Who are the Private Runners?

Posted in Private Runners on 02/02/2013 by private runners

We are a FAMILY.

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We look out for each other. We aren’t out to prove a point. We don’t care about winning or losing. We’re out just to have fun and test ourselves. We don’t talk shit, nor judge. A real enthusiast doesn’t do that. When we see an enthusiast, we see their aura. Your aura speaks for itself and shows your true self. We are ghosts, just manifesting to show you that we exist. Catch us haunting the streets.

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Live like you’re already dead. Haunt the streets.

The Light

Posted in Music, P. Runner, Thoughts on 03/03/2017 by private runners

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“Lightning flashes, sparks shower. In one blink of your eyes, you’ve missed seeing. Why? Because here is the light. The light, the light, the light, every mystic in the world has ‘seen the light.’ That brilliant, blazing energy, brighter than a thousand suns, it is locked up in everything. Now imagine this, imagine you’re seeing it. Like you see aureoles around Buddha’s. Like you see the beatific vision at the end of Dante’s ‘Paradiso.’ Vivid, vivid light, so bright that it is like the clear light of the void in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. It’s beyond light, it’s so bright. And you watch it receding from you. And on the edges, like a great star, there becomes a rim of red. And beyond that, a rim of orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. You see this great mandala appearing, this great sun, and beyond the violet, there’s black. Black, like obsidian, not flat black, but transparent black, like lacquer. And again, blazing out of the black, as the yang comes from the yin, more light. Going, going, going. And along with this light, there comes sound. There is a sound so tremendous with the white light that you can’t hear it, so piercing that it seems to annihilate the ears. But then along with the colors, the sound goes down the scale in harmonic intervals, down, down, down, down, until it gets to a deep thundering base which is so vibrant that it turns into something solid, and you begin to get the similar spectrum of textures. Now all this time, you’ve been watching a kind of thing radiating out. ‘But,’ it says, ‘you know, this isn’t all I can do,’ and the rays start dancing like this, and the sound starts waving, too, as it comes out, and the textures start varying themselves, and they say, well, you’ve been looking at this this as I’ve been describing it so far in a flat dimension. Let’s add a third dimension; it’s going to come right at you now. And meanwhile, it says, we’re not going to just do like this, we’re going to do little curlicues. And it says, ‘well, that’s just the beginning!’ Making squares and turns, and then suddenly you see in all the little details that become so intense, that all kinds of little sub-figures are contained in what you originally thought were the main-figures, and the sound starts going all different, amazing complexities of sound all over the place, and this thing’s going, going, going, and you think you’re going to go out of your mind, when suddenly it turns into… Why, us, sitting around here.” – Alan Watts

Battle Ship Island

Posted in Abandoned on 02/19/2017 by private runners

I rarely see information of this island being explored. This video by Exploring With Steve, gives a more in-depth and updated view than what’s already put out there. Keep it up Steve!

Osaka Civic Meet

Posted in なにわ友あれ, ナニワトモアレ, Car culture, Car Meet, Kanjo, Kanjyo, OKRC on 02/18/2017 by private runners

My buddy Sato Hirokazu always comes through with the dopeness!
Recently he went to the Osaka Civic Meet by Osaka Hunters and took photos of Osaka’s most infamous Kanjozoku’s.

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Ozone – Haunting

Posted in Music, Quickie on 02/09/2017 by private runners

Simplicity

Posted in P. Runner, Private Runners, Time Hop on 02/07/2017 by private runners

This video hit the nail on the f*cking head!

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In my opinion, nothing screams out 1995 like an EG hatchback. Mine in particular, the VX model.

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No power steering, no ac, no adjustable steering wheel, and no power windows. Just a very light base model Civic hatchback with stock from factory alloy wheels. I remember having a hard time finding decent tires for them back when I bought it in 2004 (It was bone stock by the way). Matter of fact, I remember every memory with this car.

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My first modification was a B series swap. The second, TEIN Super Street coilovers (already installed in these photos) and the fog light kit. No matter where I parked the car, I always looked back at least 3 times (til this very day) because this was and still is my dream car (also to make sure it’s still there). Today I never go too far from my car, it’s always in my field of vision.

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 Before I bought my car, I remember hanging out with one of my best friends and always talking about the day I get an EG. Our plan was to drive it til the break of dawn… And that’s exactly what we did.

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“Today we spend less time experiencing memories, and more time editing them. What we show people online is carefully vetted. Whether we realize it or not. But the EH hatch is a raw experience, that exist without editing. It’s not the build video where you never see a wrench slip off the nut, or you never see them lose their 10mm socket. And to be fair, people really don’t want to see those things. Our reality now is stream lined for better or worse. But the EH hatch isn’t. It’s a reminder that reality is a collection of imperfections we just sort of deal with. And that’s OK.”

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Remember this CRX?

Posted in Car Profile on 02/03/2017 by private runners

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Of course you do.
For those who don’t know, the owner of this magnificent CRX is Wayne Denman.
IMO this was the game changer CRX back in the early 2000’s (along with a lot of Hawaiian cars).
However, the car was lost in 2004 in an accident. (Thank the heavens he walked away alive!)
After that incident he built this CRX, dubbed the “JUNcr-x”juncrx_01 juncrx_02 juncrx_03 juncrx_04 juncrx_05

The specs were:

HEAD:
JUN ported ITR head
JUN valvesprings
JUN retainers
JUN stageIII cams/gears
stock ITR valves
stock ITR IM portmatched
DH racing 65mm TB
AEBS fuel rail
RC 440 injectors
ghetto intake w/HKS filter
AN-R header

BLOCK:
B20Z 84mm
ARP headstuds
cometic headgasket
EAGLE rods
WISECO 12.1 pistons
stock crank/sleeves
ITR oilpump/waterpump
oem Honda bearings
MOROSO oilpan

TRANSMISSION:
B16 gears
4.4 final
CTR helical LSD
EXEDY clutch
JUN ultralight flywheel

CAR STUFF:
HONDATA S200
MSD 6al
APEXi N1 itr suspension
custom crossmember
stock front swaybar
6pt chromolly cage
4gallon fuel cell(in stock gastank location)6an
japan front end(modified US mugen style bodykit)
japan ef8 front and rear disc conversion
SPOON SW388 15×6.5
FALKEN azenis 205 55

POWER:
220.3 hp 149.6 lb torque WHP pumpgas 92 oct

 He ended up selling the car in 2007.
We all have seen situations like that before…
An enthusiast selling his/her baby and thinking that they’re out of the game for good…
Then one day out of the blue they get that itch to build another…!

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GO FOLLOW WAYNE’S BUILD ON INSTAGRAM:
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7 years ago

Posted in P. Runner, Private Runners on 01/30/2017 by private runners

I made this blog.

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It might not look like it, but a lot has changed since then… My life, plans, mentality and general outlook on the world. When it comes to my Runner, I kept finding myself reflecting and going back… I was always going back…

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