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Awesome feature. Driving Roy's Hako during my SEMA visit was the highlight of my day in LV!!
1 week, 3 days ago on VIPs & Renegades: Vegas By Night
This guy is having loads of fun, and I love that. Awesome car, awesome story. I've followed this project on Ratsun the past few years and enjoyed seeing it progress to what it is now!
1 week, 3 days ago on Keeping It Real… Low & Fast
It was a great show. Glad it wasn't as hot as the past few.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on JCCS: Japanese Old School In SoCal
Hot damn, that thing is pissed and rocking indeed.
2 months, 1 week ago on V8 Hachirockin': The Angriest 86 Ever
I want it so bad...
2 months, 1 week ago on Feathers Ruffled: The 2JZ Mopar
Now that is just too rad. I realize it's not a Firebird, but if it had the KITT lights up front I might just lose my mind!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on F-Body Mash Up: The Cambird Z06
Man, this car is done right. Old Mercs have been looking really good to me lately!
3 months ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks
Wow, bad ass!!!! Love everything about it. That thing must sound insane.
3 months ago on ’66 Mustang + NASCAR V8 =</br> One Crazy Afternoon
That CSL is perfection. I can't stop looking at it!
4 months, 1 week ago on Speed Metal At The Le Mans Classic
Can it get any better??? Showa time warp!! Natsukashii ne~~~
And clearly, this man has awesome taste.
4 months, 1 week ago on Garage Life: Meet Japan’s Coolest Dad
So awesome. Refreshing to see a Hako in a non-GTR clone kinda way. Love all the personal touches too.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on A Hakosuka In The Hills
The ever so slightly moved wheel arch is brilliant. Gives the car that bit of "something doesn't quite look like it should" but done so well (as is the rest of the car) that is looks elegant. I really, really like this. With aircon and modern comfort, I would daily this here in Los Angeles!!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Hybrid Technology? Meet The Coroner
I freaking love this. Nice one!!!!
That is freaking unreal!!!!
5 months, 1 week ago on MADBUL Meets Rocket Bunny
A C&C run is long overdue for me. Every machine is awesome in their own right, but that Delta, Alpine, Alfa and Falcon...droooooooool.
5 months, 1 week ago on The Best Cars & Coffee Ever?
@TAKATAFox Sounds great, I'll be reaching out soon with more questions :)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on TAKATA Answers Your Questions
@speedhunters_dino @AbdHadieHR the char koay teow is worth going for in itself!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Malaysia: A Modifying Melting Pot
As someone who travels to Malaysia pretty often for business, this makes me very happy to see! Thanks for the great coverage Dino.
@Rebound Thank you for the kind words! You have some great suggestions for future vehicles- let's just say we've only scratched the surface :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on A Decade Of Design:</br> Jun Imai’s Hot Wheels Favorites
Very informative- I'm considering a harness and seat upgrade for my Z, and this has answered a lot of questions!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on TAKATA Answers Your Questions
@132000 Happy to hear!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on A Decade Of Design:</br> Jun Imai’s Hot Wheels Favorites
@kyushakai LOL Lance, next time I head over to the islands, I'll bring the hatch trim with me so you can look at it. Maybe we can tape it onto your car for a few minutes even, bruddah!
Spectacular work!!!! Truly inspiring and love the feel of your builds. I really enjoyed seeing the start of your journey with the flip paint R34 to what you're building now. That metal paint Hako is mental, and the worn wheel paint on the Z...makes them that much more real.
6 months ago on Meet The 1/24 Style King
I love this thing. Everything about it. Who would have thought that you could make these two cars work together? That front end swap looks seamless! Major props :)
6 months ago on Looks Like An E46, Drives Like An S15
@Seanskee Mad Manga wasn't based on any specific car...it's just my idea of what a kaido racer would look like in Hot Wheels form. There might be a body line or detail that may be interpreted as a particular car, but it quickly changes as you transition to the next surface. To me that's really exciting, and reminiscent of when guys mash up parts of different makes and models to create something truly unique.
6 months ago on A Decade Of Design:</br> Jun Imai’s Hot Wheels Favorites
@TheRobotCow Thanks for the kind words! If you ever see me around don't hesitate to say hi, and I'd be happy to sign your TH!
Nice Z and feature Mike!
I've been contemplating a bag setup for my Z, so this was very informative.
