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Now this is some REAL Speedhunting!! More articles like this, please.
10 hours, 37 minutes ago on Believe It Or Not: Ferraris, Rolls, Lambos…</br> & A DeLorean Live Here
@Paddy McGrath @apex_DNA I love SH and come here almost every day, and would like to personally thank you for the variety of content for us mere mortals to feast on, but would a kanjo racer with a Camaro front end, M3 tails, bright graphics, body kit and chrome wheels ever get featured here? It would probably get more "hate" than all the criticism on "stance" articles combined.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@TarmacTerrorist After it became wildly unpopular, nobody wanted a future for the "rice" scene. People did "make a...(ton)...of mistakes, learn(ed) and develop(ed) their own styles", that is until a new wave of fads came in under a different look, name, whatever.
I'm not angry, I just feel it's unfair to other enthusiasts who are shunned for their modification choices or the type of drivetrain layout they choose while others get a pass.
@Paddy McGrath I doubt anything deemed unpopular these days i.e. certain FWD vehicles would "challenge peoples's tastes".
2 days, 20 hours ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@TarmacTerrorist I'm willing to bet you'd call a late '90s Civic with R34 front and rear end conversion "rice" without so much as batting an eyelid, regardless of all the "go fast" mods done to it.
@Mike Garrett @apex_DNA @D4k0t4 A Honda with such "style" would be deemed as "rice" regardless of all the "fast" mods and whether it "gets driven hard" or not, without so much as batting an eyelid.
@Jagdroach Would you honestly say the same thing 10-15 years ago?
I sense a double-standard.
@Jagdroach @TarmacTerrorist In Japan, the call it Spo-Com style, which is its own separate subculture, not a fad that takes over the entire country. And if you deem what's done to Hondas nowadays as "rice" too, then it's USDM style.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@TarmacTerrorist We DID move on "as a culture", under the guise of political-correctness.
The front end conversion would look even better if it was on a coupe.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@D4k0t4 It's been making a comeback for a few years now, but in RWD form...
Tackiness on a FWD = the ultimate "rice".
Tackiness on a RWD = the epitome of style.
@osvaldo matamoros @pedey Not sure whether serious or serious trolling.
@eccramer @fortytwoeyes That already happened back in late '90s, it was called "rice", but instead of taking inspiration from F1, it was the touring car championships - single wiper conversions, touring wings, large diameter wheels, graphics and bright paint jobs, etc.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch
@mrwicksy @RenoRotary Nor the proper suspension, like they used to (road cars that is, older Hondas come to mind).
@malcolm33 Very true. For example, a 15x7 +38 Kosei K1 Racing wheel weighs 13.5 pounds, but the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A in 195/50R15 size is around 20 pounds.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch
Classic all the way, no need to "rice" it out.
It's always a pleasure to see a comrade getting the spotlight they deserve...well done.
4 days, 7 hours ago on From Russia With Roar: The Fail Crew S13
Oh I can dig this...there's a fella deviantART that does something similar, but his username escapes me.
4 days, 7 hours ago on The Art Of Automotive Mash-Ups
@lucky brew Love the tailgate...and the rims, and OG mini trucks in general.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Minitruckin’ The Old School Way
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that custom radiusing your fenders WAS the extreme end of it.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan
@earmenau @apex_DNA Would you be so kind and explain it to me?
"The reason that I’m preaching to you about change is because I’m
noticing a slight problem within our car scene right now. I’m talking
about the negative attitude and ‘hate’ within the online automotive
community, in particular towards Japanese and Japanese-influenced car
styling and culture,
So hellaflush and stance is Japanese-influenced now? I thought it was just another ricer trend passing by. Mind blown.
"After experiencing firsthand the kindness, enthusiasm and sincerity of the participants of the Offset Kings showcase at Fuji Speedway recently...
"That's Japan you're talking about, those people do it for the love of cars, not to impress people they hate...
"...crazy Z40 Soarer...and its subtle overfenders..."
I believe it has custom radiused fenders.
Can't wait for the feature though...and more "involved" articles like this, please.
