Sunday, December 27, 2009

Daily Driven For Life

Stumbed across the clean red EK Hatch the other day, it just nails that coveted daily driver balance of tuned without being over tuned. An excellent job and of course, quality parts go a long way.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Force Of Purpose

There is just something breathtaking about a car that makes no attempt to do anything but be as fast as possible. The aggressiveness of effective aero is a beautiful contradiction to the uniformity of production cars.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nismo Festival 2009

Though my automotive loyalties lie with Subaru, no company maintains motorsport enthusiasm like Nissan. Every year Fuji International Raceway is host to the Nismo Festival; a potpourri of stock cars, Nismo tuning beasts, JGTC terrors, and all out GT art. Unmistakably unique, top end driving talent mixes with fans in a completely open setting, somewhere between a show and a meet. Also unmistakable are the market areas, where individuals can buy not just their favorite magazines, but actual parts from various race cars. These range from the absurd aero of JGTC, to center lock wheels, to one-off titanium hard parts and turbos. Even more surprising are the more than reasonable prices these parts are offered at. Below is a fairly extensive gallery of the event from Speedhunters.