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Glad to hear it, Dino...let's hope it's closer to the beginning of the year?? ;)
7 hours, 27 minutes ago on New Breath Of Life @ The Super Battle
I am really liking the Lotus content :) I have been thinking of entering Lotus Cup myself, but need some more regular trackday experience first. Also, I'm not sure where my car would be categorized since I have a K20. Maybe with the V6 Exiges/Evoras which would likely crush me!
Nice writeup Jonathan!
7 hours, 36 minutes ago on Desert Rock With The Lotus Cup
Oy, Dino when's that OuterPlus coming along? Wasn't it promised in one of those "upcoming this month" posts awhile ago
6 days, 6 hours ago on The Ultimate NSX?</br>Esprit’s Time Attack Monster
Does anyone remember the original Driftworks videos before Youtube was around that got like a million views? They were unrelated to this Driftworks UK production, but I remember watching my friend who created the series download hours and hours of bootleg drifting clips from P2P file sharing clients like Kazaa and Napster, and then spending days creating those long techno-pumping compilations.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Outsiders The Movie: Japan Explored
Those stupid roof scoops...Otherwise, I like the Ferrari Lusso/250 Berlinetta front end look. The rear taillights coulda been molded better so it doesn't look like a cover over the stock lights too.
Overall, I don't feel very inspired or disappointed. But the owner sure has a one of a kind car and the effort involved definitely shows.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Wait, That’s A Miata? Pit Crew Style
Thanks for sharing more pics of the Europa. I think its one if my favorite feature cars on SH along with the LaSupra and Franks Exige.
Btw do you know the ballpark rent for those apartments above REA
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tokyo Tuning Legend: A Visit To RE-Amemiya
Alonso may not like being under pressure from his teammate, but Ferrari is still his best shot at a WDC, barring Red Bull or Mercedes both of which have already locked in their drivers. And true to Alonso's political/mind game agenda, he's already made public comments equalizing Kimi and Massa as drivers, although we all know that after 2009, Massa's stock has gone down and Kimi's has only gone up since his return.
Think about it though. This season, the only teams that have been able to really hold a candle to RBR throughout the course of the season has been Mercedes and Lotus. Ferrari and McLaren have struggled and fallen off the development curve and although Ferrari sits above Lotus in the Constructor's currently, it's more to do with Alonso's early season wins and points consistency. Lotus has been able to challenge Ferrari and also the other teams because of Kimi's own performance, as well as having James Allison who is regarded as second only to Newey in terms of design.
Now that Ferrari have snatched up JA as well as other key Lotus staff, it has now made Ferrari as strong a team as Mercedes and RBR. Furthermore, next year's engine regulations will favor teams that have factory engine support. That would be the three aforementioned teams. Lotus will likely suffer next year with the loss of those technical people and Kimi (although Hulk would give them great motivation to challenge), and McLaren will probably will not recover form until Honda comes on board since Mercedes will likely share as little engine data with them as possible next year.
Plus, Alonso v Kimi is just awesome for us fans. If he can win a WDC against Kimi as his teammate, it will cement his legacy as one of the greatest of this or any generation and actually increase those dismissive critics of Vettel who has not really been challenged by a teammate before.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Poll: What Alonso Does Next
I love that Horacio Pagani still uses a drafting board to design his crazy modern machines...old school and new tech at the same time. It reminds me of Adrian Newey, Red Bull's F1 designer and CTO... he also draws and designs by hand still, one of the last in F1 to do so.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Modern Day Da Vinci: Horacio Pagani
I have to say Larry, this post makes me fall in love with cars and cameras all over again.
2 months ago on Speedhunting In A New York Minute
Theres a homeless guy messing with your coilovers man.
2 months, 1 week ago on Project Leroy: Custom KW Competition Shocks
This is one of the best recent posts on Speedhunters! And it's not because of the RWB content (although that's awesome too!)
The real reason this is among my favorite articles since Sept 18...NO CHAPTERS! ZOMG!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Smoke, The Sound: RWB In The Raw
@Rob Bullough Translation: We paid a lot of money for this website upgrade/design and do not intend to acknowledge "chapters" is flawed because a redesign/tweak would entail going over the allowed web design budget. Also, our analytics group likes to collect and measure click through rates on chapters so we can gauge reader's interest for each article.
Maybe next fiscal year Speedhunters. Or maybe we should all click on the sponsor banners so there's more advertising money for a less annoying design. EA overlords appreciate your continued support.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Seventeen Lambos And Some Strobes
Miura should do a Liberty Walk Lotus... just sayin :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Showstopper: Liberty Walk Gt-r
Kind of misleading to call this or the S30 "carbon"
Other than that, I respect Rocky Auto's disregard for purists and doing what he likes. I hope he makes a real complete all carbon shell for this car though. I am sure he has the technical resources to do so, given his reputation and the fact that he's already made a good chunk of bespoke carbon parts for this car.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Kyusha Dreams: Rocky Auto’s Carbon Hakosuka
What happened to those Speedhunters tire stencils that Dino and Rod promised!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Saying It With Pride
@JoeWhaler I think they've collaborated already along with Kato-san from Liberty Walk on the LW Murcielago. http://1013mm.com/blog/2013/04/liberty-walk-lb-performance-lamborghini-murcielago/
But as Dino says, his client list is extensive and probably includes shops you wouldn't have thought about.
4 months ago on The House Of Style: Tra Kyoto
@777 In order: Yes, yes, no, no. Your answers may vary.
4 months ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
While I agree with Frank that you can't call these an Audi or Lotus, and that the craftsmanship and finish leave much to be desired, I don't necessarily dislike them as he does. At the same time they're too far removed from a roadcar that they're just not relatable.
The KRB cars definitely aren't what they appear to be. Whether that is a good or bad thing depends on the individual. I am impressed with the raw speed and they're probably insane to drive but if the chassis is so heavily modified from the original or started as a completely ground up tube chassis, no silhouette body panels will convince me its a Lotus or Ferrari or Lambo or whatever.
This is the same reason I don't think the Nemo WTAC car is an Evo. It's a fast machine with a lot of development behind it, but I just am not impressed as much as I am with something like Under Suzuki's S15.
I guess in the end, I appreciate them for what they are, but they are not an Audi or Lotus. And Paddy -- How does a NASCAR Camry capture the spirit of a production Camry?! Unless they're painted as bland beige as the production car feels to drive and be around, I don't see how that as a metaphor works lol.
@RodChong Speaking of DRIVE, do you ever have plans to expand Speedhunters into video features and reviews? Reading these blog posts are cool, but with the depth of talent in your photography team, surely videography might be the next step in bringing Speedhunters to the next level?
Seeing some of the feature cars in motion would be spectacular. I would love to see video content in the future and would love to help out someday too.
August looks like a cool month, and a welcome change of pace @SuzyWallace !
4 months, 1 week ago on The Scenic Route
I also want to know where we can get a Speedhunters stencil!!
4 months, 1 week ago on Shooting The Race We Raced In: The Idlers 12h