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Larry, how you are able to step up your game every year with your FDLB coverage is beyond me. So many of these shots are jaw-dropping!
1 day, 1 hour ago on Formula Drift: We’ve Come A Long Way
@Matt Jones @HRJ take notes, keep it simple.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Welcome To Dixie
@ASD Motorsports A few years ago they covered some CRA Sprinters. I think Larry needs to go to Perris Auto Speedway a few more times and check up on em :)
I've seen sprinters all my life and I feel the same way you do. FD teams can learn a ton from dirt drifters. IIRC, wasn't Tyler McQ running a sprint car motor in 2008-10? It sounded just GLORIOUS
1 day, 10 hours ago on Welcome To Dixie
@KeithCharvonia @jacobherman14 Needs moar Hot Version N2 Spec vs. Jun 86 vs. SH/Charv FRS
1 week, 1 day ago on Jay Leno Goes MAXIMUM ATTACK
@Corbin @Twitch_6 short run up to the corkscrew, then on the gas out the bottom flowing into the long left.....what a drift sector!
1 week, 3 days ago on The Beginning Of A New Era
@Twitch_6 I love you. D1 (if you can find coverage) is absolutely laughable yet these "true drift fans" slobber all over some image of 2003 that ain't EVER coming back, not even in Japan.
I like FD. I don't think it's perfect. But it's the best professional drifting series out there as well as the most available. The stream was the best move they could have ever done. If D1 had done this instead of hide their coverage and not translate their videos, they might possibly have stayed relevant.
1 week, 5 days ago on The Beginning Of A New Era
@Robo_No1 totally agreed, with one caveat: do NOT make it like the TV production. That's more painful to watch than pulling teeth.
Great article Mike. So much want here.
1 week, 5 days ago on Toyota Sedan Racing: <br />Where Old Corollas Battle For Glory
I think we really saw a major shift this year, and I can only congratulate FD on good planning. The shift was FD going global and truly being the top series in the world. It sounded cheesy at the beginning, but now that it is a reality, you can see how it got the attention of both the European and the Japanese drifting communities. There hasn't been this many D1 drivers in attendance since FD's first year. I do see this year's FD World Championship having its growing pains, as none of the teams really know what they will need to budget, how the logistics will play out, etc. But I can see in a couple years a series with events in the US, AUS, NZ, Japan, Gatebil, UK and either Poland or Russia, if for nothing else to add in the "hometown heroes" effect since those are the biggest drift hotspots around the world.
Either way, I think I'm cool with it. I also think I'll be the first one on here to say, CONGRATS AASBO!!!
1 week, 6 days ago on The Beginning Of A New Era
@Smiggins Comments like yours show amazing depth of stupidity, why are you even trying? Yet here is FD, year after year, growing and getting more competitive and better. Meanwhile, you still suck, and get ignored, year after year.
2 weeks ago on The Beginning Of A New Era
@Pingu Ah, it's that easy. Got it.
@Rikard Lagerberg gems? lmao these are junkyard rescues being put to a glorious end to their lives 35 years later!
2 weeks ago on Saturday Night Heroes
Thank you Mike. While everyone else in the SH team is shooting for bigger and better, you bring us the little things that matter. It's not TAS, SEMA, Formula Drift, or Texas Mile show you the heart of the American car culture, it's in our back yards. Bringing it back to the most basic elements: competition and speed. Without crushing your wallet and soul. Just for the love.
@bluestreaksti @aaronanthony92 I would say you are more concerned with what YOU think drifting should be, not what it is. And you guys are all caught up on what is drifting.
You're forgetting the damned DRIFTING. Getting a car sideways. In Tandem. BALLS TO THE WALL.
Image is waaaaay down the list guys.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Welcome Back Tanner: <br />How To Make A VW Passat Drift
@AZMIDLYF Tanners GRC car is so fugly...
@LouisYio @greenroadster WRC cars are not 900hp either. They are ultra-light racecars with insane budgets in R&D and many restrictions on engine power. Something tells me this was dropped in Papadakis's lap or because Tanner isn't going for a season (and thus a full competition run) therefore the easy choice of the V8.
@JakWhite @D1RGE EXE Word for word it does not say it prohibits customizing of the subframe, so I guess as long as you aren't actually hacking frame between the shocks, you can bolt up whatever subframe you can mount.
@Paddy McGrath @D1RGE EXE @JakWhite I was thinking the shell, which is race-prepped and stripped instead of having to strip a dealer car.
Does FD prohibit the use of factory-prepped race car versions of street cars? I think the budgets of some of these teams are getting to where that seems a legitimate question?
@JakWhite Except instead of using a BTCC Passat RWD race car as a base, they took a sales unit to there is absolutely nothing shared from BTCC to Papadakis. I am intrigued by the build and understand pretty much all the reasons for everything (sponsorship for the car, LSX for the engine, etc) but really odd that FD is allowing this car. But hey, money talks and I'm willing to bet Rockstar is back to throw serious cash at FD (or FD is hurting over Falken and Monster both having much less budget this year and thus desperate and allowing this car).
As for the previous commenter with the V12 pipe dream from the Audi program.....yeah. I'd like to see the budget to create and make dependable an Audi V12 with 900+ hp and all it's spares for a season. If you remember Tyler McQ in that screamer of a Porsche (2008?), it only lasted a season because spare bumpers cost about the same as a spare block for an S14. Papadakis had 4 months to go from new unmodified platform to race-ready in 4 months, while maintainang and readying Aasbo's car. Damn straight he got an easy engine to throw in there. It's more than enough work just getting the car in shape much less a complete engine build with an unfamiliar block.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Welcome Back Tanner: <br />How To Make A VW Passat Drift
@loslogo good riddance
Crazy. Can't wait to see this in action. More importantly, let the hater comments begin.....Great shots Luis!
