Friday, April 29, 2011

the miatasaurus



Meet the Miatasaurus! Isn't he so cute? He kind of reminds me of a fat evil Pokemon, I love him! He is going to be made into a decal for my Miata.

Thanks to Mark from Pixelsaurus Creative.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

s2k x ccw

I love CCWs - Complete Custom Wheels. The CCW Classics and LM20s are my favourite wheels on s2000s I think...























I don't like the matte finish as much but the Classics in chrome are so hot!



Love ♥

All images from www.ccwheel.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

joel's onevia

When we went out to C's Garage a couple of weeks back we did a quick photoshoot of Joel's Onevia. I'm such a big fan of this car and I'm very pleased that it will be finally featuring in the pages of New Zealand Performance Car magazine this year! A quiet dead-end road in West Auckland made the perfect location for the shoot - here is a sneak peak...



I've been so busy over the last couple of months and I feel so slack for letting my post numbers drop - I promise to keep the content flowing from now on. Last week I received a package with some new goodies for the Miatasaurus so I'll make sure to share some pics with you guys asap!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

oh hai

Thursday, April 21, 2011

random stance fix









Images from:
Slammed Society
Canibeat
Mayday Garage

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

old school cool

Just... WOW!


PNW Spring Meet from Speedline Film Werks on Vimeo.

1.13 seconds in: Holy $%*#@%!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

lazy sunday at c's garage

On Sunday I got the opportunity to meet the guys behind New Zealand automotive blog C's Garage. Joel and Adam are two brothers that share a love for cars and no doubt you've seen or heard about them before. I'm a big fan of Joel's yellow Onevia and was stoked to see it up close - those Work wheels are so sick! The boys had invited a few mates around and they had some pretty awesome rides with them. I think I made a pretty good effort to act cool when I saw the crazy amount of Bride seats and genuine Work wheels around the place but really I was totally dorking out on the inside, ha! Anyway, I'll let the photos do the talking.



















Loved the style that this Mark-II had going on, especially with the Emotion CR-KAIs fitted right.





Joel's Work VS-XXs are 18x9.5 -10 in the front and 18x10.5 -31 in the rear - possibly my favourite wheels ever!



This S14 was so clean and simple, really beautiful.







This FC had just had a 1JZ dropped in it and looked super tough. Really digging the weird colour scheme too.







Nick's MX-5, one of the cars that inspired me to build my own NA. His 15x8 Work Equip 01s look super dope - I can't hide how envious I am when I'm around this car!



This beautiful Datsun had just been rebuilt with a SR20 in it. Owned by a girl too, rad!

So much awesomeness in one driveway. Check out a full "Shed Raid" feature in the next Performance Car magazine!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

bB x rotiform love



Image from Stance:Nation

Thursday, April 14, 2011

inspiration at random

I know that I have a pretty diverse readership so I like to keep things interesting for everyone and I know that there are some of my friends who read this and think "seriously, what the f*ck are coilovers!" and that is totally cool by me. If the occasional person comes across my blog and learns the odd thing or two, that would really make me happy. Over the last couple of years I’ve learned so many new things myself and sometimes I forget that I should really be pausing and making an effort to share them on my blog. The whole point of this blog is to share what I’ve learned with others and that’s exactly what I feel like doing today.

The first thing I’d like to share is my recently discovered love for the G35 Infiniti Coupe, known here in NZ as the Nissan V35/350GT Skyline. It only made sense that I would be attracted to these cars because of their similarity to the Nissan 350z, (another favourite car of mine!) which I have learned sits on the same chassis. Here are some photos that have been sitting on my hard drive waiting to find themselves useful.







Note that a few of these are G37s (newer model car with the bigger 3.7l engine)…















One day I would love to own one of these cars as a daily driver, but until then my poor little 1.5l Lucino coupe will have to do the job!



Poor Lucy :(

My next new found obsession is with the notorious styling of Rauh Welt – I don’t know how anyone couldn’t be impressed by these cars. After seeing a recent article on Speedhunters I was drawn in by the unusual concept of these 'JDM Porsches' and I had to learn more about them. I was even more pleased (and a tad bit jealous) to see that my friend Aaron had recently had the opportunity to meet RWB founder Nakai-San in Japan and interview him for the latest copy of Performance Car magazine. If you get the chance make sure you check it out in the May issue!



Rauh Welt Begriff (German for Rough World Concept) is the creation of tuner and Porsche fanatic Nakai-San. I'd never seen anything like it before and at first was a bit sceptical, but the more I saw of Nakai's creations the more my appreciation has grown for what he does. He is an artist fueled by passion and a true master of his craft.























Nakai-San creates each Porsche specifically with the owner in mind, with drivers handing over their keys and 'leaving him to it' to work his magic. They don't even know what colour the car will be when they get it back - all they know is that it's going to look f*cking 100 times cooler! Nakai-San works from pure inspiration to create each of his beloved projects and his style is truly unique. Each car is given a name too, a few famous ones include "Master Piece", "Natty Dread", "Royal Montego Bay" and his personal Porsche is named "Stella Artois" after his favourite beer!



This is the project Nakai describes as his "first and last car" and you can see why. He has owned the car for over 15 years and it is a true labour of love, with everything down to the very finest details of the car crafted to perfection. Check out this fantastic feature about it on Speedhunters here. So cool!

I am also told that Nakai-San is absolutely crazy (apparently that is an understatement!) for New Zealand's mutton and lamb! Perhaps we will see him on our shores in the near future, and if so, I think we should definitely convince him to build a Porsche here! Hmm.... I wonder what he would name it!?

Photos from:
Canibeat
Speedhunters
StanceNation
MotorMavens