JDM Blue-collar

Shout out to all blue-collar workers out there. The end of the year is coming up, make that hard work pay off; raises, bonuses, etc. I have been busy lately. My job is in the manufacturing field. By viewing these pictures, I can sense the hard work these folks put in. I know where y’all coming from. Peace world.

P.S.,

Kei Miura’s job is considered blue-collar as well…

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Endless Dream

💯💯💯!! This life is all we have. Let’s make it a good one.

Life is change. Lately I have been seeing changes everyday. A big part of my life is focusing on the happiness of my family and friends. Sometimes doing that can make you postpone your dreams, that’s quite ok, but never give up on them.

Prior to buying my Civic EG back in 2004, it was a life goal to possess one. Once I had my hands on one, my dreams of how I wanted it kept changing. Today I have it at a state where I want it. I add little things here and there, but the list has gotten smaller. It’s these goals and dreams that keeps me going, it’s my personal happiness. It’s an endless dream of mine. Forever adding little touches here and there. It’s no different from Kei Miura’s dream with TRA Kyoto, Nakai-san with RWB, and Kazuhiro with Osaka JDM.

So it doesn’t matter if your #lifebuild or project car is a storage unit for parts.

The point is to never stop dreaming after you reach your goal.

Peace ☮️✌️

October Project pt3

Yee Yee!

Damn it’s been pretty hot these past few days, I thought it supposed to be fall already?! Global warming y’all. Anyway.

The cage is all bolted up!

As I was in the process of cutting the dash,

the electric impact gun which I had since 2004 decided to take a crap. I have a little Dremel however I rather use a bigger tool like an angle grinder or something of that nature (which I don’t have). So I predict the final chapter for this October Project will be this coming weekend!🤞 😁 Peace for now ☮️

I hope everyone is good

And by that I mean happy. We all have our shit and funk we go through. I hope you all get through that quick and in a meditative way. There’s an end to that bullshit. Stop to smell the flowers, and know when to have fun. Keep something that makes you happy in your mind all the time. For me it’s my family and cars. Peace y’all

Go! With Moon!

Words and pictures by PVT Runner Ian.

A few months prior, I was made aware of an upcoming event that I’ve had on my bucket list to attend. It was an open house day at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs. This event happens once a year, usually in July and it’s a small gathering of hot rod fans, as well as a few select Japanese and European classics.

Mid summer in SoCal, you can just about guarantee that it’s going to be a hot day outside but the clear skies made for a great opportunity for those candy paint jobs to shine.

The event took over 3 separate lots around the main store, each with its own set of quality cars to check out. Of course a plethora of big body cruisers made their presence known, laid out on the floor in proper fashion.

I personally am not too well-versed in the details of this era of cars, but how can any gear head not appreciate the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into these vehicles? Just the shape alone of these sleds, gorgeous!

Another fun part about the event is the attendees themselves, dressed to impress and to represent the culture of hot rodding properly. It’s not just about the cars, it’s a lifestyle. This is a culture, embedding deep into the roots of SoCal style and it’s going nowhere anytime soon.

Though I might not know too much about these cars, it was still a great time. Great vibes, music of course and good company.

Also, to wrap the weekend: a new addition to the family. Many adventures ahead, stay tuned y’all!