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@Speedhunters Still no Osaka Auto Messe coverage?
4 days, 15 hours ago on Defining JDM:</br> Battle Evome Tsukuba Attack
@Mike Garrett @flyingjolly It is the 2nd longest-running indoor car show in the world after all.
1 week, 1 day ago on Welcome To Sac-Town:</br> It’s Autorama Time
In regards to your deleted comment...
"F1 & FIA clamor about F1 being a lab for road cars. How is that possible with so many restrictions."
Honda's VTEC & PGM-FI systems, double-wishbone suspension, etc. down to the valve cover design of their '80/90s cars was a direct result of their experience in F1. And if you're talking about F1 today, well nothing is like how it was, from cars to music to the government, everything changed after the year 2001, we became "safer" and our lives became more boring as a result. This is solely my opinion of course.
1 week, 2 days ago on Is This The Future Of F1?
@CaliZephyr70 @RaceSonoma @Speedhunters Same here.
1 week, 3 days ago on Welcome To Sac-Town:</br> It’s Autorama Time
@JustinOdijk And rightfully so.
1 week, 4 days ago on Is This The Future Of F1?
Nothing is on track as far as F1 is concerned, the only thing that will keep me interested this season is Honda working with McLaren again.
@Mike Garrett @apex_DNA Will we see any coverage of the event on SH?
2 weeks ago on German-Born, California-Inspired,</br> Built In Japan
@Gianluca FairladyZ @Peter_Kelly Why not get the optional hardtop from Honda? No need for ugly imo (but functional) hardtops from Mugen, Spoon, etc.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on A Raw, Circuit-Ready S2000 Streeter
@Mike Garrett That's so cool. I live about 20 minutes from the venue, so I'm definitely looking forward to what draws your eye.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on German-Born, California-Inspired,</br> Built In Japan
@Speedhunters Will you guys be covering Sacramento Autorama this President's Day weekend?
Those are concave version RP-F1s, not RPF01s...
@3nigm4 @jacobherman14 Rotary?!
@uKENinam japarts.co.uk, japperformanceparts.co.uk, jappower.nl,
jappowernationals.co.uk, japspeed.co.uk, japtune.com, the list goes on...
I guess the
rest of the world didn't get the memo.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on From Skylines To Lowriders: <br />Welcome To Cholo’s
More small car features, please. Hatchbacks in particular.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Small & Scary: 13B Turbo Mazda 323
"In my humble 1980's biased perspective Mercedes hasn't produced a car since, with squared off edgy body lines and a racing heritage, that impresses me the way the 190E 16V does. Even when I see other Mercedes on the freeway, costing ten timed more than mine, I feel no envy."
The same could be said about late '80s, early '90s Hondas (depending on the model). I'm also sure other car manufacturers like Nissan of the same vintage would fall in to that category as well.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks
More "JDM" articles please, especially with history in them.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on JDM Defined
"It is the opposite of consumer culture. Rather than throwing something
away, these artisans are customizing and reinventing. What if we all
kept our current cars for the next 30 years and each continued to
rebuild and reinvent them every few years?"
It's what I'm trying to achieve, 9 years under the belt so far, and 21 to go.
Very well-written article by the way. Thanks Speedhunters.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Discussion: Searching For The</br> Lost Soul Of The Automobile
I love this thing already...
More small car features, please.
1 month, 1 week ago on 1,200lbs Of Fun:<br /> A British Backroad Burner
@AndrewK996 Then don't leave the car where it can get stolen AND don't post photos of it online forums or on social media networks, a friendly reminder from a Honda owner.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Shelby GT350R: A Street Legal Racecar
Articles like these is the reason I come to SH.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on UAE’s Best Kept Secret:<br/> The Hill Climb To Nowhere
Love that mini Benz, and are we gonna see any more of that Lada?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Weird & The Wonderful At</br> Tokyo Auto Salon 2015
The new NSX is already sold out in UK.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The New NSX: Concept No More
@CollRaceovski This is a true Acura, if that makes any sense. And so do the rest of Acuras in the current line-up, except for maybe the RLX which is made in Japan and is sold there as a Honda Legend.
