Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: Celica, Corolla, JDM, Kenmeri, Nissan, S30Z, Skyline, Toyota, Wagon
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.
By the way, have you guys checked out High Top Fade? It’s a pretty amazing blog.
Patrick, the owner of the infamously liveried Kenmeri Skyline is updating his looks. BOSO STYLE! There are definitely not enough Boso’ed cars in the states, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this project finished!
Check out the vintage Dunlop slicks! I just got my hands on something spectacular, and let me say this… as far as wide tires go in 14 inch selection, there is not much. I would think more manufacturers would put product out for the old school muscle cars, but I guess not.
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: 510, Bluebird, Corolla, Datsun, Fairlady, Goon, GT-R, Hakosuka, JDM, Kenmeri, Magazine, Nissan, S30Z
Picked all these up off of JNC for $60 shipped. Not bad considering if I can ever find any Japanese tuning mag here (usually Option, Drift Tengoku, or VIP Car), it’s $20+ for an old issue. Score!
Added bonus, in the Z car HyperRev, a page is signed by Steve Millen!
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
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha | Tags: Datsun, Engine Swap, Fairlady, GT-R, Hakosuka, JDM, Kenmeri, Nissan, OS Giken, S30Z, TC-24
I was browsing the JNC project Hako build thread and the age old discussion came up about the unicorn of all parts… the OS Giken TC-24 dual cam head. There was a lot of heresy stemming from last years SEMA show, when OS Giken had their crown jewel on display. Rumors of the head being remade and to be offered for $30,000 have been floating around since then. The rumors are true… and it gets even wilder.
Kev from JNC spoke to an Aussie OS-Giken distributer who confirmed that as of now, six heads cast in the 80’s have been set aside and all have been spoken for. One for a lucky Australian Z car nut, five slated to be delivered to U.S. enthusiasts, and a final head for OS Giken’s demo car. More heads are planned for casting with a current price tag of just under $42,000. OS Giken is also planning to sell a 3.2 liter crate motor complete with IRTBs and a header for a mind-boggling $90,000! 400HP at 11,000 RPMs? Yes please!
By the way, what’s the going rate for one’s kidney nowadays?
Filed under: JDM, Kyusha, New Cars | Tags: Corolla, Datsun, Fairlady, Kenmeri, Lotus, Nissan, S14, Toyota, Wagon
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!
Found this over on Mayday Garage and thought it was awesome. Max camber, super low and awesome wheels.