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

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. 

1 week, 5 days 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. 

2 weeks, 5 days 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

3 weeks, 1 day 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. 

3 weeks, 3 days 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.

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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago on The Greatest Drift Event Ever?

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@itswhitenoise Citroen DS or a tuk tuk.

1 month, 1 week ago on Rallying An R35 From DC To NYC

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What are some of the lessons you learned while in school that you still use today on a somewhat frequent basis?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wolfgang Hatz Takes Your Questions

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@Beny 10 @AceAndrew2  I get it, I was a glorified ski bum for the first two years out of high school.  This kind of thing can become a religion.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Drifting Racing?

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I have had absolutely no desire to visit Japan (despite Dino's best efforts) ......until now.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 24 Hours In Hiroshima

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Drifting is not racing, but as mentioned it is motorsport (and is fun to watch).

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is Drifting Racing?

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This, this is why I come to speed hunters.  Thank you Dino.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Behind Closed Doors:</br> Venturing Deep Inside Monster’s Lair

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@Novac Darius What's weird is that you "insta-skip" most of it but still take the time to voice your displeasure.  I happen to find whining "more and more" annoying.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Embracing The American Way

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OK Dino, you've won me over with this one.  I'm all for the OEM+ look, but this would just be a blast to romp around in.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Embracing The American Way

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Started with NFS II SE, but it was the new-and-exciting NFS Hot Persuit that got me hooked.  Anyone remember the great jump on the alpine course (if driven backwards)?  Loved the cheater cars..... the cardboard box, x-wing, ice-cream truck, etc.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Need For Speed Turns 20

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@Option13 @wheatgod Look at his previous posts. Aside from his fondness for old white guys, he's a rather effective provocateur.

3 months ago on There’s Going To Be A Riot…<br/> Swedish Engine Swap Insanity

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All about the wagon love.

3 months, 1 week ago on Where The Street Cars Run Free

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Love this gen. sti, and really like the understated appearance (aside from easily changeable wheels).  This thing would be a ton of fun.

3 months, 1 week ago on Easy Street: A No Fuss 540whp WRX STI

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In terms of being a pleasure to drive.....the PTG E46 or your current Corvette C7R? Also  2002, GTV, or 510?

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ask A Tame Racing Driver Anything You Like!

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@jay8393 @Boabdulrahman The car itself has quite a bit of history.  Looking forward to seeing how he does this year.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Formula Drift Long Beach: The Streets Of Desire

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Marek, what cars do you currently have in your own stable?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Question Time For The Century Man:<br/> Ask Mr Aston Martin

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The obnoxious internet-child in me wants to point out niggles like the steering wheel, or the wheel arches, or a few other tidbits.  But you know what? It doesn't matter.  There's so much i like about the car that the niggles begin to feel prissy in nature. The shape is VERY appealing and it really does seem like a car you can drive the pants off of one.


Call me crazy but I'd rather have a go in this rather than the new lambo. 

4 months, 1 week ago on Beauty And The Brute: <br/>The Detroit Supercar

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Great read Suzy, such are the joys of owning an ageing car.  I like your approach though. Fix it....fix ALL of it.  350pounds for a pallet pickup is crazy talk, jeepers.

4 months, 1 week ago on Project Evo: Can Cars Be Cursed?

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@Jonathan Moore @Lucduc76 

Doo eet Jonathan (coming from a former IED student). 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Death Of NA And The Rise Of The Robots At Geneva 2014

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I saw the caterham, and was think "that looks like a 2002 back there!"  Then, sure enough!  I know of another Ferrari specialist stateside who just picked up one as well.  Given the rivet hole out-lines I'm guessing it's destined for turbo flares (though it appears to be cut a hair high).  


EDIT: seems someone below beat me to it by 2 hours.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Hunting The Exotic And Rare:<br/>The Hidden Treasures Of Kyoto

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Nicely written, made my lunch break a bit more interesting.  It's always nice to see IED as a school have their own display on the main show floor.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Death Of NA And The Rise Of The Robots At Geneva 2014

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@Spaghetti @CPTNSLO  That neon green would be pretty neat (and match the rest of the car).  


As for the car itself, it looks like a ton of fun.  Obviously a lot of thought went into it.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on When Cubes Meet Compressors…</br>And The Street

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@Tinj @wheatgod  I know right?!  Last month he was into rich old white guys!

5 months ago on How To Modify A Dream Car: The Speedconcepts SLS

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@Wildcardfox  When you have the time google "BMW M12".

5 months, 1 week ago on Ride The Lightning: F1 On-Board In 360 Degrees

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Sorry but this seems rather rushed.  I now know Speedhunters also peruses Petrolicious for content ideas.  Love you guys, but not for stuff like this.

