Friday, December 24, 2010

happy birthday jesus.

hope everyone enjoys this holiday weekend and is able to spend with their families/friends/loved ones. 2010 has been a hell of a year and we are definitely on an upward slope and rising rapidly. i wish you all the best, and thank you for supporting my barely live blog. i thank you for your words throughout the year. and for bearin with my ranting. and really, i appreciate your support for my unfounded madness. thanks all.

and to everyone i promised vinyl to, its on its way, scouts honor.

Monday, December 13, 2010

wow.

9th December 2010



Thank you so much for always supporting D1.

Today I have an announcement to make.

I, keiichi Tsuchiya, and Daijiro Inada, the founder of D1GP will resign from the D1 Corporation.

This decision was made due to the irresponsible management such as ignoring fans, participants and sponsors.

In order to make the D1GP beneficial to everyone, we have persistently asked for improvement but they have rejected our demands and have come up with this unwilling consequence.

Please accept our heartfelt apology and forgive us for our act.

We will restart our career and do our best for the future of drift.

We plan to realize drift events so that fans, participants and sponsors could all be satisfied with.

We appreciate your everlasting support and understanding.



We will continue to provide information about further activities through our homepage.



Sincerely yours,

Keiichi Tsuchiya

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

i have alot of issue with modifying cars for a living. mainly because of internet forums and youtube. ill just chalk it up to the internet being the problem. the DIY sections are great for people that are mechanically inclined. not so much for the idiot that thinks he can do anything. the idiots usually mess things up further, and cause me headaches in order to fix the issue. if its an electrical nightmare, i will flat out turn them away.

i was asked to do a portmatch, throttle body to manifold. thats fine, not a difficult thing but time consuming. quoted them about 200. they were immediately offended because the youtube video they saw only lasted 5 minutes. so in their mind it was wrong for me to charge them 200 dollars for a 5 minute job. and wondering why it was a 2-3 day turnaround. hmm. so if the video only lasts so long, thats how long the job should take. this coming from someone who has no experience in anything mechanical. going from a 64mm opening to 70mm. 6mm difference. gonna take a little longer than 5 minutes. i feel like just turning these idiots away.

im thoroughly fed up with these car communities and the low lives that inhabit them now. yeah i know there always the pockets of good people and i find them here and there, thats fine. but forums and car meets are a thing of the past, now ill be honest, ill look at forums for info on cars but i wont be going to meets and get togethers. its all just a bunch of weird people that are socially awkward anyway.

lately there has been quite a bit of theft. first for me was when carl rydquists porsche was stolen shortly after his victory in the las vegas redline time attack event. then i hear of one of the cobb guys gettin their trailer jacked. after that i think, was when alex pfeiffer got his helmet snaked at the vegas formula d. and now i hear of cody parkhouse getting his car AND trailer stolen from long beach. what the fuck man? low lives just stealing cars and gear just cause they cant do it themselves. i dont understand how people can stoop that low and sleep at night. they deserve all the bad shit that happens to them. i hope they rot.

Friday, October 22, 2010

COT DAMN!



im not normally a fan of VW's. in all honesty i dont care about the drivetrain used here. but! the engineering with the rest of it is amazing here. page 8 is where it gets really fuzzy for me. look at those uprights. look at the suspension setup. mmm. and yes, those are centerlock BBS.


link here to the VW Vortex. thanks to Build Threads for postin this magic.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MCLAREN M6B. the throttle link excites me.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

PSA.


stop doing photoshoots of your cars, and fucking drive them. thank you.

Monday, October 11, 2010


hectic. thats one way to put it. my apologies for this dying. ive got the internet at work now, so i can resume posting a little more regularly. met up with the fam at formula d this past weekend at none other than irwindale. i really have no desire to go to these events other than to support my friends and maybe get some shirts or whatever on the cheap. i met up with alex pfeiffer, will roegge, and the mayday garage crew. all cool homies. this was the first time i met up with JohnP from mayday, since they reside in the lone star state. nice to meet a fan of my crappy work. i think im a bigger fan of their stuff. all good though, always cool to meet a new group of homies.

what have i been doin. well i went to vietnam for almost a month. so much shit happened i cant even begin to describe. its just one of those, if you werent there, you cant fathom it. above is a pic of a motor i will have a hand in building if my scheduling works right. ive been employed at a ford dealership for the past few months, im undergoing diesel mechanic training. but my background in smog has been pushing me forward there too. its a pretty laid back place. i like it. back to the motor. its a dLi (dick landy inc.) spec/bonneville spec flathead, built by none other than mike landy. sitting atop it are 2 holleys and a BDS blower. a moldex crank, and manley internals. nothing was spared for this build. the sad thing, after he built it a decade ago, it sat on the stand. other than the dyno test this motor has not been run on the salt. its back now to be converted to mechanical injection, and to change over to a vortech style centrifugal blower. much like the ron main setup that mike also built. you may know it in the flatfire bonneville streamliner. anyhow, thats been life in a fast nutshell.

