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Archive for December, 2009

25
Dec
09

Merry Christmas and a Car filled New Year

I just wanted to dop in a quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.  Thanks for all you comments, support and Love in 2009!

Roll on 2010 for another year of car builds, shows, meets, skids, wheels, stance and loud exhausts!

Now, time to unwrap some more pressies!

Massive thanks to my friend Claudio for bringing me back some Option mags from his recent trip to Japan!!!  I’ll show you some more of these soon!

All the best,

Rob.

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21
Dec
09

Fast Car Magazine: Know your Shizzle…

Toyota Corolla E20 – 1974 -79…Oh, wait…..

Ha Ha! I’m not going to hate though.  I think it’s cool a mag like Fast Car has given the Retro Scene some coverage; nothing wrong with widening your horizons.  Plus the F6 MK4 and WRX are in there so, you know, it’s all good.

21
Dec
09

Do you remember real cars?

Take a minute and step away from the forum fashion, static droppin’, fibreglass lyfestyler delights that we all know, love, and call car culture in ’09.  Enjoy:

– Real Driving

– Real Cars

– Real Motorsport

13
Dec
09

Retro Cars Feature: 3am Touge

Full 7-Page feature and a poster:

Massive thanks to Simon Jackson for the words and Jamie Lipman for the photos!

Just out: Jan 2010 Issue

www.retrocarsmag.com

13
Dec
09

Project KP30: Hibernation

Roll on Spring…

12
Dec
09

Project MK1 Cavalier: Tune up, look sharp – 30+ mpg club here we come!

Remember this?

Well, after many hours of cruising (and scraping) I decided it was time for a tune and an electric fan to help the old girl into the 30+ mpg club.

Out with the old fixed original fan…

and in with the new… I’m not the most savvy when it comes to wiring and electrics, so wiring in a fan and it actually working was a result!

With that done it was tune-up time; old-skool style!

Gas tester plugged in the back

Color tune up front

If you’ve not seen one before, it’s a spark plug with a viewing window in it so you can see the colour of the combustion: White-ish = lean, Rich Blue = Stoich, Rich = Orange.  This is retro tuning at its best!

Here’s a pic of it running looking down the viewing tube:

Runs much better now!  Should be less juicy too.

07
Dec
09

Carbon Compound

Compound charged, carbon-bodied canyon monster:

Pics from Lateral-G Photography

I love seeing this thing blazing down the side of a mountain with a shear drop on one side and a rock face on the other.  Beats the usual boring track day Exiges you see!

Beyond the fact it looks cool and defies a serious amount of physics, I just love the engineering of it!