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More of that Celica!! Please. Would love an underhood shot. @speedhunters_dino
1 week, 2 days ago on Why Not? The Gatebil Way…
Awesome Coverage Mike. That kid that shows up and works up the paintings has some mad talent. I bet he makes some dough too, I would pay for a print! My head would have been spinning! A Full GRP A Delta! A P-1! The FT-1! Good god what a saturday. Austin C&C at The Oasis is getting huge as well, Im willing to bet its comparable to car count as Irvine. Maybe a second sunday should be assigned to a speedhunter for some Austin coverage. @Mike Garrett
1 month, 1 week ago on The Best Cars & Coffee Ever?
@NicholasHur Simply epic! I too would have stopped in my tracks for it, even over the FT-1
Absolutly loved this post and all the pictures. Really gave a good perspective of the event. Are you using a drone with the camera mounted for most of it or were you in a heli? You made mention of a plane explaining the doughnut box but still left me guessing. Either way, epic shots, will never hear complaints if future posts are similar. @Larry Chen
1 month, 1 week ago on Gatebil Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
Such a nice shop. I would love to work as an installer at a place like this. I like seeing hub dynes used rather than rollers. Rollers make me paranoid!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Power Counts For Everything Here
Such a good presentation of a very subtle yet sexy car. I sure do miss those canyon roads! TX just doesn't have what it takes to keep a driver happy, I'm slowly coming to realization of that. Thanks for the good read, don't take those good roads for granted.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?
This thing is nothing short of epic. I did spot some small details that, on a car of this caliber, left me scratching my head. The turbos boost path having an almost imidiate 180 degree route as well as routing the exhaust underneith the boost path. Just seams that some little details were overlooked, maybe a stressfull deadline pushed them to settle? Again, still nothing short of amazing!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The 86 That So Isn’t An 86
Such good points. I own a ST185 Celica and it is very very close to what they competed with. Sure wish a Ken Block Fiesta was available.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The One That Got Away
Such an amazing car. I would love to see it battle a RS200. Looking forward to the detailed post.
Epic coverage of a car that is, like many of us here, a childhood icon. This beast is amazing, I remember using this in Granturismo as my endurance car. It had so much power you could plant it in a wall at full throttle and still win the endurance race! Granted it was a circle course. Thank you for the amazing shots Dino!
3 months, 1 week ago on Twin-Engined & Terrifying:</br> A Monster Suzuki
I have to agree that the cars of today's WRC leave quite a bit to be desired. All of them are the same car, it's like they all got together and said, "only hatch backs ok guys". The other thing I dislike about today's WRC rules is the ability to race in the series without releasing a version of the car to the public in limited numbers. For instance my car was released to the public for that exact reason. I understand that the cars need to be toned down for the public but my car still came turbo and AWD. I sure as hell don't see a limited, AWD turbo Fiesta at the Ford dealers. Nor do I see mechanical similarities in VWs new WRC hero. What gives! That's cool Toyota is looking into participating again, looking into what is naturally in their bloodline. But if I can't buy a cracked out Yaris that's turbo and has a rear diff., who cares. The world just isn't as good as it used to be........end rant.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Calling Carlos, Toyota Are Back!
I agree the rules should be followed by all teams. What I'm saying is RBR knew they were out of spec and knew exactly how to fix it. They decided to push their luck and see how much they can get away with on Daniel. For that I call it a political game.
4 months, 1 week ago on Let’s Talk About Last Weekend’s Crazy F1 Race
Poor Daniel. Home track, home podium, excellent performance. All to be stripped away by legalities and politics. Red Bull used him as a ploy to see what they can get away with. God forbid the golden boy be put into that kind of light. I'm very curious as to what the future holds for F1. I think the worst era of its existence is here. I hope to see Hamilton back up front where he belongs.
I keep thinking this exact thought.
Amazing post. Thanks for capturing the awesome images as well as providing a narrative to each one. More than a few of them send chills through my body. F1 is something that I tend to lose myself in, and as I'm not rich enough to ever be on common ground as the cars or drivers, photos like these that ooze emotion are what keep me close to the sport. Keep pushing that camera button, I hope to see more work from you in the '14 season.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Capturing Brilliance. <br/>Formula One Like You’ve Never Seen It
Awesome post. I would love to spend a full day in my celica getting to know her better than I ever thought I could.
6 months ago on 1 Way To Really Improve Your Driving
I would but your mother wouldn't give them back after our night of fun.
6 months, 1 week ago on Hidden Talent: 700hp And Street Legal
My god it's beautiful! I love every single part of this car. So tasteful and perfectly excecuted. I've always been partial to the FCs. Awesome work John.
This makes me so sad. I love that he was so down to earth and actually into cars rather than just play a character that is for the money involved. He will be missed forever and the mark he has left on the entire car community will be forever present. I read one of his quotes that made the sadness a little lighter.
"If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I died smiling"
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Paul Walker: A True Car Guy
This event is genius. Wish something like this was possible stateside. Cars and Coffee events are fun but it would be even more fun to hear some of the cars tear up a straight, even if it was only to 65MPH.
8 months, 1 week ago on Sunday Sessions:</br>Downshift Circuit & Coffee
Gotta read my friend, not just picture gaze!
