UMMVPVT

Ultimate MдD MдX Vehicle for PVT?

Interesting:

Australia 🇦🇺 too 👀

Potential:

This is more like it.

Definitely needs to be lifted and at least RWD (4WD is king 👑 ) to reach the plain of silence…

The hunt continues…

Mad Max Street Style: Which Max Are You?

Do you have it? Are you dedicated?

Road Warrior 💯

In my early days of PVT, I was just Max (not even Mad yet). Like in the beginning of the first film, before he tried to take a vacation… then things started to turn him MAD.

Being a Road Warrior is having little to no ammo yet still carry your gun, and use it as a melee weapon… even willing to use your teeth to rip off an arm. Having bad shot gun shells and still somehow find a way to make use of them.

Beaten and battered but still have the will to survive. That’s a Road Warrior. A Road Warrior has one belief, one “religion” and that’s Survival.

This is a state of mind, a mentality. It’s all part of the MAD MAX STREET STYLE.

What is TRA Kyoto? Who is Kei Miura? TRA Kyoto (Top Racing Arts) is a company based out of Kyoto, South Japan towards Osaka. Known mostly for their fiberglass work, TRA has a few other product lines – 6666 Customs, Rocket Bunny and Number 6 – that produce aero parts, wheels and a few other custom parts. Kei Miura, the owner of TRA, designs all of the aero and wheels from CAD software and machining. His CAD design skills have even landed him contract work doing fiberglass work for everything from drift kits, to VIP kits to off-road 4×4 projects. Some of the companies that get in line for his services include Supermade, D-Max, NKB, B-Spark, Schmieden, Top Rankaz and Quadruped. The first time I noticed TRA was from an ad for their wheels. They offer some of the sickest wheels for K-cars. These things look like old American wheels from the 80’s and look completely gross. So wrong, it’s right. That’s what I love about old school wheels. They’re so ugly and distinctively unique, nothing like any modern design. Unfortunately, all their wheels are made for K-cars, meaning they’re small and come in four-lug only.
TRA most notably got everyone’s attention when they built a couple S13s and a S14. With style and swagger no one else in Japan could do, they mixed NASCAR style wings, Goodyear tires, deep dish BBS RS mesh, wild 6666 Customs aero parts, all with gangsta low stance.
Miura is a bosozoku rider. More or less, a punk, rebel or outlaw. Bosozuku is similar to the rockabilly scene here. They dress similar and love styles of previous generations. Typically the bosozoku guys ride around making painfully loud exhaust noise with their wild bikes (like choppers but not really) or in their old ’70s and ’80s Japanese cars, like Nissan Cedrics and Toyota Crestas. But Miura is not from Tokyo, Kanto, or the north. He’s from the south side of Japan. In the Kyoto-Kansai region the bosozoku scene has been changing into newer ’80s and ’90s cars. The S13s and S14 that Muira built to showoff his 6666 Customs line are a testament of the Kansai bosozoku style. Miura-san is a fan of old school race cars, drifting, the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and everything American of those eras. And liking American fads includes Civics, which aren’t nearly as popular in Japan. For his EF Civic build, Miura designed an all new 6666 Customs body kit like no other. A set of old 14″ Mugen CF-48 rims were mounted with a set of stenciled Advan tires. And to complete that ’80s look, custom gold, orange and red graphics were added. On the inside, thermal barrier tape replaces the carpet, while a rollcage replaces all passenger seating. Both sides of the car is equipped with window nets not only because they’re cool and remind Miura of NASCAR, but they also have another purpose. Top speed runs on the Osaka kanjo (highway loop) are illegal. To avoid being caught, they used to wear Jason masks to cover their identity. The window nets help to cover their face relieving them of wearing the bosozuko style mask. To add to the menace, their cars don’t have license plates and aren’t insured or registered either. As with all TRA cars, underneath the hood, the engine bay is a dirty mess. This is all part of the Mad Max street style that Miura grasps so well.
This Civic might not be done with the same style as I would have, but TRA still remains one of my favorite companies from Japan. You just can’t go wrong with white cars slammed with gangsta stance.

Fast Facts
Honda Civic EF
Owner Kei Miura Of Tra Kyoto
Hometown Kumiyama, Kyoto (Japan)
Daily Grind Making Parts and checking out Kate’s Playground
Power 160hp
Under The Hood B16A; EK Civic head; Fujitsubo stainless steel header and exhaust Stiff Stuff Cusco coilovers and adjustable front strut tower bar
Rollers 14″ Mugen Power CF-48 wheels; Yokohama Advan A048 185/55/R14
Outside 6666 Customs front bumper, side skirts, rear spoiler; black painted mirrors
Inside Safety21 rollcage; ATC steering wheel; reclinable bucket seat; billet shift knob; custom carbon-fiber center panel with engine starter button; Omori water temperature gauge; thermal barrier floorboard
“As with all TRA cars,underneath the hood, the engine bay is a dirty mess. This is all part of the Mad Max street style that Miura grasps so well.”
Throwback to my early Mad Runner days

Dirtiness is a natural sign you’re a true wastelander in heart. An attribute to the Mad Max street style.

