Mar 31, 2015

Nissan Sunny:

Bungo Takada Custom Car Show

by Dustin Mankin

So the next several, several posts will be dedicated to the cars that I saw at the Bungo Takada Custom Car show on Sunday, 3/22. I'm going to try to get some stuff posted and set to auto post, that way I can free up some time to work some more on editing the videos for project 180, and renting/buying a house with a garage... more on that later.

This was the first vehicle that I saw, walking up to the show, so it's only fitting that I showed it first. I don't know if many of you remember, but my first ever post on this blog was of a red sunny, which you can read more about here. I don't want to go too much into detail on rehashing that article, but basically due to "chicken tax" laws in the US, we were never allowed to get the Sunny truck, as it was listed as a "light truck" and banned from import at the time.

Have you ever noticed that? We are the "Land of the Free," but have more bans on imports than North Korea, it seems like. Lol. 'Murica!

This truck wasn't pristine by any chance, if you look at the bed. But that's ok, pristine trucks are for guys that don't need trucks to begin with. If I owned this, it would be a stylish parts-fetchin' truck. I'm sure the bed of mine would look much worse. When I saw this bed though, my eyes did get a certain twinkle to them.

This thing sure does look goo, sitting on these vintage SSR Starshakes. Makes me get an idea for my water hose holder at the new house... I'd say they are around 13's or 14's. I didn't take time to look, because there was something else amazing next to it that was calling my name... tomorrow.

Mar 27, 2015

Fukuoka HiAce

by Dustin Mankin

Just a quick post... this particular van is called a HiAce, and it's made by Toyota. I actually want to get one of these to turn into a speaker van. Probably a huge front air dam, and a bigger rear spoiler. I'd fill the rear up with more 12 inches than a porn star at a gang bang shoot...

But, if you need a more PG image of this car, look in Initial D Stage 4. You can see some HiAces, along with a Kei Van (Possibly a Suzuki Every) used as support vehicles for the team. I'm editing some shots from a car show we had last weekend, and that will be the focus for the upcoming month. That will probably be starting next week.

I also have no idea why, but these guys love throwing NASCAR style steelies and tires on these things.

OHHHHH, and a big spoiler, if you actually read my blog.... look for RPM to return in the middle of next month.

Mar 26, 2015

Throw Back Thursday:

A Lovely Yellow S2K

by Dustin Mankin

Throw back Thursday is all about this S2k. This is circa 2011. I would kill small children who haven't gotten a chance to fully appreciate life for the carbon-kevlar intake on this car. The Weds look nice too. I've always thought that the yellow with golden-bronze wheels was a good combo. But, then again, a nice bronze goes with any color, really.

Black CTR in Fukuoka

by Dustin Mankin

Hey guys... and now everyone is asking... WHERE the FUCK have you been? I'll just say around. I was getting a little burnt out with everything for a while, so I just bounced out. But hey, for the Civic guys, I'm coming back with a great EK9, and when I say EK9 in Japan, it means a REAL honest-to-God EK9.

Found this thing wondering around Fukuoka, and I thought it looked pretty good. Definitely good enough to share on the blog!

It's kinda odd, because everyone in the states that does a CTR conversion always goes with Phoenix Yellow or Championship White, but this black looks good, too. One of the few exterior mods is the mid-wing on the back, and too be honest, I've never been a fan of those.

Sitting pretty on what looks like Advan RGIIs. I'm gonna say they are legit, used wheels are too cheap here to buy fakes. There is also an Advan triangle sticker, if you look on the front fender in the very first picture.

And a stock interior.

Sorry for the delay guys, I'll try to be around more often. I'm gonna throw up the Throwback thursday also, so you'll get a double shot today!
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