Every time I see that red Vette I say to myself "damn!" I vote full feature on it, car is amazing. Is that mustang mid engine now?
8 months, 1 week ago on No Hard Parking Allowed
The pinstripe character is awesome! That USDM converted Corolla is bad ass too, there is so much style over there. Someday Ill make a point to visit.
8 months, 1 week ago on West Coast Vibes: Cal Flavor Japan 2013
Oh my, that orange Celica! So bad ass!
8 months, 1 week ago on Stance Nation Hits Japan
Nigel you are nothing short of a genius. When I attempt to imagine all the tiny little details of you building every aspect, I start to be impressed by how quick you puled it off. Everything on the truck came out awesome. Part of me is a little sad there will be no more build updates on it. Every good thing comes to an end, or gets finished in this case. You deserve every bit of attention and award you are going to receive. Time to build something else we can all admire!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on The Final Entry: Engineered to Slide Hilux
Such a good read! Thanks Jonathan. It's amazing that turbos are so fascinating even when you look all the way back to the first ones being engineered. Then to see how far things have come. One car comes to mind, WEC Audi R18!
9 months ago on The Charge Of The Turbo Brigade:<br/>A Century And More Of Boost
There is only one answer to this. CELICA! Even more so, the alltrac. They also need to participate in F1 and WRC again and regain the crowns they once held. Enough with the green grass eco bull. Go fast again!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Discussion: Which Car Should Be Brought Back?
Man! Whos running that joint? Power plant and drivetrain consists of some awesome ideas and possibilities. But please god I hope it doesnt look anything like that thing. We need the R&D guys of the late 80s and early 90s to come back!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Toyota Builds A 420hp Yaris Hybrid
Those tires hate life! Not only do they get burnt up by the beast of an engine, they also get fire spit at them from it. Love this car!!
11 months ago on The Four-rotor Lexus In Action
This build is as awe inspiring as it gets. The time and effort you have taken is very impressive in itself. I've followed this build since the first post and still find it amazing in every way. I love how there is a characteristic present from every corner of the car scene. From your beautiful wheel choice, Hilux "chassis", and that AMAZING harness. Work of art my friend. Retail posters should be in your future. Keep it up
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Engineeredtoslide Drift Hilux Build Pt.6
@rodrigolj Well said sir. Knowing or following Sennas career before or after the documentary does not make the man a lesser legend.
1 year ago on Honda Recreates The Sound Of Senna
@Mike Peters You want a prize for being old enough to have witnessed Sennas races. Does this make you a more "true fan" compared to the 21 year old enthusiast that can identify a legend when he sees one? @Turbo beams AE86 nailed your post on the head.
This is amazing. Senna will always be the best and I love the mark he has left on every form of Motorsport. So much emotion in this video, I couldn't imagine being there to hear it live.
@Seeking Perfection Just saying to not be confined to the same make power plant. If the chassis brand has a bad ass engine that can work for a swap, such as your example drift car; by all means. But when you look at every single make including the same as the chassis to be swapped, options become amazing.
1 year ago on Poll: Keeping It In The Family?
I voted variety, if it weren't for thinking outside the box most of the monster cars that exitst and drop jaws constantly wouldnt be present. An example would be the beautiful Delta with a 2J. Another would be a LSx swap into a FC chassis, not a specific car for this example but still a very good combination. Break out of the box people!
Beautiful build! I love that it could eat anything on or off the track and then cruise home with the A/C on while listening to music. You hardly ever see that in one car.
1 year ago on Too Much Is Never Enough: A 1,294whp Supra
1 year ago on The Quattro Warrior: An Audi 80 Like No Other
He is an artist in the truest form. So many cool ideas in one car. Thanks for the post Mike!
1 year, 1 month ago on 396 Style: A Jzx100 That Likes To Party
My god that would be fun!
1 year, 2 months ago on The Gt-r Versus The Ski Slope
Awesome post! Thank you for sharing. Senna is still the best, current drivers wouldn't hold a candle to him or his driving style.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Magnificent Seven: Senna’s Cars At Donington
Looks like a hotwheel! I want to send it down a ramp off my coffee table.
1 year, 2 months ago on Fighter Jet For The Ground: The Lamborghini Egoista
Such an awesome posting, you guys are lucky.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Road To Wörthersee
No motor shots of the PP monster!!
1 year, 3 months ago on The Machines Of Leadfoot
One day I will attend one! Bring on the coverage of his Celica!!
1 year, 3 months ago on The Leadfoot Experience
Car is an absolute work of art in every way. Spot on build Carl, keep it up sir.
1 year, 6 months ago on The 1000hp 4-rotor, Turbo, Nitrous, Lexus Gs300
This thing is beautiful! The execution of everything is on point.
1 year, 6 months ago on Rotary Buzz: Re-amemiya’s 20b Lotus Europa
I think it's awesome, I give him bug props for building what he wanted even though most reactions are WTF.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Volklinger S14 Silvia
Putting this place on the bucket list. Awesome pics, thanks for sharing!
1 year, 6 months ago on A Car Collection Worthy Of A Sheikh
Such a bad ass, rare build. Couldn't ask for a better daily!
1 year, 6 months ago on #featurethis: A Rare & Boosted Lexus Wagon