Saturday, October 31, 2009

stir it up.


1LR-GUE
LFA V-10.
4.8 litres, over 500Hp.
tuned by Yamaha.
stamped by Toyota.

not a single bit of steel.
but a work of art and a feat of engineering.
send me a crate.

Friday, October 30, 2009

risk that devil.



i used to date a girl that had a skin pigment issue. she had white spots on her face and it led into her hair. she was fuckin gorgeous. much like AJ's IS300.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lexus Challenge (2)


Ian at FSR rollin on WIIIIIDDEEEE CCW's. finally got down to visit their shop last night. had a little meeting and we all went to grub. mr. burke now has a straight pipe from the cat back in his White Smasher. sounds tits but i didnt get any video of it. all in all, a great night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

tarmac terror.


@ ebisu, drifting a fucking NSX!!!! i know this has made the rounds on the net but i dont care, i love it. i love that he made a rack to cart his extra tires/wheels back and forth.

typically im in the middle of 2 schools. stretched and non stretched tires. im fine with stretched tires on the street with a little bit of spirited driving thrown in. not an issue for me. but on the track id rather work with the most contact i can get. all i care is that the fitment is right and you look damn good breakin lap records.

Monday, October 26, 2009

trends.




ive been in the bicycle game for many many moons. ive seen trends come and go. pretty, ugly, good, and bad. which is fine, because it leads to proper development of good products. im not even going to get into this whole fixed gear phenom thats happening. but here is concept that is new to me, not sure if its so new within the industry. its called iso truss.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

motor 4 toys

even though i have a serious hate for kids. i dont want them to be without a gift during the holiday season. and this year more so, since the economy tanked and people have lost quite a bit. so again, i will be taking donations at the shop to bring to motor 4 toys, theyre a group car guys that collect for toys 4 tots. drop em off here and ill be sure they make it to their annual car show this december. thank you in advance.


Motor4Toys.com - It's all about                    the kids!

Friday, October 23, 2009

step your game up.


been tryin to write a post all morning.

lexus challenge is steamrolling ahead. everyone is ready to launch and show everyone what we have. will be a gnarly track presence and a proper representation of lexus/toyota cars. i cant thank, paul, christian, and jay enough for putting it all together and allowing me to join them.

i sat down and had a nice conversation with the guys at FSR motorsports. great group of guys, we had a discussion about a former customer, and im glad im not the only one that had to experience that little encounter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

flipping coins.


ive hit a bit of a wall with my baby, the SC. well performance wise at least, i dont plan on selling it. i just want to replace the trans with another unit now, and just have it as my daily/long distance runner. i dont wanna deal with swapping in the LS1 anymore. it just doesnt seem right at this time. but i may change my mind yet again, but ive been thinking about this alot. and even more so today when i got the price quote from DGR. just seems so out of reach right now with the tightening of the belt.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

blanco. negro.






lexus challenge at its cleanest. cars that have actually seen track time. i think im over the whole hellaflush movement. so i give you mr paul (t0e), and mr christian burke. cheers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lexus Challenge

rare shot. gettin some driver feed back on tire pressure change.
dedication to the sport
toward the days end.
CCW Classics on an MKIV. like they were meant to be.

transition.


hellaflush always brings me exposure to some of the most stylish cars all over the world. and i love it. im thinking of gettin a set of RPF1. but in a much more conservative offset so i can run a massive tire. its fine, my weds are in a more aggro offset for the street. besides i think my SC would look sick with some Enkeis wrapped in some meaty R Compounds.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

hot rod paintjob




yeah. thats a volvo.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

last laps.



so a few years ago at sebring, jorg bergmeister was pushed out by jamie melo in the f430gt. well, herr bergmeister was not having any of that shit this weekend at laguna. sorry magnussen, should have just let the 45 go.

Monday, October 12, 2009

i <3 race compound.





the above pictures are from this weekend. ALMS final at Laguna Seca Saturday, and Willow Springs trackday on Sunday. late nights and lots of driving. all for the good.

Friday, October 9, 2009

takin it easy.



this is a 'tutorial' of the nurburgring by derek bell. lol. in the video he gets passed by jacky ickx like hes standing still. so the super duper cars of today are pulling mid 7 minute lap times. mr. bell pulled a 6:40 ish for his tutorial vid. jacky ickx most likely pulled it off in the lower 6 minute marks. now remember these are the group c cars of the early 90s. these cars were completely out of hand. cars that only real men can drive, at a track that only real men can dominate.

shakotan style.



this car has been all over the blog pages creating quite a buzz since it was seen at JCCS over the weekend. sadly i missed the show because i completely forgot. and now im kicking myself after seeing all of the pics on speedhunters and various blogs. anyhow, this car is definitely my kinda style. gritty and hard.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

worldwide.


i was checkin on the visitor stats. gettin hits from all over the world. i love it. so hello to all of my international visitors.

tomorrow i hit the road to laguna seca. ALMS final saturday, and then straight to willow springs sunday morning. yay! ill be posted up in the john hartman garage, makin sure my buddies dont end their day due to something lame.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

japanese style


just something about how they do it there, that just gets lost in translation here. its so odd.

Monday, October 5, 2009

metal as art part deux



i love seeing projects come together. i love things more when people have the resources and skill to do the fab themselves. i myself am not as comfortable as i should be with fab. i should really invest in a welder and more tools.

anyhow, when i was living with my friend we would always talk about shows like monster garage and american chopper and so forth. we'd watch all the bits and pieces come to life, beaten and welded together. hed always ask me if i would hit my girlfriends, hahaha. he said the reason was that metal workers beat the things that they loved. ah, lol. im not abusive. just a drunk.

so i found this build thread on CL. check it out.

speed of lightning!


roar of thunder!

UNDERDOG!!!!!

ill be rootin for these guys this weekend for GT2.

also. i <3 night racing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

face melter. jaw dropper.



finally saw the batmobile in the flesh. no bags. all coilover action. you know he arrives when you hear the collective sound of everyones jaw droppin to the floor.

"i dont know how you drive so low" said the old timer that came runnin over.

say whaaaaaaattttttt????

my mind was just blown...