Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bryn, how much would a custom upholstered bucket seat set you back over the original price of the seat? I'm looking at Cobra Suzuka's. Thanks!
6 days, 4 hours ago on Unfinished Business:</br> Where Did I Go So Wrong?
We do, me and a couple of friends usually meet up every other week in the parking lot of a local McDonalds. Regardless of the weather, there is always room for banter :)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on New York Winter Meet:</br> Don’t Let The Cold Stop You
The BRZ. 10/10 AAA+++ would buy again
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Revisiting The Cars Of January
@speedhunters_dino @turbo BEAMS ae86 Some people don't get the concept of having a well-handling car with a usable power-to-weight ratio I guess. If you want to go faster, add lightness.
1 month ago on 11,000rpm+ In A Kiwi-Flavoured Lemon
@Larry Chen Haha I still revisit that video every now and then, looks like such a good time!
Awesome coverage again Larry, I always love the photos you take when you go exploring :)
1 month ago on Chinese Drift: A Strangely Brilliant World
1 month, 1 week ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
There are so many small detail in this build that I now somehow want to incorporate in my own project, thanks Keith for making my to-do list longer :p
1 month, 1 week ago on Scion Tuner Challenge</br> The Build: Part 1
@JustinOdijk Very wide wheels, wider hubs, massive spacer(I've seen 50mm spacers used on the rears of a Porsche) ;)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Project ZN6: More Power, More Low
Matt Powers' first iteration of the zebra print-pirate ship.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Top 25 Liveries Of Formula Drift
Must be the Starion!
2 months ago on The Cars Of December
Rod, as an avid follower of this site since early 2009 I can only say: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Speedhunters what it is today. What you and your team have achieved in a relatively short period of time is truly remarkable.
I think I can speak on behalf of many petrolheads around the world that many of us dream of one day gracing these pages with their because the content that the Speedhunters create, albeit being controversial from time to time, is always of the highest standards.
Good luck on any future endeavours, and know that four pieces of Speedhunters history will forever live on on my coffee table ;)
2 months ago on Goodbye To The Speedhunters, Long Live The Speedhunters
@Mike Garrett @Porthos1984 Also, more linear/predictable power, as you said less packaging issues, more simple in terms of management etc. There are many benefits to staying N/A if you're driving on track.
2 months, 1 week ago on Super Starion:</br> The Car That Does Everything
Nevermind, shipping is 60 euro's for one book, makes it twice as expensive incl shipping as the last Speedhunters book... :(
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Years & Still Sideways:</br> The Formula Drift Book
Just asked for a shipping quote, if that comes out not too silly then I'll order one :) Any fellow Europeans want one as well? Combined shipping might work out cheaper and shipping within Europe is relatively cheap!
I find the interior highly inspiring as I've been struggeling to come up with a style to go for in my car. Also, awesome craftmanship Keith!
3 months, 1 week ago on Fabricating A Winner: <br/>The MAXIMUM ATTACK FR-S
First of all, I think the Hoonicorn looks like something Linhbergh would hashtag. Automotive dookie.
There, I said it.
That said, I can't wait for the in depth feature because from an engineering standpoint this thing must be an absolute beast!
The thing I like the most about this BTS was seeing the production that goes into making something like this. Being into videography myself I find the scale of this production to be mindblowing. The fact that they closed off entire parts of the city, absolutely insane :) Also, Larry, the photography was on point(as always), I have yet to see a shot from you that doesn't capture what's going on perfectly... I'd even go as far as saying that I enjoyed reading this article more than watching the actual video :p
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Gymkhana Seven: How It All Went Down
@mbretschneider I believe a fresh 13B built by Hayward is around 3000GBP with 3years/30k miles warranty on it. I guess the final cost will depend on what gen engine you want as for example FD lumps are much harder to come by than the earlier ones ;)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on A Bridgeported Party In The Rear
UK summer or proper summer? :D
Jokes aside, it must have been brilliant seeing these vehicles give it their all in the dark. Looking forward to visiting TA again next year!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Dark Night Rises: Time To Attack
I'm planning to build a KE-70 with the 1.8l BP from a 2nd gen Miata, custom suspension front/rear(probably mcpherson front and double wishbone rear). I'm always a big fan of these resto-mod style builds, keep m coming!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Pro Touring The JDM Way
@Frozenstar I'd say it's running at 200-250% speed judging by the flash frequency of the indicator lights of the cars around Dino-san. Should give you an indication of how fast he was going ;)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Looping The C1 At Warp Speed
Looks good, will have a go at the online comp. Really looking forward to the release of this one, seems about the same thickness as Vol.1?(A Year Of Automotive Photography).
