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It's quite amazing to see how much of an underground sport drifting is in the UK still. Those that are in the know seem to really know their stuff, but there are many that still aren't aware that drifting is a legitimate thing. You were a great ambassador for the sport! A drift event at Goodwood would de awesome, I'm sure they could find the space somewhere! Obviously not on the hill climb course, it's way too tight. Which made your run up the hill all the more impressive by the way! I think I said that to you on the day. I have a video of it that I took on the day and I've watched it over and over. Never gets old :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Making My Mark On Goodwood:</br> MADBUL Style
Great article. It was awesome to meet you at Goodwood Mike. You definitely stole the show, out of all the famous faces and cars the names I kept on hearing were Mad-Mike and his RX7. I hope you come back!
1 week, 4 days ago on Making My Mark On Goodwood:</br> MADBUL Style
Watched Mike drift the entire hill climb on the Sunday. It was incredible. What was even better was that as soon as he came back down and parked up he was signing autographs and chatting with his fans. Such an awesome guy. Come back next year!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on MADBUL Destroys The Goodwood Hill
I'm still not a fan of the FT-1's face. Everything else about it I love, but the front end lets it down for me
2 months ago on The Best Cars & Coffee Ever?
Oops, posted this before reading the article. Can't wait to see this there!
2 months ago on MADBUL Meets Rocket Bunny
I loved the last gen MADBUL so much that I wasn't sure I was going to like this when I saw the original renderings. Now I've seen the finished product, I love it! This looks awesome!
Will you be bringing this to Goodwood next weekend Mike?
Don't normally like to fuel these internet fires but wanted to express my opinion. I really hate this kind of thing. I can't describe why. I just do not understand why anyone would want to do something like this. It baffles me that people think this looks good. I suppose it's because I know it's not supposed to look like that.. I once saw a Toyota Supra with an E60 5 series front end. Needless to say it was revolting.
Granted it is a clean build, I appreciate the time and effort, that it is his car he can do what he wants and he doesn't care what I think, that it is meant to divide opinion yadda yadda, all of that stuff that people are going to jump down my throat and say (so don't waste your time) but it is just not for me. People are going to call me a hater and tell me I just don't get it. I do hate it, and I don't get it.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Looks Like An E46, Drives Like An S15
More manufacturers in the sport is great, but I want Subaru and Mitsubishi back.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Calling Carlos, Toyota Are Back!
Not sure I agree that there is a lack of Evo's round here, (I can think of several awesome examples that have been featured recently) but more Subaru's, yes please! Can I also make a(nother) request for more Supra's? There's a car that gets overlooked on here.
Also, will you be having another European Tour this year? I went to Modified Live at Snetterton last year and had an awesome day. Players Show is at Goodwood again on the same day this year so I'm already planning to go. Would be great if you guys were there again.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Smile. It’s April.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of the people that is saying Kei Muira needs to change his style. I like that he has a signature look. I think this looks cool, but the rocket bunny thing is starting to get very played out now. I can see where it's going. Speedhunters presents Vaughn Gittin Jr's 2015 Rocket Bunny Mustang anyone?
5 months ago on Suits Racing. Aasbø and Rocket Bunny Mean Business!
@speedhunters_dino @d_rav @TokyoCarGuy Anyone got a link to the Beemer shift knob? I thought the Katana shifter was pretty bad-ass, so I'm intrigued
5 months, 1 week ago on Hopped Up, Laid Out And Chopped. </br>Razzle Dazzle A-Go-Go
"Seeing an FD RX-7 parked out front makes me wonder when Miura-san will build the Rocket Bunny FD."
Me too! I thought the idea was that Mad Mike would have it for D1NZ, being the 'Next Generation' MADBUL. I'm sure it's going to be awesome so I can wait a bit longer. As long as it's coming sooner rather than later!
5 months, 1 week ago on Garage Envy. You Won’t Believe What’s Inside
@InnerToxicity Fair enough. It's just another one of those things that divides opinions I guess. I just think they're a bit of a gimmick, except nowadays most new cars have them so they're not even unique. I've never really understood the safety argument either, as I personally don't find it hard to see another car during the day. They're not like headlights at night, where you can see the car coming due to being able to see the headlights first, you only see the daytime running lights when you see the car, by then you already know it's there. They just seem pointless to me lol
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Abstract Extracts Of Geneva
I fall in love with the 2000gt every time I see one from the side. Such a gorgeous profile.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Meet Hunting. </br>The Move to Daikoku
I really wish the daytime running L.E.D phase would come to an abrupt end. I don't care what car they're on, an Audi R8 or a Citroen DS3, I think they look tacky and unnecessary.
I'm really enjoying this Garage and Workshop month on Speedhunters. I think this has to be my favourite feature so far. Very impressive what these guys have achieved especially when you find out that it's not their day job. Looks like a really cool set up. I'm definitely jealous.