oh ill have more news on the ISF too as soon as we get to align the planets and make time to track it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010




too much hate goin on in the car community. dont take yourself too seriously. cant have fun that way.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

clean sxe10

i really want these wheels. but i wouldnt be stretching tire on them. maybe a little.

18x9.5 +27
18x10.5 +30

good job this guy did on his car.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

cone terror.

gymkhana grid, with alex pfeiffer. and um, ken block.






Tuesday, July 13, 2010

vacation.


currently in vietnam. will be back for motogp. then back to reality after that.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

stomp on it.




now when i stomp the pedal. the bass boat will come to a halt.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

24.


i support audi in the 24 hours of Le Mans. and now, even more so, with Andre Lotterer behind the wheel. best of luck to him and the other cars this weeekend on La Sarthe.

Friday, June 4, 2010

im fed up.

ok. from here on out. if youve got some stupid shit to say about stretched tires and hellafunctional this and that and being a complete ass online, i will be calling you out to the track. i will even pay for some of your track fees if youre too lame. you better be able to back up all that shit talk online, with driving skill.

that is all.

Monday, May 31, 2010

homecoming...


oh, and my LS400 (UCF10) finally came home from the body shop. its been sitting at the shop for 2 years while we battled insurance. we ended up losing. and then it sat for another year at a friends body shop, he did the work for a trade, so he took his time. dont really mind though, its not like we have a shortage of cars here. its sitting on stock air, and its dumped cause the battery is out. ill be installing coilovers as soon as i get it re registered and the interior straightened out. theres a preview.

track stars.

may, as always, turns into the busiest month of the year. i started a new job with ford. im in the middle of starting all of my ford certs, then i move to diesel training. should be fun, the money is pretty good, so im not complaining. we ran off to button willow on my day off this week to hang out with the lotus challenge guys and their personal track day. it was so nice. the roster was under 20 cars, and it was an all day free for all. well, they paid to get in, but you get where im going. scooby brought out his super hatch. i finally got to get some pics of it. i think someone had asked me to post up pics of the hatch, so there you go. ill have more up in another entry dedicated to his car. its an awesome piece of work. he basically did all the work himself, and machined most of the parts for the suspension. his sway bar setup alone put its way ahead of most cars on track.







Wednesday, May 26, 2010

progression...finally.


just bought a W58 for the 400. came from a certain purple vertex ridge car thats a so cal local. hmm. its not the one from the above pic though. thats RedPhoenix' trans.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

booze life.

normally, id only talk cars here, but last night was somethin special. so i get a call to go to santa monica for a Laphroaig (pronounced La-Froy) tasting. now, ive been to several tastings in the past year, and theyve all been different. some brands you get alot of pours, some brands you get a little. Laphroaig was definitely not the latter. they served up 18 year, 25 year, and 10 year cask strength. all for the low low price of free. fantastic. well, i paid parking and for a beer at the bar. the presentation as nice, and set in the outdoor lounge at the Shangri-La hotel on Ocean. swanky type place that i normally wouldnt be caught at. but hey, free scotch calls. appetizers are brought out, the rep from Laphroaig goes up on stage, Mr. Simon Brooking. his job is to basically be the life of the party. and what a presenter, he was. keeping everyone laughing and having a good time isnt easy. but a little bit of high dollar scotch always helps.

so the drinks keep pouring, and the crowd is goin nutso. i meet up with some friends of a friend, and we end up hangin around for a while to kill time before our dinner reservation which we managed to miss completely. but for good reason, while we were waiting Simon comes over and asks us if we enjoyed the scotch. well, what bad things could we say? none, whatsoever. he excuses himself, and comes back a few minutes later with 2 bottles in hand. one, unavailable for the US, bottle of Laphroaig Triple Wood, and one Ardmore 30 year. our jaws collectively dropped. lets pour. now, im not gonna get into tasting talk and this and that, just trust me, in that it was amazing. so, good reason for missing the dinner reservation right? yeah, of course, a free bottle of scotch worth over 400 dollars, and one free bottle that you cant even get in the states. id say thats a good way to end a friday night in So Cal.


man in the kilt, Mr Simon Brooking.

the 400 dollar bottle of Ardmore 30

and the super, Laphroaig Triple Wood

Saturday, May 8, 2010

orange you happy to see me?





i dont care if this is a repost. i was on jasons blog, and i saw his latest orange crush post. and i had to go back to my archives and pull this beast up. the singer 911. more info on the link below. one of the sickest porsche reproductions ever. EVER. there is alot of attention to detail here. cost hasnt been posted. but good lord, wouldnt mind having one as a daily.

info on the car here.

