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Design-wise I dont like the 200 series Volvos (sooorry Bryn) but I do respect their powerplants. This car is quite nice tho. My favorite part is the leather rear seats?? idk why lol.
Your enthusiasm for these bricks is always infectious and I was happy to read the connection to one of my favorite cars of all time.
Before Speedhunters was launched I was already addicted to car porn-mostly of that Amazon:D!!! I used to orgasm uncontrollably at that exposed transmission. like arrrgghh!!
Anyways, maybe you can track down the following Volvo powered monster-loooooog overdue for a Speedhunters feature, and personally my favorite home built street-car in the world:
1 week, 5 days ago on Turbo Bricking It:</br> Riding In A 740hp Volvo
@majik16106 @speedhunters_dino @DecMcClure
Because "...this is a country that’s regulated to the hilt."
There's a lot of politic$ involved with closing public roads to *cough* race cars.
When you consider how many dedicated racetracks and hill climbs are already in the world it's kind of a tough sell - in Japan:(
And then theres the logistics of a Euro-centric series getting its teams and fans there.
I hope to see the event return with more crazier machines to run: Pagani Huayra, Honda HSV-10, Office-K Maserati and of course Kobayashi in a Caterham 620R!!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Climbing The Hakone Turnpike
WOW! What an operation you've put together.
I honestly cant thank you and the team enough!
You've given me something I didnt know I needed everyday since '08.
1 month ago on Goodbye To The Speedhunters, Long Live The Speedhunters
...well, he wasn’t dead...LOL!!
I have really been thinking about doing a Euro-trip with a friend because I feel old as f--k (30yo) but fortunatley no real responsibilities. I'm thinking the Saint-Ursanne, France and Germany trifecta would be nice.
Can we get a Speedhunters travel planner/guide for some of the places you stayed and explored?
Something like a pamphlet we can buy from the store??
Something about that old European architecture really gets me going!
1 month, 1 week ago on 10 Things To Do</br> On Your Speedhunting OE
Respectfully have to say ur mistaken. I dont think he called it a 3rd world country. I feel Bryn was just trying to illustrate the vibe/atmosphere of a place like this. Being its in NY, USA (obviously a 1st world country) that fact alone means there are still more options available than in a 3rd world area of similar character.
Futhermore, being from or LIVING in a 3rd world country is nothing to be ashamed of. This wonderful article mentions pride at least twice, determination and admiration. This seems to be more about the people than the place.
Bryn, this was the most left field post Ive ever read on Speedhunters and I really liked it!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Place They Don’t Want You To Go…
As someone who loves conceptualizing/sketching I think this is the one Speedhunters article that REALLY speaks to me...all i can say is WOW :o! Thanks for the inspiration. Amazing work!!!
2 months ago on Where The Wild Things Are: ESPERA Sbarro
Would also like to hear that 8-1 exhaust but this is not too bad :D!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
2 months, 1 week ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: Built Not Bought
Same here! Already got time off to go see them at Watkins Glen.
I missed the Super Trofeo race this year (camera batteries) Wont make that mistake again. Cheers!
2 months, 1 week ago on How To Win The</br> Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational
Standings for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Season
1 Porsche 343POINTS
2 SRT 340POINTS
3 Chevrolet 330POINTS
4 BMW 328POINTS
5 Ferrari 320POINTS
Must be a fluke.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Win The</br> Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational
'...outside-the-box, unique creation that has served as both a talking point for anyone Pipey meets, and a campfire of sorts.' -nuff said...but i will add something lol.
lets not get so jaded we lose the wonderment that people outside of our community obviously have when confronted with such a machiiine.
Good freaking job Pipey!!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on A Bridgeported Party In The Rear
@C7JFW reading your comment made me remember a time 4 years ago when i had that attitude of indifference from plain old ignorance. But then I went to a REAL race and it was the 12 hours of Sebring. That's when IT ALL clicked.
Corvettes, Porsches, BMW's, LMP prototypes etc. all there just....racing :)
The Corvette was no longer an old mans car, a poor mans Ferrari, a mid life crisis, a death trap.
