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Oh Mylanta, this car makes me weak in the knees. What are those seats?  They look similar to the early porsche/bmw scheel buckets.

1 week, 6 days ago on A Hakosuka With A Massive Set Of…</br> Cams

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@CollinBrown Not really, sounds like you just weren't very good at tuning to be blunt.  If you understand how, it's actually a pretty rewarding experience.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Project Crown: A Long Overdue Update

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Garret, if you want to look into going triple weber on the 7m or 1jz, feel free to message me.  I might be able to help.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Project Crown: A Long Overdue Update

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@ae70 This car also proves money doesn't have to make you a stuffy prick either.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Fear For The Family:<br/> A Lotus-Powered Opel Wagon

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This is another great example of a high-schooler's wet dream.  I may not ever do a car this way, but dang it, it looks like a lot of fun to drive.

1 month ago on GT1 For The Street:<br /> Another Way To Build A 1000hp GT-R

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Watching Bathurst is my motorsports guilty pleasure.  Every year it just proves to be the most exciting race to watch.  That being said, if it wasn't for that last safety I'm guessing the Bentley would have taken it.

1 month, 1 week ago on The Bentley Boys Do Bathurst

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The 17year old me just screamed like a 90's pre-teen at a Hanson concert.

1 month, 1 week ago on Look Cool, Have Fun: The Timeless S13

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Thank you Dino for making my lunch break awesome.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Top Picks From The HKS Premium Day

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Checked the car out at SEMA, it was surprising/refreshing to not see a stripped out interior.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Wide Body Dreaming:<br /> The Rocket Bunny RX-7

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@Erik M Yep, Lusso is the fist thing that came to mind.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on $3.5 Million To Spend:<br/> What Would You Buy?

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@Kazumi993 Looks like something private-labeled from BC.  I loved everything else though.  Single-Cam Sixes just sound heavenly. 

2 months ago on Restore & Tune: The Star Road Way

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Someone please photoshop a version without the flying buttresses, I'm thinking there's potential for interesting design work.

2 months, 1 week ago on The Ford GT Is Back

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@morbias The problem is the very non-functional-for-intended-use drivetrain.  Sounds great on paper, wouldn't want to drive it on the street.


Beautiful car though.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on A 20-Year Kenmeri Affair

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@UWerqxTeam_MJ Maybe when there's 36 left..... brb going to go crash some supras.


2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Eternal Supra: Refining An Icon

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Favorite story in the last couple months, thanks for the look into this.  As for similar shops in LA .... they exist.... if you know where to look (for example, here's a small part of a stash containing more than 40 2002' stuffed in one corner of building).

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Parts Hunting In China

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Had no idea this place existed, thanks for a great article.  Did you have lunch at the "Master Express"?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Place They Don’t Want You To Go…

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@Smiggins @AceAndrew2 Go immerse yourself into hotrodding to gain a better perspective of what I'm talking about.  I can understand how you'd be in denial though, I was for a number of years.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Endless Journey:</br> Building The Ultimate Street Supra

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This car has tipped the scales for me.  Up until this point I've doubted that imports would ever truly join the ranks of hot-rodding in terms of quality custom work.  This car however proves that this is possible while still remaining uniquely tuner.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Endless Journey:</br> Building The Ultimate Street Supra

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@AlexAQ I hate to be a Negative Nancy but I'm with Alex, wouldn't touch that cage with a ten foot DOM pole, especially with that power. This car is "cool" but it suffers from self concept confusion.


Awesome Hartge's though.

4 months ago on Smashing Tribute:<br /> The 900hp BMW M3 Clone

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@Derelict I will send this man a redbull, it is obvious someone has put prunes in his Monday morning coffee.

4 months ago on Mothers Of Reinvention: Classics Reborn

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1700lbs and 680hp is just ....... For some reason I feel like this car is meant for hyperspace, not asphalt.  

4 months ago on Return Of The Canyon King

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Is it strange for me to envy Aasbo's cheek bones?

4 months, 1 week ago on Better Than Scripted:<br /> Aasbø’s Side Of The Story

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Easily my favorite car you've featured in the last couple months.  Call me crazy though, after having driven a couple F20'02's  I don't like that engine in euro/japanese restomods.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Pro Touring The JDM Way

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I love the fact it was running widened versions of oem wheels!  It was very neat in person.  While yes, there are other awesome cars of the vein, I think this one deserves it's time in the lime light (just want to see it behind some drag lights!).

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Greatest Sleeper Of All Time?

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soooooo.... howabout some vintage bavarian muscle?  Shame shame!  I did see you guys poking your lenses around though.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Euro Vision:</br> The German Cars Of SEMA

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@MattyMatt81  I'm all for the SH team, but if you haven't seen the SuperStreet showing up anywhere then you're somehow oblivious.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge: Your Help Needed

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@earmenau @RacingPast I get what your saying and agree up to a point.  The appeal is somewhat less when you can no longer go to your local dealer and order up the same bits used on the factory race cars (like say... a 2.5L s14 evo crank).

