Kyusha Kai

March 2, 2012, 4:08 pm
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Pretty sure everybody has seen this Skyline from the Nostalgic2Days show.

What I just noticed is the vented carbon fiber fender goodness. Mmmmmmm…

Pics courtesy Ken&Mary Owners Club

Watch This.
March 5, 2011, 11:53 pm
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Big ups once again to Rod. Sick video from Nostalgic 2 Days. My jaw literally dropped.

Tetsuya Garage

November 2, 2010, 1:49 am
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Hope everybody had a safe Halloween! Halloween is my favorite day of the year and we always get the buddies together for a night of partying.

I was the Kirin Samurai. The chest plate is aluminum, made from Kirin cans. It was a PITA to cut the cans up, but drinking the beer was good fun.

Anyway, check this out.

Sitting pretty on what looks like some old school Volks? IDK, but the stance is sick!

Skyline Overload
August 17, 2010, 9:38 pm
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Found these pictures of a Skyline Festival on some JDM website.

Pure porn from RS Start. Slicks, racing jacket and Time Attack’ed TE37V’s. I’m kind of over the whole Time Attack scheme though. It was cool when Yamaha did it on their Raven R6 and still dope when Volk did it on their TE37/CE37, but when all the knock off companies started doing it took all the fun out of it. Pretty cool to see it on the V’s though. Sets it apart from all the bronze and gunmetal TE37V’s out there already.

Blacked out Hako on Watanabe’s, rocking only one racing jacket. Just enough to stay legal I guess? Hahaha!

Hayashi Streets!

Can’t go wrong with a full race replica on a street car!

My favorite from the festival. I’m a cruiser, so I have a strange love for wagons. Is the front apron still called a Spook or is it only called that in regards to 510’s?

Random Sickness
July 11, 2010, 4:50 pm
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Last month Honolulu held the Big Boy’s Expo, which is a celebration of all things manly.  Cars, models, MMA, alcohol…  Hell, even my favorite strip club had a booth!  Adam’s Car Care Products usually has an Audi R8 or Corvette to do demos on during shows, but this year they had something different…

Instead of a stock showcar like the R8 or the ‘Vette, this Gallardo was an absolute stunner wearing these matte black Volk TE37 G2’s.

I literally stopped in my tracks and stared at this car for about 10 minutes.

Hawt Hawcheese.
May 28, 2010, 1:53 am
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Panda coupe sitting on some Watanabes F8’s, rocking the super rare Voltron hood.

Ok, now on with the real Hachis.  Aussie Portuguese built hatch on some clean SSR Formula Meshes.

I love clean interiors.  The way I see it, most of the time is spent sitting inside of your car.  So a well executed and functional interior gets huge points from me.

I’m pretty sure I’m the last person on the blog-o-sphere to post up the Impulse Car Service Hachi.  I just love how clean the engine bay is.

Plus the new TE37V’s don’t hurt.

April 6, 2010, 12:52 pm
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From the Nostalgic 2 Days show.

That’s a lot of weave.  A little too much for me.  Some nice paint with unpainted sections to highlight the carbon would look better.

Volk TE37V’s in bronze.  Awwwwesome.  I want. A pair.  Please?

DAAAAMMMMNNNNNNN!  RB30 (w/26 head according to Phil), and TRIPLE MIKUNI CARBS!  <3 <3 <3

Aloha Kings Pt. 2
March 2, 2010, 4:27 pm
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My vote for best of show.  Incredible stance.

This guy was easily the most dedicated there.  He was unable to finish his car in time so he got towed behind someone from Makakilo (which is a good 25 miles away), with no pedals…  Only a handbrake!  If that’s not love for the scene, I have no idea what is.

Clean Cressida wagon flossin’ some Watanabes and a fender job.  Note the California plates.  A couple days before the show, I heard through the grape vine that a cargo ship came into port carrying a bunch of cars for the show, but I didn’t see any cars I haven’t seen before that were worth shipping over.

This Evo always captures my attention.  Voltex aero, mag blue TE37’s and a whole lot of detail in the engine bay.  He won best “Time Attack Style”, which he deserves.

And best VIP went to this Lexus LS430/Celsior.  Big bodied car, Work rims and Brembo brakes.  Super fresh but I’m so thankful I didn’t go the VIP route when it was time to buy a car.

More coming later!  Time for a haircut!

Don’t Forget Us Little Guys!
January 2, 2010, 4:07 am
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While everyone is drooling over Volk and Work 19 and 20 x 12 inch wide wheels with a crazy -30 offset, Volk wheels has remembered the vintage car owner.  Virtually every new car has a 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern, but Volk has decided to buck the trend by offering a new take on the neo-classic TE37.

Named the TE37V, Volk wheels is coming out with the iconic, TE37, 6 spoke design, but only in 15 inch wheel with a 4 x 114.3 pattern with a low offset and stepped lip design…  Perfect for the upcoming rage of the old school movement.

It’s the perfect time to join the Kyusha Kai Army!

View available offset and pricing

89 Miles Per Hour
December 15, 2009, 12:11 am
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The year…  1988.  The place…  Japan.  Three years after the infamous 88 m.p.h. DeLorean DMC-12 traveled through time, Mitsubishi decided to one-up Doc Brown.  Instead of Flux Capacitors and Nike McFlys, Mitsubishi Motors decided to build some gull-winged cars for a Japanese police drama called Gorilla.  With a total of 5 Gullwing Starions ever built and only 3 rumored to have ever been sold, these Starions are about as rare as gorillas driving around in stainless steel DeLoreans.  Back in 1988, these gems cost 6,000,000 yen…  About three times the cost of a new, conventionally doored Starion, I can’t even fathom what they would trade for now.

Not too many pictures available…  Here’s an example rocking some Volk GR-C’s.

Looks like the SSR Reverse Mesh I’m trying to sell!

And just because…  Some artwork from Shusei Nagaoka.  These were used in the original print ads from Mitsubishi.  So rad, so 80’s!  Reminds me of the old Trapper Keeper designs.


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