Monday, August 30, 2010

photo of the day

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edaboc online!

quite a few of you will have already heard of edaboc, whether you've seen their clothing before or perhaps their logo on a few of the top-level drift cars in new zealand. the streetwear brand has recently opened the doors to their new online store - check it out here!

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i'm a big fan of the simple yet bright designs, including colourful t-shirts and hoodies, and now also a range of new era caps. so far i've somehow managed to get my hands on a white and gold singlet (which is waiting patiently in my wardrobe for summer!) but a grey and pink hoodie is definitely on my christmas wish-list!

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keep an eye on their site, as they have a new line of girls bikinis and dresses, and guys shorts coming out soon just in time for summer. if your not already a fan, you can also join edaboc on facebook here

we ♥ you edaboc!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

stanceworks coilovers

as soon as i saw this i knew i was going to have to blog about it. stanceworks have teamed up with AST suspension and have officially brought out their own signature coilovers...

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although the coilovers are designed specifically for E36 bmws, i just think it's such a super rad idea. i'm sure it'll only be a matter of time until names like fatlace hop on the bandwagon and bring out something similar.

check it out on the stanceworks website.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

st. paddy’s project

i really don’t know much about sci-fi, but i always just figured that a ‘cyborg’ was some sort of alien robot. apparently not – it’s actually a mitsubishi.

i’d overheard our new flat mate, patrick, talking about progress on his car over in the workshop, and i realised i’d never actually asked what the car was before. last night after i expressed my interest to him, before i knew it he already had taken my laptop out of my hands and was on some mitsubishi forum finding a picture to show me! i must admit, i was a little bit worried about this ‘cyborg’ – i didn’t quite know what to expect.

i was most impressed with patrick’s enthusiasm for his project – he proudly announced that ‘he’d never found another cyborg with stanced wheel fitment’, and that he was excited to be the first. patrick, i like your way of thinking! the following is a ‘before’ photo of the car…

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the car is currently in pieces over in the workshop, and patrick is rebuilding everything himself. i feel a little bit jealous that he is able to do this, as a person who knows nothing about engines or mechanics at ALL and has to get other people to do all the hard parts, i can only imagine that it must be great being able to actually ‘work’ on your project car in order to get things done. maybe i should become a mechanic?

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hmm… or not.

anyway, patrick has a pretty clear visualisation of what he wants his car look like once it’s finished, one of the main features being a new paintjob. being of irish heritage (and proud of it looking at previous st. patrick’s day photos from his face book page), he’s already got his heart set on a bright green with a gold pearl running through. he also wants to get a set of the work equip 03’s in gold, but i personally think he should settle for the DTM copies like mine. really, i just don’t want the bB’s feelings to get hurt!!!!

after much bargaining ending in the exchange of a disclosed amount of chocolate wafers (delicious…), i agreed to photoshop the ’borg in an effort to bring patrick’s vision to life….

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originally we had a LOT more poke going on in the back tires, but unfortunately patrick made me change that to what i’d call a more ‘conservative’ offset... perhaps i’m just too extreme. i think good on him for breaking the stereotype and wanting to do something different! that’s one of the things i love about ‘stance-projects’. people say that certain cars are ‘better’ for having flush wheel fitment, but define better? you can do it to any car, and the more original the car, the more it’ll stand out from the others.

credit note: thanks to patrick for letting me blog about him and call his car an alien.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

barbie girl

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bB girl or barbie girl?

both ;)

my bB fix for the week...

as you can see, i'm still not over bBs yet!

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it's obvious why this is my new screensaver...

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s i c k !

photos from bB squad

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

happiness in shoe form

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you complete me...

Monday, August 23, 2010

new project!

bikes = usually not my thing. the very thought of someone flinging themselves down a steep hill at high speed on a bike? DEFINITELY not my thing. but a pink bmx? i may reconsider...

the project:

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the inspiration:

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amongst the excitement of getting roof racks, i hadn't even though about what i was actually going to put on them - which seems a bit silly now that i think about it! the bike is in pieces in the garage at the moment but will be ready just in time for summer! after a little bit of pink paint it will be as good as new, along with the help of some matching accessories...

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excite!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

passion #2

after refusing to settle for a thule roof rack-set up, i had almost given up hope that one day i’d be able to get a yakima rack in new zealand. what to do with my suspension still sat as an unanswered question in the back of my mind, pestering me. do i buy new coilovers? gazing longingly out the window at my (very dirty) bB, i felt like a failure, my project car was dumb. i was close to giving up. i almost convinced myself to put my standard wheels back on the car and put it on trademe. with thoughts of mx5s, s2000s and 350zs running through my mind, i had started drifting away from the beebs and daydreaming about more ‘exciting’ project ideas.

