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"While I in no way condone or encourage illegal street racing…"
No need to excuse yourself, just say it how is OR don't say it all, leave it for people in the know.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Why Do We Love Stickers?
@Smiggins @EvolveWRC How is it any different from a "domestic" guy calling anything Japanese "rice"? This is Speedhunters after all, not a YouTube comments section.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Goodbye Mustang, Hello Skyline:<br /> The New American Dream
@returnity What's so hipsterly (or is it hipstery, I'm confused) about loosing interest in something?
3 days, 10 hours ago on 10 Years & Still Sideways:</br> The Formula Drift Book
@j_kouki @apex_DNA Apples to oranges. Plus you're getting so much more with a BNR34 compared to an M3, it's not even fair.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Goodbye Mustang, Hello Skyline:<br /> The New American Dream
@turbo BEAMS ae86 @apex_DNA True, but Canada's aftermarket is not as big as California's, let alone USA's.
There are cases of Japanese companies still manufacturing parts that many believe to be discontinued, only to find out they sell them in US only (or so it seems, as there are no word of them being still made on their official websites or anything, but parts can still be ordered in US thanks to the magnitude of it's market). Or like in J's Racing's case, where half of their sales are coming from US and mostly for "older" cars whereas in Japanese market, they're only able to sell parts usually for newer vehicles.
Sorry, not for me. Began loosing interest in the sport around 10 years ago, and in part, thanks to Formula D and further "commercialization" of the sport. Been watching D1, and later, the Street Legal series off and on before loosing all interest especially after Keiichi Tsuchiya and Daijiro Inada left the "corporation". The replacement series called the "Drift Muscle" could not fill the void, and imho have gotten worse with series sponsors such as Rota Wheels.
Nothing will compare to the golden (and early) years of drifting, when drifting was FUN, and if you're talking about the early years, when drivetrain layouts had little to do with the sport, as there were plenty of FF and AWD drifters back then.
3 days, 14 hours ago on 10 Years & Still Sideways:</br> The Formula Drift Book
Who knows maybe we'll see resurgence of aftermarket parts for Japanese cars Japanese themselves forgot (like EF3/EF7 for example), that is once all these RHD imports will start flooding the US.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Goodbye Mustang, Hello Skyline:<br /> The New American Dream
More articles like this please. Something that gear heads can relate to, not scenesters.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Car Life: When Is It All Too Much?
"Having a running, driving project is worth so much more than two or three dead ones in storage."
1 week, 2 days ago on Car Life: When Is It All Too Much?
@MikeYee Why Civic, and not something that can't "turn"?
1 week, 4 days ago on Akaishi Special: The Joy Of Honda
This is not an EK, but EJ.
Yeah I thought it was odd too, not that I care for orange wheels tho, but nonetheless you expect a description to match the picture y'know.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Return Of The Canyon King
@boron @zephoto Yeah, why follow stupid dated trends when you can live out your dream.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Return Of The Canyon King
So much inspiration. This guy is my hero.
Volume 2 wasn't a limited run like the others.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bookshelf
@Babauzis Audi IS Volkswagen...
1 month ago on VW’s New Hot Rod Wagon
@Speedhunters Follow-up to the order. Received the package this morning, exactly as promised, 6 days after placing the order. Packaged the same as Volumes 2 & 3...do you guys have any plans on making a "package" sleeve for Volume One as well?
1 month ago on We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bookshelf
Lucky owner of the first 3 books here…can't wait for the 4th one to arrive.
Please do package it well. I did like what you guys did with volumes 2 & 3 though.
1 month, 1 week ago on We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bookshelf
@flushpoke It is 60% for SS and only 33% for SH as of right now.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge: Your Help Needed
Not sure whether serious or not.
All I wanted to know is if any of BBS' technology and know-how used in F1 trickled down directly to that particular consumer wheel like in the case of Enkei's RPF1 wheel.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wider Than You: A Fatty Lotus Exige
I must be thinking about Vamos then (as it was called in Japan, I believe those sold in the UK had a different name).
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Wider Than You: A Fatty Lotus Exige
I see. To us Americans it's sorta of a unicorn as it was never sold here, and before the wide-spread use of Internet we only knew about it thru British car mags.
@kphillips9936 Didn't Lotus use Honda B and K-series engines at one point?
@hypodermic @KrisMoffatt What's wrong with a Mondeo ST220 again?
