Have Fun Y’all
For a long time I was feeling really bummed that I haven’t done anything creative, so last season, I decided it was time to change that. At the end of last season, I started to work on a new livery. I’ve made a ton of different variations, and asked for a ton of criticism from friends, and everything I’ve planned has finally come to fruition.
After about 22 hours of work over the past few weeks and a few hundred dollars, I repaired and repainted my bumper, and then I applied the new livery!
I had taken a few in progress pics, but I don’t really feel like sorting through them, so I’m just going to post this pictures of what I finished today. I have a few more stickers that need to be cut and applied, and then it will be 100% but I’m really happy with how it…
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Well, we’ve reached the fifth and final installment of the coverage for this year’s Winter Cafe. I’d like to again thank everyone who came out and I hope you all had a really good time. Having a chance to look back while posting this has been really neat for me, as I feel like I get to relive it all again without being so frantic. I’m going to be traveling again for work so I wanted to get this last post up of the event before I leave tomorrow. This post focuses on the cars that I have more of a personal connection with as far as the main focus of the site goes. Cars from Garage Work, CSG, Mak, Nakajima’s FD, TM 240, etc. The relationships I have with the people behind these builds is something I’ll always hold in high regard.
Let’s take a closer look!
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“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”
Before I jumped into the coverage Sekinei got of this past weekend’s Skyline Owner’s Battle, I wanted to address an issue closer to home. For those that weren’t aware, our good friend Kristian had, for lack of better terms, massive engine failure this past week when he was driving home from work. I use the term massive because it basically rendered the current engine useless in it’s state. This means that in order to finish off the season, compete in Super Street’s FF Battle, and possibly the VTEC Club events that wrap up this year, he would have to give it his all to tear the engine down and replace the block.
If there ever was an example of diligence, Kristian showed it this weekend. In two days time, removing the engine, tearing it down to replace the block, reassembling all to have…
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“I need to work on me” that’s what I been doing brother.
As of late, I’ve had a lot of different plans of what I’ve wanted this Civic to become. All that noise is gone, and I’m definitely just going to keep it a simple street car until I’m in a different point in my life, not going to struggle and stress so hard just so it will be a tiny bit different for the next summer. From now on, it’s just going to be consumable items, and maintenance for this guy.
With it’s recent rise in popularity, I’ve noticed a lot of hate on Kanjo and it’s culture, specifically from track guys. I understand why they dislike it, they track to keep it off the streets. But to me, when it comes to FF Hondas, Kanjo is what makes the most sense. It’s where my roots are, and those roots are deep, with the release of that Kanjozoku video, I’ve even…
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In the 1970’s a car film craze took over the US movie industry. This did not, however, remain solely American phenomena. Just prior to the first oil crisis that eventually catalyzed the Japanese automotive industry to its final international breakthrough, Japan’s Toho Company released Hairpin Circus, the Nipponese answer to The Vanishing Point (1971). Rather than American machines, Hairpin Circus places Japan’s Toyota 2000GT, and its challenger in the movie, Mazda Savanna RX-3, in the spotlights.
Hairpin Circus is a story of a former race driver Misao (Kiyoshi Misaki), who left the motor sports world after a traumatizing race accident. Love for cars remains, though, and he now makes a living as a driving instructor. The local youth tease him daily, trying to challenge him into their irresponsible street races. How long can the old wolf refuse the temptation to show the new adrenaline addict generation…
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For my entire “career” in car modding, I’ve always been super all about helping people on styling and modding. But lately I’ve been getting questions like, “How do I put writing on my tires?”, “Can you make me tire stencils?”, or “Should I do a kanjo scheme on my car?” The answer is no. The popularity of “Kanjo styling” is relatively new to the masses. It’s not for everyone, and as someone who’s been following it for years, I’m not going to be one to contribute to it being sold out. Kanjo culture it self is very exclusive, so for someone like me to have emulated it outside of Japan, even my attempt is unwarranted. I just don’t want to see more half assed, bullshit attempts at kanjo style. On instagram alone, there’s already a ton of evidence of folks trying to exploit the name kanjo as some trendy shit…
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