It’s always memorable to meet new people (most of the time anyway), especially if you’re a fan of their work or if you share the same interests. It’s even more memorable, however, if there is something attached to that meeting that makes it stand out among the many other encounters we experience. In this case, in my meeting of Damon and Tony, that memorable event came in the form of a Shawano, Wisconsin Sheriff.
Preview: Occupy Yokohama – The Garage Mak Link
The Landmark Tower in Sakuragicho, since it’s completion in July of 1993, has always been a favorite building of mine. The area around the tower has since developed immensely, and it’s turned into quite […]
Feature: Kuni Attack – Gunma’s S30Z Fighter
The long lasting relationship we build with our cars is a testament to the love of what we do. It becomes more than just a machine, a tool to get from point a to point […]
Feature: The Evolution Of Personality – Ron’s S14
I first saw this car when my friend Teddy posted a few pictures of it in our Facebook group page. I inquired about it pretty quickly and he mentioned it was a friend of […]
This handsome looking 14.3 made an appearance at Fuji Speedway during the hellaflush show not too long ago. It’s not too often you see 14.3 executed so well. Very enjoyable. […]
Event: 2013 Japanese Classic Car Show
This past weekend Long Beach’s Queen Mary played host to the 9th annual Japanese Classic Car Show. A show that I particularly enjoy, as it’s roots are firmly planted in the nostalgia of the Japanese […]
Encounter: 本庄サーキット タイヤ館 – コクピット シルビア
This weekend Sekinei took to the circuit to participate in the Bridgestone sponsored タイヤ館 event in Honjo. Among the runners at the track, this Silvia stood out the most with it’s attack styling and aero. […]
Event: Wekfest LA 2013 – Long Beach v.2
Continuing my walk around of the Queen Mary grounds where Wekfest was being held, we pick up around 1:30 pm when the crowds started to get bigger. The tour of shows that Weksos organizes has […]
Garage Life: Repair, Replace and Pretend
A few weeks ago Teddy blew a coolant hose on his drive home from work. With the 240 being his daily, this seemingly simple issue was one that needed to be addressed quickly. […]
Event: AutoCon 2012 – Los Angeles V.3
I’m going to try and roll everything else I have left into a third and final, massive leftovers post of AutoCon 2012. I can only imagine how cool it will be – especially since I’m kicking it off with this fantastic coupe on Panasport G7s. As far as the timeline goes, it’s still pretty early in the day, and definitely still in the morning. The show opened to the public at about 12 o’clock, and that’s just around the time I said that I’ve had enough. I was fortunate to have a good jump on the show without too much foot traffic, so I really got a good look at the lot in it’s entirety before the gates opened. The lot was so big though, that I think even if I hadn’t I’d still be able to get some good shots. Recapping the show, I must say the entire roll-in process and media handling was a gigantic improvement over last year. Thanks to the AutoCon staff for another good show and I look forward to seeing this event gain in popularity over the next few years. Take a look past the break for a grip of pics that wrap up my coverage.
Preview: The Controversy Continues – Supermade Zenki
. Some of you may be familiar with this car; others will not. Whichever group you fall under, you should know it ruffled a few feathers here in the states. It’s no secret that people […]
Event: Formula D – Drifts Cars In Static
As I type this I’m watching the qualifying of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix, and Vettel just got pipped in Q2. He’ll start the race in 11th place; It’ll be interesting to see how he can pull himself through the pack. On a semi-related note, I get to watch Rubens Barichello race his Indy car around the streets of Long Beach tomorrow afternoon; I couldn’t be more excited about that. Lastly, on a note more related than the first, here is some more coverage from Formula D in Long Beach this past weekend. I mentioned before that I didn’t have a media pass, so I apologize for not having action shots, but hopefully you’ll enjoy this look at some of the drift cars in the pits and at the show. Click past the break for more.
Event: Slammed Society x Fatlace Car Show – Long Beach v.1
Like I had said in my previous post, I hadn’t planned on going to Formula D, and I really didn’t plan on inquiring about a media pass (although from the looks of it I probably should have!). So, to say I was lucky I got in would be an understatement. I didn’t get many great shots of the actual tandem runs because the track was pretty well fenced off and the parts that you could have possibly shot through had huge banners covering it. That, and my zoom lens is a piece of shit. Seriously, worst lens ever. I don’t even know why I bother lugging it around. It’s OK though because I have another new prime on the way – a must for the Super GT & Taikyu races I’ll be shooting soon. Anyway, there was some serious down-time in between rounds so I had some good opportunities to snap the show that was going on in the parking lot. Every year Slammed Society and Fatlace put on a car show concurrent with the Formula D event. I never really bothered with it all the other times I went to Formula D here, but since there was nothing else to do I decided to check it out. There was the usual mix of awesome and not so awesome cars. I did get a chance to meet up with a few people, and make friends with some new faces which was great. Take a closer look at the show past the break.
Encounter: Favorite Project Taka Coupe
. D1 Street Legal showing @ Tokyo Auto Salon 2012; Taka built, D1SL champion Silvia. Help me out here – was it Tanaka that drove this last year? I love D-Max kits; especially on coupes. […]
Close Up: Mastermind Odyvia
There is an unusual amount of controversy about the look of the Odyvia. Either you love it or you hate it; usually there is no in-between. In my opinion, the front end looks like a modern version of what the PS13 front end would look like if Nissan were to make the Silvia again. I especially like the look of the wide-body Spirit Rei aero, and what it does to the overall look of the car. I ran into the car at the It’s JDM Yo! meet – check out a few more pics past the break.
Encounter: S30 Kannai
We were walking back to our hotel after a decent dinner at a place in 伊勢佐木町 when I saw this old Datsun parked on the street. Of course the lighting and weather conditions were horrible for pictures, but since I didn’t get much material on this trip I decided to snap a few anyway. It had some pretty classic styling; such as the exposed rivets on the fender flares and rear wing. The gold Watanabes were a nice touch against the white and black color scheme. Click past the break to see a few more shots.
One Shot: Canyon Recess
. Addy & Mike .