5 months, 1 week ago on Buon Compleanno, Commendatore: <br/>Enzo Ferrari’s Anniversary

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@RalphScarabaggio Well from an artistic marketing point of view it makes perfect sense.  The only way an artist these days can really do well is if they develop their own stylistic signature.  In a sence, think of it as brand recognition.  


As for the car,  great photography.  Don't like the front portion of the cage, but diggin' everything else.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Japanese Are Coming For Our Euros! The Sarto Racing CLK

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Lovely reading as usual... Definitely some brutal honesty going on. Good on you for sticking with the carbs!!! I get so much more enjoyment out of sticking my hand in there and tuning carbs then I ever did stuck behind my laptop tuning itb's.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Old Soul, New Life: A Datsun Reborn

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Hopefully you take this as constructive criticism Dino... I commend your enthusiasm for this car (and the Japanese car culture in large), but the way you write in these stories comes across a bit like an overly obnoxious infomercial. It's not becoming to your ability as a photographer.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Did Lexus Just Beat BMW?

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@D1RGE  If you'd like your mind to continue to be blown google Daniel Simon.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on How Do You Design The Future? <br/>Ask Syd Mead

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@wheatgod@AceAndrew2@JustinMuir I'm just not sure why negatively pointing out the general demographic or car genre is relevant.  Isn't it like saying I don't want to go to TAS because it's full of pimply Asian kids?  What I like about speedhunters is they cover a lot of different car cultures, if this one is not your cup o' tea then why post?

6 months ago on Hammered Down: How Much For An RTR?

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@JustinMuir@wheatgod Funny, I was going to say they needed more beautiful women in red dresses.  Guess we just have different taste (I'm not judging!)

6 months ago on Hammered Down: How Much For An RTR?

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@JakWhite Yep,  was like "you've never heard of Brutus?!"  Brake out the hotdogs!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on How The Germans Do It: Inside Essen

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@Philipp Ulrich I think the only ones being jaded are the speedhunters crew.  Most of us haven't lost site of the fact that horsepower isn't everything, I think the SH guys are just rediscovering this and believe they've had an epiphany (mistakenly think we're on the same wavelength).

7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Ultimate NSX?</br>Esprit’s Time Attack Monster

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@Barn You're being modest Barn, beautiful car. 

8 months ago on The Other Kind: A Lancer Turbo Cortina

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Oh sweet Mother Mary, to me this car is more exciting than anything you've featured for a while (well that old Celica was nice too).  You can through that LB junk in the trash and hand me the keys to this.  Subtle exterior changes (mmm those steelies) coupled with a "screw it, why not" engine, perfect.

8 months ago on The Other Kind: A Lancer Turbo Cortina

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Enjoyed the coverage but the Ring Brothers have been covered already spectacularly by petroliscious.  Would still be neat to see some features though.


8 months, 2 weeks ago on SEMA Spotlight-O-Rama: American Iron

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@Matt Panic @AceAndrew2  Interesting, similar weight to one of the caged 2002's in the shop.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Neo-Classic: A Turbo-Swapped ’71 Celica

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Great car, but to follow the outlined philosophy I'd think about ditching the interior carbon fiber bits.  Would love to trade 71's for a day.  EDIT: approx. how much do these things weigh anyways?


8 months, 2 weeks ago on Neo-Classic: A Turbo-Swapped ’71 Celica

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"kato-san of Liberty Walk refers to the current style as ‘works style’, as it’s influenced by ’70s Japanese racing style. Maybe you’d prefer to call it ‘werks style’ as a nod to the German roots? Let us know."

 As long as there is a strong nod towards ze German roots then I'm fine with it (a la' 2002 Turbo, etc.)

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Discussion: The Great Over Fender Revival

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If only the Mazda Furai was still alive, this would have been a match made in heaven.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Sixth Dimension: </br>The PPRE 6B Mazda RX-4

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"The good, the bad, and the ugly of the automotive world."  Perfect way to sum up SEMA.  Little bit of everything.  In my mind this is a show you choose to enjoy or choose to be cynical (or to be flabbergasted).

8 months, 3 weeks ago on SEMA 2013: The Not-So Calm Before The Storm

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I hate myself for loving this car.


Sure there's niggles about a bit of fitment issue with the front fender, and sure there are stickers (well that's just marketing 101), but frankly I could care less.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Not Afraid To Shock: Liberty Walk 458

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Please tell me they're making the 15x8's et.0 in 4x100, they'd be perfect on flared '02's. 

9 months, 1 week ago on Ole Orange Bang: All Star Bash Or Bust

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