It’s been a couple of months since Project Mark II began and with the car fresh out of the body shop I’m happy to report we’re almost there with just a few more tweaks here and there to finish her up. The colour is a Nissan shade, LP2 to be exact. For the anoraks, they’d […]Read more "Project Mark II: Almost there"
After a month in the workshop, Project Mark II is finally out and running that much better with fresh engine and gearbox oil, brand new front control arms, steering tie rods, rear toe arms and some brand new Teins. While I do wish the ride height could have gone even lower, I reckon it’s not […]Read more "Project Mark II: Spaced out"
I think I’ve got it! No, not a brand spanking newly rebuilt 2JZ-GTE. No. not a brand spanking newly rebuilt 1JZ-GTE either. No no, what I think I’ve finally figured out is, the name for Project Mark II! If you’re of the observant sort, you’d probably already have spotted it in the main title. Yup, […]Read more "Project Mark II: “Slow Rider”"
Yes ladies and gents, my (really dirty) Toyota GX110 Mark II is somewhat going to be a project car. I say somewhat because this “build” other than the usual wear and tear maintenance bits is going to be heavily restricted by an ideally “modest” budget. Don’t expect it to be anywhere near what the BMW […]Read more "Project Mark II: Let’s go!"
It’s been months of futility searching for a Mini after my brief jaunts with a tragic Alfa 159 and VW Polo GTI with most of the cars I viewed having too dear an asking price coupled with much more work than I was comfortable with putting in or paying for. Nonetheless I continued to scan […]Read more "And finally this"
While I might feel that car design peaked in the 70s, I have to admit that being a kid from the 80s, the one that captured my heart are the machines I grew up looking at. Welcome to the 80s and the 90s. With the emerging popularity of the cars from the decade of excess, […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Hachimaru Heroes"
It’s been a long time but i’ve finally made it for another one of T-Site’s fantastic Cars and Coffee-esque morning meet ups! Dubbed, “Morning Cruise”. For one reason or another, i’ve never had much luck with these meets on my previous visits to Tokyo but this time, it’s happening! And on the day i was […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku 2018: Daikanyama Morning Cruise Part 1: May we meet?"
We’re pretty sure you’ve seen Toyota’s latest baby already given that it’s all over the internets. But we’re pretty sure THIS was what the animators had in mind when they created their showreel.Read more "Toyota Supra Racing Concept Intensified"
While chasing automobiles was not a high priority on my Kansai vacation, there was one particular shop I really wanted to drop by. A shop that for one reason or another, I’ve never visited. Since this was my fourth trip to Kyoto (and with no idea how long it will be until my next), I […]Read more "Kansai Auto-Otaku: Visiting Carland86!"
For the past few years, with the rise of aesthetic mods and high-end motors taking centerstage at the Tokyo Auto Salon, those wanting a taste of true blue authentic JDM tuning goodness were happily catered for in a special event space located just next to the main halls. With a lovely selection of vehicles specially […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Option Magazine’s Tuning Car Meeting"