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: JDM Mini trucks
I’ve liked mini trucks for as long as I can remember, s-body (s10s and blazers) mini’s are still my favorite but as a rule I like all lowered trucks (I know big surprise). Before really getting into a lot of automotive blogs I thought that the mini truck craze was something native to North America. I figured everywhere else the either didn’t have a lot of trucks or needed their trucks to be practical.
I was wrong, and I am glad I was because these mini’s are a new take on a classic slice of the automotive hobby.
Import trucks with traditional mini truck treatment.
Period correct if you will.
Old meets new
Sometimes the best things happen when people take older platforms and introduce new trends and technology.
A few weeks ago I promised to post Sam’s shots of the Maxbimmer Autumn e30 meet. Then I got sidetracked with some other posts today I make good on my promise and liberate these photos from my inbox. Enjoy.
Before the e30 meet there was autocross event I really wanted to make it out this event since I have still yet to auto cross myself but I had a wedding the night before and was therefore out of commission in the early morning. Sam however went to the event to participate and shoot some action shots.
The e30 Meet
Sam left his car at the initial meeting spot so he could free up his hands for some shotgun photography during the meet. He sent in a lot of nice shots and here are my personal favorites.
Normally I have my WTF Friday topic picked out pretty early in the week and find myself biting my tongue all week long. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with more people, it was actually hard for me to not just throw it up on my and msn it to my friends. I like things that shouldn’t be and the Scania R99 probably shouldn’t be.
Admittedly I do not know a lot about big rigs, I have a few friends that work on them and tell me stories of drivers with the floors cut out so they can poop when the drive, but other than that my knowledge is quite sparse so if this truck is actually unimpressive for those of you who do know a lot about big rigs I apologize.
Practicality aside the Scania R99 really stood out to me since it was a convertible big rig and it does doughnuts. When I saw the video of this truck throwing itself in circles I imagined physics as a little nerd and the Scania R99 as a jock slapping it in the face for questioning its ability to do whatever the hell it wants.
Most information I found on this truck was in dutch so extracting information on it was a little tough but from what I can tell The Scania R99 convertible is powered by a turbo 16 liter v8 and makes about 1000hp (which actually seems pretty low) and scoots to 60mph in 5 seconds. While this truck may not be the prettiest thing you have ever seen this is pretty cool.
Stephanie’s feature really out did everything else on the blog this week which I was really happy to see and I’ve lined up another female featured ride for the near future as well.
My stickers have also finally arrived! I am rocking the first set right now (in pink!) and I plan to take some photos of them this weekend for anyone interested in supporting. This first batch is free and I have a few ideas for some creative ones to put out over the winter.
As the blog/site/procrastination tool of mine gains more exposure I have realized I need to continue to improve my online voice and proof reading skills as well so bear with me, contrary to home some posts read English is actually my first (and only) language and I will stop making silly typos soon enough.
I’ve noticed that whenever I go to youtube that my recommended videos are of slammed cars, bmx, and girls.Is big brother watching or am I just that predictable? Either way I guess I should thank youtube for the content today since I am slammed at work and could only offer a little hit and run.
I posted about Randys e30 two weeks ago with a shorter video but here is a longer one
Funny I just mentioned Rich Boy yesterday…
Low VW Bus’s
Never really see these around here but it’s a good thing the oil pans in these buses are nowhere near the ground.
How this guy got his girlfriend to ride with him I will never know, my gf hardly wanted to ride in my truck
Murdered out VIP
Vip cars done right are things of beauty, even if they push pebbles.
I’m not sure if everyone’s up on but one that has been kicking around for a few years now is ““. This one started with a picture of rapper Rich Boy biting his lower lip, looking at the picture it’s easy to imagine he just saw a girl with a nice Gluteus maximus bit his bottom lip and made that ‘ssss’ noise right before saying look at ‘dat ass’. Its really the best thing ever contributed to the internet and the segue I am using to post some cars with nice rear ends.
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: Chop Shop
Over the course of the summer I managed to get out to a few events, and at a few of these events I spotted some VWs with Chop Shop Euro plates. Initially I figured it was some new out of town shop everyone was jocking until my friend Bishop told me that the shop is actually local and a fellow BMX rider. So I did a little google hunting and vortex searching and was able to pull together some pictures of the crew and their rides.
In the future I hope to do a full shop feature on Chop Shop but until then enjoy these.