This post is

Still relevant.

There has been a shortage on oil lately, especially Rotella T6 5W40… This is all due to the PLANdemic and world events of destruction…
Come up! How much I got it for (each) and that’s the normal price.
Shortly after purchasing…
Then a few days later… each! 😳

Now… with that being said:

Just walk away! Give me your oil & gasoline! Just walk away and we’ll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands… 🥴
👹 GIVE ME ROTELLA 5W40! 👹
Rotella is gold, preserve it!

What oil have you been using in your Running Temples?

Historic Relics

Historic relics in Mad Max
Historic Relics in our Wasteland.
“Have we forgotten our pocket-lint, Taco-Bell-budget, living-under-mom’s-roof, having-nothing, yet having-nothing-to-worry-about past?… I have a new mission: to distance myself from my peers who are in search of the ‘finer things’ and get in touch with the young, broke, speed-hungry kid I once was, without a care in the world…”

Seeking the Plains Of Silence

Perhaps The Big Nothing is The Plains Of Silence…

So what’s in the Plains Of Silence? Once you reach it, what then? It’s just like that saying by Alan Watts:

Therefore the only peace you’ll find in the wasteland is the peace you bring with you. And it better be something that you’ve been carrying.

P.S., lately I’ve been telling a few Runners how The Matrix wasn’t a movie, it was a documentary. I started saying the same about Mad Max ever since the gas line hack. Listen at 1:13 🤯

Imagine yourself

Traveling through a wasteland. It’s been days since you seen another human being. Going through rugged terrain and harsh weather. Finally you see something that stands out of the norm in nature. A painting on a rock. You admire the colors and details then as you look further you see an even bigger painting that takes up the side of a cliff. “What is this?” You ask yourself…

I had this vision in my minds eye and also in dreams. I imagine that this is what Alexandra David-Néel saw when she journeyed into Tibet. I don’t believe in coincidences anymore. After I had this vision, I looked up pictures from Alexandra David-Néel’s journey to try to match what I saw. It was then that I stumbled upon Nicolas Roerich and his paintings.

It’s exactly what I pictured in my vision. From my experience I can only imagine what Nicholas Roerich saw, as well as Alexandra David-Néel. They must have witnessed magic and sorcery that has thought to have been long gone. Alexandra David-Néel even stated that she seen an object in a distance moving at a significant rate. When she looked into her looking glass she saw a man in monk robes bouncing like a ball, covering great distances. 🤯 And let’s not get started about what other travelers seen in the sky back then and today in Tibet…

I can hear the Vajra bell in this painting.

If you have a Vajra bell, ring it! Call your deity by mantra! Just because you believe you cleansed yourself doesn’t mean the karma within you hasn’t moved and hid somewhere else inside of your body! If you remember your dreams, it was a message. If you have visions, you have the sight. Stay connected with them, remember deities help and guide you to get where you want/need to be. Vajrayana believes that you can reach enlightenment within a single life time. With that being said the deities may speed things up for you. Take that with caution ⚠️ and be prepared that the reality of spiritual awakening can come off as an nightmare, but at the end it’s actually enlightening.

Real shit.

I am continuing with my journey and following my visions. I am not saying that this is the way and only way. I am not saying I am a saint nor a Buddha. What I am saying is that consider looking within yourself for answers. Your soul knows what’s best for your shell. For me Vajrayana happened to follow along with my own beliefs that I had since a child, before I even knew what spirituality was. It’s as if the bell sounds I hear in my visions are from Vajra bells and the Akashic Records. Remember, if you don’t believe in anything, nothing bad nor good will happen to you. You will become stagnant and rely on the physical for satisfaction and pleasure. You’re worth more than that. There is more to life than your average routine. Know that. ✌️ Blessings to all 📿🙏📿

Wastelander

If you need to make a trek into the wasteland, be prepared. Last thing you need is to be scavenging around like Max in The Road Warrior.

Keep your inventory stocked up!

Being a road warrior like Max is one thing. Anyone can drive a vehicle. But a real driver is also a mechanic, a cook, navigator and good company; As stated in this article. Luckily there’s a website dedicated to Overlanding which gives insights for people who seek solitude behind the wheel. They provide you a free checklist for your journey and give good reviews on essential gear.

Your journey may be a quest to reach that Plains Of Silence, however make it an interesting one. Remember to have fun along the way. Enjoy the pure beauties this physical world has to offer to us. It’s a big world out there. Perhaps you need to go to places that make you feel small so that you realize how small your problems really are. ✌️