Wednesday, September 30, 2009

in recent news.


just got into the shop. checkin around on the ol blog roll here. i noticed we pop up on risky devils blog roll, pretty cool! big thanks to Leigh and AJ for rockin our sticker on their cars. oddly enough both toyota's.

zee germans.



everyday gets me closer to ALMS final at Laguna Seca. but for now, uber W126 that Jon Sibal put up a few months ago. if i were to ever have a car and a driver, id like to roll in one of these. actually id picture my mom and pops in one of these.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

paid tha cost.



what else can we say about boss salamanca? cars got an ass that could swallow up 2 g-strings... hes done it again, flipped the SC world on its ear, and jammed a pencil in it. Weds Kranze ER-M. rockin an offset in the rear that most can only dream of. and the fact that hes not running -124293489032 camber really means alot of work has gone into this. everytime he waves that wand it gets the haters hatin and the fanboys droolin.

monstaaaaaaaaa.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

regularly scheduled programs....

weve been lookin like the HAMB here lately. haha. well back to our normal business. i ran into this gnarly beast the other day on burbank. he was a few cars ahead of me and all i could smell was race gas burning. and if you know what im talkin about the smell is pretty distinct. and well, im pretty sure hes not running much for exhaust either. he took off and all i heard was a nasty spool. and then i noticed it was a widebody with some pretty fat rubber in the rear. interestingly enough, jon sibal made a post about the car yesterday. turns out the monster is twin charged. ffffffuuuuuuucckkkkk. check it out on jon sibals site. link is below....

king kong himself.

Monday, September 21, 2009

open container...


im startin to see this more and more on cars. i used to do shit like this on my motorcycles. i use to have a good sized heineken keg can as my overflow on the ol yammy. and a gatorade bottle on the honda. i like the style, but i worry about the glass shattering...

chop. slam. repeat.





shots from billetproof. personally i dont think billet belongs on rods. sorry zach ;)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

GO LOW.




Friday, September 18, 2009

metal as art.

on my daily blog checks, i came across these beautiful works of art from therealjdm.com. those are hard pipes for the R35 from top secret. taste the rainbow.

kidrobot x hellfish

took the gf out for her bday on wednesday. we stopped at kidrobot on melrose and some other stores. got one of the futurama random boxes and a zoomies box. i can spend all day and all of my money at that store.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

roots.

so this is an homage to dandy dick landy and his brother mike landy. mike is my neighbor/employer/mentor, and hes helped me out with projects and advice over the years. his brother dick, was the famous dandy dick landy of 60s and 70s drag racing fame. pretty much pioneered hemi engines and altered class racing. times when men were men and racing was racing. before all of the fashion, glitz and glamour. pure unadulterated power and fun. mike was the main engine builder at dick landy industries, his skill and knowledge are staggering. over the past few years hes taught me so much and i cant thank him enough for it.



heres to you dick, we all miss you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Toyota V-12 | Lexus V-10






Toyota Century 1GZ-FE V-12 5.0L [Top]
Lexus LF-A 1LR-GEU V-10 4.8L [Bottom]
[Man wouldn't one of these be nice stuffed in a Toyota Supra or Lexus SC chassis?! Wish I could find a half-cut.]

Saturday, September 12, 2009

steady rockin...


i love metal work. i love beautifully fabbed parts and exquisite welding. this is a manifold from check shop in japan for a newer V10 M5. extremely clean. and those are hand welded. extreme talent.

Friday, September 11, 2009

LOWER than LOW.

How to make an Import go lower than the competition, after the frame hits the floor? How to get a lower co-efficient of drag for racing at the same time?

Use a good-old HotRodding trick! Chopping the roof off and lowering it for that slick mean raked stance really sticks the knife in the competitions face, in my opinion. I hope within the next 10 years this mod really takes off, but if history is any indication, it's not going to. I still have hope though.
[One day I will definitely do this.]

[The Signal Auto Civic was done around 10 years ago, that red 240SX was chopped prior to that! The Silvia's are rather recent chop jobs, and that Subaru was done only a few months ago. It actually makes the newest Subi look like a decent car for once, WOW!!]

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

pretty things.

LOLA T-70. Infiniti Indy car. Toyota 88c.
Nissan Power.

heart for the Lola.
original GT40 frame. MkI. but im not exactly certain. still, its a piece of american history.

working with these bits of history is the reason im not impressed by alot of the crap i see.