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See a wagon from Gas Monkey Garage. And is that F40 also from GMG? The one that sold before to Reggie Jackson?
12 hours, 57 minutes ago on Surviving The World’s Greatest Car Auction
FULL RACE ALL THE THINGS!!!
5 days ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
Parking Garage*. This isn't a place where you let your cars out to frolic and play ;).
1 week ago on The Oddest Car Park In The World?
Ah, Bernie... Human embodiment of a dumpster fire. I need to hurry-up and get rich so I can start a collection of classic racers.
1 week, 1 day ago on Dock Strike: Classics Close In On London
@SilviaBill @suuuuuup http://38.media.tumblr.com/37456a2d77d1553b20d3ece658d861cf/tumblr_n4j644hB3a1qcluu2o4_250.gif
1 week, 1 day ago on Arizona Auction Week Is Happening Now!
I really like that he took the time to get the chassis cleaned up, prepped and painted. That's the kind of detail work that adds to the overall quality of the build. Very cool.
1 week, 5 days ago on True Wagon Love
Need to find the link to the Creations & Chrome mustang that's now red in the video...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Mustang Thrash: 50 Years Of Fun
@researchisyourfriend @FunctionFirst Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink.
1 month ago on When USDM Doesn’t Suck: Lexus Attack
Lots of stupid comments by stupid people talking out of their ass. Nice car, and a great demo vehicle for SEMA. Fuck anyone that frowns on 500hp, RWD and 2-way $3500 competition coils with exposed external canisters while nitpicking demo stickers, demo tires and fucking stupid shit like steering wheel hubs and the way the rear diffuser was mounted. Fucking clowns.
1 month ago on 10 Things To Do</br> On Your Speedhunting OE
Mmmm, Fat Tire.
1 month, 1 week ago on Getting Lost In The Details
Finding a clean, low-mileage turbo chassis is a chore, but if you can make this from it, it's totally worth finding. Every time I see one of these I think back to the ultimate street car challenges from Sport Compact Car and how there was a guy that kept building and re-building an MR-2 that would almost always win but break at the end. It's been years since I've read the articles, but that has always put a nugget in my mind about the potential of these cars. Very nicely done.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Midship Weapon: The Perfect SW20
More time attack coverage the better. It's starting to feel like time attack is kinda bouncing back here in the US after the debacle that was Redline Time Attack in 2011. Though the big-name tuner houses in the US aren't in the mix as much either, there's an increasing amount of grassroots support and with the addition of an East and West GTA series it should become even more popular.
Great post as always Dino, I too look forward to this event as well. Have plans on attending more Battle Evome events later in the year?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Original Speed Hunters
@marsh5 I'm in the process of doing the same thing, I was told to just drill a hole through the floor and use a 3/8" grade-8 bolt and some washers to install it. There's a video for the targa car build that shows exactly where you should be drilling.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Project GripS14: <BR> AutoPower Roll Bar Install
2:04.2 around Buttonwillow is a great starting place to build off of. Should be exciting to see how it develops from here. Nice article Mike.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Akaishi Special: The Joy Of Honda
Between your jaw-dropping photography, great location, good writing and an amazing subject, this has to be one of the best Speedhunters posts in years. Easily top 5 of all time. What an amazing car too. Nice fucking job.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Endless Journey:</br> Building The Ultimate Street Supra
@MariusEngenSkinnes In the US K-Sport is seen as a knock-off JDM brand by some. Good to know that in Europe they carry TÜV approval. I don't think they advertise that fact over here.
2 months ago on Smashing Tribute:<br /> The 900hp BMW M3 Clone
@Chris @LukeEVOVIII Alternatives to karting: NASA HPDE days, SCCA HPDE days, SCCA auto-cross. SCCA rally-cross, or any number of other track day organizations like Shift Sector, or Global Time Attack, etc. The two largest/most well-known organizations are NASA and SCCA in the US.
You can also look up regions and dates of the various sanctioning bodies and see when and where events are being held, or you can go to your local track's website and see who is hosting what, when and go from there.
Just start with the desire and research it from there.
2 months ago on This Is American Time Attack
Thanks Mike and SH for the coverage of Time Attack. I look forward to it all year.
I like to tell friends and family that ask what time attack is, I usually reply "It's like heads-up drag racing, only around a circuit. Fastest car wins."
@Mike Garrett @QuocAnNguyen Time Attack in general has always ran some sort of DOT-approved tire, never slicks. In the US (Global Time Attack especially) classes are largely split up by their tire tread wear ratings. The lower the rating, the stickier the tire, the higher the class.
@KyWRC I like to think of Professional Awesome as the American version of Under Suzuki.
Should totally call it "Boner pictures" instead of bonus pictures... Cuz, they umm induce them...
2 months ago on Return Of The Canyon King
I Love it. What happens to it now? Will we see it out at Buttonwillow one day doing hot laps?
2 months ago on Fabricating A Winner: <br/>The MAXIMUM ATTACK FR-S
@speedhunters_dino @QD ..and boots and pants and boots and pants and boots and pants...