Yup, can't wait for Rocket Bunny Toyota 2000GT either.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway
@Tom Egg Or dated. Like slapping a Wings West kit on a 20-year-old car back in early 2000s.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway
Is it me or does the FD kit looks like something out of Wangan Midnight manga?
@AP234 @basshole It's not their fault Oahu Raceway Park got shutdown...
4 weeks ago on A BMW M3 With A JDM Twist
@M3Beast That's weird, I always though it was the other way around...
@Mike Garrett @Speedhunters_Bryn We're grown men, not old...at least not yet.
4 weeks ago on Street Style Forever
@d_rav @Mike Garrett Koguchi is king of RPS13 style!!
That's some serious Speedhunting...
1 month ago on Hayabusa: The Samurai Of NASCAR
"A few simple touches have turned an already unique car into something even more special..."
Is "special" a more PC way of saying "ruined" nowadays?
1 month, 1 week ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
I can tolerate all the "hype" (sponsorships, stance, "lifestyle" events, etc.) you want to publish on SH, as long as you have features like these.
1 month, 1 week ago on 5 Unexpected Finds At Tsukuba
That "Duracell" setup would look grand on a hybrid or an electric dumped on air.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Playing With Detail: <br/>20 Ways To Stand Out At A Car Show
You should give Grassroots Motorsports a try - no "rice" (including stance), no JDM hype, no-nonsense approach to fast cars and even faster driving.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Saying Goodbye To Old Friends
I liked Corvettes as a kid (and who didn't?), but then came Gran Turismo and everything changed. I've kinda lost sight of American motoring, but driving a 380hp 6-speed-automatic single cab pickup truck with a utility bed for a living, helped change that. Sure it's not fast per say, but it handles quite well for it's size and vehicle type, and that sound at full throttle? Priceless. Thanks GM.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed
I hope Grassroots Motorsports never gets cancelled. And it probably won't, as old farts do like their rags. Subscribed for years to come, so you've got nothing on me!!
Something about that Prelude...
2 months ago on Meet The 1/24 Style King
@zero2sixtyZ @Larry Chen Nice car, man...always liked that generation of Maxima. Nice choice of rims too.
2 months ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?
@Jake Laird "Thanks to articles like these, however, the more mature enthusiasts
among us have to work extra hard to eradicate the stereotype perpetuated
by the morons depicted here."
I can relate...we have to go out of our way not to be lumped together with all this nonsense, yet we are hot rodders, speedhunters, gearheads, and car guys thru and thru.
2 months ago on A Car Party Not For The Faint-Hearted
@Execute @PhatRainbows You are correct, sir. Those are factory AP1 taillights.
2 months, 1 week ago on Porsche Hunting In A Honda
@kuruma San @apex_DNA RICE = Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement…back in late '90s it was Super Touring, now it's works-style.
2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
@Bocket Runny Louvers or lovers?
I honestly can't wait when all of the current trends are grouped together with "rice" from 15 years ago...but it will take time, think of 2014 as 2004 and you'll see what I mean. Some people understood what "rice" was back in 1998 or earlier, for others it took them another 6-8 years to get their blinders off.
2 months, 1 week ago on How To Build An Everyday Outlaw
I don't think I'd change anything about the car, exterior-wise.
2 months, 1 week ago on Audi Builds A Monster For Wörthersee
"What on earth were the US authorities thinking by making all car
manufacturers equip cars with these monstrosities? I guess not much was
understood about crash testing, crumple zones and other such things back
in those days…"
2 months, 1 week ago on Introducing The Wekfest Five
It's interesting to see I'm not the only one rocking an early '90s vintage Kenwood head unit...awesome feature by the way, I'd take a driver's car like this over a show car any day of the week.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Build An Everyday Outlaw
True, but I think it depends on the wheel too. Don't Work Meister S1s come in chrome? They look fine on period-correct car, say a JZA80.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on This Isn’t Your Average Car Park
"Chrome/polished rims should be illegal on cars made after 1980 thou..."
Why?! Plenty of cars made after 1980 have not only pulled off chrome/polished wheels but have made them part of their DNA, either in OEM or aftermarket form, unless I'm thinking machined finishes...