Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Ultimate Mod

So things are changing big time for Ashley and I and as such I have been disparagingly slow with updates. In an attempt to re-capsulate life, I'll start with the core and revolve out from there. I honestly never intended to ever sell the STi, I just couldn't imagine I would find something to break that connection and move on. I was wrong. We have been house shopping and lately have found a home that we simply love. While the jury is somewhat out on what will happen to the car, I have found in the talks, plans, and goals just how much more fulfilling and important this project will be. And standing on the other side of this choice the objective distance I have gained from my STi project is essentially proper and rewarding. We will be taking a long look at the home tomorrow and hopefully we will have more solid news on this aspect very soon.

Now since this is an automotive-priority blog, I'll get to where I stand on that issue. There is always a chance that the car will stay on with me, continue its road, and that's that, but I think that once she comes out of paint I would be passing up a fantastic opportunity to send her to a new home. For a replacement I've tiered my considerations:

-BMW E46 M3
-Datsun Z
-Datsun 510
-Nissan 300zx 2+2

-BMW E34 5 series
-Honda DA Integra
-Honda DC2 Integra
-Honda EG Civic Hatch
-Honda EK Civic Hatch
-Toyota Corolla GT-S

Obviously the first tier cars are my key interests but the second tier vehicles represent options that I think present too much quality to be completely disregarded. Whatever this car may be, this project will be rather different from my current one; namely that this car will be modified in a way to increase daily enjoyment over track performance. A diametrical shift from where I am. Feel free to weigh in on any preferences you may have, and I will do my best to document these changes as they occur.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Advertising Dreams

Anyone else notice the shameful amount of car commercials airing for "sports cars" with no regard for A. The car being a sports car, or B. Making any attempt to connect the commercial with a concrete performance achievement? I have, but I can't say that about Zonda.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When Toyota Knew How To Stop

If only Toyota could go back to the late 80s early 90s. Do they even realize they make nothing interesting now? While I can't do anything about that, I can sit back and enjoy this F powered Starlet.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Oh Nissan, how consistently far ahead you are in z styling.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Of all the M models to come from BMW, I am such a softie for the E32 M5. It has such a spectacular feel to it with just the right mix of classic and modern styling. As BMW continues to de-evolve stylistically I am interested to see how the car continues to age. Regardless, it is certainly an unquestionable accomplishment for the company's history.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


One super wide body STi devouring an apex.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Star Road

Love these guys, what a beautiful restoration.