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WTF Friday: Donkey Kong VS Godzilla

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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….

This Acura  was never intended to look like this
This Acura was never intended to look like this
Judging by the shop window in the background someone is trying to push this trend
Judging by the shop window in the background someone is trying to push this trend
Probably the least  attractive  rolling shot I will ever post
Probably the least attractive rolling shot I will ever post
I wonder how many heads these cars turn in th eland of the rising sun
I wonder how many heads these cars turn in th eland of the rising sun

Site Updates

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’s e30 meet pictures since I didn’t get a chance to this week and hopefully I will have a new Featured Photographer up as well.

Working with what you’ve got

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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.

How many of us have a friend with a neon that has paint that looks like its running from the primer?
How many of us have a friend with a neon that has paint that looks like its running away from the primer?
These older Volvo's  can pack quite a punch under the hood
These older Volvo's can pack quite an unexpected punch under the hood
No word of a lie I have seen one of these lose against a person running in a parking lot
No word of a lie I have seen one of these lose against a person running in a parking lot
I must have a lot more information about this truck, anyone?
I must have a lot more information about this truck, anyone?
I never thought I would post this generation of Corolla
I never thought I would post this generation of Corolla
Shop owners do you have an old work truck sitting in your yard? If so get on it!
Shop owners do you have an old work truck sitting in your yard? If so get on it!
Have to protect that oilpan some how
Have to protect that oilpan some how

This takes balls!

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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.

His NSX is also his tire trailer, wild!
His NSX is also his tire trailer, wild!
The front bumper is the only thing other than the tire rack removed for drifting
The front bumper is the only thing other than the tire rack removed for drifting
How many mid engine cars do you see drifting?
How many mid engine cars do you see drifting?
Somewhere an NSX purist is screaming
Somewhere an NSX purist is screaming

For more on this car check out

Theme Tuesdays: Girls with hot rides

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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.

Sittin low on pink BBS's
Sitting low on pink BBS's
Spectacular  ass.
I got to see this spectacular ass in person at Vagkraft this year

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.

Some Subaru owner is made they got rid of their wheels
Some Subaru owner is made they got rid of their wheels

Foxie’s Miata

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.

This car could run circles around a lot of more expensive rides
This car could run circles around a lot of more expensive rides

Krystyn’s STI

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.

Krystyns is the one on the left
Krystyns is the one on the left
Get used to this view
Get used to this view

Audrey’s m5

I found this car when working on the It’s Murder Theme 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.

Blacked out Alpina's look pretty sharp
Blacked out Alpina's look pretty sharp

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.

Black Sapphire Metallic shining in this underground parking
Black Sapphire Metallic shining in this underground parking
 I wonder if  the cops ever hassle her for the euro plate
I wonder if the cops ever hassle her for the euro plate

Axela-Rated’s Mazda Speed3

Another double take from the Mazda 3 Theme Tuesday, my friend Mike actually spotted this car on the streets of Calgary just days before I posted it for the first time, small world.

The owner putting on her first set of wheels  pre wide body
The owner putting on her first set of wheels pre wide body
My love for white 3s should be fairly obvious by now
My love for white 3s should be fairly obvious by now

Morgan Jade’s Civic Type R

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.

Clean and gutted
Clean and gutted
An owner and her obsession
An owner and her obsession

H2oInternational Girls

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.

Euro Trick
Euro Trick
Another proud owner beside her nice ride
Another proud owner beside her nice ride
So many things looking proper on this ride, the color, the height and that rear dish!
So many things looking proper on this ride, the color, the height and that rear dish!
The owner showing off her status.
The owner showing off her status.
The car is a eos btw...
The car is a eos btw...
This owner uses pink accents to set off her modifications
This owner uses pink accents to set off her modifications

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!

Some from the reserves

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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.

Normally Lambo owners just buy the cars and strut them around like they hand built them, this dude added a little flavor
Normally Lambo owners just buy the cars and strut them around like they hand built them, this dude added a little flavor
This Audi wag  slipped through the cracks of two Theme Tuesdays so I had to throw it  up today
This Audi wag slipped through the cracks of two Theme Tuesdays so I had to throw it up today
Red and black e46 from the Bimmersport crew
Red and black e46 from the Bimmersport crew
Perhaps one of the cleanest hatches I have ever seen
Perhaps one of the cleanest hatches I have ever seen
Every car I have seen from the EuroProjektz crew has been flawless
Every car I have seen from the EuroProjektz crew has been flawless
I'm kind of a big fan of these
I'm kind of a big fan of these
Remeber before when  I said Stance Everything? Perfect example
Remember before when I said Stance Everything? Perfect example

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.

Copy Cat?

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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.

I rock way less stickers on my rear window
I rock way less stickers on my rear window and we shaved different badges (I still have my big M)
I don't mind the white on white but I could never keep white wheels clean personally
I don't mind the white on white but I could never keep white wheels clean personally

If you forgot what my ride looks like click back to My Girlfriend shot my car

WTF Friday: Layin hull and throwin waves

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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…

Layed out in the water, actually looks kinda dope.
Layed out in the water, actually looks kinda dope.
Tuckin Rim!
Tuckin Rim!
Doesn't look  so  great out of the water...
Doesn't look so great out of the water ...
Not too bad inside
Not too bad inside
Chicks seem to dig it though
Chicks seem to dig it though

For those of you with deep pockets .

