some with kids, that enjoy car culture just fine without the drunken fools.
4 months, 1 week ago on A Car Party Not For The Faint-Hearted
@Acc @D1RGE Hipster? Far. far from it sir. A beard will never grace these cheeks! Just been part of too many good things that I've seen needlessly ruined due to sudden spikes in popularity.