Every day I read a number of car blogs from around the world, most of which focus on the Japanese tuning world (but not all). It seems that every day this car is being featured on at least one blog, and with good reason – it looks amazing! This Datsun 240z was built by Yuta Akaishi in San Jose, California, and since MotorMavens posted some super hot photos recently – I figured I would post them on this blog to direct my readers to an excellent feature! Click here to read the full feature @ MotorMavens.
Once you have read the feature on MotorMavens, head over to Yuki’s blog (Titled “Oh, You speak English?”) to keep up to date on this build by clicking here.
I finished editing another 81 photos last night which can be found here.
As mentioned in my previous post here, Martin Ffrench debuted in the Touge Heroes/Dragon Performance RX7 and finished a respectable 6th overall. The Santa Pod show go-ers immediately warmed to this car/driver/livery package and even in the paddock there was always a crowd around this beast of a machine, and once on track they were treated to the terrific spectacle of the Dragon Performance tuned FD3s smoking it up with the best of them.
Click the photos above to see more photos from EDC Round 5 and of this amazing RX7…
Whilst at Japfest 09 this year i spotted this little beast hidden out of sight of most of the visitors. I dont know its story or why it wasnt parked out front with hoards of people staring with green eyes… I thought I would offer 2 photos as wallpaper.
The next photo shows how hidden and ignored this car was – such a shame!
Click on the photos for the full size wallpaper for each photo.
If you have any details on this car please leave a comment or email me.
After the viral success throughout the interweb of Ken’s 1st Gymkhana vid (if you havent seen it then click here and watch it immediately!) Ken has teamed up with DC Shoes and Crawford Racing to have another go – good man!
Here is a build up of the 2009 Impreza for the 2nd attempt, and its a superb vid… I want to see more vids like this!
Following on from last nights post, here are some more details the build that I consider to be the best EK9 in the UK by far…
Following an unfortunate incident that bent his old DC2 Integra beyond repair, James had to do something drastic to make the most of a bad situation. Fortunately he came across a bit of good luck with a rolling EK9 Civic shell being found at reasonable money – which was snapped up and stored while the project funds accumulated.
The thing I like about this build is that everything is being done properly, with no short cuts or half measures being settled for. If something isnt available due to financial reasons then it is held off until it is available with nothing that wasnt on the original shopping list making it in. If you want to a particular product then be patient and wait until you find it at a price you can afford!
I wont go into too many details of the build, because if you want to see more info on the build (and even if you dont!) you should check out Tegboy’s build up thread on Civiclife here – Ground Up EK9 Build Up.
Last night I went to peep this project for the 1st time, and even after reading through the project build up (several times) I was blown away by the quality. The car isnt finished yet, with just a few more things left to do but even so the standard of finish on this car is like no other EK9 I have seen in the flesh!
I only managed to take about 20 photos last night as the light was fading fast and as the car isnt done yet I thought I’d find an excuse to go back and see it once its up and running (hopefully snag a ride too!). Here are a few photos from last night:
The only thing that makes this project not perfect (for me) is that it isnt Pheonix Yellow. If it was then it would be the EXACT same Nine that I have dreamed about for a long time! For more photos (and bigger size versions) check out my Flickr page here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tweakculture/
Any comments will be seen by Tegboy – so lavish praise on him in the comments people!