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.
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: Girls with hot rides
I’m glad to say that the days of girls driving cars that look like this are thankfully coming to an end. These days girls doing their cars up just as nice and sometimes better than the fellas, so ladies this one’s for you.
Silver Snail’s Bagged GTI
To kick things off here is a bagged local ride which I have spotted a few times in my travels both online and in real life. The stance and wheel choice are on point and and while I have never had a chance to talk to the owner I know that she is part of a VW loving couple that loves to fly low.
Mazda Kittens 3
This is the second time I’ve posted MK’s 3 but it’s a well deserved double take, I was sweating these wheels for awhile, who would have thought stock Subaru rims would fit let alone look great.
I’ve mentioned Foxie from subtly in the past and she’s also a regular commenter on my posts. However some of you might not have known that she drives a nicely set up Miata as a daily driver and weekend warrior. She’s also working which I have been keeping my eye on.
Krystun has had a few nice cars over the years, she had a Del Sol show car for awhile that went through quite a few revisions and a Blue STI that got stolen before this one. Now that she has this STI I don’t think she will ever let it go, don’t mess with this car.
I found this car when working on the It’s MurderTheme Tuesday post and realized it’s almost mythical presence on the internet. The car is owned by an attractive blond member of the crew who goes by the web handle silicone valley (I will leave that one alone), all the videos of her driving it on youtube have been taken down though bummer.
Black Widows e93
Stephanie aka Black Widow is a and drives this 335i which sits on a set of staggered 19″ VMRs with H&R sports bringing the height down to where it needs to be.
This ride belongs to who I spotted on the blog roll of . Morgan owns a car that would make a lot of the crew supe jealous a swapped RHD Civic Type R. I wouldn’t mind kicking around in this car and has slowed down some of my productivity at work.
A group of girls hit up H2oInternational this year (water cooled VW/Audi show) and ever since these pictures hit the net I have not really been able to get away from them, and for good reason these cars are done right.
For more pics of the .
That’s all for now, I might do another one of these eventually but it took some to to round up these rides so don’t hold your breath too long!
Not, not the armed reserves, my reserve of photos that I have saved from here and there for days when I don’t have quite enough time to pop off something 100% local or 100% original. This weekend basically went a little after my car failed it’s emissions test and since my license expires tomorrow it has spilled over into a problem I need to deal with today, however, that’s no reason to leave my readers hanging.
So that’s that, be back with an enjoyable Theme Tuesday tomorrow that I have been working on for a little bit. Anyway off the the mechanic cross your fingers that I can get my car to pass smog today with my header and HKS setup, I might need it.
FYI: Did some upgrading and therefore backing up to my portable hard drive of the Grosirbajuanak folder on my computer, I had about 8 GBs of content kicking around (raw photos from event coverage making up the bulk of the content) but it looks like I will have content for some time yet.
This is really weird to me and I shared it via a few days ago. I never saw this car before I got my new wheels but then I came across it a few days ago on bike guide. I don’t know if we are running the exact same wheels but it looks like we have the same drop, exhaust, and lip.
Obviously I like the look (however I like mine better!) but this might mean that I go wheel shopping again next year.
Saw this one a few days ago and I could hardly wait until Friday to throw it up. Amphibious (which I had to spell phonetically) vehicles have been around for awhile but none have tucked rim while riding waves before the Python. This bagged truck can go places that most bagged trucks can’t, won’t and shouldn’t go.
The Python costs a lot, at 200, 000 (which doesn’t even get you a roof or the LS1 dropped in), and I could think of a lot of other things I would buy at that price but it is apparently the ultimate amphibious vehicle seeing that it dos 60 mph on the water the quarter mile in about 12 seconds and zero to sixty in 4.5 seconds. As says this vehicle is not for the faint of heart…
For those of you with deep pockets .
Well another pretty good week traffic wise and comment wise, people are having conversations in the comments now which is truly awesome. My stickers are still… somewhere… I hope to get them soon and I really hope I didn’t lose my money.
Might go to the this weekend apparently over 500 cars are going, we will see how I feel Sunday morning did a lot of driving last weekend so this weekend would be great to relax but next weekend it could be winter who knows!
Anyway I might drop a post or two over the weekend so check back or just follow .
After getting a little love from quite a few new people started , real people, not just those weird half naked fake accounts that tell you about teeth whitening. One of the accounts that stood out was British Columbia photographer . The pic of in looked sort of interesting and seeing that he and I share a lot of the same interests (cars, toys, ‘extreme sports’ photography) and I so I decided to follow his tweets. He has been doing some interesting things with model cars lately and I thought it was worth sharing what can be done with a few bucks, some camera equipment, and a little creativity.
Bryce found this 70 Plymouth GTX at his local pharmacy and set up a little home made booth photo shoot for it.
Slammed type III’s look great even at 1:24 scale.
This is probably my favorite set of the bunch, such a creative use of a fog machine (owning a fog machine is pretty awesome on it’s own).
*All photos Copyright Bryce Casselman
If you want to check out more of Bryces work you can do so here on his blog , and his portfolio
Even though I don’t drive an e30 anymore I still have my ear to the ground when it comes to what’s going on in the community, so I watched this years thread about the Autumn e30 meet on and figured it would be worth making an appearance. The turnout was awesome and I am really glad I made it out, it was a good excuse to kill an afternoon, reminisce, and do some ‘spirited’ driving.
Early Models (1984-1989)
Having owned an early model e30 myself I think they get a bum wrap on account of the US/Canadian spec bumpers but those brave enough to still rock them do a good job.
Tourings and M3s
I would gladly own either of these e30 chassis one of each would be preferable.
Late Models (1989-92)
late model owners have it easy, it doesn’t take much to make these cars look great.
The cleanest kit for late model e30s comes right from the BMW factory, oem FTW
As always there are a few rebels, outcasts and misfits, I should know I was one of them.
Sam H sent me a bunch of photos from the meet as well which I will be posting later this week so for those of you who can’t get enough e30 content stay tuned.
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: BBS LM Appreciation
I love most BBS wheels since they have a clean style makes them which makes them a versatile wheel that is capable of going on a variety of cars. Their spoke design and dish is a look that straddles the line between aggressive and classy. Currently LMs are out of my realistic price range but one day my friends one day.
Here is more of that crazy Kilander Turbo e30.
Got an idea for next weeks theme? Throw it in the comments, I’m even willing to accept a challenge if you post some obscure oddball car.