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Cars Of Japan’s Grassroots Drift Scene

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@Beany Did not realize Gearheinz was working on the SS car!  There will be some stiff competition.  Looking forward to seeing them in person next week.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge: The Reveal

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Oh My-ata.  That thing is a serious piece.  A LOT of love poured into that car.

5 months ago on Tin-Top Tango:</br> Five Interesting Cars From WTAC

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Taryn, given my experience is largely based in the vintage bimmer cumminity... my favorite are the husband and wife teams.

Terry and Debbie Sayther come to mind (their business card literally has a cartoon of the two of them)

http://www.austinmotorscene.com/bmws-austin-and-terry-sayther-just-go-together/



5 months ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast

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Making something "better" by turning it Japanese as you describe is a bit ..... polarizing, which seems to match the intent of this project in general.


5 months, 1 week ago on Building A Speedhunters Camera Car: </br>Introducing The KM4SH Golf

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The armchair designers and internet whiners are alive and kicking even here.  Such animosity still baffles me.  It was/is certainly a game changer, even if those who were influenced by it remain in denial (a rather common ailment among desperate designers).

6 months ago on The Bertone Mantide: Five Years On

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@Speedhunters_Bryn @KeithCharvonia  Phaw!  Here's hoping he shelves the turbos in favor of a flat six running itb's with 8" stacks popping through the hood!

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge 2014:</br> 3 Teams, 3 Cars, 2 Months To Reveal…

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Shaun Carlson and Stephen Papadakis, boy that takes me back to my Jr. High days pouring over Turbo and Superstreet.  Still in disbelief Shaun is no longer with us.  Good luck on your future endeavors Stephen, great interview.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Interviewing The Sport Compact Legend

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This is what happens when clever limeys drink too much.  Not that that is a bad thing.  I got a good chuckle out of the rover v8, this'll be neat to watch.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on I’m Sorry, You’re Going To Do What <br />With This MGB?!

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@iisaac This.  The car doesn't ooz "perfection" instead it reinforces that "these hips don't lie".  Would I ever make a car like this? NEVER.  Am I glad someone else did for me to enjoy? YOU BETCHA.

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Liberty Walk & The 458 Challenge

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As a former IED student living in California and missing Italy, I enjoyed this very very much! I'm assuming we may see some Lingotto love soon?

7 months ago on We Teach To Imagine The Future: IED Turin

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Was just pre-jetting a pair of 48's for an evo-stroked M10 in Denmark.  They are awesome carbs, so manly!  This car looks like a blast to drive.

7 months, 1 week ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks

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I"m all for stories free of advertising and sponsors, but you've got to pay the bills somehow!  Sure beats pop-up adds or chinsy male enhancement side bars.  Shoot, go read hotrod, grassroots ms, or any other publication, same story.  Think a group of people would spend 40 plus hours a week for the "passion" of it while they've got families and bills?  Wake up whiners, reality is knocking.


Really like that clever stillen intake manifold.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on A Blown, Aired-Out Infiniti G37:</br> The Perfect Japanese Luxury GT Coupe?

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This is a gorgeous car, very well though out (opposed to a good chunk of the monster cars featured).  Product placement was a bit too much, but thankfully the car more than made up for that little nitpick.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Devil’s Golf

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@RDS Then go for it.    otherwise......

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Deserted Desert Benzes

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BBS rims of hotrod.... where have I seen that before .... oh yeah!

8 months, 1 week ago on ’33 Chevy Master Class:</br> From Barn Find To Bangin’ Frame

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@zz As mentioned the diminutive Chevrons were equipped with many different power trains including the bmw M10 (my fav.) and lotus twin cams.  Very neat cars.

That group2 bodied E9 is gorgeous. 

8 months, 1 week ago on Speed Metal At The Le Mans Classic

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Neat pics, good to see that particular 2002 out there, love that car.  As far as the demographic pride goes, to each their own. 

8 months, 2 weeks ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane

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Hey Aston DP100, 


You're a little late to this party, but good to see you.


Sincerely,

Pininfarina Birdcage

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Festival In A Blur: Goodwood Speeds Past

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Great pics and story!  It felt like my lunch break was just spent at the Peterson.  Very interesting mix of cars.


That Lusso makes my knees weak. 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Selecting The World’s Greatest Sports Coupe

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In Idaho growing up, there were the High School Drags (yes it was considered a sport you could letter in).  Our schools SRO officer was the team's administrator.  We raced everything from minivans to vipers, great memories.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on A Fast Friday Night In Middle Georgia

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Congrats on getting everything sorted Taryn!  Wish the best to you and your hubby enjoying the Z to the fullest.  There's a practical sense of reality about your writing that's refreshing amongst the over-hyped gibberish clogging the online automotive culture.


We now need about a 5 minutes sound clip please.

9 months ago on Drive Your Dream

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I'm a douche as I very rarely hold photography to be art.  But dang it Larry, your pictures are art.

9 months ago on The Greatest Drift Event Ever?

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