2 months, 1 week ago on 1000hp Worth Of Recoil
You should do it again. Also, will the owner of that green RX-7 please stand up. I'm pretty sure I see semi-slicks and a rollbar installed, which makes me very intrigued. Nice meet.
2 months, 1 week ago on VIPs & Renegades: Vegas By Night
@Speedhunters_Bryn @petertarach Can't wait to see how much has changed with the StarQuest since Modified Mag covered it a few years ago. It was damn impressive then and I can't imagine what 3 years of tinkering has done to make it even more amazeballs.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Optima Challenge:</br> Where Street Cars Go To Fight
Maybe that Civic is a true "survivor" car from 2001?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 SEMA Show Recap<BR> & Random Ramblings
"Perhaps it’s a good way to stay under the radar out on the street?" - Yes. Taking the wing off my Evo within days took me from being followed by patrol units every few days to left the fuck alone. Never got a ticket either.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Nihon Hunting At SEMA
@showtime125 Commas and periods are your friend. Also, grammar.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Mad Muscle Of SEMA
Love it. Need more Morgans racing again.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Sharpen A Wooden Sword:<br /> Morgan’s Mean GT3 Machine
@econti Buh dum chhhh... This guy will be here all week folks.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Cars Of Japan’s Grassroots Drift Scene
I think SH has this on lock. Other than ITB's, I'm not really all that impressed with the other builds.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge: The Reveal
@NielsKreischer @Speedhunters_Bryn I spot an RB. Also, nice car.
3 months ago on Catching Up With Project Evo
@Big Pooky Evo's carry over 60% of their weight on the front, shedding heat in the rears isn't really a priority when the fronts do a majority of the work. It could also be that only the fronts have been upgraded so far.
I think it was Motor Trend that had an editorial piece a few years back praising the virtues of feeling engaged while driving by using all four points. The four points of course being both feet and both hands. Though certainly blip-shifting through a dual-clutch PDK box is faster, it just doesn't seem as engaging. But that's the way of progress. If Porsche wants to compete with other supercars and build a continually faster and more capable vehicle, then that magical PDK is a large piece of the puzzle.
I still prefer to row my own gears the traditional way though.
3 months ago on Warp Speed Engaged: The 911 Turbo S
I had a buddy once lose a drag race by .001. He said it came down to the difference of a frog fart. I asked him "wtf are you talking about?" His reply: "Some frog farted at the finish line and slowed me down."
Yup, Under was the victim of a frog fart.
3 months ago on Time Attacking WTAC: The In-Car Views
Thanks SH for getting some coverage of WTAC. Good work Richie Opie(?) for the write-up and the great pics.
3 months ago on Tin-Top Tango:</br> Five Interesting Cars From WTAC
@AdamBezzegh You could have if you watched the livestream. Here's a link to the stream that's recorded: http://www.worldtimeattack.com/index.php/live-stream-friday/
You can watch all of the event again if you want.
@Jonathan Moore @FunctionFirst I find myself intensely jealous.
3 months, 1 week ago on Making A Morgan: <br/>If You Could, You Wood Too
Good Lord I love these cars. My dream garage has always had room for an Aero 8 and a 3-wheeler.
So it's official? Singapore car scene: The hardest of the hardcore?
3 months, 1 week ago on Singapore Nightlife & Car Culture
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Street Racing in Stockholm:<br /> Welcome To The Underground
@joellisibach @Gianluca FairladyZ Should have pushed that Prius into the water and then taken the picture.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on An AMG With The JDM Touch
@KeithCharvonia @FunctionFirst I'm sorry, wasn't meant as a criticism, it just looked odd and out of place and funny because of how wide they were and still stretched.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rollin’ To 86Fest…<br/> On A New Set Of RAYS
One of these things is not like the other ones:
Forged, wide lightweight wheels for better grip and lowering un-sprung weight
Widebody kit to fit maximum-width wheels and tires
Supercharger for extra power and performance
Full suspension setup utilizing top-notch components
Stretched tires for "dat fitment yo"
3 months, 3 weeks ago on 12s,11s,10s: Modifying The ’15 Mustang
@ToyotaSupraMan They have a couple of "grooves" in the tread, so they're not completely slicks, thus "street legal" or DOT-approved. Yeah, taking the rules and bending them veeeeeeeeeeeeery far.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on An Audi That Hates Corners
Current GTR record is 7.80 at 182 set by ETS/English Racing in August at the Buschur Shootout, but that was on *I believe* full slicks, not M/T ET streets and they were still squirrelly going down the track.
Either way, this car is an amazing feat of engineering, especially when you consider the hybrid drivetrain and the fact that it's making that much power from just 5 cylinders. I swear, them Scandanavians have all kinds of surprising things up their sleeves.
Perfect FD ending:
Judges admit they have a bias against short wheelbase cars and let personal opinions of drivers on the grid influence their decision making:
Oh, And the Norwegian Hammer taking home his first FD title. That'd be pretty sweet too.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Risking Everything:</br> From The North Cape… To Texas
Best of luck, stay safe and don't forget you're living the dream.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Ups & Downs: My Season So Far