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.

Mischief Night Haunts

Posted in Chilling, P. Runner, Private Runners, Streets on 10/31/2016 by private runners

Mischief Night Haunts

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 “If you look straight up Montongo St and up the hill you can see a tree that has a part down it and a dent where the driver had supposedly crashed into the tree. Supposedly the boy’s ghost haunts the street and sits on the bench next to the tree at night.”

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 It might not look scary to you in the photos but go down that street at night, I dare you. LOL so we left that spot and did some late night haunting of our own.

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Happy Halloween y’all!

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Ghost Story Time

Posted in P. Runner, Stories on 10/19/2016 by private runners

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I was in 2nd grade. My older brother and I shared a room and the same bed. One night I couldn’t sleep for shit, I look over at him and he’s knocked the fuck out in dreamland. Our house at that time is located on a bend, so when a car goes down our street, the lights would shine in our room and project on our wall.

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Yellow box: Our window (there used to be short bushes in front of our window)

A few cars go down our street. As I was watching the lights projecting on our wall I was staring at the shadows it created. I could see the shadows of the bushes and the blinds. The last car follows through, it was a little slower than the first. I was waiting to see the same image from the light but instead I was shocked. As the car slowly cruised around the bend, the shadow I saw on the wall was two arms and hands pulling a chain. The same motion a person would make to open a gate to a drawbridge in a castle.

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(The only good photo I could find to explain the motion lol)

I fucking froze. I felt electricity flowing through my whole body, I wanted to move but couldn’t. Though I was frozen in shock, I was able to move my eyes. Still staring at the wall I look over by our door which was always left open, and I see a dark outline. I finally turn my head and there stood a tall dark mass against the wall at the edge of our door, as if it was staring at me. It was so tall it looked like its “head” was touching the ceiling and had to hunch over to peer into our room. I started screaming and woke up everyone in my house. I was hiding under the blanket and I remember my brother punching me for abruptly waking him.

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Black box – Our room
Brown box – Our bed
Grey line – Me
Green line – My brother
White box – Window
Red line – Door
Yellow line – Light projection
Purple line – Shadows on wall
Blue line: Tall dark figure

Months go by and some pipes burst under our house, flooding it. We had to rip out all the carpet and dry everything we had that was on the floor by using the fire place in our living room. My mother slept in the living room by herself on the couch. She wakes up in the middle of the night because she felt a presence. She looks at the fire place and there she sees a tall figure standing next to it. She closes her eyes and starts praying. When she opens her eyes again, it’s gone. Prior to all of these events my mother always told us that she felt some kind of presence in the house. Days go by, our landlord was taking too long to replace the pipes and carpet so we decided to move. On the day we were moving our landlord decides to stop by to say farewell. My mother and the landlord were conversing for a while and when she finally left my mother pulled all of us aside and says “The landlord told me the person who used to live in this house before us was a tall elderly man. He died in this house.”

I remember that night vividly. I can still picture the hands and the links in the chain in my head. The way the tall figure had to bend his neck to the side and hunched over to look into our room still gives me chills just talking about it. I can only imagine the tall figure I saw was the old man who died in the house (I hope). But what puzzles me is what were the arms and chains I saw? What did it represent? Was that even him?

Meet PVT Runner T. Arakawa

Posted in Car culture, Car Profile, Cars/Motorsports, Private Runners on 09/12/2016 by private runners

Meet PVT Runner Tomohiro Arakawa from Nagoya, Japan.

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The USDM style seen on his DC2 comes from his love for the American culture. He installed EG6 hubs so he can use the 4×100 lug pattern, reflecting a common style seen here in the states; a clean Honda lowered on OEM wheels.
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Tomohiro isn’t just into styling a car to make it look pretty. Before owning his DC2, he also had a B18C powered EG6 which he attended many race events with. Once a gear-head, always a gear-head!

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Welcome to the Private Runners Street Family Tomohiro!!!

Get yo grub on

Posted in PVT Eats, Quickie on 08/11/2016 by private runners

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TAKO KOREAN BBQ

Whether you are a visiting the 916 or a Sac town local, you gotta try this place!
It’s a PVT Runners grub spot!
#supportsmallbusinesses

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Go peep it!

A Visit To Garage Star

Posted in Car Shop, Life Style, Trips on 08/08/2016 by private runners

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Last week, I paid a visit to my buddy Kenjo at his shop, Garage Star.
Some of you might have seen the article which Mike Garrett posted on SpeedHunters last year. Since then, I knew that when I would go back to Sacramento I had to see his new location.

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Parking is very limited in his lot. Which is occupied by his employees and friends, most of the time.
First come, first serve!

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Walking right in, you can’t miss the glorious wall of wheels being displayed. Some of them are for sale by the way!
(If you’re interested, visit Circuit Dreamer)

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All of Kenjo’s products are made in house, in the good ‘ole USA!

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Looking out from inside the shop I noticed a 1976 Celica pulling up. I found out it belongs to Tom, one of the owners of Circuit Dreamer.

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Man, I miss living the independent car shop life.
Til next time, Kenjo… Peace!

TO EBAY SELLER “KANJOZOKU”

Posted in Announcement on 06/24/2016 by private runners

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PLEASE STOP! YOU DO NOT HAVE MY AUTHORIZATION TO USE NOR TO MAKE BOOTLEG PRODUCTS WITH MY DESIGN.

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TEMPLE RACING, ALONG WITH KAZUHIRO FURUKAWA, ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS EITHER.

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TO THE SELLER,

IF YOU LOVE AND RESPECT THE CULTURE, YOU WOULD HAVE OBTAINED PERMISSION FROM THE ORIGINAL CREATORS BEFORE MAKING MERCHANDISE FOR YOUR OWN BENEFIT.

MAKING UNAUTHENTIC COPIES WITHOUT CONSENT IS FROWNED UPON.

I HAVE NEVER SOLD ANY PRIVATE RUNNER STICKERS NOR WILL I EVER.

I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION AND FULFILL MY REQUEST TO REFRAIN FROM FURTHER SALES.

I am concerned

Posted in P. Runner, Thoughts on 05/16/2016 by private runners

about the world.

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“We live in an era where our cities are armed with steel and concrete. Computers and electronics barricade our minds. It doesn’t change the fact that there exists a lot of strange phenomena, bizarre beyond reason or logic. Most folks just don’t see them. That’s because we cling to order to any tiny happiness that comes our way and we bust our humps to blind ourselves with our desires and our pleasures.

We all have our own problems we’re facing that we need to focus on…

With the race for the white house going on and all the other bullshit going on in the world such as War, (which is a global economic phenomenon) it’s hard to focus on our task and our individual role of “being what is necessary.”

It’s to the point where it will make you concerned and border line scared. This is our future on the line here. Although, we as human beings can adapt and progress, it’s the obstacles that are put in front of us that are the stress makers in life. How much bullshit can we endure before we really get angry and say “fuck this shit!” It’s really pushing me to the edge. Every form of life is precious, therefore it has value. That value should not be determined by someone who has “higher power/authority” over you. Who the fuck are they to judge? We need to rise up and let them hear our voices. That is the impact the world needs to hear and see. Stop blinding yourself and do something that benefits everyone. Be selfless. Now ask yourself, “Am I doing my daily tasks for bragging rights/popularity?” If so, that is the biggest form of selfishness. That is the epitome of a “FUCK BOY/GIRL.”

No single person can change the world, it takes the world to change the world.

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“I’m a human being goddamn it! My life has VALUE!”