Atlanta, USA / Kyoto, Japan.
Cars and Video games. I write about them, I take pictures of them, I film them. I like to dream, right between my sound machine.
When dealing with a brand identity like Aston Martin, with so much heritage, how do you know when you can break the mold in design terms? How do you know where to draw the line to make original and innovative design or keep something obviously "Aston Martin"?
1 week, 5 days ago on Question Time For The Century Man:<br/> Ask Mr Aston Martin
@jay8393 Yah I am surprised at how many people obviously haven't kept up with the news and are relying on Speedhunters. I mean, SH is great, obviously. But it isn't exactly the place to go for up to the minute automotive industry news. Most of the FB car blogs or whatever have been showing this news for a week.
It's funny too because there was rumors of a new EVO earlier this year. Even some of the Japanese cars mags were showing "leaked" concept art.
Oh well. Maybe we will see a new one in several years.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Goodbye Evo, It’s Been Fun
@Spaghetti Tokyo is easy.. go to Nakano Mall or Akihabara. You can't get away from them. Osaka you want to head into denden town, which is near Nipponbashi station.There are several places around the city. There is a cool f1 shop near Osaka station. My favorite place to shop though, is about an hour north of Osaka in Kyoto. B's hobby. They have a sister shop in Yokohama as well, just south of Tokyo.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Shizuoka: The World Capital of Scale Models
As someone who has spent some time with this car in person, and photographed it, it is nice to see some pics that do it justice. It is absolutely jaw dropping in person. These pictures do a good job capturing how low slung and mean it is. sitting still, even in a parking lot, or show space, this car just looks like it wants to eat something, like it wants to be driven hard. Awesome shots.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Hiroshima Hero: Meet Japan’s Wildest S13
Push. Always push. Exorcise the curse.
1 month ago on Project Evo: Can Cars Be Cursed?
@apex_DNA @majik16106 @Pwain I cant wait until the US gets more of them. then maybe.. MAYBE.. the r34 can stop being the most overrated car on the internet. lol
1 month ago on Garage Envy. You Won’t Believe What’s Inside
@Pwain @majik16106 @apex_DNA Yah, see my other comment. Sorry I didn't assume you were from the one place they aren't really sold. International audience and all. I just took issue with the use of the term unicorn. Personally for you guys in the US.. i guess, but by that logic.. the r32 is a unicorn, and 33, and 31.. and evo 3,4,5,6.. and Excorth Cosworths, and st205s celica GT-fours, and s15s, and Lancia Deltas,,,, and I am sure you can see where this is going. Speedhunters is a pretty global audience as is car culture... so Im just not sure its fair to start labeling cars as unicorns that are commonly found in Canada, all over the EU, Aus, Jpn, NZ.. etc just because they aren't available in the USA. Just a stupid difference of opinion over semantics is all it really is.
@apex_DNA Ok, I guess I just don't consider it a Japanese unicorn because you live in the one country in the industrialized world where you can't own one. lol. Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand.. and obviously Japan.. not that rare. The unicorn in this article is the Prince. Thats Japanese and you don't see that.. anywhere.
@apex_DNA wat? A unicorn is a rare, mythical creature that nobody ever sees. You see r34s all the time...
@RBJKT @majik16106 @Speedhunters_Bryn Working on it! I just made that page in the last year as a bookmarker. I've got life issues but I am going to take a crack at doing what I think would be something different. Just have to wait unti I can.. you know? I don't have a bankroll.. just an idea.. so the first little bit will probably be pretty low quality in terms of technical stuff, go pro footage and basic editing from what I can shoot on a t2i.. but I guess it will test my theory. The content will have to sell it. Wish me luck.
1 month, 1 week ago on A New Way Of Doing Things? Vossen Shows Us How