Ford 021c Ten Years Too Early?

29 09 2009

I remember when this car first came out. I liked it then, I like it now.

Ford 021c Ten Years Too Early?

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Sea of FD

5 09 2009

no comment needed… just wow

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hellafunctional [approved.]

5 09 2009

This website is fantastic:

Finally a site dedicated to trashing the stupid ricer (and not remotely jdm) “hellaflush” trend and post real motorsports cars.

Real race cars rocking hellafunctional stickers…

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If you don’t know what “hellaflush” / aggressive fitment (rawr) / “wrong fitment krew” are, here are some useful (hilarious) links:

My favorite comment:  “herra frush.  Its the only way to take a 40k dollar sports car and make it functionally slower than a camry.”

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JDM –> USDM –> JDM

19 08 2009

There’s been a trend in Japan of following the way Americans modify Japanese cars.  It’s still a pretty niche trend but it’s really interesting to see how another culture perceives/views our culture (especially how they believe we interpret their style… if that makes sense).  The trend is illustrated by the “USDM JAM” car show series over there:

If you looked at “USDM”-styled j-spec cars a few years ago you’d see quite a lot of Sport Compact styled cars – integras with USDM fronts, bomex (although the real deal) and other “street fighter” / ridiculous late 90’s-era bodykits.

But times have changed and “JDM” is the new way in America.  And times appear to be changing again (I’m against it) towards a form-over-function style that isn’t JDM at all.

As a result “USDM” cars in Japan are fairly oem-looking cars on the exterior with perhaps a subtle lip, extreme suspension slamming, and an emphasis placed on the wheel fitment (ugh… note this is a purely American style apart from Drifters and VIP cars in Japan)… Basically you can tell the Japanese have been keeping up with U.S. car forums😆

I❤ my Heso-Ni !





THE DEVIL DRIVES HONDA [FEATURED: Tsuchi-R FD2R Honda Civic Mugen RR]

13 02 2009

If you aren’t a Honda guy you probably might wonder why this looks nothing like Civics over here that you see every 2 minutes on your daily grind to school/work.  Well Mugen injected it with steroids.  But that’s only half the story – the latest Japanese Model civics have different front and rear headlights than it’s UDSM counterpart you’re more used to seeing.  Honda has also kept its sports line the Civic Type R just for its own market, and semi-in-house tuner Mugen has gone buck wild on the latest Type R offering – the Mugen RR.

Mugen only made 300 Mugen RR’s based on the FD2 Honda Civic Type R making owning one very exclusive.  But for those who want to stand out even more in a culture that values conformity – oh there are mods:

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Hailing from Chiba, Japan, this RR owned by Tsuchi has a well pieced together ensemble of aftermarket parts – most notably the wheels . . .

ADVAN AVS Model T5 — 20 x 9 J with a 42mm offset.  Chrome. (super brilliant coating actually) with “Time Attack” red pinstriping added custom :O

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While 20″ wheels on a Civic were once unthinkable – the newer FD2 is a larger car and this particular example pulls it off PERFECTLY

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Bit more tire stretch than I like to see, but it still looks good and aggressive fitment (ugh) advocates are probably wetting themselves about now😛

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A night on the town . . .

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One thing I particularly credit MUGEN for is the details of their cars.  While some companies are content to throw a fiberglass bumper on a car and call it a day – MUGEN does things like add custom but only-designed-to-fit-their-own-bumper foglights and rear fog, subtle carbon fiber trim, and other niceties.

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Where’s Brembo.

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You might immediately recognize the location as Daikoku Futo – famous japanese car meet location on an industrial island in Tokyo Bay (rest stop off Tokyo’s main ring road).  On a busier night the lot gets filled.pqs

eerie.

 

 

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Don’t even think about pasting a caption… lol😀

 

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Silver Dream S15 [MINI FEATURE]

11 02 2009

Nissan Silvia S15 owned by Katsu — not many details on this car hence the mini-feature but it may be the most spectacular example of S15 I’ve ever seen.

“Special silver” color and Work Emotion XT7

When these wheels first dropped I thought they would have immediate potential but most of the examples I’ve seen thus far have not had an easy time making it work.  This car pulls it off BEAUTIFULLY.

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RUFUSPOIRA!!!  The combination of roof spoiler and decklid lip wing is a classic silvia look… that I sort of “adopted” for my Subaru😀

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– photography and the equally sick white S15 on Work Meisters owned by Etoyan of Fukuoka.





IN YO FACE!!! [FEATURED: Total Car Produce Magic FACE G Widebody RX7]

1 02 2009

Except for maybe some of the mind-warping bodywork done by Tamon for the RX7 I think this TOTAL CAR PRODUCE MAGIC G widebody Rx-7 is one of the most spectacular designs I’ve seen for the car.  The car takes on a whole exotic new look while still keeping it distinctly FD.

Car appeared at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Show…

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… but it wasn’t built just to sit and look pretty on the show floor.

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FRP vented hood made by SCOOT

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Carbon fiber projector headlights made by CWEST

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Super GT (JGTC) style vented upswept front fender line

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Total Car Produce Magic front fender diffuser

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Total Car Produce Magic rear fender canard

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Oh and it gets driven

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underneath all the carbon fiber…

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Total Car Produce Magic “FACE G” widebody kit

TOTAL CAR PRODUCE MAGIC :  http://www.tcp-magic.com

car owned by Ka2 @ Gface7








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