Monday, May 3, 2010


some dirty motherfuckers out there. no one is safe. some degenerate cunts, stole Carl Rydquists Porsche time attack car. unbelievable. thats what the car looked like last. if you have any info, email me and ill relay it to carl.

tularisgp@gmail.com

STOLEN PORSCHE 996 TURBO: PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!!

STOLEN BETWEEN SUN MAY 2ND 5.30PM & MON MAY 3RD 6.30AM
(REDONDO BEACH (South Bay Los Angeles))

White wrapped silver car w silver/black interior.
Nurburgring sticker rear window.
Hankook logos all over.
COBB Tuning, windshield banner.
City Tire logo, windshield and front lip.
AE shields on rear quarters

GT2 aero+black wicker on wing
GMG cage.
CF seats w 6-point belt
Custom: suspension, exhaust

Monday, April 26, 2010

shoulda just stayed home.











there are some pics, to quite possibly the worst race weekend ever.

las vegas, nv - round 3 of the redline time attack series. im not a fan of las vegas. i dont bother going unless its to take out of towners, or if we are going for an event. this weekend, was the latter, with a shitty ending. actually i should have taken a cue of how the weekend would pan out on arrival.

we roll into vegas at about 6pm saturday, the whole event had been up and running since friday so everyone was well settled and choppin it up on the course. we get through the gate, and meet with AE Performance and their rig. its nice to have a giant mobile home to sit in. news we get, M3 is out with clutch problems, 335i is out due to turbo singing its swan song. so thats 2 out of 8 friendlies down. fine, lets go to dinner, and regroup in the morning and knock this one out. if youre in vegas and hankering for a buffet run, i definitely recommend the wynn buffet. about 45 bucks but well worth it.

sunday morning 6am cruising to the track, we realize how sketchy the area where LV motor speedway is located. so we get to the track as fast as possible. register and get the car tech'd. worried that the car would be to low so we were expecting to be DQ'd from the start. it ended up barely passing. but we were held up because we didnt have fire protection. should have read the books. shit. well the downed cars at AE helped, so we cannibalize the extinguisher and bracket from the M3 and make our way back and get the ok to be on track. burke gets on, does some laps, then pit in. car isnt doin what its supposed to. and he wants the other sway bar in. so under the car i go. swap em out, and in the middle of installing the sway i notice the cv axle is spitting grease out. great. after deliberations, we decide that its best to just scrap the day and not beat the car up. reason being, we still needed to drive the 300 miles home.

so in the midst of all this the track setup was a little funny. there was no one at pit exit watching for cars and stopping people from just flying out there. i mean where we were they were metering the cars and warning them to keep an eye out before exiting. but pit exit was really far and long, so by the time you exited the rest of the cars were barreling down. someone was gonna get hit. and sadly paul dentice ended up a casualty. on one of his hot pracitce laps a guy in a dodge magnum came out of pit exit and didnt look. paul exited turn 2 and slammed into the back. ending the day for the AE 370z. the weekend would have been an easy win. but after that there was no coming back. hilariously though, he went to the officials and came back with new number plates and window visor and threw it on his wifes Merceds C320.

so we hustle of to AJ Latteri's and he is suiting up and gettin ready to go out in his white lotus. awesome. Kenny Chieu is also hangin out with AJ in pit. Kenny has a pretty damn legit MR-S thats setup beautifully that he drove up from So Cal too. haha. we had all gone out to dinner at the wynn the night before so we had a chance to chat and talk about a plan of attack. great guy. check out his blog. haha i googled you dude. AJ went out, and i went back to the AE camp. Kenny came over to hang out and chat. a little while later AJ comes over in his street clothes. 3rd gear had blown in the little white monster. great. Kenny had been worried to cause his car was knocking a bit. another point to vegas. we were losing the game horribly at this point.

so out of the army of cars we were running only 2 came out of the weekend unscathed. 996 Turbo and Boxster Cup car. 2 out 8 survived the mess. funny cause it was 2 out of 8 that were out the beginning of race day. thanks alot vegas. we left with our tails behind our legs on this one.

fuck it. keep rollin thats what i say.