P.S. - features on the S15 and blue FC (especially the FC) would be much appreciated. Sweet rides.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on NZ’s Temple Of Drift: Inside C’s Garage
The damage that the Zagato did to my eyes was healed quickly by that RX3. What a beauty!
6 months ago on Coolest And Rarest. 5 Cars To Discover From Nostalgic 2 Days
I want to thank Speedhunters (especially you Mike) for bringing Initial D to my attention. I recently found an English translation, and started reading. I'm not sure how good of a translation it is, but it makes sense and I know whats going on so it can't be too bad. I'm only about 230 chapters in but I have loved every moment.
6 months ago on Initial D Goes Back To Its Roots
Stunning pictures Larry!
6 months, 1 week ago on The Art Of Being Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place
The Rocket Bunny fenders on this car make it look almost like the AMG Black Series version of the same model. Especially when you look at it head on. I'd have the Black Series over this anyday, but I really love this car. I think it looks great. I think the Rocket Bunny/Liberty Walk look works better on some cars than it does on others, and not at all on some (thinking Liberty Walk GTR) but I think it suits the CLK. Cool build!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Japanese Are Coming For Our Euros! The Sarto Racing CLK
Tons of style and talent to match. Great article. That was a nice video too.
7 months ago on Mad Mike On A Mission
Maybe it's just because I'm obsessed with them, but I always feel like there is somewhat of a lack of Supra's to be found on Speedhunters. Plenty of Skylines, RX7's, S-chassis, a GT86 in every other article (sorry), but never enough Supra's. So it was nice to see not only a Supra in the spotlight, but a really good example of one. Love the Nascar-style livery.
With what looks like the majority of this year's FD grid going to ZN6 variants, I have to say, Asia's line up is a lot more interesting.
7 months ago on Thai Fighters Under The Spotlight
That CLK is amazing. The Rocket Bunny look works so well on that car. I love it.
7 months ago on The Five Cars You Must See From TAS 2014
So badass. You're definitely right about Mike's builds. Can't wait to see the next generation MADBUL!!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Biggest, Baddest, Lowest: </br> Mad Mike’s BRODZR
One thing I've always felt with need for speed is that there is no way people who own cars such as the Veyron would race them in dangerous street races. I've always preferred the car lists in the earlier games, because they were more realistic. That being said, it is a video game, so who cares about realism. As for the film, I'm sure there's an explanation for how he gets his hands on such cars. The hero car is actually the Mustang, so that's a bit more believable.
However, and I mean no offence by this, but if you thought Fast 6 was realistic then I think you need to watch it again. It was SO bad because it was horrendously unrealistic. I was a die hard fan of the first film, the others up until 4 weren't that great but they were fun, 5 started getting stupid and when I went to see 6 I came out of the cinema angry that I had paid to sit through it. It was terrible. I doubt I will go and see 7.
Need for Speed looks like a traditional car film, not an action movie with ridiculous car stunts that defy the laws of physics, which is why I'm excited to go and see it.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Destroying Million Dollar Hypercars?<br/>On Set With Need For Speed
Really, really love what you're doing here. An exciting partnership and venture no doubt, but I do agree with the people saying this particular car is a bit familiar. That's not to say that I don't like it. I do. I'm just bored of the 86 now. Yeah it's a great car, with lots of potential, but when so many are featured on these pages (and the pages of other sites - it's not a purely Speedhunters thing I'm moaning about!) it's hard to get excited about them.
That being said, I'm excited to see how far this can go. You said you have designed kits for a variety of equally exciting cars... I can't wait to find out what they are! Wishing Speedhunters and KM the best of luck with this!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on What Miura-San Did Next
I stopped reading at some point because I don't want to know what happens. I wont enjoy the scene as much if I know what's coming. But nevertheless, what I did read (mostly about the different types of car) was very interesting. Can't wait to see the movie
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Destroying Million Dollar Hypercars?<br/>On Set With Need For Speed
Loved the Wekfest Hawaii article, so I'm glad that made the top 10. Seeing as though I have yet to see The Goodwood Festival of Speed on this list and I doubt it will take the top spot, I'm a little disappointed it didn't make the cut. I know this has been done on page views but FOS really deserves more recognition in my opinion. Such a great event and definitely a motoring highlight of mine each year.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on The Speedhunters Events Of The Year 2013: 10-2
Saw the TRD Griffon at Goodwood this year, the only GT86 have fallen for completely.
8 months ago on The Speedhunters Cars Of The Year 2013: 30-21
Gatebil and Sema not in the top ten. That's shaken things up a bit! Thought Gatebil was a guaranteed top 10 contender
8 months ago on The Speedhunters Events Of The Year 2013: 30-21
If #1 is a GT86/FRS I might cry. Loving this countdown!
