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I don't think cars are cursed. It all has to do with the quality of work done. One poor modification or installation will invariably lead to damages elsewhere. Suzy - as you experienced, Clive seems to know his stuff, and it might have taken some time to get to him. Plus, in the end, it is a 14yr old car! Things are bound to wear out! Keep your head up and keep going!
8 months, 1 week ago on Project Evo: Can Cars Be Cursed?
Thanks for the tips Paddy! Probably one of the most succinct, detailed, yet easy to understand for a novice "How Tos".
8 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Shoot Cars: All The Gear, Some Idea?
This is going to be mindless fun, and hopefully not as bad as Redline...which had atrocious acting. At least the actors here, while B and C level, are some what proven. You can already tell the script is passable at best. Movie is about cars, speed, and explosions. Don't see any reason it won't deliver on all three points. You're naive to think there will even be a modicum of justifiable plot. That said, still wondering why no one made a SpyHunter movie. Now THAT has the potential to be good.
1 year ago on Need For Speed Hits the Big Screen
@PaddyMcGrath @Ben Chandler That UPS Corrado is a legend in the Corrado community - hasn't changed in over 10 years. VR6-turbo, Porsche Big Red Brakes...all done long before it was common place. Awesome Pics!!
1 year, 6 months ago on Wörthersee And ‘that’ Fuel Station
Absolutely epic. Many of the angles of the C1 I feel like I know from Tokyo Extreme Racer: Zero. Love the photos too! But how did you manage this shot: http://cdn.speedhunters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Dino-GT-R-C1-Drive-13.jpg ? Thanks again Dino for great pictures.
1 year, 7 months ago on A Night On The Town: Lapping The C1
I desperately need to experience an EVO first hand, but I am fortunate enough to have recently purchased an '02 Bug-eye WRX. The only reason why I chose Impreza here is because of how intoxicating I find the exhaust of the boxer-4 with an aftermarket exhaust. It is so unique, it just give the Impreza (an STI variant, to be fair) the edge over the more "normal" inline-4 exhaust of the EVO. Cosmetically, they both win for the same reasons; it would be unfair to judge either one on handling merits, and I only have Subaru experience.
1 year, 9 months ago on Poll: Evo Vs Impreza
@speedhunters_dino @jonathanycw with upgraded pads, rotors and lines...aren't the factory Brembos plenty capable?
1 year, 9 months ago on Gt-r Dreams: Dino’s R34 Skyline Gt-r Project
I hadn't had the opportunity to check into Speedhunters lately, but feverishly clicked on the link to your project. I had no idea you have had it since new (?)!!!! Awesome. I remember drooling over the Tomei catalog shoot. I think it is awesome that you have progressively modified your car, and totally agree with that method...and wish I had followed that thought process with my Corrado VR6 build. Just a week ago I purchased a 2002 WRX and plan to follow the progressive means of "tuning" more closely.I think the stock mirrors look best on the R34; the M3-look items angle up too high. I like the stock badges, but removing the NISSAN emblem and leaving the GTR one on the rear would follow the front's theme...oh, and I love the black TE37s.
The F-Type look good, but its visuals are more "modern sleek, sophisticated" versus the E-Type's "Classy, smooth, luxurious, sumptuous" lines. On that alone, and trying my best not to be swayed by nostalgia, I don't think the F-Type will have the same iconic status. The chief difference between today and back then is how difficult it is to be ground-breakingly different. Unfortunately, the F-Type will become just another premium two-seat roadster...with each ensuing version being touted as bigger, better and faster than its predecessor. Jaguar could have re-written the book by going back in time, and focused on Lotus-like levels of weight savings and performance. The Lotus Elise/Exige that was sold in the US will enjoy iconic status for many years, because it is different in concept and execution from everything else on the road, the F-Type, not so much.
1 year, 12 months ago on Learning Your A-b-c (and D-e-f)