Kyusha Kai

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!


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.

December 10, 2009, 7:26 pm
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Today’s a good day.  Slept in late, met up with some homies for a couple of beers and spotted a Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce 670.  Because I’m in a good mood, I won’t bore you all with my words, insight, thoughts, blah blah blah blah blahhhhhh.  Just a couple of random pictures that I’m not sure where I’d fit into any other post.  Just some sick cars on some sick rims.

So 80’s…
November 29, 2009, 10:18 am
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Ever since Sport Compact Car got the axe, the only magazines that I feel are of high enough quality to grace the tank lid of my toilet bowl are Japanese Nostalgic Car and 0-60.  Both magazines have great content, amazing photography and are well written.

I found these pictures of a gorgeous, stock example of the Mitsubishi Starion in the 0-60 magazine archives.  This car is the epitome of an 80’s car.  The body lines and dashboard arrangement screams Knight Rider and I am in LOVE with the seat belts.  Just imagine those “Turbo” belts strapped across your Member’s Only jacket, while jamming out to “Livin’ On A Prayer” on cassette.

*Bonus fact*  According to Wikipedia, Mitsubishi claims the name “Starion” is a contraction of “The Star of Orion”.  However, others claim that the car was supposed to be named “Stallion” and it got the “Engrish” treatment during translation.