8 months ago on The Speedhunters Cars Of The Year 2013: 40-31
Was great to meet you at Snetterton this year. Hopefully won't be the last time! Merry Christmas!
8 months ago on Fredric Aasbø: When Everything Goes Wrong
I seem to always miss the announcements for what the themes are going to be. Didn't even know there was going to be a natural theme. I thought the last one was the flash theme. When are they usually announced?
8 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: <br/>The Natural Theme
Haha, so good! Love the Lego 4-rotor.
8 months ago on If Mad Mike Lived In A LEGO World
I definitely didn't appreciate this car enough the first time I saw it featured here on Speedhunters. Having read this article (and now re-read the previous two features) I definitely appreciate it now. I do somewhat agree with the people that say it is a shame that what was once a desirable and rare car will never be the same again, but the amount of work and skill put into this makes me think it's actually not too much of a loss. It is definitely a one of a kind, and it may not be to everyone's tastes, but at the end of the day it's your car and you have done what you wanted to it. I think at the very least you should be commended for the amount of time and effort you have put into the build. I love it.
8 months, 1 week ago on The LaSupra Build: Bodywork
@emination @Jordan_Burgess Yeah I saw that on my second read through, shame none were featured close up. I expected to see more F+F replicas too. I know no one in their right mind would own a Supra or Skyline etc. that looked like the ones in the films had those films not existed, so I'm not entirely surprised not to see any there, but as they did exist, there's something cool about seeing a replica in real life. It's like you would never do it to your own car, but because its someone else's and it's a famous movie car it's cool.
8 months, 1 week ago on Should You Celebrate Paul Walker?<br />We Get Personal in Japan
No Supra's? How disappointing. Nice article though.
I'm so excited to see this. After seeing the dreadful, dreadful Fast 6, I was worried that this was going to be another heist movie with cars thrown in, where they do ridiculous stunts that defy the laws of physics. But it actually looks decent. Aaron Paul is a great actor too, so hopefully he has been given a decent script to work with. I like the sound of the plot, it seems to be sort of based on Need for Speed: The Run, which wasn't the best NFS game but had a good premise.
8 months, 1 week ago on Killing Supercars – I Want To Be A Stuntman!
I don't have enough wall space for the amount of these I'm going to want to purchase. I guess I'm gonna have to wallpaper my room with them.
8 months, 1 week ago on Large Format Art Prints Are Here
I have always found it incredibly unfortunate that the acronym for Volkswagen Auto Group is VAG... Can't help but giggle a little bit every time I read it.
My sad immaturities aside, however, this was a great read Paddy!
8 months, 1 week ago on The Lows of Twenty Thirteen
I almost went for 'Mad Mike backs it in', as I have a signed print of it on my wall and I love the photo, but I went for the Fire-storm Silvia. Those fires were a terrible tragedy as you said, but it did make for an incredible backdrop. It adds a kind of scary realism to the photo. I like that you have the power of the awesome Silvia in the front, and the awesome, albeit devastating power of nature behind.
8 months, 1 week ago on Speedhunting Down Under: My 2013 Quest
Love your photo's Larry. I went for the pic of Mad Mike and Aasbo. I know that in essence it is the same as your winning photo from last year, but who is going to deny that that was a great photo? And this one has added Aasbo. Awesome.
8 months, 1 week ago on Almost One Second Of My Life
I'd be real interested to see an update on this project :)
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Generation Next: </br> The Rocket Bunny x MadMike FD3S
It was so hard to choose. In the end I had to go for the Vanquish shot. Everything about it is perfect to me, the light, the setting and, of course, the car.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Home Is Where The Camera Is
I went for the leaping Quattro, but I do love the shot of the R8 that looks like it's about to eat that little girl
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Mud, Sweat, No Tears:<br/>Speedhunting 2013
This looks like my kind of event! As an Aston Martin nut, I would love to have been there. Looks like you did a great job organising it Taryn! Thanks for sharing
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Power, Beauty And Soul: Organising An Aston Martin Centenary Event
There's a lot of things on this car that I wouldn't do to my 240 if I owned one, but for that reason, I love it! Very original. Nice.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on #FeatureThis: An S13 Goes Full Kustom
@pstar Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I was clearly just stating my opinion, which I am entitled to stand by. That doesnt make me ignorant. Then you attack me and my country for what reason? And you call me ignorant and dumb?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Sixth Appeal: 2015 Mustang Revealed
@PowerTryp @Jordan_Burgess I have always admired the aggressive, square stance of previous Mustangs and I think it has been lost. It definitely looks softer to me and I think that is actually partly due to those new creases and folds. It looks more delicate somehow. And as Jonathan likened it to the Jaguar XK, I can't help but see anything else when I look at that roof line. Some people might like that, but I'm not one of them. As you say, to each their own.