Site Updates

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 .

Art Imitates Life

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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.

Bryce found this 70 Plymouth GTX at his local pharmacy
Bryce found this 70 Plymouth GTX at his local pharmacy

Slammed type III’s look great even at 1:24 scale.

Looks as good coming
Looks as good coming
As it does going
As it does going
The amateur photographer in me thinks shooting blue on blue would be hard
The amateur photographer in me thinks shooting blue on blue would be hard
I think at 1:1 scale that rear wheel would be about a 22"
I think at 1:1 scale that rear wheel would be about a 22"

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).

Roast the tires!
Roast the tires!
For some reason I want to start playing smoke on the water
For some reason I want to start playing smoke on the water
I think someone could actually fit rear wheels that large into a very tubbed out 69
I think someone could actually fit rear wheels that large into a very tubbed out 69

*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

Event Coverage: Maxbimmer Autumn e30 meet 2009

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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.

For whatever reason every e30 meet has a disproportionate amount of red e30s
For whatever reason every e30 meet has a disproportionate amount of red e30s
Quick shot of some of the cars that showed up at the photo spot
Quick shot of some of the cars that showed up at the photo spot

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.

New owner same great car, Cam told me he is not doing a bumper swap, nice!
New owner same great car, Cam told me he is not doing a bumper swap, nice!
With these bumpers painted and tucked they are hardly noticeable
With these bumpers painted and tucked they are hardly noticeable
GTA's original competitive e30 drifter
GTA's original competitive e30 drifter

Tourings and M3s
I would gladly own either of these e30 chassis one of each would be preferable.

Looks like a ballin road trip vehicle to me
Looks like a dope road trip vehicle to me
All you need is Jello
All you need is Jello
12 collective cylinders of nostalgia
12 collective cylinders of nostalgia

Late Models (1989-92)
late model owners have it easy, it doesn’t take much to make these cars look great.

Good to see this member out after the trouble he had with his last build
Good to see this member out after the trouble he had with his first build
One of the lowest at the meet for sure
One of the lowest at the meet for sure
Jays e30 has been in hiding the past few years but his fitment is still bang on
Jays e30 has been in hiding the past few years but his fitment is still bang on
Rumor has it these wheels are specifically made for the e30 by tree house racing
Rumor has it these wheels are specifically made for the e30 by tree house racing
Perhaps the cleanest e30 at the meet
Perhaps the cleanest e30 at the meet was the organizer Rudys 325is
Featured photographer Sam H knows that underbadging is where it's at
Featured photographer Sam H knows that underbadging is where it
Devon's e30 is going to be leading a lot of other e30s for years to come
This e30 will be leading all e30s for awhile yet
The M30 is stupid simple design, 6 manly men pushing up and down on the cylinder with Hercules-like force
The M30 is stupid simple design, 6 manly men pushing up and down on the cylinder with Hercules-like force
The only dude inthe e30 scene rocking steelies so  hard
The only dude in the e30 scene rocking steelies so hard, this car is fast

Mtech II’s
The cleanest kit for late model e30s comes right from the BMW factory, oem FTW

Both of these cars came out of Bimmersport
Both of these cars came out of the Bimmersport shop
Really feeling the stance on this red mtech II
Really feeling the stance on this red mtech II
The power train is also nothing to sneeze at, note the girl warming her hands off the motor
The power train is also nothing to sneeze at, note the girl warming her hands off the motor
Took a few pics of this car since I am sure you guys will love it
Took a few pics of this car since I am sure you guys will love it
Dish.
Dish.
Dialed stance, dialed dish
Dialed fitment
Police remember this
Police remember this

Other cars
As always there are a few rebels, outcasts and misfits, I should know I was one of them.

You don't seem too many e46s on Volks
You don't seem too many e46s on Volks
Dumped e90
Dumped e90

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.

Theme Tuesday: BBS LM Appreciation

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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.

Local GTI wearing LMs  perfectly
Local GTI wearing LMs perfectly
GTR sporting LMs in classic gold
GTR sporting LMs in classic gold
Newer  GTR rocking  silver LMs
Newer GTR rocking silver LMs
Tuckin up front, flush out back, best of both worlds
Tuckin up front, flush out back, best of both worlds
The v10 should move the LMs on this viper no problem
The v10 should move the LMs on this viper no problem
Mini's get Mini LMs (not really that small at 17")
Mini's get Mini LMs (not really that small at 17")
I really should have color matched my BBS's these look so good
I really should have color matched my BBS's these look so good
AWD crew isn't one to be left out
AWD crew isn't one to be left out
Only speed3 on LMs that I know  of
Only speed3 on LMs that I know of
Prior to  seeing this car I had no faith these Audis could look so good
Prior to seeing this car I had no faith these Audis could look so good
This e30 is a beast, a sexy beast
This e30 is a beast, a sexy beast
Wouldn't change a thing
Wouldn't change a thing
This 5 has rocked  about 6 different sets of rims before settling on these
This 5 has rocked about 6 different sets of rims before settling on these
20"s of awesome
20"s of awesome
Clean as a whistle
Clean as a whistle

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.

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