Kyusha Kai


Randoms
April 2, 2012, 1:20 pm
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Nothing much going on. Did a little bit of work on the wagon but nothing groundbreaking. Been hanging out with the infamous BKH808. Here’s some random pictures that I like.

Wall of racecars

mmm 2 door wagon

kid

By the way, have you guys checked out High Top Fade? It’s a pretty amazing blog.



Oh Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
September 4, 2011, 4:15 pm
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One day as I was leaving my apartment’s parking garage, I noticed a car that I haven’t seen before…

I LOVE these old Coronas. The majority of the people living in my apartment complex are old, but there are a few enthusiasts… the fact that it has a brand new license plate has me thinking that somebody just pulled it out of storage with the intent to restore it. Here’s to hoping anyway.

Also, I thought I took pictures of a 240z that I is always parking on the street, but I guess they didn’t save. Super clean with a vinyl top. New neighbors who are J-Tin enthusiasts would be great! Time to start leaving my number under some windshield wipers…



Lady In Red
August 24, 2011, 3:10 pm
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Not a Fairlady, but a Dragonlady. Get me a beer. High-five if you know that line from Gran Torino.

So perfect. The color, the Advans, the photography… everything. If I remember correctly, the owner is also a pro photographer.

Peep the Flickr!



THE COLORS!!!
July 26, 2011, 12:34 am
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Some day I hope to pull off a crazy scheme like this on a car for fun.



The Heartbreakers
July 9, 2011, 2:23 am
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Henry picked me up after I checked out of my hotel in SF and let me crash at his place for a couple of nights. Roll up to the casa and you’re greeted by Initial Midnight.

You might’ve seen Henry’s car somewhere.

‘Merican pride! Hung out in a parking lot for a minute before getting a tour of the mountain roads.

Caught a ride in this S14. Nuts.

The next night we checked out a couple of meets. Caught a ride in my favorite car in the world thanks to Justin! He kept saying the 610 looks like crap because he had to run his spares in the front instead of his Longchamps. It’s still the greatest looking thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

Also, you can catch a glimpse of Yuta’s Cayman beating Civic in the background.

One thing that I’m going to remember till the day that I die is riding with everyone in the back of Justin’s 610 with the hatch open, rolling through a mall’s parking structure blasting Easy-E. FUCK YEAH!



It’s Good To Be Back
July 6, 2011, 5:10 am
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I went on vacation (or a holiday for you British and/or Top Gear fans) and have been back home now for a couple of weeks, just screwing around. I flew up to Seattle to meet up with my brother, sister, and their friends to catch a Yankees/Mariners game (strike “see a Yankees game” off my bucket list), then to Oregon and San Francisco. That’s where things got interesting. A squabble with somebody close left me heartbroken, deflated and alone.

Fortunately, good friends in “the city by the bay” (JOURNEY ROCKS!) not only kept me company, but they also re-ignited my passion for all things vehicular. I got to hang out with the Fatlace crew in San Francisco, then the internet sensations known as the Heartbreakers in San Jose (I owe Henry huge for letting me crash at his place for a couple of nights). Then on a whim, I rented a car and drove down to LA at 2am to party with some old classmates for a couple of nights, before driving back up to SFO to fly home. Gotta see the silver lining in everything right?

One day, Jan from Fatlace picked me up from my hotel in Union Square and brought me to every man’s wet dream known as the Fatlace Paddock. So much cool stuff happening at that place… I would NEVER be able to work there, simply because there are too many toys!

Mark’s drift S14

R32 GT-R that was to built for Time Attack, but I heard it’s been put up for sale. Nonetheless, carbon fiber aero and Weds wheels are gorgeous.

Cool guy Kenny working with the lift so we could sneak a peak under the most amazing Lotus I have ever seen. And what’s that in the background?

Oh hello, my beauties… a completely stock Kenmeri Skyline and a gorgeous Fairlady Roadster. I never thought I would see a Kenmeri in the metal. This is the thing that dreams are made of!

Afterwards, they took me next door so I could give my expert opinion on their shaved ice, since I’m from Hawaii. Making it yourself is so much more rewarding than buying it from Aoki’s, Waiola’s or Matsumoto’s! Then it started snowing in the warehouse. A minibike was started up and donuts ensued. Hilarity at it’s best!

A day or two later, we all met up again by Berkeley to attempt, The Ring of Death. Basically, a hot dog, a plate of italian food, an ice cream sandwich, yogurt and something else. Or something like that. I failed horribly. As a consolation prize I did get to see what is hands down, the sickest Corolla ever.

My hands were shaking from excitement. KENNY… IAMNOTWORTHY!

Bad. Fucking. Ass.

I really wish I brought my camera. Big mahalos to the Fatlace homies. I still gotta send you guys some li hing mui!

Adventures from San Jose with the Heartbreakers coming in part deuce!

And on a side note, I gotta say… it feels weird finally meeting the people that you’ve been idolizing and emulating the last couple of years. The fact that I’ve met them through the internet makes me feel like a creepy Craigslist missed connections guy. HAHAHAHA!



The Dragon
May 9, 2011, 2:14 pm
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Noel’s RA29 is getting some much deserved TLC with a complete teardown. The rims he has waiting for this car is utterly BONKERS! When I last spoke with him, the motor was still undecided and if anyone has any leads on smiley bumpers, hit me up!



Striptease
April 4, 2011, 4:15 pm
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A buddy of mine, Noel, granted permission to showcase the teardown and rebuild of his ’77 RA29 Celica Liftback.

I bet you can’t wait to see her naked.



Hellz Yeah
March 30, 2011, 3:15 am
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Brice sent me this via Facebook. Sweet.



Powder Blue Part 2
March 10, 2011, 8:15 am
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Thanks to Brad, here’s another picture of the incredibly clean Corona
from a couple of posts back.

I’m in love.




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