AND THEN…. inspiration suddenly came when i found out that i was going to get my beloved yakima rack! visions of my bB scraping along the ground with bad ass camber and a cute pink stickered roof-rack came to me! that’s when i realised that the true failure would be abandoning my project. how could i have EVER wanted to leave you??? i ran outside and gave my car a big hug…

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actual.

i had another realisation when i was browsing through my blog earlier, which is why i’ve named this post passion #2 (following up on this post). it sounds weird saying this, but i think i’m officially a car enthusiast. i’m not saying i know everything about cars, or that i’m trying to pretend that i do. but the interest that i’ve taken to them hasn’t subsided, if anything it’s growing every day and i’ve found that i’m learning more and more new things that really interest me. which is why i started this blog, to share them with other people like me, who don’t know about much about cars and who are wanting to learn. everyone has to start somewhere?

to sum this post up, i love toyota bB’s. they are what sparked my interest in cars in the first place, and i’ve learned from past experiences that when your passion for something isn’t as bright as it used to be, you have to throw yourself back in there and remind yourself why you love it. from today, project bB continues to go forward and no matter what problems i come across, whether it be my guards chopping into my tires or parts of my suspension being put in backwards (perhaps a result of what happens you pay your mechanic in beer!), i’ll persevere until my car is looking it’s very best!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

stanceworks fail!

as most of you know, i have a slightly nerdy hobby of collecting car stickers. after waiting over a month for an order i placed through stancedesign (the stanceworks store), i had pretty much given up hope that i was going to be receiving stickers from them any time soon. today when i arrived in the office however, my attention was brought to a yellow envelope with a familiar looking logo on my desk… really?

quite pleased with the fact that the stickers were on my desk and in fact not lost in the post, i opened them and was once again disappointed...

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dude, what is this? if you know me, you know how i feel about pink. the sticker is meant to have a pink heart with the cross through the middle. WHERE IS MY F*$%#ING HEART????

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already thinking i wasn't getting any stickers at all, i decided i was happy i'd at least gotten something and i didn't think about it until the end of the day. packing up to go home, i lifted up a folder and saw a flash of pink out of the corner of my eye. i had to have a giggle, rolling my eyes - at my own stupidity! the heart must have fallen out of the envelope when i opened it...

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turns out i was the fail. can't wait to put the new stickers on my car :)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

car i want

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mmm ... i <3 stance

hair i want

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

just do it!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

s2k fever

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i love honda s2000s!!!

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they have to be one of the sexiest convertibles i've ever seen - in my price range that is. after seeing some recent photos from hellaflush6, i've been obsessing over the blue s2k on blue bbs rs rims (below top left)...

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i want one...

Monday, August 16, 2010

awesome photo

love this shot - night time drifting photography

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pic from speedhunters

cannonball run

i love going along to car events, but i know they're not for everyone. if you've ever thought that going along to anything car-related was boring, then this is your chance to get involved with something seriously fun!

the first cannonball race was held last summer, and when asked to go along for the ride i was not quite sure what to expect. jumping in the enormous demon energy ute with the nz performance car team, we turned up to the starting point and were pretty much blown away with the amount of people that had shown up for it - needless to say it was an awesome day!

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the general idea is that you get a team together and dress up in theme (the car too if you want) and race around the country completing various tasks and taking funny photos along the way. the second cannonball event, the ‘snowball’ run, was held a couple of months ago and it was great to see some familiar faces! everyone really got into it with their cars and outfits which made it that much better...

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with the first cannonball run earlier this year being a huge success, it’s been so great to see auckland motorsport continue the event. all you need is a car, your friends and a camera - anyone can join in! sign up a team here for the next cannonball run which is being held on the 8th of january!

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next year, i'll be entering my own team, girls only of course. team nzpc, watch out!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

sunday stance fix

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image from bBsquad

Thursday, August 12, 2010

bubble love

before i discovered the wonder that is the toyota bB, i was considering buying a 2007 nissan march. i know, it's a bubble car... but there's just something about them that i like...

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more commonly known as the nissan micra here in nz, these cars are cute, compact and they come in all sorts of crazy colours. i like the bug-eye style lights and their funny shape. i guess these cars aren't generally considered cool, but i think they appeal to me just because they are so different looking.

then i discovered the micra c+c convertible.

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i can't help but think this car has some serious potential, with the right wheels and some guard rolling...

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this could definitely be a bit of me... haha!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

fav pic from the net today.

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nike air max infrared 90's... hot! personally i think they'd be better in pink :P

rainbow laces

i'm obsessed with rainbow laces at the moment! i especially love the laces that come with the reebok "reign-bow" 25th edition freestyles (top left pic)...

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do want!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Z fix

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brum

last night as i was falling asleep, all of a sudden my eyes flew open and i was like "OMG remember brum!!!!" then i remembered pedey is way too old to remember brum...

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but for all of you youngins, wasn't brum so cool? i sooooo loved this show and had completely forgotten about it.

that is all.

hello kitty!

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celebrating 50 years, hello kitty teamed up with dr martens to bring out a range of super cute boots, and i love the style below with the bow mimicking the famous hello kitty kitten!

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i'd never really thought much of dr martens before, but now i think they're really starting to grow on me! there's nothing better than shoes that are cute and comfy!

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thanks nicole for showing me these :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

fixie vs. bmx

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stanceworks

i’m generally not a huge volkswagen fan, except when it comes to cars like this one. which is why it surprises me that i just haven't been able to get this car out of my head...

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i’ve always thought the volkswagen golf to be quite ordinary looking, but i think these recent photos on stanceworks have changed my mind. the title of the post is "white done right" which i think pretty much sums it up to a tee. there's just something about the white on white combo combined with perfect fitment that makes this car look anything but ordinary.

if for some reason you haven't been on stanceworks yet, you definitely should check it out. before becoming a stanceworks regular, i never used to be into european cars but i've really developed an appreciation for them after pictures like these...

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photos from stanceworks

"stanceworks is, well, all about stance. stretch, poke, tuck, low, whatever it is, we’re game. we believe stance (and wheels, of course) makes a car- that nothing more is needed if executed to perfection"