I have no idea how long ago this happened but I just found out that Hayashi Racing just started their USA site. Someone stop me from dropping $4,000 on some Yayois!
I noticed a thread on a local forum where a member was selling a set of Axis OG Sakuras (and all the idiots were talking about how awesome they are). I won’t get into how much I hate replicas because I know some of you guys are tired of me rambling, but under his description it states:
The legendary Sakura wheel has been re-issued. Sakura (Cherry Blossom) was one of the most iconic wheels in Japan during the late 70’s. AXIS has found the original mold, and updated it for a modern application.
Before trolling his thread about how Hayashi’s are the true OG’s and that his statement is stupid, I looked up the Axis Sakuras on their website. There it is in black and white (digital) ink, blatantly stating it to be true. WTF, really? What mold did they find?
By the way, has anyone actually ORDERED these from Hayashi? I know it still lists it on their website with pricing but everytime I search, no one seems to be able to confirm if they’re still for sale.
Filed under: Kyusha | Tags: 1000, 510, Civic, Corolla, Cressida, Datsun, Hayashi, Honda, LOCAL, My Car, S30Z, SSR
I put together a little BBQ the day after HellaFlush as an excuse for everyone to bring out their cars and trade stories. Great times, good food and sweet cars. It just sucks that Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I wanted to since I was busy manning the BBQ grill.
Super cool 1959 Datsun 1000. It’s got a real Hot Rod style to it.
My buddy Christian’s EF hatch. He was telling me he had to raise the car and this is his raised height. Haha, crazy kid.
Shakotan Ralph’s Cressida. Absolutely killer.
TE27 Corolla on Centerlines.
Justin and Mike’s 86. I’ve been watching this build on Facebook for a while now and finally getting to see it at HellaFlush and the BBQ was awesome. No shortcuts, it even has AC! Loving the SSRs. I want to buy another set of rims already.
Julian’s new Hachi. Sadly, he sold his Celica Supra but the new project is coming along beautifully.
Sweet 510. Color is awesome. Hayashi Streets are awesome. JDM grill is awesome. This thing is just a whole car full of awesome.
I still want one of these. One day I’ll own one.
I love seeing both of my babies together. I really need to go lower and space out the front of the Z. I don’t know if that’s a good idea though, I’d really mess up my exhaust as I’m already scraping it on big dips and bumps on the road.
I’ve been bit by the car bug lately. Usually I’m too lazy to do anything after I get off of work but lately all I want to do is work on the wagon. Took apart the dashboard to get rid of all the old nasty wiring, cleaned up the engine compartment a little more and started scraping off the deadening.
I didn’t even know these existed! Starlets are rare enough, but a wagon? Wow. Hayashi Streets are all class under the flares.
Imagine dropping off and picking your kids up with this. The Swagger Wagon ain’t got nothin’ on this MA61!
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: Hakosuka, Hayashi, JDM, Skyline, TE37V, Volk, Watanabe, Work
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!
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: 510, Celica, Corolla, Cressida, Datsun, Hayashi, JDM, LOCAL, Nissan, Toyota
Sorry for lagging on the coverage, but I proudly present to you… Kyusha Kai’s New Year’s Meet. Unfortunately, threatening clouds ruined the possibility of a cruise, but surprisingly most people stayed to hang out.
When I arrived… Late. To my own party. My coworker got hurt so I had to cover his shift. I learned that beer not only makes women hotter and more prone to making mistakes (like talking to me), but it also works well to bribe other coworkers into coming in early so I could dig out and head down to the meet up!
A pair of lovely Datsun 510 wagons chillin’ with a Corolla wagon.
Love this car. Celica GTV imported from Japan, fitted with all the right bits. Watanabe’s, Tom’s steering wheel, OEM “artillery shell” fender mirrors… PERFECT!
So jealous of his wheels. Deep dish Hayashi Streets, which is one of my new favorite wheels. Possibly even topping a set of Watanabe’s. These 13 inch examples were flawless, but a little too small for my Datsun.
This truck reminds me of my friend and wheel fitment mentor Ralph’s truck. He left his killer Toyota Cressida at home to save his tricks for HellaFlush4. Don’t bother asking what he’s planning on running though… He won’t even tell me! All I know is that he sold his old Diamond Racing Wheels…
Battle ready Corolla. One of the many beautiful specimens that graced us at the meet.
In fact, if the Corolla crew didn’t show up there wouldn’t have been much of a meet at all! Mangos as far as the eye could see.
“They see me rollin’, they hatin'” Luckily, HPD didn’t catch this Mango owner riding dirty. Check out that safety check sticker! It expired in ’01!
Ready for the rain. I spotted a massive umbrella from across the lot and I just HAD to grab a picture of it.
Kyusha Kai’s the imaginary trophy for “Best In Show” to this Toyota Corona. I seriously didn’t think I’d ever see one in Hawaii…
Slammed on stock wheels… This car had so much character.
I love little add ons and options, which this battered Corona sported proudly.
Heading home from the meet. Hydroplaning everywhere and having trouble seeing 20 feet in front of the car, yet my cousin was crazy enough to hang his body out the window to grab some fantastic shots.
HUGE mahalos to everyone that made this a great turnout despite the rain, my cousin, Reese, for taking great pictures and letting me borrow his camera and finally my cousin Ren and friend Kirk for being my umbrella holder when I was taking photos.