Inside the temple

There’s two reasons why there’s rear “oh shit!” Handles in the back of the Running░Temple

Here they are:

Reason 1
(many PVT Runners know this already).

Kei Miura, Nakai-San, Kazuhiro all have their man caves. Including me, but I also have the ≋R≋u≋n≋n≋i≋n≋g≋ ≋T≋e≋m≋p≋l≋e≋ which also serves as a mobile man cave. 🙏🏾✌🏾

Ward Off

When it comes to the ancient roots of Halloween, masks and costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits on the night of Samhain. People believed that during the transition of October to November, the walls between the physical world and the spirit world open, allowing the beings from the other realm to enter, bringing with them all the spirits that can cause chaos, mayhem and mischief.

In India, people wear masks behind their heads when going into the forest. The Bengal Tiger sneaks up on its prey. By the time the prey realizes it’s there, it’s too late. The people of India believe that if you wear a mask on the back of your head, it portrays a face looking back at them when they’re trying to sneak up and prowl on you. The logic is if the tiger sees a face staring back, they will keep their distance because they are exposed from being sneaky.

The k’zokus have their hockey masks on the back of their seats for easy access. It’s an easy way to grab it to put it on. In a sense, it is used to ward off the law because it hides their identity.

Sometimes a mask is used to show that it’s not about the face of the individual. They are the medium of life. The existence of life, is the art form. They wanna show you what they do with life in their hands, controlled by creativity. Therefore the mask is to ward off the ignorant.✌️🙏

Oh fuck it. Who am I kidding?! 👺👹💀

Osak-October Thoughts

Us PVT Runners have a holiday every year. It’s October, the whole fuckin month. A time of the year where Friday the 13th would pop up on TV along with other horror movies due to Halloween. The hockey mask used in the franchise didn’t appear until Friday the 13th III in 1982. By 1983 it was released in Japan.

Yuh
Around that year, many kanjozoku groups formed.
Makes you wonder when the mask was first introduced to hide the kanjozoku’s identity…

The change of the season is enchanting for me. As if the month was waiting for PVT… Waiting for a mischievous offering. Almost like a changeling waking up and finding trolls and goblins to guide her to new life. Perhaps we are all changelings placed here on earth. An offering from another realm.

The transfer over from a young individual, into the world of car culture is the same feeling. You feel like a changeling; you meet new people, friends, families and even rivals. It is a whole new universe. Just like when Kazuhiro entered the world of kanjo culture when he was younger… With that being said I will end this post with this:

[The writing on the hood]


80年代から90年代初頭にかけて環状ブームにより
これらの車が一般道で害であった事は事実である。
40代前後の人達にはかなり身近な思い出として記憶に残る存在である。
大阪府警から特に集中取締を喰らったのがシビック系CR-Xなど、
車雑誌などで「大阪名物 府警のシビック狩り!」とまで言われる程であった。

95年に改造車検の規制緩和
「日本自動車協議」
「日本自動車部品協議」
いずれもアメリカの強引な外交に日本が合意し
「なんじゃそりゃ~」と思った同世代の人も多くいたと思う。

結局は車の改造だけでなく、善悪は自分の見てきた事や、
経験から得た事で判断し、環状を通じてそんな事をふと感じた。

僕らの世代はある意味恵まれているかもしれない。

ヤングマガジン なにわ友あれ 南 勝久


92年高校2年の時に環状線横乗りデビュー、衝撃でした。
ワンダーEF、メッチャ見て来ました。
免許を取り、即効でシビックを購入!何台も壊しました。
環状線 パレード暴走…害な事をして来ました。
馬鹿だと思われても仕方ありません。

大阪の文化とも言えるような「環状線」
チームの中で厳しくもあり、優しい先輩達からの男の縦社会と言う物を学び
また、シビックと出会い環状線を走り、車に夢中になりました。
各年代、各チームのやり方、走り方等、様々であったと思います。
その中で環状線は外せない存在であり私の時代はHONDA車
欠かせない存在でした。

先輩・シビック・環状線の出会いで今があります。

車を好きになり運転している時はいつでも楽しくて仕方ありません。

どの様な形でも良いと思います。

車で楽しむって事を忘れないで欲しいです。

古川 一弘

(古川 一弘氏 株式会社カークラフトブーン代表)
(南 勝久氏 ヤングマガジン連載 ナニワトモアレ・なにわ友あれ作者)

Didn’t Realize

With this last stretch of summer heat left, it made me consider the following topic (sidenote, I remember by this time of the year as a kid, it was already cooler… Even cold. But anyway…). I didn’t realize how much this intake set up is slept on. Honda engineers of that era designed it to comply with the economy and at peak performance, as if they knew they were going to drive the Civic chassis in N1.

But outside of N1 regulations, some still rock the oem air box simply because it works, some even remove the filter completely.

I spoke to Brush Up Osaka and I was told that when their EG6 still had a B swap, they were using the OEM Honda filters in the air box 🤯

At various track events drivers will opt for the this setup. It’s as if it’s a homage to the N1 days, showing that “yeah I have the OEM air box and I’m passing you on the track” mentality. People will even put their own twist to it by adding a metal intake arm and/or wrapping the air box in heat reflective tape. You’ll even see it on cars that run the kanjo.

Joe’s EF (@carmakeacross) has a built B18C with Jun camshafts making 230hp. While utilizing the OEM intake arm and box.

Mugen and Comptech/CT Engineering iceboxes are essentially fancier air boxes.

At one point, the Real Time Racing DC2 ran a NSX air box.

Don’t knock it if it works. This set up isn’t for everyone, especially if your motor is built for high horsepower. But at the end of the day, give the car what it wants, not what you want. ✌️🙏

TRA KYOTO EF Civic
Top Gun ‘GOD HANDS’ EG6

When the Rockies turn blue, this Coors is for you 🥴
Fun fact, the couplers are arranged as a homage to Mugen Power
🟥🟨⬛

FLEX

The Sergeant Race Division fenders are now installed, and the Kanjyozaku is complete. There’s a few things why I nicked named this project that; Char’s custom Zaku II is basically a souped up base model mobile suit, just like my Civic.

Two, it has different shades of red (pink lol). And of course kanjyo for the homage.

The install was straight forward, nothing crazy

This week was full of accomplishments, I hope it’s the same for y’all. Flex!