6 months, 1 week ago on S30 + 2JZ + Airbags = A New Way To Z
7 months ago on Supervan Is Here To Party
Great car, love the simplicity and unusual chinspo and works overfender combo. I've chatted with the Hello Special guys at TAS and they are an amusing bunch!
7 months, 1 week ago on Datsun Diet: The Shakotan Plan
@Speedhunters_BrynMy family will certainly get to where they need to go much faster, Los Angeles traffic permitting. Tempting!
Agree with you on warranty. They've usually run out right when you need it.
9 months ago on Burnouts For All The Family. The 1029hp Minivan
Shall I get in line to have my '14 Ody tuned in similar fashion?
I like my warranty though :)
Great story, really enjoyed this one.
Inspiring! Might have to dig up one of my derelict RC projects and build something. That kaido racer is mental!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Speedhunters Event of the Year
That put a grin on my face!
11 months, 1 week ago on If Mad Mike Lived In A LEGO World
I usually make this show every year...the one time I miss it, is the one time I regret not going.
That Falcon Sprint is awesome as is everything else. Thanks for the stellar coverage!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Custom Touch At Mooneyes Yokohama
Holy moly, that is the mother of all wagons!!!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Manfoot Huxley: Sliding To Infamy
Looking good Mike! I love seeing Japanese wheels on German cars (and vice versa)
I've always liked the look of those VW Detroits but I always imagined that they weigh a lot. Going to be doing some work on my VW project soon, I think some lightweight wheels and track rubber are in order.
1 year, 1 month ago on Weight Down, Style Up: </br>RAYS For Project GTI
@Larry Chen Sounds like a plan. Actually I have an idea, I'll send you a note about it.
1 year, 1 month ago on Ole Orange Bang: All Star Bash Or Bust
Something about that R32 MKV Golf up there. Just the right amount of drop and track ready wheel/tire combo. A nice break from the mega slams and stretched tires (nothing wrong with that, BTW) Gives me some ideas for my VW project!
1 year, 1 month ago on Sydney Street Style at WTAC
I love this car! Done right.
If I could have another Z in my life, it would be something like this. Nice choice in tires by the way :)
So much badass in this post! I love that Nova wagon and the black Falcon. Rad minivan and enjoyed seeing some of those trucks too, it reminded me of my toyota mini truck from back in the day. That Miata fastback had my eyes playing tricks on me, where did the fastback addition come from?
1 year, 1 month ago on Irwindale Parking Lot Spotting
I don't have my suspension sorted yet, so I'm already bouncin'...and I'm known to bump Snoop or Dre every now and then. Already there my friend! ;)
1 year, 1 month ago on ’70s Street Fighter: The Imai Works Datsun 260Z
Thanks! My daughter's favorite Hot Wheels car is the Hako. I keep using that as a reason to buy the real deal, but my wife isn't going for it just yet...
That's the spirit. I have 3 old Datsuns, and they all have little things that aren't quite right. Over time they can be fixed, but for now I just count them as part of the experience and an opportunity to find creative solutions.
@dantsince78 You know your old school RC's! The Taisan Porsche is one of my favorites, which is why it's top shelf :)
@bradlesh240 Agreed, I can't fault the twin SU's with the 2.8 bottom end. There is a good amount of torque and enough ooomph to keep me happy, for now. The car doesn't have any camber plates, unless you know something I don't!
@speedesign It's referred to as an "IMSA 3-pc wing" here in the states.
@JDML Eric Thanks Eric! It was good seeing you at JCCS.
Mizuno Works is the one shop I have been wanting to visit for a while. I can't begin to explain how excited I am to see this feature Mike, this is the stuff I love. Next time I'm in Japan I'll have to pay homage to the source of so much inspiration.
I was lucky enough to see the gold Ken and Yonmeris in person during the Auto Salon meet in January... Mind blown.
1 year, 2 months ago on Street Racer Legend: Inside Mizuno Works
I enjoy seeing Hakos dressed outside their norm. A white or silver Hako on black Wats is a beautiful thing, but builds like this are more fun to see. Looks like a proper street bruiser to me, I'm loving it! Part of the creative process is trying something different, and there is pure joy in that.
1 year, 2 months ago on Kyusha Dreams: Rocky Auto’s Carbon Hakosuka
I love it! The homebuilt Mark II just makes me smile. Thanks for the spotlight, I never get tired of seeing the kaido racers.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Anatomy Of The Kaido Racer