3 months, 4 weeks ago on It’s Competition Time: </br> Win With CSF Cooling At SEMA!
I think in the "western" world, most people see cars as methods of transportation rather than as a hobby. Most of my friends got into car culture because of Need for Speed and movies like Fast&Furious, the latter of which is obviously marketed towards guys. Shallow plot, lots of dramatic action etc.
I've been trying to get my female friends into cars but they either don't have a drivers licence(which is quite an investment over here in Europe compared to the US where you get it with a 6-pack of Coke, or so it seems) or they simply don't give a fuck and call it a stupid hobby...
In our local scene there is one girl but she is of the kind that expects special treatment because she is a girl so yeah, I agree with you Taryn that there should be more girls into cars but fact of the matter is that a lot don't want to jump into "our" world.
On a side note, if you look at professional male drifters (mostly in Japan) there is quite a few of them that have a wife/girlfriend that they met through drifting. For example; Arisa Ueno(co-owner of Vertex) has met her husband through drifting. She and some friends used to have a female-only driftteam back in the late 90's ^_^
4 months, 1 week ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
Liked it then, like it now and will always like it. Sure, it might be over the top for most. And yes, it is unlike anything we had and have ever seen before, but as a one-off prototype I believe it has done anything it was ever designed for. Like the owner said; it is a vehicular piece of art and one that is probably more drivable than the 8C it was supposed to be based on too.
Well done Speedhunters for giving us and insight in this machine. NYC seems to be the city where unicorns live :)
5 months ago on The Bertone Mantide: Five Years On
I was at Driftworks when the ASCAR had just arrived, and surely when I heard about the plans the first thing I said was WTF?!
Amazing machine and amazing article Bryn!
5 months, 1 week ago on V8 Hachirockin': The Angriest 86 Ever
@Chris H I have a Renesis swapped NA on carbs, it fits the character of the Miata waaaayyy better than a V8. There is just too much fun is screaming past people at 8000rpm :)
6 months ago on The All-New Mazda MX-5 Breaks Cover
@kphillips9936 @MadMike Whiddett Haha yes Johns build is insane! I'll be paying him a visit soon :)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on When 3 Rotors & 1 Turbo Aren’t Enough:</br> RADBUL Gets 26B-TT Power
@zz @Gianluca FairladyZ yeah I thinkt it will be bridgeport too, helps keep some torque(pp style is more suited for peak power) and keep it drivable. Adding rotors does effect the power curve; the added cc's will give some more torque next to obviously lifting the powercurve by some amount.
@JakWhite @NYporkdept Yes, the electric motor in a Tesla is quite expensive because it is developed and produced in-house. The cost of the motor is nowhere near the price of the batteries though, trust me. The day a cheap and environmental-friendly way of producing batteries comes is the day that electric cars will truly enter the market of cheap everyday commuter cars.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Unplugged Tesla Model S:</br> The Future Of Car Tuning?
YES, welcome back!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Catching Up With Linhbergh
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan
7 months, 4 weeks ago on The Cars of June
OMG... Weta Workshop!!! #Nerdmodusengaged #sorrynotsorry
8 months, 1 week ago on Dream It. Build It. The Kiwi Kuda
@MadMike Whiddett Is that intake manifold Stainless steel or Alu? Looks SS, interesting choice and might be a good alternative for Alu in my 13B Miata(I suck at welding aluminium :p )
Car is RAD
8 months, 2 weeks ago on MADBUL Meets Rocket Bunny
So.. Next year you take on the Gumball?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Rallying An R35 From DC To NYC
@TarmacTerrorist I feel your pain, car is currently on axlestands waiting for the motor to be pulled in order to fix an oil leak... also I'm graduating uni at the same time so busy times indeed.