It was fast, it was fighting and it was free.
Do yourself a favor and cut through the media and internet bullshit and go experience the Tudor United Sportscar Championship or whatever racing you have near you.
p.s. bring ear plugs :D or not...
I loooove TVR Sagaris!!
Some way somehow I WILL own and drive one in the states.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Prepare For Blast Off: A Savage Sagaris
Wow good eye on spotting that! So dissapointed that they never built it to sell, but at least we have the prototypes, right? And yes, Williams F1 was/is a partner.
4 months ago on The Hypercar They Should Have Sold…
probably not what you mean but this came to mind ; )
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Interviewing The Sport Compact Legend
I have to disagree with you Dino and my passion for car design outweighs my lazy ass so here goes:
japanese design is great and improving to keep up with this new era of complex body creases,
The current honda accord: http://www.stancenation.com/2011/08/18/you-wanna-talk-fitment/. No way 90's accord looked better.staying with Honda, what other car pulls off the egg shaped space ship of the civic?
Last gen is300 is defnitely bland, but they saw the error of their ways. that new polarizing grill/face is sooo japanese but the way creases and curves catch the light and still stay classy is genius. and theres a line that flows up the side bisecting the flared rear arch and meets the equally distinct taillight.
Subies r always quirky like a tomboy or nerdy girl, but put them in some nices shoes (wheels) and some tight jeans (drop) and ur like whaaa?? thats herrr? drool :P
Mazdas are like a really good looking T.V. family. From the mom(mazda 6)dad (rx8?)kid(mazda 3)baby(mazda 2)
And do I have to pull the GTR card? do I, Dino? no 1 will ever mistake Gojira for a vette/ferrari/porsche. if they do they should be run over by 1 so they know. Now that i think about it Nissan design does suck...AHAA! ur mad that nissan design is poop, arent u? u mad bro lol?
sorry that was immature but u mad, bro :)
The japanese didnt lose the designing spirit- just the need for speed. new MR2,3000GT,S2k,RX7 & 8 and Furai-3 plz
5 months ago on GranStudio: Where Greatness Is Born
WOW... the engine is a monster and that body with that stance and that pinstriping is damn near perfect,
but to me that interior with dat red roll cage iz the jewel in the crown.
blew my load (prematurely) at pics 14 and 15 and wanted to propose at pic 16
good job guys. i hope it was good for you too ;)
5 months ago on Blown ‘N Low: Hot Rodding 101
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch
@robert armantrout I would have to disagree. I had 15 x 5 with 175/65/15 inch steelies on my car and then threw some 17 x 7,5 with 205/45/17 inch alloys on.
the good: more grip in corners
the bad: noticeable lack of acceleration.
In theory adding more mass = more weight. I dont see an 18 inch tire ever weighing less than a 13 inch tire with the same construction.
Also, the argument that F1 cars dont share much with roadcars is a bit ridiculous. When's the last time you saw an open wheel street car?
IMO Formula 1 tests theories and principles using a basic and optimal 'formula' (stripped out,single seat etc.) and the results are then transfered to roadcars.
Soooo.....FAT TIRES FOREVER!!
If anyone ever gets in touch with the artist, Please have him leave his deviant art page or website here.
I love how he took liberties with the stance of that jag. lovely!
7 months, 1 week ago on The Best Cars & Coffee Ever?
To quote Mike Garrett recently:
"Fat Tires Forever!"
7 months, 1 week ago on What Does It Mean To Be An Automotive Enthusiast?
OMA GOODNESS THAT'S HOT!!
THAT LAST PIC MAKES ME WANNA ZOOMA ZOOM ZOOM AND A BOOM BOOM!!!
8 months ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality
B-E-A-UTIFULL MASTERPIECE ( The Build & Writing) Thanks
8 months, 1 week ago on When Tribulations Give Way to Jubilation – Kris Clewell’s Porsche 911SC Engine Build
some crappy pics from Cars & Coffee Boston a week ago
8 months, 1 week ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?