Got an idea for next weeks Theme Tuesday? Let me know via the comments!
One downside to the automotive hobby is that it is generally one big sausage fest and when an adventurous woman does try to break into the scene she is either not taken seriously, hit on relentlessly, or both.
Some women however are dedicated enough to persevere past the nonsense and carry on.
Stephanie, the owner of this feature ride, rolls her Black 335i with vanity plates the read Blak WIDW (Black Widow) and like a black widow spider she isn’t to take lightly.
Not only does she roll with punches of the male dominated crowd better than a lot of the fellas, she also drives a car that is so tastefully modded that it has a few guys rethinking their modifications for next year.
Stephanie is no stranger to the automotive scene, she’s been modifying cars since she was of legal to drive (16 for you out of town folk).
Her previous ride was a hand built boosted Civic that laid waste to anyone ready to underestimate it and her.
After being part of Civic nation for a few years Stephanie made the jump from Honda to BMW with a slammed (black of course) e36 convertible, and then upgraded once again to her current 335i.
Stephanie’s BMW started out mean, shipping with black sapphire metallic paint, a premium sport package, and a coral red interior (with aluminum accents).
Putting down 300hp/300lb of torque as it rolled off the lot this car was no slouch either but considering how it looks and performs now its a wonder why the designers at BMW didn’t consult Stephanie before rolling out the concept.
The exterior was upgraded with an OEM BMW Aero-lip, yellow fogs, tints, and shadow lined trim.
After having some issues with the stock wheels cracking repeatedly the rims were next to go with 19″ staggered VMR V710 wheels (8.5″ front with 225/35s and 9.5″ rear with 255/30s) taking their place.
Once the wheels were installed H&R sport springs were employed to bring this car down.
Motor wise a Jb chip helps this motor put down numbers in the range of 400hp.
Having grown tired of the drag racing scene Stephanie’s next modifications are more lapping focused and include: KW V3 suspension, an upgraded front mount inter cooler, downpipes, and a full exhaust system.
Big thanks the Stephanie for submitting in a great set of photos for her feature and a nice list of modifications which made writing this feature a breeze.
I’ve tried to keep a pretty neutral stance on cars I don’t personally like since I know this hobby is pretty diverse and a form of expression. However if there is one type of car I think we can all unanimously agree is silly it has to be Donks (and Boxes and Bubbles). These cars just don’t make any sense anyway you look at it, they are impractical, slow to accelerate and brake, unsafe, and just plain look bad. Normally Donks are American cars but unfortunately it seems like this trend is seeping it’s want into the JDM crowd….
Well my stickers haves arrived at my moms place finally! I am going there Saturday to work on my car some and pick them up so for those of you who won some stickers from the WTF Friday a few weeks ago expect to see them in the mail soon.
This weeks Theme Tuesday went over a lot better than I expected so I am going to start working on another girl version sooner rather than later, but it takes awhile to pull those ones together.
The good news is one of the girls is going to have her car featured here on Monday so be sure to come back for that.
Next week I also plan to make good on my promise and put up some of Sam H’se30 meet pictures since I didn’t get a chance to this week and hopefully I will have a new Featured Photographer up as well.
Sometimes in life you just have to work with what you’ve got and other times you have to improvise and this is true of the car hobby. Not all of us have a say in what we currently drive and some of us willingly choose to drive something a little left of the norm. Regardless resourceful automotive folk are, well, resourceful automotive folk and while some are quick to pass over whatever is currently sitting in their driveway, shop, or yard others are willing to work with what they have got. Today’s cars are examples of just that.
Yesterday I read that Honda/Acura has finally put the NSX out to pasture in Japan’s SuperGT racing series after almost 20 years of track duty, I also learned that the NSX began production in 1990 and ran to 2005. Being so rare around these parts I had no idea that they were produced so long. These cars fetch a pretty penny still so for someone to take one out to the track and drift yet on a regular basis takes a special kind of crazy. Thankfully these special people are easier to find thanks to this monster we call the internet.
While I am not a huge drifting aficionado I appreciate the sport as it’s a branch of the automotive hobby and therefore found myself knocking about the blog and that’s where I spotted the NSX drifter.
I am pretty sure the entire online automotive community collective cringe if an NSX got stuffed drifting, but judging by how clean looks I think it’s safe for me to assume that this driver didn’t learn to drift in this car he just happens to be drifting in it right now.