Wednesday, August 31, 2011

good hills speed

I can't get enough of this sweet video by Luke and Aaron from Maiham Media! Make sure to check out their website here. So full of awesome RWB goodness!

RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF : Shinji's RWB 964 from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

I feel so lucky that I was able to see Shinji's beautiful 964 in person when I was in Japan!

These pictures were taken at the Morioka parking area on the way out to Tsukuba... they sure bring back some fond memories for me! Unfortunately seeing these photos just isn't quite the same as seeing the car in real life. Is it possible to actually experience RWB Porsche withdrawals!?? Perhaps yes! :(

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

z4 lust

I ♥ stanced Z4s!

Image from Stance:Nation

Monday, August 29, 2011

a weekend of car stuff

I'm not your average girl in the sense that I love when I know my weekend is going to be filled with car related activities! So I was happy when I found out that this past weekend was going to be one of those. On Saturday we cruised down to Hampton Downs to have a nosy at the Castrol Edge training day, where Driftcorp drivers Gaz Whiter, Fanga Dan, Justin Rood and Sam G spent the afternoon teaching rookie drivers their tricks of the trade out on the skid pan.

From there it was on to Pat's garage where exciting stuff always goes down! See previous posts here.

I spotted these stickers outside on Pat's friend Daniel's Civic.

My MX-5 is one of the many cars found inside - she has just had a wheel alignment and new fan belts put on. Last week I had a certifier look at her and to my frustration there are a few things that need to be changed before the car be certified and road legal. My Bride seats need new seat rails and I need to somehow get my factory seatbelts working properly. Unfortunately, the way my half cage bolts in actually prevents the seatbelts from retracting properly as they have to sort of be 'manouvered' around the cage which makes them pretty difficult to get on and off.

Enough about my own project; time for an update about my dear Irish friend and flatmate Patrick, who for the past few years has owned this '87 Mitsubishi Cyborg. The borg is still Pat's first car and since I've known him, he's always been disappearing on the weekends and coming home at the early hours of the morning from working on his car. A lot of time and love has gone into building the turbocharged 4G61 engine and it's surprisingly fast! The only thing left now is fixing her up in the looks department.

In the last couple of months some serious action has taken place and I have been eagerly watching as Patrick inches closer and closer to the completion of his beloved Borg...

Pat's recently finished installing his new Kinugawa turbo which replaced his old TD05, and has now purchased a set of SSR Longchamps. We watched him experiment with a set of spacers in an effort to decide what size he needed to fill up his guards.

The back tyres have already been rubbing quite a bit - the rear suspension set-ups on these old cars don't allow for camber adjustment so this is a result of this.

We finally all agreed on the spacers and Patrick is pretty happy with the finished result. In a couple of weeks the Cyborg will be heading down to GT Refinishers for a complete makeover, and we are all so excited to see what it turns out like! With years of hard work gone into it, I find it incredibly satisfying seeing Pat's baby come to life at last - and it will be great to finally see the exterior looking as clean as the engine bay!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

a bit of hachiroku love

I thought this hachi looked familiar - it has a new owner now though. Spotted out at Hampton downs yesterday!

ハチロク ♥

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

we all heart stance

I just wanted to say a huge thank-you to everyone that has purchased stickers from my online store over the last couple of months!

I absolutely love seeing pictures of the progress on your own project cars! There is one car in particular that caught my eye and I just thought I would share a couple of photos on here...

These pictures of this sweet Miata were sent to me by Gabriel from Quebec City in Canada.

I love what he has done with his NA, especially the exhaust and his great fitment. Thanks for repping one of my stickers Gabriel!

After running up an impressive credit card bill from my Japan trip, I've been pretty short of cash for my own MX-5 and it has been killing me that I haven't been able to get any work done on her in what feels like so long. Thanks to you guys however, I have now managed to save up enough through the online store (yes, every $4 counts!) to be able to pay for my cert and get my baby back on the road! If she does pass with flying colours, I'm hoping to have the car road legal before the end of the month. Watch this space!

Once again, thanks so much everyone for your love and support for iheartstance! This blog isn't just about me loving stance anymore, it's about all of us as a community and I'm so excited to see what's going to happen next! ♥

Monday, August 22, 2011

VASK 'stance off' event

On Sunday morning I went down to check out a VASK meet held by a few local Euro enthusiasts here in Auckland. Some of you may know that I do have a bit of a soft spot for VWs (RIP my beloved beetle!) so I was curious to see what it was going to be all about.

Polished BBS RS centre as the stance off trophy - rad!

The underground car park was packed full of dubs, new and old. Each car clearly had its own personal touches put into it by the owner too which was really cool to see.

This clean Golf was immaculate and sitting on perfectly sized SSR Professors.

Loving the red with gold BBS LMs. A lot of the cars were sporting roof racks too.

These custom built SSRs went down a treat!

I couldn’t resist giving my vote to this awesome little Mk2 with it’s flush orange steelies. I appreciate how it has it’s own marketing flyers and Facebook page!

Another car with a whole lot of character – Tristan’s Mk1 ‘Polizei’.

I liked these Borbet type A wheels replicas!

It was really cool to see so many people come together and get amongst the whole wheel fitment scene. There was a great turn out of cars and it was awesome to meet a few of the faces behind it – a big thanks to Tristan for inviting me along!

Make sure to check out the iheartstance Facebook page here for more images from this event.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

back to stance hunting once again

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been taking a bit of a break up at my parents place up north...

This is Huey, one of my mum's alpacas. I took him for a walk yesterday morning... so hilarious! Today however, it was back to usual business, trading in alpaca hunting for stance-hunting once again.

We caught up with my friend Adrian this afternoon and I took this quick snap of his E65 daily driver. Adrian has recently acquired a set of spacers for the back wheels, and he's working on getting the front offset sorted too. I love the factory BMW concave rims. Nice!

Earlier today we also stopped down at Newmarket to check out a VW/Euro meet set up by a few fellow stance enthusiasts I've met through Facebook! There was a great turn out and some really sweet rides so I'll try and post up some photos tomorrow night. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

complete, custom and coloured!

Photo by Andy Carter for Canibeat

As fantastic as CCW Classics look in the chrome finish, I've noticed that some people are starting to go for the custom painted look...

The unusual colour scheme of the wheels on this red Civic transforms the car from ordinary into something really personalised and exciting. I was pleased to read that this car actually comes from across the ditch over in Australia!

Images from StanceWorks

Green and black is obviously a combo that's been done before, but there's no denying that it looks great. At night, the glow in the dark paint transforms the car once again. Love it! (Thank-you to the reader below who pointed this out!)

Another clean Honda repping painted CCWs - owned by Punit Patel from Illmotion

Chrome may be classic, but colour is so much more exciting. I love CCW wheels and I really appreciate how the owners of these cars have gone that extra step to further customise their wheels with their own idea of what looks good!