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The Blitzen is coming back?!? Might not be as pretty as it once was, but I totally appreciate Subaru doing it. I still swoon over the last model - almost 10years later. A red wagon with a sunroof.. unghf..
2 weeks, 4 days ago on A Little Taste Of The Tokyo Auto Salon
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Goodbye To The Speedhunters, Long Live The Speedhunters
LOVE this. Its all just a bit of fun..
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Highway Runners: <br />Chasing The Kaido Racer
..Stuggling to look at the workshop-area photos through tears of joy...
3 months, 1 week ago on Inside Nismo: A Day At Omori Factory
..Fitting a Titanium exhaust to a new Carrera S?
Maaaaybe a little unrelatable for this audience?
That exhaust is absolutely stunning, but likely cost more than most readers cars..
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Project 991: Enduring Excellence
@goon 90's-era Toyota (JZA80/SW20/...) factory fitted part doe...
9 months, 1 week ago on We Own The Night:<br/> Running With Risky Devil
The powdercoat-cleared steel frame is absolutely beautiful. I'd noticed the rear tub cover doesn't make an appearance in any of the pics, but its easy to see why - how could you cover anything up!?
Excellent build, and very tastefully done. I love it.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Final Entry: Engineered to Slide Hilux
Brilliant work. Seriously good on him..
As usual, nice acticle and pictures too. Particularly love the two sunrise shots...!
1 year, 4 months ago on Sedan On The Salt: A Mercury Kustom
.. incredibly random here, but that would have to be the first time I've seen a trailer on a car in Japan. The lack of towbars on cars there is definitely noticable..
1 year, 5 months ago on The Yearly Gathering: Hachiroku Day 2013
Properly nice car. Really great..
Glad he didn't chop it.. and that the blue/blue colour combination one him over in the end - it sure looks damn perfect on the car.
1 year, 7 months ago on A Kustom Bomb – Adam Woodhams’s 1951 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe 2-Door Sedan
I'm liking that navy blue 86 on the Hayashi's. At first glance its a bit off, but Its hard not to appreciate the retro throwback of it! :)
Also.. assuming the closeup is the front left wheel on the Black xA2x celica, it looks as though the tyre is back-to-front.. :P
1 year, 8 months ago on Toyotafest 2013: A Family Affair
Great build, but seems to be handicapped by its weight?
As far as fast RB's go, it seems as though they've started with an odd chassis. I imagine this cars got more in it than an 8.51, but without even particularly following drag racing, I can think of many faster RB30-powered commodores - the RB30's real home.
A quick search showed 6 VL's doing sub 8.5's, with 5 of the 6 still being SOHC RB30ET setups (with one being a 26/30 like this one). The top-20 all do less than a 9s pass..!
Cool to do something different though I suppose, and Id guess a drag-GTR has a bit more appeal in the UK..
1 year, 8 months ago on MGAWOT II: A 1500hp GT-R Street Car That Runs 8s
Great stuff. :)
I'm here for the variety, and the quality. I love it.
Started reading this blog ~2009 sometime, and remember reading right back to the beginning. Would be a bit more of a task at this point!
Interestingly, I've found these blogs/sites (Speedhunters, autoblog, and many smaller others I read), have completely replaced my magazine purchases over the last 5 or so years.
Not only is the content just as good as I was reading the magazines for (car buillds, show coverage, etc); but its more the case for monthly car news and review magazines - they're now old-news when they're published. They cant compete when I check a handful of sites multiple times a day... from my phone.. absolutely anywhere.
Its something I wouldn't have guessed 5-10 years ago.
Anyway, here's to another 5 years..! :)
1 year, 9 months ago on Speedhunters Changed My Life: Five Years On
Regardless of how it looks; this car is a stunning piece of engineering.
Huge thumbs up to the owner too, for what looks like a great colour combination. It seems all too often these high-end cars get ordered in some fairly gaudy combinations. Money definitely doesn't buy taste!
On a random note..
You should have used a front-on picture of the car for the title pic, like the last three supercar posts!
1 year, 9 months ago on Unobtainium Maximus: The Bugatti Veyron
Really great stuff. :)
Shame about the accident to finish things off though.
1 year, 9 months ago on Seeing Red: Ferrari Racing Days Japan
I'd be silly not to..
1 year, 9 months ago on THE NEW SPEEDHUNTERS BOOK - ON SALE TOMORROW
Excellent read. Great pics, informative and interesting...
Good work. :)
1 year, 10 months ago on A Night On The Town: Lapping The C1
absolutely awesome car, and top photography as usual.
..Now it just needs some matching orange window-film, and a large name down the side!
