Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Cars of June
OMG... Weta Workshop!!! #Nerdmodusengaged #sorrynotsorry
1 month 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
1 month, 1 week ago on MADBUL Meets Rocket Bunny
So.. Next year you take on the Gumball?
1 month, 2 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
1 month, 2 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.
1 month, 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 :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dream An Automotive Dream With Me
Thanks for answering my tall-guy question :)
1 month, 4 weeks ago on TAKATA Answers Your Questions
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Cars Of May
Thanks for the reply Marek! Awesome Q&A guys!
2 months 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 :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Audi Builds A Monster For Wörthersee
So many good toyota's!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Cars Of April
When is the #IATS video dropping?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Is This Real Life?
If only Panser would be aired internationally, that would be awesome!
3 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 :)
3 months 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 ;)
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months ago on Size Does Matter: N-Style’s Z20 Soarer
@AGR + its easier to bend/flare as well which is a bonus #europeanproblems
3 months, 1 week ago on The Craziest Car Show In Europe
@Alex Kamsteeg Which was me :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Motorsports Photography: The Way It Was
I shot the Nürburgring Drift Cup on film last weekend, now I have to wait and see what the end result will be :)
One thing bugs me slightly though; with all the talk of nimble lightweight Japanese cars that can be tracked and dailied at the same time, where is my Roadster/Miata love at?
3 months, 1 week ago on An AE86 Is For Life
O how I love Porsches. Thank you Bryn for bringing this phenomenal car to our computer screens!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on A Brooklyn Sunday:<br/> Happy Birthday Porsche 911
@wheatgod Problem with Stangs and Camaro's is that drift cars need to be agile, need to corner, and more often than not need suspension mods that surpass chopping leaf springs ;)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on One Lap Around Long Beach
Question: How do they come up with new colours? I find it most intriguing how car designers can keep coming up with new hues and patterns/fabrics for the interior of cars, and it determines how a vehicle comes across(flashy/agressive/understated etc.)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Question Time For The Century Man:<br/> Ask Mr Aston Martin
@speedhunters_dino @AndreasXenos T&E/Vertex are actually quite big in the RC scène, much international promotion and such.
4 months ago on Realism Gets You The Win
@speedhunters_dino @TomSorayume @westhave Your home country has some very good RC drifters as well Dino-san ;)
Perhaps I put some pics from European events in the #IATS pool on Flickr, maybe Paddy will notice them there!
This is honestly one of your best stories so far Dino, well done! Excellent writing and beautiful pictures(now we need a picture of your driving-and-taking-pictures pose), this car looks like an awful lot of fun :)
4 months ago on The Best Lotus In A Decade
Dino, is there any chance for an RC post outside of Japan at some point in the future? I know a lot is happening in Japan when it comes to RC-dori and the level of detail is absurd, but there is also a lot going on in Europe for example ;)
So awesome, nice article guys!
4 months, 1 week ago on Sea To Snow. A Roofless Adventure
@Speedhunters_Bryn mr. Brynstein I meant scheduling wise ofcourse, my bad. I'm quite aware of the fact that you guys work all weekend to bring us stories for which we are grateful!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Garage Envy. You Won’t Believe What’s Inside
Awesome article Larry!
Also, funny to see that even the Speedhunters have a normal workweek. No posts during the weekends :p
This is still true :(
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Car Feature >> Matt Powers’ Nissan 240sx
Sweet baby jesus, this car is sexy. I find the P1 to be slightly over the top aesthetically so this 650S ticks all the right boxes in my book.
Now if I could just win the lottery :p
5 months, 2 weeks ago on McLaren 650S: The Weaponised 12C
I'm quite a tall guy(like mr Aasbo around 196cm) but I drive a Miata/Roadster which is a small/narrow car. Do you have any seats, prefarrably hardback, that will fit the car without having the holes for the shoulderstraps dangerously low?
Thanks in advance!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Want To Harness The Takata Knowledge?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Pain, Guts, Glory… And Chilli Fries<br/>BMW Does The Daytona 24 Hours
5 months, 4 weeks ago on What’s That In The Garage? It’s February!
@neurite @Jason0110 @speedhunters_dino Most of the stuff engineers do in windtunnels is confirmation tests to see if the stuff they calculated and envisioned to be aerodynamic are actually that. It helps a lot with the final tweaking but most of the work is done inside the heads(and computers nowadays) of the engineer.
I helped build a prototype EcoMarathon(fuelefficiency race) car that was designed to be aerodynamic using flow simulations and rough calculations by hand in excel before it was tested in a windtunnel. The cost to start up a windtunnel is already 10k euro's and another 5k per 30min. And this is a small one, not large enough to fit a whole car ;)
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Introducing The Baby LFA.</br>Bulletproof Nail It
@speedhunters_dino @BrockHarvison @fairlady432 Same here, page comes up blank.
Had the same with your R34 story just after the site maintenance, maybe the story was moved to a different location and the website can't find the story that belongs to the URL?
6 months ago on Your Heart Will Cry
Nice to see how passionate Vaughn is about his cars! I'm not too fond of the modern Mustangs but I've got to say that this one looks pretty sweet :)
6 months ago on Hammered Down: How Much For An RTR?
@Spaghetti Both the Liberty Walk ánd the RB/TRA Kyoto kits are designed by Miura-san but Liberty Walk is as said not his own company. He designed kits for BenSopra too.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Through The Doors Of The Tokyo Auto Salon
Holy shit that Zonda looks menacing from the front!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Bow Down To Japanese Car Culture
@BannedAndFurious @Dynames Which more people should know about and do because it's annoying as hell to get blinded by the person behind you, especially by the newer VAG cars with their ultra bright Xenon!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Return of the Mak:</br>The Perfect All-Round S15?
Let's see if I can get my rolls of film developed in time for the deadline, there's some inspirational stuff in there(to me at least) :)
7 months ago on It’s January! Who Wants To Be A Speedhunter?
@Taryn Croucher @westhave Thanks a lot! I might be able to hire a car, that'd give me more flexibility(especially if it's really onle 27hrs top to bottom). I'd like to visit the D1NZ or something related but most of all just experience the country(and the nerd in me wants to visit Wellington :o )
I'll look at the options when the time comes but for now, thanks again and maybe I'll be able to spot a sweet and low Datsun :)
7 months, 1 week ago on Why YOU Need To Head Down Under
Taryn or other NZ based readers; If I wanted to visit NZ next year December, what area would you advise me to go to? Probably won't have more than a week or so(budget...) Thanks!
Now this is a very well executed build, hats off to ECi!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on German Speed Metal:</br>A Time Attacking Porsche 944 Turbo
@YBYAV8 Standing mile, hah.... gaaayyyy. But seriously, what is it with people bragging about how quick they go up the strip. Since when is comparing a dedicated dragcar to a full option luxury Brabus a fair comparison? :p
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Brabus And An Extreme Case Of The Benz