Just a week ago, the wheels of Project 944 were removed and sent to the paint shop. Today, it’s time to collect them and get new rubber fitted before we deliver them back to R2D once again. When we first delivered them to our favorite body/paint shop, Revol, we discovered that not only were the […]Read more "Project 944: Wheels & Tyres"
While entry into the World of air-cooled Porsche 911s is currently a rather expensive one, this wasn’t always the case, with many turning a blind eye to these rear engined sports cars from Stuttgart as recently as maybe 5 years back. Back then, vintage 911s were still somewhat of an oddity and bargains could be […]Read more "Entry Level: Tomica Limited Vintage 1/64 Porsche 912 “Aichi Prefecture Freeway Police”"
I previously mentioned in an earlier post about a secret project that we’ll be embarking on for at least the first half of 2016, ladies and gents, i present to you, Project 944. More accurately, Project 944 Turbo. To be honest, it was something that was casually mentioned to my other half and for some […]Read more "Project 944: In the beginning…"
Back in the 60s, Nissan wasn’t that big of a player in the international automotive market and in the process of creating a halo sports car, partners with Yamaha to engineer a replacement for the Fairlady Roadster. This partnership sadly fell through as Yamaha’s engine was not meeting Nissan’s expectations, Nissan then famously decided to continue […]Read more "Red hot: Ignition Models’ 1/18 S30 Fairlady Z"
Judging by all the internet comments and interests shown, it seemed the cars from Hi-Fence club were not just my personal favourites of the Custom Show. While the event showcased plenty of American iron, the guys from Hi-Fence have brought along cars with German and Japanese origins instead. 2 Porsches, a Toyota and a Nissan/Datsun. […]Read more "Yokohama HotRod Custom Show 2015 Part 5: Hi-Fence Car Club"
As we start to wrap up our coverage of the 2015 Yokohama HotRod Custom show, here are some of the other sights that i’d like to share. How’s this for another approach to the pickup? The Mazda Repu, the World’s first and only Wankel-engined pickup truck. Unfortunately, Mazda released it in the middle of the energy crisis and […]Read more "Yokohama HotRod Custom Show 2015 Part 4: The Oddballs and everything else"
Not too long ago, we were invited to go behind the wheel of BMW’s latest and undeniably most brilliant 7 series to date, the G12, and we came away throughly impressed. So naturally, when Performance Motors offered us another opportunity to pilot BMW’s latest luxo-barge around, we were only happy to oblige. Key differences between […]Read more "Back in the Boss’ seat: Driving the BMW G12 740Li"
With the 2016 edition of the Tokyo Auto Salon about to open its doors in a few hours, i thought it would be fun to revisit an article i once penned for a local magazine. A simple guide to surviving the largest and greatest automotive aftermarket show this side of the globe. When i first […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku: Surviving the Tokyo Auto Salon"
While it’s often fun to plan ahead and search, hunt or pick out wonderful places to find yummy grub before one actually steps into a new country, one of the joys of holiday travel is definitely having a good meal after stepping into a new or unfamiliar establishment. From my Winter vacation in Tokyo, here […]Read more "Tokyo Food-Otaku: Unplanned Pleasantries, Kajiya Bunzou, Luke’s Lobster Rolls & Goutran Cherrier"
With so many cars on show, it’d be easy to miss on what kick started the HotRod culture, some proper old school Rod builds. Unfortunately, with my tight schedule, i couldn’t spend as much time oogling over each car as much as i would have liked and that also sadly means, i did not get […]Read more "Yokohama HotRod Custom Show 2015 Part 3: Kickin’ it Old Skool"