1 year, 10 months ago on Factory Experimental On The Street: A/fx Falcon
Regardless of Lennon's ownership; cars like this are cool on their own as a time-capsule. Despite the harsh first few years, being mostly-parked since 1980 has left it in fantastic shape for its age. The patina is absolutely perfect..!
1 year, 10 months ago on John Lennon’s Car: A Wagon That Rocks ’n’ Rolls
I'm not sure how I feel about that Imperial caricature; but along with everything else here, its a ton of quality workmanship. Hot-rods and custom cars are detail overload...!
1 year, 10 months ago on Hot Rod Homecoming: Spotlight-o-rama
damn, that's nice..!
loving the location of the first pic.
I cant help but feel it could have only looked better, had all the photos been taken at sunset/evening - not in the direct, harsh, sunlight. It just looks so classy in the servo and diner pictures...
1 year, 10 months ago on Necessary Evil: Cruisin’ In A Mild Kustom Cadi’
..that set of photos underneath the overpass - damn - brilliant work..!
1 year, 10 months ago on Porsche Perfection: Magnus Walker’s 911 “str”
fantastic car.. im loving the details.
Great photos too (and choice of pics for the article..).
1 year, 11 months ago on As Long As It’s Black – Riley Stair’s 1986 BMW E28 535i
Its funny how in pics of a Japanese car show, its that very pretty grey Porsche that excited me. maybe i wasn't expecting it?
Wish i was there.. (and would/should/could have been if i was better organized..! argh..)
1 year, 11 months ago on Vintage Sights: Nostalgic 2 Days
Title is a bit messy - should be EVO vs STi, or Lancer vs Impreza.
Otherwise it would be no argument whatsoever. an 'EVO' IS better than a base 'Impreza'!
re EVO vs STi though; i honestly really consider them the same car. They are just so so similar, that referring to them as 'Evo/Sti' when talking about them or comparing to something else, makes perfect sense.
They've always been small 4door sedans, with 4wheel drive, and 4cylinder turboed engines. they make the same sort of power, same performance, and have the same tricks that make them so damn good.
In theory, I've always liked the STi more.
both GC vs CP9A, and GD vs CT9A (i'll ignore the new ones for the moment).
- I like the fact the engine is north/south, with the correct drivetrain layout.
- I prefer the sound of the tuned boxer
- It had frameless glass, and the overall trim build quality seemed slightly nicer.
In the EVO's defense though; its always seemed more hardcore, and seems to take much more of a beating. They just seem so much stronger and over-built mechanically.
Over 2011/12 I owned an EVO 5 (along with the 6.5, my FAVOURITE EVO), and it was an absolutely brilliant car. Point-to-Point, in acceleration, grip, and braking.. It was so damn impressive. What they do with relatively minimal power is fantastic, and would absolutely blow similar-powered Silvia/Skyline/Supra/genericrwdsportscar away.
I only sold it as i was afraid I'd kill someone in it. Drive It anywhere near 10/10ths (/its full potential) on the street, and you're seriously moving along.. well past the point an accident would be anything minor...
Other than that; as much as I'd always be tempted to buy an STi (GC8 v5 or 6); after seeing first-hand how damn good the EVO's are, I'd probably never bother taking the punt.
..and I imagine that is the case for many others who are owning one side or the other..!
They're both awesome cars, but I'm going to have to vote EVO.
1 year, 11 months ago on Poll: Evo Vs Impreza
Absolutely brilliant. Properly stunning..
I'm loving everything about it.
Its definitely at the point where I love it more as art, than as a car though; where It is just so much better to look at that I could ever imagine it is to drive (and that's not saying it would be anything less than a joy to drive!).
1 year, 11 months ago on Hhr’s Brooklands Special ’32 Ford
I never get tired of the attention-to-detail, character, and style of cars like these.
1 year, 11 months ago on Honmoku Style: The Razzle Dazzle 2013
we must move forward, not backward;
upward, not forward;
and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
1 year, 11 months ago on Up, Up And Away – Backwards!
what an awesome car.
Makes it all the more amazing that regular BNR32's are still so affordable in Australia..
1 year, 11 months ago on Godzilla Attacks: The Gibson Group A Gt-r
I love these cars so much.
I've never even sat in one, so not even sure I'd fit - but I do love them. I like everything these cars are about.
I wish the Elise S didn't have that ugly little spoiler though.
1 year, 11 months ago on Driving Nirvana: The Lotus Elise S
I absolutely fkn love it. Almost everything I'm looking for in a car.. :P
Its funny that to someone who loves the Europa in its original form; while there is almost NOTHING original about this car - I still love it.
The gold RPF1's look brilliant on it. The red paint and red seats are perfect. The NA 20B is perfect.