Good luck with your project and see you next year :D
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Roll Up, Roll Up, Get Your Fresh Gatebil!
@speedhunters_dino @meal stub The guys in the US are really lucky when it comes to car prices. I don't know about Asia but even here in Europe cars are MUCH more expensive. The ZN6 is nearly twice as expensive here in The Netherlands than it would be in the US to purchase and that is before you talk about road tax, insurance(which is even more expensive in the UK) etc. and we're not even the most expensive country in Europe. For example, a 1990 Mazda Miata/Eunos Roadster would cost close to 20.000 USD to buy in Denmark :o
BTW how are the fuel prices in Malaysia? We are currently at $2,20 per LITRE for regular unleaded fuel, 2,50 for Hi-Oku.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Malaysia: A Modifying Melting Pot
Rod, thank you so much for this article. It connects to me deeply and you are probably partially responsible for my love of cars.
When I was 4 years old I got my first technical Lego and one of the first things I built was a vehicle. By the age of 6 I got te electric motor and now these vehicles could move. I even built a working differential.
When I was 10 my dad bought his first PC and the first two games we got was Red Alert 2 and, and this is why I made my earlier statement, Need for Speed: Porsche 2000. From that point onwards all I drew was Porsches. The Moby Dick was my favourite and I would spend hours upon hours trying to control the 911RS with its all-or-nothing handling!
Fast forward 12 years and I'm now graduating university with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have a 13B-swapped Mazda Miata and over time I have made many friends in the Automotive world. I've been a Speedhunters reader since 2010 and I'd hereby like to thank you for starting this blog and opening my eyes to the many facets within our community. Linhberghs KINOD Roadster post was the final piece of motivation I needed to buy myself a Miata and the worldwide content on this blog have been an inspiration for my own build.
Now let's see if Porsche still got it and hope they can perform well this year at Le Mans :)
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Dream An Automotive Dream With Me
Thanks for answering my tall-guy question :)
9 months ago on TAKATA Answers Your Questions
9 months ago on The Cars Of May
Thanks for the reply Marek! Awesome Q&A guys!
9 months, 1 week ago on You Ask, Aston Martin Answer: <br/>Marek Reichman On Your Questions
@Lachys114 Engine is big enough! 5-banger for heritage's sake and an ass to die for. I'm not to fond of the front though, let's see where they come up with for the production model :)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Audi Builds A Monster For Wörthersee
So many good toyota's!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Cars Of April
When is the #IATS video dropping?
10 months ago on Is This Real Life?
If only Panser would be aired internationally, that would be awesome!
10 months ago on What’s Your Perfect TV Show?
@D1RGE The quality of those is unparalleled, I still have one laying around for when I find a nice spot where it can stay for a long time. Like a rollbar :)
10 months, 1 week ago on I Love The Smell Of Maximum Attack In The Morning
@Speedhunters_Bryn @westhave Please keep your projects, easy to relate to and you have a style that pleases my eye ;)
10 months, 1 week ago on Project 991: Enduring Excellence
Wut, went from reading about project car hairy Volvo to projectcar brand-spankers 911. Quite the change in pricerange :p
That said, nice car, nice exhaust, nice intake plenum. One day...
Back to having fun behind the wheel again is see, nice one Mattycakes!
10 months, 1 week ago on The Drifting Surfer: <br />Matt Powers Does A 360
@speedhunters_dino @Brad_S I'm just shy of 2m tall and I drive a Miata... XD
10 months, 1 week ago on Size Does Matter: N-Style’s Z20 Soarer
@AGR + its easier to bend/flare as well which is a bonus #europeanproblems
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Craziest Car Show In Europe