Friday, April 23, 2010

check this vid below out. trailer for a series im def lookin forawrd to. its like a gorillaz/tokyo drift/risky devil kinda thing goin on. pretty damn dope.

im out to redline time attack for the weekend. see you all when i get back. have a great weekend.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


internet car forums. what a place for witnessing massive failure, impressive builds, a wealth of information, and the insecurity of most male characters. i can hardly stomach the daily onslaught of crap that gets spewed from the vast majority of members on several forums. but the thing that bothers me most, and ill call out just one forum here, clublexus moderators.

i got a stern talkin to the other day about baiting people for arguments of the use of their ISF. mr. burke had posted a thread on the install of his OS diff. i posted a response saying, hey, glad to see the pics are up, but i dont think any of these owners care about being on track, theyd rather have loud exhausts and pose for pictures in parking lots. or something to that extent, but you get the gist of what im sayin right? right. DAVEGS4, ZOMG super mod, got uppity and edited my post. sayin i shouldnt bait people blah blah blah. if you dont like my post and what i say, then ban me. but leave my post alone, so everyone can see that im calling them out. this is america jack, and ill say what i want, when i want.

another issue with forums, the goals of most members are horribly skewed and unrealistic. and they love to spout terms they know nothing about. here are a few of my favorites

-unsprung weight
-power to weight ratio
-hp per liter

these terms are stupid for street driven cars. which, regardless of what mods they have, thats what their cars are. what i love the most is how these guys call themselves weekend warriors. its like really? weekend warrior? so youre at the track MOST weekends out of the year? im usually at the track about 2 times a month, i never see your car there. of course theres always an excuse, oh my car isnt ready, i need to get these parts put on before i can go. well, the answer is, no you dont. ive seen plenty of stock crapboxes run around on track. i respect the guy with the old school ford escort hammering it out on the track more than you. why? because hes doin the thing, and not talkin on forums about it. to explain my rage for instance, i went as far as offering to pay for 50 percent of registration fees to a track day. i had 2 responses. one from a guy that was already registered, and another guy that was already comin with us. my goal was to get more people interested. but, like i said above, theyd rather pose for pictures in a parking lot.

and thats it for my rant. internet forums = fail.

Friday, April 9, 2010

carbon carbon.


so this is the new shit. Carbon Fiber Mac Strut and Upright. this particular setup is for the next wave of small, compact cars. full carbon upright, and strut, fiberglass "spring", and a plastic top hat. makes for a near 10 pound weight reduction per corner. not too shabby. perhaps a set for the SC is needed to help with the rapid weight loss program she is on. but yeah, what a beautiful piece of machinery, maybe its wasted on small cars. maybe not.

info here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

safety first.




this kit is so subtle, its hard to tell its even there. but it is, and its so clean. now on the super bright gramlights. but just for a test. god it looks good. needs a bit less gap in front, and its perfect.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

moto surf.




well, the weather has been spectacular. im going to take delivery of the big red track beast. should be fun. ill be using it as a streetfighter. the plastics will be reserved for the track. we even broke out the mini bike this weekend to hoon it up. nice and fun, takes me back to the old days. glad to have a bike again.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010






oh lord, what an exhausting weekend. F1 in Aussie land was nuts! i feel so bad for Vettel. he was rollin smooth and calm at the front, and bam, failure. Alonso was about pissing me off, and too bad for Hamilton having to stop in and losing position. he wasnt too happy on the radio at the end there. congrats goes to Jenson Button for pickin up back to back wins in Australia. and then, we departed Sunday morning for Redline Time Attack. we got there and went straight for the AE performance booth. met up with our friends, and settled right in. Paul Walker was there, being bombarded by fans and overzealous people. so the roster was Paul Dentice in the 370Z, Paul Walker in the M3, and Richie Taylor in the 335i. sadly on our arrival, we find out Richies car had a fuel pump issue and was out for the day. Paul and the 370z were quite confident, other Paul and the M3 were just getting familiar with each other and the track. so after the dust settled, Dentice and the 370z came out on top of the Enthusiast class RWD set. so congrats to the guys at AE Performance. looks like we will be contending with the Z this season. hope he goes easy on us.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lexus Challenge (6)



heres the newest shot of the ISF. sent to me from mr Burke. fresh out of the shop.

-Enkei NT03
-Falken RT-615K
-custom KW V3 coilovers
-uber rare OS Giken Super Locker LSD
-Injen intake
-Cobra Suzuka pro bucket
-Schroth harness


we will be at redline this weekend. most likely in the AE performance section. come on by.