Nice pics too btw - the upper-rear Quarter shot is such a nice angle...
2 years ago on Rotary Buzz: Re-amemiya’s 20b Lotus Europa
Its not actually one of the nominations here, but relevent:
My absolute favourite video of the year would have to be the Depth-Of-Speed video 'Trackday' by Josh Clason.
Its short, lots of noise, little bit of good music, and the red C10 Skyline in it is bloody gorgeous. I have had to have watched it 100 times now... and loud!
2 years ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: Video Of The Year
Cheers for including my AW11 in this. looks like it might be a little outgunned here! ha
Pick of the bunch would probably have to be the S30, but I loved that B18 mini...
2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: #featurethis
That Crown wagon looks almost finished to me..?
Seriously; gather the couple pieces its missing, lower it over some unique vintage japanese wheels, and replace as minimal parts as possible to get it registered. The patina is too cool as-is..
2 years, 1 month ago on 2012: An Automotive Journey
I love love love that crimson BNR32. Really, my definite favourite of the cars here.
But as far as demo cars ago, I'm going to have to go for the BenSopra R35. Its a new company doing big things, and its been important for both them and the R35 aftermarket (aero) as a whole.
2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: <br /> Show Demo Car Of The Year
Tough choices here!
The Liberty Walk S30 is beautiful, and I love the constant creativity of that S14; but as far as 'mental' cars go - its hard to look past the 962 and the 'wrecker' rat rod being driven around on the streets..!
2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: <br/>mentalist Car Of The Year
That Exige/Elise. Its often on my mind..
2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards:<br />street Car Of The Year
Beautiful photo's, and a beautiful location.
the closeup shot of the rear right quarter is my favourite there.
I think its amazing how devoid those shots are of the usual 'city' things. garbage, parking meters, signage, posters, graffiti, road markings, etc.
It almost looks like a created set, or something someone has modelled as a CG backdrop. Its so odd.. its too perfect..!
On the topic of pretty Ferrari's - the 355 was my favourite 'recent' Ferrari, but am so happy with the 458.
2 years, 1 month ago on Memoirs Of A Speedhunter: The Lost Ferrari
That first shot is everything here! :D
Beautifully clean car.. very very nice.
2 years, 3 months ago on #featurethis: All Trac Fury
fantastic.. i love it. :)
2 years, 3 months ago on A 9-second, 700hp, Street-legal Datsun 510
obviously not overnight, but perfected over quite some time :)
2 years, 3 months ago on A Car Is For Life – Not Just Another Ford Escort
I love how original they've left it outside, with only necessary changes visible (wheels to clear the brakes, cooler, exhaust, etc). original colour, not too many decals, etc. Just bloody perfect.
I think the only shame is its become a little too much of a race car - It'd be a great street car!
2 years, 3 months ago on Time Attacker: Pro Stock Racing Skyline Gt-r
I forgot to comment at the time, but thanks a heap for posting this - i really appreciate it!
Thanks to everyone else for the kind comments too..!
2 years, 3 months ago on #featurethis: The Perfect Mr2?
Just ordered one! The book a lovely concept.. :)
Hurts a bit for us Aussies - We're running off UK pricing, and the postage cost is epic..!
Still worth it anyway..! :P
2 years, 3 months ago on The Speedhunters Photography Book Is Here
The last photo made my heart sink. :'(
2 years, 4 months ago on Interclub Tsukuba: A Final Look
I love my car, so simply do the best i can to buy the nicest parts i can.
If cost alone was forcing me to compromise, then i wouldn't be doing it at all.
This definitely includes 'knockoffs & replica's'.. whether its a complete copied/fake/replica part, or even an imitation/design copy.
If there's two versions of an identical 'looking' part, why would i knowingly put the crapper version on my car?
2 years, 4 months ago on Poll: Knockoffs & Replicas Vs. The Real Deal
great attention to detail..
How the hell this thing is registered though.. goddamn. Cops in Australia would have a bloody fit! minds blown..
2 years, 5 months ago on The Wrecker From Hell
the look of it with those flares, those wheels, and those tyres...!
.. I had a scaletrix mini as a kid that had the same look - and this is just a full-size drivable version.. its intense! :D
2 years, 6 months ago on Jeff’s Garage-built B18c Mini
looked like a great show/meet.. quality cars there. so many good cars in the background too..
really liking that greet E7 wagon on SSR's..
2 years, 6 months ago on Celebrating Japanese Classics By The Bay
wow. i have to see this car when its done.. what a beautiful colour combination.
off white over a saddle brown - very subtle/smart. :)
2 years, 7 months ago on Where Dreams Come True, Singer Vehicle Design