Will this be a limited release like most of your products, or is it something that we can count on, in say 6 months or 2 years from now?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Wait Is Over: <br/>Speedhunters Pro Camera Straps
This is beautiful.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Ford GT Is Back
I'm not a big fan of LW overfenders, but they somehow work in this situation, hence my question in disbelief. And don't all modern Porsches run fairly wide wheels to begin with?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Little Taste Of The Tokyo Auto Salon
Keep laughing. Each rotor is considered the equivalent of a 3 cylinder engine.
"That’s how they do it in Japan. Cars that might be reserved for roped-off show displays in other countries are not just driven on the street, they can roast tires with the best of them."
Exactly. More people need to adopt same philosophy.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Galaxian: Japan Reinvents The Hot Rod
Best read to the sound of Rockabilly in the background. More articles like this, pretty please.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Paradise Road: Custom King Since ’87
Not just that, but people worrying too much about power, period, and then bitching about cost of legit aftermarket or OEM replacement parts. Don't they know that "power is nothing without control"? How many times have we seen these "builds" with mediocre tires for example? Or high horsepower cars w/o substantial chassis improvement?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A 20-Year Kenmeri Affair
4 rotors = 12 cylinders?
Why do I like the LW overfenders on a Porsche?
"As he drives it often, the owner of this car has maintained it well. It’s a true experience living with an old car like this – you slowly develop a relationship with it, you know when something is wrong and at the same time when she’s feeling just right for a good blast on the highway. You buy her new parts and upgrades – like the works overfenders so many of these and earlier Skylines are always seen wearing – and before you know it you’ve embarked on quite the affair."
My sentiments exactly. I feel like a lot of car enthusiasts are too busy trying to impress other people, whether they're building a "feature" car or a demo vehicle, and as such they're missing out on an experience of a lifetime to live with the car, to truly understand it or at least to attempt to. It is when you get to add your very own personal signature touch - no trends, no hype. Just you and the car, in unison. But it takes years, and in our world of instant gratification, it's not often someone will have the loyalty and determination to see it thru.
@Victor Zimin @Larry Chen Why not try looking for them in Vladivostok? I know it's far away from where you're from, but it's only a few hundred miles away from Japan and 90% of their cars are RHD anyways. Just a thought.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Parts Hunting In China
@mbretschneider Pick-N-Pull here in California is known for that with some of their "cheaper" parts.
Me likey…a lot.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Swedish Muscle:</br> A 1,200hp Time Attack ‘Vette
At the end of the day, Japan remains the reason Speedhunters exists. Japanese car enthusiasts are the OG Speedhunters, they've taught us to really love and appreciate different marques, automotive styles and sub-cultures, and to really enjoy our cars. The anti-trailer queens. The photo with Ferrari 308 sums it up, and the "Car Guys" sentiment proves it.
Last but not least, is it just me or does the photo with three Aventadors evoke an '80s feeling? Must be the angular lines - in both subject matter and nearby architecture. Also, it's true there's nothing cooler than a white testarossa, if only the owner would've kept the front lip unpainted. And love that bone-stock Golf, I miss cars like that and don't think I'll ever own anything newer, once exposed to them.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Welcoming In 2015, Daikoku PA Style
1 month, 4 weeks ago on When USDM Doesn’t Suck: Lexus Attack
Reads (and looks) like a Super Street article.
2 months ago on When USDM Doesn’t Suck: Lexus Attack
@Fritz Lucky you.
2 months ago on We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bookshelf
Just got around to flipping thru the book, and I must say this Christmas gift to myself did not disappoint, in fact, not only was there the content I wanted, but it else served as a timepiece of sorts - every other photo reminding me of this or that moment in life as Speedhunters is good part of my daily routine. Thanks guys, well done.
@H8RADE I, on the other hand, noticed there weren't enough articles from Japan...
2 months, 1 week ago on A Night With The Shakotan Rodders
The bonus images are always a treat.
"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.
2 months, 1 week 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.
2 months, 1 week 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?
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
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.