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FJ-powered, ironmask-front, in red over black with gold decals..

Not a 20et, but too much else is too right to care!

Saw this car (among MANY other quality cars) in person on sunday. Even saw you wandering about..!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Loving The ’80s:</br> An R30 Skyline By Utilitas


Interestingly; while the passenger seat is indeed an LS(B), the drivers looks to be a CT...

2 months, 1 week ago on The Draw of Albert Blue – Bobby Mercer’s 1971 Porsche 911T


I had(have) a model of an early beetle in an almost-identical colour combination - Dark gold on a similarly dark red. I think it is modelled after the 1millionth beetle made.

This one looks fantastic - love Cal-look VW's..

2 months, 1 week ago on German-Born, California-Inspired,</br> Built In Japan



So glad to see another step in the right direction for this chassis. It's a shame Porsche force themselves to keep it a rung under the 911.. it has so much potential...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Better Than A 911?</br> Enter The Cayman GT4


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..

3 months, 2 weeks ago on A Little Taste Of The Tokyo Auto Salon


LOVE this. Its all just a bit of fun..

5 months, 1 week ago on Highway Runners: <br />Chasing The Kaido Racer


..Stuggling to look at the workshop-area photos through tears of joy...

6 months 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.. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Project 991: Enduring Excellence


@goon 90's-era Toyota (JZA80/SW20/...) factory fitted part doe...

1 year 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, 5 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, 7 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, 8 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, 10 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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!

2 years ago on Unobtainium Maximus: The Bugatti Veyron


Really great stuff. :)


Shame about the accident to finish things off though.




2 years ago on Seeing Red: Ferrari Racing Days Japan


I'd be silly not to..



Excellent read. Great pics, informative and interesting...

Good work. :)

2 years 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! 



2 years 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..!

2 years 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...!

2 years 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...

2 years ago on Necessary Evil: Cruisin’ In A Mild Kustom Cadi’


..that set of photos underneath the overpass - damn - brilliant work..!

2 years, 1 month 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..).

2 years, 1 month ago on As Long As It’s Black – Riley Stair’s 1986 BMW E28 535i


thoroughly awesome.

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..)

2 years, 2 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.


2 years, 2 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!).

2 years, 2 months ago on Hhr’s Brooklands Special ’32 Ford


Awesome stuff.


I never get tired of the attention-to-detail, character, and style of cars like these.

2 years, 2 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!

2 years, 2 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..

2 years, 2 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. 

2 years, 2 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: Video Of The Year


Lil reh!

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, 3 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: <br/>mentalist Car Of The Year


That Exige/Elise. Its often on my mind..

2 years, 4 months 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, 4 months ago on Memoirs Of A Speedhunter: The Lost Ferrari


That first shot is everything here! :D


Beautifully clean car.. very very nice.

2 years, 6 months ago on #featurethis: All Trac Fury


fantastic.. i love it. :)

2 years, 6 months ago on A 9-second, 700hp, Street-legal Datsun 510


Great Build.

obviously not overnight, but perfected over quite some time :)

2 years, 6 months ago on A Car Is For Life – Not Just Another Ford Escort


Absolutely beautiful.

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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 months ago on The Speedhunters Photography Book Is Here


The last photo made my heart sink. :'(

2 years, 7 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, 7 months ago on Poll: Knockoffs & Replicas Vs. The Real Deal