Tuesday, November 30, 2010

emotion xd9s ftw!

this month i ran a poll: which wheels do you think look best on a honda s2000? as i am considering getting one of these cars next year, i'm interested in getting some feedback from you guys as to what you think looks cool. the result was very close, but work emotion xd9 rims came out on top with the most votes! i love the look of these wheels in white, and fell in love with them after seeing a feature on stanceworks of jeff guillotte's rx7 convertible. check it out here.

unfortunately i'm still undecided on this topic... so if you have any ideas or suggestions i am totally open to them. in the mean time check out a few of my fav images of s2000s on xd9s. thanks everyone for your votes :)

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Monday, November 29, 2010

weekend adventures

over the weekend we finally brought pedey's impala home. it was a glorious moment, and of course as soon as the sun came out we jumped at the opportunity to take her out for her first cruise. check it out!

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we had the most amazing weather here in auckland over the weekend. it was nice to get out onto our roof - it is so unbelievably hot up there! i have a feeling that i'm going to get a sweet tan this summer...

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i also made these cute cupcakes...

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yum!

another exciting thing to blog about today - i'm super excited about the NZPC hardpark which is being held this saturday! inspired by hellaflush style meets held in the states, NZPC today announced the event which is open to everyone!

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check out the link here on facebook.

summer has begun! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

low is a lifestyle

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image by jesse godin for stanceworks

check out the full post here

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happiness in bicycle form!

yay, my bike is a bike now!

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still needs a few bits and bobs here and there - like a new seat and err... brakes. i'm so excited and stoked with the finished product though! and i'm in LOVE the colour scheme hehe...

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thank-you for your help pedey ♥

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

hellaperfect

i'm in love with these beautiful images. poke, tucked or flush fitment is always great, but perfect hellaflush stance like this is just too amazing!

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images by jeffrey soriano for stancenation

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images by jordan donnelly of V2LAB for hellaflush

WOW!

Monday, November 22, 2010

toyota vs. toyota

check out pedey's sick new ride height next to the bB...

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haha, couldn't help but take a photo - it just looked too funny!

also if you haven't got your hands on the new pcar yet, here is a sneak preview of the 'fantasy factory' section which pedey let me co-write with him! this was a great learning experience for me as i don't really know anything about rotary engines, so this was the perfect opportunity to learn a bit about them. make sure you check it out and let me know what you think!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

tea party

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pretty ♥

sick s2k + cool photography

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wicked photography - i just had to post these on here. i'm a big fan of the car too of course!

photos by kwimage.

Friday, November 19, 2010

november update

summer is literally 12 sleeps away and all of a sudden, everything is happening!!! there have definitely been some positive changes going on around here – firstly our terrible neighbour ‘oven man’ has finally moved out. you are probably wondering why the hell i am blogging about this but i need to express to you how much of an impact oven man had on our neighbourhood! oven man and his tribe of 10+ family members, 10+ cars (trying to squeeze into 3 parking spaces) and 10+ ovens on his driveway was possibly the worst neighbour ever. when he wasn’t running his illegal oven repair business out of his garage, trying to re-park all his cars to fit in his driveway, trying to fit all his ovens into his driveway or letting his various workers park in OUR driveway, he was busy assaulting our cross-dressing neighbour and just being a general douche-head.

with oven man gone, spirits have definitely lifted in our neighbourhood – cross-dressing man can even don a lovely wig and a dress if he wants. the only bad part about the departure of oven man is that with him went our beloved friend steve the cat. it has been hard letting go but we will get there... unfortunately i can't find an actual photo of him so this is as close as i can get:

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miss you steve.

anyway, today pedey said goodbye to another old friend, the trusty cedric which has served him well as a daily driver for the past 3 years. he now has his heart set on the idea of getting a “super custom” van that can fit his new motocross bike in. who ever gave pedey the idea to get a) a motorbike and b) a man-van, i would just like to thank-you sincerely. (please kindly note TOTAL SARCASM!) the other great thing that’s been happening lately is that with the warmer weather we’ve finally been able to start utilising our amazing roof-deck again. soon it will be hot enough to put up the pool!

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last night i went over to gtrefinishers for the next step of my bmx project – paint! grant was generous enough to let me go crazy in his paint shop for the evening and it was actually a lot of fun. i got to pick a colour off the chart, and then grant printed out a colour sheet telling me how much of each different colour to put in.

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i had the most fun with this part…

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pedey and i then had a go spraying the frame first with primer and then with my pink concoction. as it turns out, grant makes this part look super easy but it’s totally not. also apparently a bmx is a lot harder to paint than a car – after doing it i can see why. check out the finished product!

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while we were at the workshop we also made a bit more progress on the impala. i honestly don’t think that anyone can appreciate a classic car like this until they have actually restored one. at the moment there are 3 large boxes of metal and plastic bits and bobs sitting next to the car, and i don’t even know whereabouts on the car they come from! it’s like putting back together puzzle pieces, it’s a job requires a lot of patience! the car now has nice new carpet, the seats put back in, all the glass back in it and has had the old interior upholstery (which came gold factory!) resprayed in the original gold colour. it’s so exciting to see everything finally coming together, and we have our fingers crossed that she will be able to make the trip home to our garage this weekend! it’s been a mission, but a very rewarding one and i can’t wait to reap the benefits with pedey once it’s all done :)

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if you’re looking for something car-related to do this weekend, ‘nizfest’ is being held this saturday at hampton downs raceway and then over at fram autolite dragway in meremere on the sunday. celebrating all things nissan and datsun, nizfest is a huge event on the automotive scene calendar and is only a gold-coin entry if you want to head along and check it out! have a look at the website if you want more info: www.nizfest.co.nz

also keep an eye out for the next p-car issue, in stores this weekend!

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oh, and make sure you check out the fantasy factory section ;)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

rolling...

browsing through pedey's laptop earlier, i found some images from an impromptu rolling shoot we did of my car a while ago. i really love this one!

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i think i may have already posted this one on here but it's definitely my favourite shot of the car...

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isn't pedey good at this? for some reason i'm just shit at taking photos of fast moving objects.

anyway, check out this post on stanceiseverything.com - it's so cool to see other people appreciating the bB. love it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

s2k fix

stancenation you fulfill all my stance needs, thank-you.

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check out the full feature on this car here. super slammed!

Monday, November 15, 2010

DIY bike!

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prepping for pink paint. i'm thinking this colour...

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the rest of the bike will be black apart from pink grips, pink chain and pink stickers. can't wait! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

sweet photography

the folder on my desktop labelled "cool car photography" is starting to get incredibly full so i thought it should post some of my favourite shots on here.

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i always thought that taking photos of cars was fairly easy, but after accompanying pedey on various photoshoots and trying it out myself i've definitely gained a huge appreciation for automotive photography. it's totally not as easy as it looks!

images from
hellaflush.com
stancenation.com
bBsquad.com
pedeyworld.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

yep, i'm a geek

so i am trying to cook dinner and this beautiful red 350z is right outside my window! nom nom nom. my neighbours must think i'm a f*ckn stalker now haha

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it's funny because even when i see a standard 350z i still go oooooh... i just think they are such beautiful cars. and then there's ones like this:

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no air bags = so crazy! i've never been a fan of concave rims before but these work schwert sc2s have me totally convinced that they are rad!