@Perry Kveton @ChrisRacer1 Were BBS RS' used in Formula 1 like RPF1s were?
I'd say it's 95% perfect.
3 months ago on Nob’s Personal Ride: The T&e S15 Silvia
"You know Honda did something right when cars like the EG6 are still so popular 20 years after their debut."
More like EVERYTHING right…'90s Hondas are still considered the best FF platform ever made.
3 months ago on Gallery>>hondas At Tsukuba, Pt. I
@Emptypie They do use wheelie bars but not for that purpose, so they're called traction bars instead.
3 months, 1 week ago on Interviewing The Sport Compact Legend
Whatever happened to Sonoma event?
3 months, 1 week ago on Texans! Is Your Car Next?
@smokinimages Good shot.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Lizard Hunting In The Big Apple
@Fartonyourlip TE37s should've been BNR34 factory wheels...and they were, in a 5-spoke variation called the GT-LM4, on the Z-Tune model.
Speedhunting? I think so.
I say less stance and more old school ICE, please.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Eye Candy From StanceNation Japan
The last car just oozes style…more shakotan goodness please!!
@Nikhil_P You want DeathHunters?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Meeting The Angry Pandas
@Skreamies And legendary too. Abflug is synonymous with Mid Night Club.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on All The Flavours Of StanceNation Japan
I think the reason why Japan gets away with anything done to motor vehicles is because they do it for the sake of it, impressing people they don't like comes second, or doesn't come at all.
Love the OZ Racing wheels on the Abarth, wish they came in 15" sizes.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Meeting The Angry Pandas
I agree. '90s designs are best!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on GranStudio: Where Greatness Is Born
@jdmspeed @AdamBezzegh Agreed. Sounds like he's a closet "ricer" waiting to come out.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Discussion: Can You Make A Ferrari 458 Better Looking Than It Already Is?
@JDM_Luca @Gianluca FairladyZ When you can't improve a car, then you simply cannot improve a said car…everything that you'll do thinking that it'll improve it (especially at such high level of engineering as Ferrari's) will only make it worse. In the end, if you're not sure about whether a modification will improve a car or won't, then you shouldn't be touching the car, period - you'll only lower the car's resale value and value of the car itself. I wish more people used their heads before ruining their cars in the name of the latest trend.
Most modifications are subjective ("beauty is in the eye of beholder" as they say), but why the drilled rotors?
Can't wait until next feature!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on European Hill Climbing Personified:</br> Opel Kadett Howler
@hushypushy AT Civics had amber/clear corner lights too (w/o side markers) in both US and Japan (EDM Civics were the first with clear-only corners and amber side markers), so it only makes sense he continued the theme with his EF.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on A Civic Shuttle That Proves There’s More Than One Way To Have Fun
@Pancakes @apex_DNA No, but the Super Touring-style rear wings, front splitters, muffler tips, upsized wheels/tires, and racing livery got the ball rolling. Then came the VeilSide-replica aero kits, "fart-cans", heavy large diameter wheels, wild graphics, etc. It was a matter of time before the real stupidity began with neon undercarriage lighting and all the tackiness associated with "Racing Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement".
Clear taillights was a Euro thing that got integrated into the "import scene" later on, just like the current "stance" trend which is usually "blamed" on Japanese VIP and drift culture, but Europeans have been doing it since the '80s - look at some of their wide-body cars from that time period, most are running wide low offset wheels with stretched rubber.
Sure it wasn't just Super Touring that "inspired" these kind of modifications, there was also a bit of "lowrider euro" and original "sport compact" style that had a hand in developing this style (or lack of it).
In the end, this is only my opinion based on my limited knowledge, understanding, and exposure to said phenomena.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Putting The Super Back Into Touring Cars
@rabernd Why is it evil smelling? If anything it'll smell like a hot rod that it is.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks
Amazing story-telling (and photography).
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ascend To The Green Heaven In St. Ursanne
Is it just me or does the Porsche in opening photo appear to be moving if you stare at it long enough?
I personally like 930's US bumpers, so what's you problem? Haha...
On a more serious note, I love how most of the older cars in the post are wearing meaty tires and a low stance.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Daikoku PA: Who Needs Museums?
@JakWhite But that doesn't stop the media from continuing to shame us into buying these contraptions.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Unplugged Tesla Model S:</br> The Future Of Car Tuning?