I'm guilty of not giving this car credit for doing everything the modern driver needs-no more no less.
The worst part is I have no idea where the preconceptions came from!!
Most likely I still want to play with the older cars from the 70's?? Or maybe I dont see enough Evoras around? Maybe Lotus needs to reassure people they're not going anywhere...and offer more variants? a lighter Evora IPS?
Evora gives you heritage, handling and no headaches with the Toyota engine, but at that price maybe people would
just rather have a corvette/porsche-exclusivity be damned.
I think the biggest problem with this market and them not 'making them like they used to' is that the people who used to buy them aren't. The 3 pedal driver looking for a new car is becoming an endangered species.
If only dogs could buy cars, too!
Anyways as I said before I was rudely unplugged from the matrix :
Yes there should be a 928 and if you google 928 concept there are some
old Panamera style renders out there via motortrend and car and driver.
I would put this above the Panamera. Reason being you can get a nice 911 or Panamera for $100k,
and the two coexist peacefully.
If you introduce the '928' in that same price range it could gouge sales of the 911 and/or Panamera.
They should start it at $120k and go for the Maserati GranTurismo market.
9 months ago on Should The Porsche 928 Come Back?
Hey what happened to my other posts?
can we not have links anymore?
OOOOOOh Snap I just had a thought!!
If they do build it I would love to see a DTM RACE VERSION!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can someone do a render??
On the subject of DTM can we get a poll to SAVE THE V8's???
Thanks Bryn, for humorously illuminating the hypnotic abyss that is the project car.
I think its time for some new stickers to show some solidarity with my brothers and
sisters on the other end of the modified car spectrum.
Heres some ideas:
#I'll Sell It When I Die
9 months ago on I Got 99 Problems.</br> But The Volvo Ain’t One…
9 months ago on The Drifting Surfer: <br />Matt Powers Does A 360
loved the rendering!..the finished car not so much.
Personally I would have hit those RB flares and spoiler with that flourescent orange to
highlight the kit.
10 months ago on Change Is Bad
At 1st glance looks like something new or a reincarnation of a group B rally monster-not a Scion TC
10 months, 1 week ago on Suits Racing. Aasbø and Rocket Bunny Mean Business!
Heres hoping the next TC is offered in FWD,AWD, and RWD!!! I think its possible
especially if it uses the FRS platform. Subaru used to offer FWD back in the day, right?
I really started to like this concept when I saw it moving.
Hats off to Hugo. I'd buy an IDX NISMO just for this kit. I WANT!...yummy!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Dreaming About The IDx
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but every time I look at my CRX I just feel heartache.
I took it off the road because I came to realize the rolling-resto thing is always just patchwork.
Now I drive society's idea of a "real car".
I'm trapped between not wanting to modify it at all and understeer,body roll, and no throttle respone!! }:(
But the e-brake works, the radio works, no rattles and I can fit some big girls :)
BTW I see you doing big things in Racer magazine Sean! Keep up the good work.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Project Leroy: Time To Get Out And Drive!
Posts like these are always inspiring (and motivation to make more $$).
Its an amazing time we live in where a 40 year old engine is still being tastefully
developed because its sounds good!
Heres a little piece I did not too long ago. I think fits with the nostalgic, new vintage theme.
11 months ago on Nostalgia Rules At Japan’s Best Vintage Show
really looking fwd to seeing what time will reveal.
cant help but feel this story needs to be supplemented with a
video documentary - "Speedhunters Presents: Mystery of the Devil RX3"
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Mystery Mazda:</br>The JTCC RX-3 Found In A Basement
"...romance novel on wheels"...what a quote! Someone get this guy a
F12 test drive- i think he's in love <3
That Belladonna Ford GT looks pretty-like if Ferrari had sold to Ford. Even the sunken
wheels add a certain vintage characteristic.
1 year ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion
I LOVE IT!! So far, no one has said it looks like x, y, or z...
obviously cues from FT-HS concept, frs etc.
but it's a great, strong,unique,brave FUTURE-IS-NOW design.
