Night Slashers

Oh what? You think Halloween is over? Nah son! Remember just cuz it’s not Halloween doesn’t mean the ghost and ghouls ain’t running around causing havoc…!

Synchronization has a big role in Car Make TANTRA, so press play on the music then press play on Night Slashers. Perturbator’s music always mixes and synchs well with video games like that, as well as driving.

As a fellow car enthusiast friend of mine once said to me back in 2013 “Dreamwave is the ultimate driving music!” – Team Limit/Grip Burglars

Indeed so. It’s perfect for shredding the streets…!

Welcome Back

“You created a philosophy, you expressed what people thought cannot be expressed. You created a Street Family. You have taught the way, and now the knowledge has spread.” – Wise One

I started solo. Now I’m back to being solo. That is a true definition of a PVT Runner. – Run The Monk

Welcome Back.

“Externally he looks solo, The Private Runner. But among his possessions he has the knowledge, the Magic, the teaching; the TANTRA. Wandering in the streets of the city, brings him back to his roots. A feeling of pure nostalgia.”

However, this is a different journey now. A journey with divine madness. Nothing is the same anymore. Yet, the newer generation still seeks the old ways of the ancient past, so there’s still hope. He is one of the last N1’s… He is ready.”

Lemme Holla

RIP Zumbi of ZION I

Man. Your music helped me in life. RIP my brother.

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13901310/baba-zumbi-zion-i-dies

“Zumbi was known for weaving a spiritual approach into hip-hop, reflected in his searching, mystical lyrics, and in the title of Zion I’s debut album Mind Over Matter, which The Source nominated for Independent Album of the Year.”

All your albums were soundtracks for my spiritual journey. First time I saw you live was at Sacramento State University back in 2006 and by the way they were free events. You did yearly concerts there and I attended every one of them. I recall watching you come on stage for the first time. You took off your shoes before getting on stage. I get it, you wanted to be grounded with the stage to send the message to us listeners. Thank you for your passion that you spread through Hip Hop. You will live on forever. ✌️📿🙏📿

For those

Who say they are an official member of a kanjo team in Osaka. And certified! There was a time a gaijin living in Osaka “joined” an infamous kanjo team. A member from a different kanjozoku tribe stole a civic from another team and t-boned it into the gaijin’s car. The infamous kanjo team did nothing for the poor gaijin. So know that, they ain’t gonna do shit for you. Besides give you some swag. LOL 🖕

– Anonymous kanjozoku

Osaka, Japan.

This message is brought to you through me as an interpreter of a kanjozoku. Thank you.

If you’re not from Osaka, you’re not a kanjozoku.

You don’t gotta take it negative. In fact be enlightened. Respect the culture. ✌️

Road Trip Runner

As a car builder I’ve come to the conclusion that for me personally, I want my car to be the one that can do it all. I want it to be able to handle being driven hard at the track, hold it’s own on the street, look good at the local car meets, yet stay practical enough to take to the store for a quick errand. Looking at my current car, I tend to ask myself all the time “what do I want to use it for?”
In the more recent years, I’ve gotten into traveling. Something about seeing new places, new sights, traveling a far distance from home, it’s always an exciting feeling. But if you are a driver, you know that it isn’t just the destination that is significant, it’s the journey to it as well. What better way to enjoy that journey than in your “fun car?”

So here it is, I’m going to put my car to the test. I’m going to take it on a 1400 mile road trip. After inspecting everything I could in the Private Runner garage and a few last minute tweaks, “ Daphne”was as ready as she ever would be. The drive began at 2 AM. The travel crew and I (yes we were a full car, plus luggage) enjoyed the cool night air for the first few hours. LA was our first main city to pass through and besides the occasional launch out of the seat due to the uneven freeway, we were all good.

A few more hours past and finally we were seeing the glorious structure of the Bay Bridge up ahead. This was surely a sign of victory! Of course it isn’t enough to just get to the destination, it was now time to explore it. Speaking from experience, navigating a lowered car through SF was a challenge. Many scrapes and hits, but we conquered. And of course had to document this in pictures.

On the way back down, we past through Santa Cruz for a quick stop. The drive there was awesome for a fun car, definitely beats having a rental on the twisty stuff. It was also a bonus that everywhere we went, we always had great parking spots. VIP status for sure. After walking the boardwalk, we got back in the car for the last long stretch home.

We got back down to SoCal just in time to make a pit stop for some Boba at 7leaves. Really good spot to go to for some fresh tea. Just enough caffeine to fuel me for the rest of the drive home.

Was it worth it? Taking the Civic on a road trip like that? All the wear and tear? Well for starters, I’m not one to care about keeping the mileage low on a car. It’s a car, that’s what you’re supposed to do with it: drive it! Of course, a 90’s civic hatch slammed with no AC or tint isn’t the most comfy ride for a long trip but knowing that the car that I’ve built and maintained with my own hands, as well as with the help of good friends, can successfully complete such a trip with no fuss… and in addition getting props from people along the way who have no idea the distance the car has traveled… I’d say hell yeah it’s totally worth. Put some miles on your builds, folks!

– Words by PVT Runner I. Delos Santos