Today we have another local produced build but this one is pretty crazy because to most rational people this car was not worth saving. To the owner this car held a lot of sentimental value so when his car meet the wall at the question wasn’t whether or not it would make it back to the track the question was rather how mean will it be when it got there.
I’ll admit when I first read the owner was going to rebuild this car I had my doubts but the pictures and craftsmanship so far pretty much speak for themselves. This car is going to be a serious track machine when it is finished.
As always I will be keeping an eye on this build but if you want to read a little bit more about it
It snowed Monday night after I got home pretty decent but the weatherman says that the weather is going to be above freezing for the next week or so which means I can hopefully wash my car and have it stay clean for longer than two seconds.
The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Grosirbajuanak is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: The VW Beetle
Like every other VW in existence Beetles have been slammed onto the ground for as long as I can remember, original Beetles always draw attention when they are rolling down the road but when they are scraping by its a whole different type of attention.
When my truck got broken into and written off I was left in a bit of a lurch looking for a car. I liked the wagon like properties of the Blazer but hated it being a slow gas pig, I loved Subaru Wagons but couldn’t afford one, so I started to look at Mazda Protege 5s and although I ended up with a 3 I still have a soft spot for p5s.
I spotted this white p5 in a Automotive Appreciation thread I read and I have to say this thing looks great slammed on some works.
This p5 is actually local and I had pictures of this car saved as inspiration when I was still looking for a black p5, since then I saw this car in person at Scrape By The Lake 2009
As it would turn out these cars are actually pretty prone to rusting so maybe its good that I didn’t get one, but if I did springs would have been first on the long list of mods you can do to these cars.
Lately photographers to feature have been few and far between, winter has a big part to do with this as motivation to shoot cars often goes out the window when the weather outside is consistently -15 degrees below zero and all the cars are covered in salt. Luckily while browsing the I stumbled across a talented photographer named Santiago Gomez.
Santiago got into photography in 2007 when he was 17 and combined his new found passion for photography with his existing passion for anything automotive. Originally starting with a Nikon D40 Santiago quickly learned that the person who holds the camera, and not the camera make great photos so he did something uncommon of a lot of budding photographers, once he had a firm grasp of the basics of camera set up such as exposure and aperture, he sold his Digital SLR and dropped back down to a point and shoot Canon G10.
Santiago shot a great deal of his favorite photos with this point and shoot and was so pleased with what he was able to accomplish with this camera that when it was time to get back into the DSLR game in 2009 he stuck with Canon and picked up a Canon Rebel T1i.
So far he has been shooting with kit equipment but he is using winter downtime to research which lenses to pick up this spring to further increase the already high quality of his work.
Having already made a lot of connections in the GTA automotive community Santiago’s future as an automotive photographer looks bright and I feel very privileged to showcase his work so far here on Grosirbajuanak.
Static Santiago Gomez Automotive Photography
Dynamic Santiago Gomez Automotive Photography
Santiago Gomez Photography
Big thanks to Santiago for allowing me to post his work and if you want to see more of his work be sure to check out as well as .
Santiago is looking at picking up a project drift car of his own and considering the crowd he rolls with don’t be surprised to see his car on this blog once it’s finished.
Awhile back I saw some wild lifted cars on the (which was linked to on the ) and they amused me so I saved the pictures. I know lifted cars are nothing new but sometimes you have to wonder if they are worth the effort involved. Either way over the past few months I came across these pretty often so I figure WTF Friday was a way better way than Theme Tuesday to share them.
I sent out quite a few back logged stickers this from the Christmas giveaway and I still have one or two more sets that I will ship out on Monday. I plan on (finally) setting up a sticker page this weekend to make ordering a lot easier and it will also serve as a place for me to post up new designs as well.
I’ve also made a few small changes to the design and layout of the site over the past few weeks minor things like moving blog rolls around and making the footer not quite as deep, these changes will continue over the next little bit with a big one happening soonish so stay tuned for that. Won’t be a drastic functionality change or anything just cool looking.
consider the Stance/Fitment/Flush up-rise a terrible trash bin worthy fad that is one it’s way out, acknowledge it as valid facet of the automotive community which is helping the scene move towards a cleaner less is more approach to modification. The dedicated know that it’s all nothing new and and have been doing it for years.
AndreNY had already been going steadily against the grain for awhile when I caught up with his antics around 2005 or so. At this point he had already developed a deep fondness for what was going on in the and decided it was time to bring it the New York with his 325e.
Quite frankly he didn’t make many friends doing it, people called his wheel fitment Mexican, the fact that he chose one of the slowest e30s as rice, his car a bondo bucket and his ride height as impractical. No matter what the haters had to say though his e30 got noticed globally and was even featured in Performance BMW Magazine and is still to this day consistently posted in ‘e30 appreciation threads in forums everywhere’.
Andre sold his e30 and I know it ended up in the hands of a member for awhile but I have no idea where it is today. What I do know is that after his e30 he had a number of memorable German rides and I have complied as many as I could find into today’s post (I know an e36 is missing).
Hope you enjoy the work of someone who’s had their finger to pulse of the North American stance scene when it was barley beating.
Keeping it German and keeping it classy Andre’s tri stars have always been eye catchers.
Andre’s love for German vehicles is not brand based so he looks to keep it fresh and switch it up, here are some Audi’s AndreNY style.
Andres 5 series
Andre’s 5 series still actually lives on today with a but here is what it looked like when Andre had it.
This is the car that made Andre internet (in)famous, say what you want about the man, the bodywork, and the motor, this car it’s still iconic among the e30 community to this day.
Hopefully everything is still good with AndreNY today and he posts some photos of his latest euro car because if there is one constant among all his cars it’s that his stance will be dead on point.
I got the words “CLEAN Dinah Bitch” sent to me by via (which was a retweet of the same thing by ) with a link to the car in this post. I still have no clue what Dinah means but after some light digging I found out that this car is actually a tidy little Toyota Starlet.
A quick trip over to revealed a nice little feature on this car which is a nice little read which describes just how much work went into making this clean hatch into the car it is today.
This car looks like a blast to drive but can anyone further enlighten me to what ‘Clean Dinah Bitch‘ means though? I am a little lost on that still.
We got enough snow in the GTA yesterday to make my after work commute to the gym fairly lengthy so a Winter Wednesday post is justified this week. It’s also been and when it’s cold there are few things more aggravating than brushing snow off your car. What really gets me is the snow that flies in once you open your door, I need to keep a snow brush in my side skirt or something…
For today’s Winter Wednesday here are two cars that got caught without shelter in heavy dumpings of snow. Thank god I have always had a garage or underground parking.
So far my Hankook winter ipikes have got me through all of what winter has dished out, take that s.u.v. owners!
The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Grosirbajuanak is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: DC chassis Integras
I had two friends who owned red DC Integra’s and both of them rotted to pieces before the owners had a chance to finish them. That’s the downside to our climate I am afraid.
The clean Acura/Honda movement is one I love to follow.
Got an idea for a Theme Tuesday? I am open to suggestions let me know in the comments.