With the BMW partnership my guess is its an inline 6 with yamaha vvt-i heads
and manual transaxle in back? #corvette fighter
Or 4 cyl with electric motors like the Toyota Hybrid R Concept? (think BMW i8)
MAYBE its a MR2 with AWD #alfa 4c fighter
Sooo many variants and possibilities with this package O_O
1 year ago on Toyota Means War: The FT-1 Is The Supra Reborn
Jeez Dino, you're freakin' relentless!
You know its only 8 days into the new year right?
Thanks for the Awesome car and thanks Rich for bringing this over
to the states.
1 year ago on The Least Desirable Skyline?
Yess! haha. I wasn't, but when you said it, I did.
Now i cant get "nightcall" out of my head :)
from Zonda R to FUBA R
1 year ago on Bow Down To Japanese Car Culture
I love this silhouette style racing car with the high sills and cropped doors.
Ever since the ALMS season ended I was suffering serious racecar withdrawal (its real yo!)
It took Chris Harris describing how the aero works on DTM cars for me to give it a chance.
And guess what?
Just like ALMS the production is great, commenators explain a lot (I finally understand and witnessed DRS), all races are on DTM's youtube channel, and even qualifying kicks ass!(look for sparks at Brands Hatch).
The best part: these guys rub when they race! These cars aren't as fragile as F1 so the drivers have a bit more gusto
1 year ago on Lost, Found and Winning: The STCC Volvo!
beautiful shot man! its like a super model coming out of the water in slow motion lol.
1 year, 1 month ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: The Overflow
Youre awesome Dino!! You seem to be just as busy as Muira san and Nakai san.
Its a trip to see your work in the print magazines too.
I picked the MC12- been my backround since.
1 year, 1 month ago on Behind The White Glasses
Duuude! What the hell?!! "fuel crossover system"/ "cadmium plating"?
This article just sucked me in and blew my mind on so many levels.
Race cars with history and mystery gotta love it!
1 year, 1 month ago on A Living Legend – Henry A Davis’s 1966 Ford GT40 MK1 Le Mans Race Car
Awesome execution on this build. I liike ; )
Ryan Tuerck said that when you tandem with this
its in front of you and behind you at the same time lol
1 year, 1 month ago on Manfoot Huxley: Sliding To Infamy
Wow Bryn! More highway surfing shots, please!
I love that last shot and the "pinup" shot above it.
1 year, 1 month ago on Laid Bare: The Cutworm Specialties Alloy Dually
Thanks for this! I found myself right clicking and saving pictures of wires and control boxes : 0
Thats a weird feeling knowing Im excited by stuff I have no clue about...I guess that makes me a
1 year, 1 month ago on High Voltage Assault And Battery
A lot of opinionated art school rejects on here lol. like turbo BEAMS ae86 mentioned: this is the same car just better.
Every model thats lasts more than 1 generation always gets more refined and toned R32,R33,R34 GTR; c4,c5,c6 corvette etc. Youre the quacks at art galleries looking at some "artists" vomit and saying dumb shit like "i really feel his passion".
I dont see or maybe I dont want to see this "EURO" influence...but i think they are going to love it! Im into hatchbacks and smaller, lighter cars, but I drove a friends Mustang and its just a different experience.
Its WIIDE so you feel like youre sitting on a throne and instead of a granola bar of an engine, you get a whole banquet to feast on. You take your time digesting because Torque!
Now it has a 4cyl, 200lbs lighter, IRS and a timeless style against a sea of German and French hatches and sedans...This could be a game changer in these new markts = more RWD :)
Also, theres people saying its not tough enough - gtfo! Is it that hard to imagine some racing stripes, a lip kit and some driving lights? Vaugh Gittin Jr should have you guys covered with the next RTR
1 year, 1 month ago on Sixth Appeal: 2015 Mustang Revealed
you are an ELITIST dickface. read the article and learn about our ppl/world or if your butler cant read it to you watch the video http://www.today.com/news/good-samaritan-teaches-homeless-man-computer-programming-2D11650630
1 year, 2 months ago on Meet Street Shark, The Ultimate Ricer