I personally never had much respect for Jay as a comedian, his jokes just....well....sucked. My opinion. However as a car guy, my respect for him gets higher and higher each year. He truly loves the automobile, the human fascination with it, the culture of it, the engineering, and most of all, the LOVE of it. I feel this has been one of the best Speedhunters features ever. Keith, if there was any way you and His Rodness could finagle a quarterly visit to him with a small chat and a couple neat cars, that would be fantastic.
3 weeks ago on Jay Leno’s Garage:</br> A Personal Speedhunters Tour
@Jake Laird On the S13 it looks tough, but on this, it looks.....like it needs to be finished.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on A New Beginning For Rocket Bunny?
Thank you Speedhunters for featuring this car. After that last BMW and the Lexus, I was getting a bad taste. I mean, those cars look amazing, but it's highly doubtful either of those cars will be ever used to back up their looks. Meanwhile, this lil' Honda here.....I would take all day err'day over a parking lot princess. More of these, less of those please!
1 month ago on A Family Affair:</br> The Advance Flatout NSX
Great article Rod, and good to see you back for a moment. Hope that Porsche is treating you well :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Discussion: Searching For The</br> Lost Soul Of The Automobile
7 days into 2015 and we have a candidate for article of the year. Dino, please do what you can to make sure this happens again!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Climbing The Hakone Turnpike
@DWARRIORZ they sponsor the event series, but that doesn't mean the cars and sponsors on the cars are licensed to the game.
@speedhunters_dino @UWerqxTeam_MJ if this happens again, they need the real RE Amemiya Touge Monster to tackle the touge. i mean, what car is better built to take this on, initial D style? Don't get me wrong i LOVe seeing these race cars and the HKS car setting their time, but the monster....give it to Doriken!!!!
@JakWhite My favorite livery from any car, anywhere, EVER. Need For Speed and Andy Blackmore outdid themselves with this car!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Top 25 Liveries Of Formula Drift
@Worksport I think there should be a history lesson on the Escort, and a side-by-side comparison of the UK models and the neutered, thin-blooded embarrassing runts we were punished with in the USA.
5 months ago on Mothers Of Reinvention: Classics Reborn
@Chris @roninrs211 try using that link on his name to message the guy? Jeez...I mean, look at the crap people are giving him below, you wonder why he may be getting testy? This car is fantastic and some of these people are just being bitches....
5 months ago on Return Of The Canyon King
@Smiggins @zephoto I've seen hints that tell me something is going to be debuted in the next months. I bet the contracts have been signed for at least one videographer to follow Larry and another to follow Dino, and a third deep in with the Gatebil guys. Rodzilla probably had it floating in his head a year and a half ago.
5 months, 1 week ago on The Golf Mash-Up Build: Part 2
@MrSOLOMON85 did someone from SH put you up to that question?
5 months, 1 week ago on Gymkhana Seven: How It All Went Down
@SleeperSim ^^^^ who killed himself drifting in traffic. End of story.
@Larry Chen @xrockonx Bro I have at least 1000 SH desktops in rotation, changing every 30 mins. And 5-10 more per week (20-30 if Lindbergh). There are a LOT of people doing the same I'm sure :)
@Ice Age @dadecode They were too busy integrating a fake engine sound into the audio system.
5 months, 1 week ago on Mustang Goes Exotic: The GT350 Is Back
@Vadim_A wholeheartedly agree.
@SeanStott and YOU sir didn't need to be a.....well, lets just say from your comment that you've probably been embarrassed by a Honda before.
5 months, 1 week ago on The Optima Challenge:</br> Where Street Cars Go To Fight
all these Sema one-of-a-kind show cars that are "built to be driven"
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Reviving An Aussie Icon…</br> V8 Supercar Style
I thought that Pinto had died long ago. Read somewhere that it rolled backwards in the trailer and the car's rear end bumped the trailer door, burst into flames.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on When SEMA Goes Old School
Great to have you take over Peter. Couple points:
a) More Lindbergh
b) Bring back Jonathan Brooks
c) Less obvious product placement
Thanks and good luck :)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Art Of Taking Risks
@MatiTryjanowski Standing high above SH in the background, captain of the ship as always. Great delegation imo.
That ghost dash has been my wet dream for 20 years. DO WANT.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:</br> Inspiration From Within
@Ujean @D1RGE EXE RB/LTMW. Have you ever been on SH before? You might have seen one or two kits.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Everything Worked Out:</br> A Royal Porsche
I do like Porsches, and I respect them a lot. However, I find this particular iteration to be....well......less than flattering. The back looks good but the flares look like exactly what they are....someone else's idea, stolen then adapted. The car has enough bubble shapes, this just looks like warts. But hey, cutting a factory fender and tacking on fugly plastic is a hell of a lot cheaper than creating an entire wide-body panel. I would personally prefer a smaller wheel/fatter tire combo on this but forgiving the fenders, its a pretty damn good looking car.
@PhatRainbows @DaveCaff Thats it. If I ever redo my interior, I'm making custom wood. It must smell heavenly in there.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Pininfarina Collection:<br /> The Room Of Myth & Legend
the Skyline wagon.....Dear Lord A SKYLINE WAGON HNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!
6 months ago on Nissan’s Secret Stash…
1/8 OR 1/4 MILE?
6 months ago on 6.05 @ 240: Return Of The Supra