Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Street Legal

While doing some fixing on the 'ol Mazda.  Came across a card I got from the old street legal races at the Pomona drag strip.  It's one thing to go drag on the street, or a small facility like LACR (RIP).  But to race at the famous home of the NHRA Winter Nationals is something else.  Driving on the same track like famous pro driver like Don Garlits, John Force, etc. It's like a surfer, riding the biggest wave of his career, or a sports fanatic playing a game at his favorite stadium.  Definitely  top notch .  Last I heard they don't do anymore street legal events there anymore, very sad.

So now we end up with people like this.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Laying off the steroids.

Since old silver bullet is +25 years old, I gotta stop treating it like it's 5 years old.

Cause tapping on the interior light to turn it on isn't a good thing.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MR drift

Oh what fun the MR2 is to drive.  Reminds of the ol' Lemons days.  Braking deep into the turn and letting the tail slide out.  Definitely scared the crap out of the other competitors around me.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WRC driver Miko Hirvonnen doing test runs with his Ford Focus.  Though the end was very cool.  I wonder if he made it?
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Gymkhana on two's

Forget those Japanese drifting their pedal bikes.  It's all about the frenchies stepping up in their motorcycles.  Could this a Ken Block on 2 wheels?  Very cool.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dent repair

Not my repairs, but fascinating.  The first one was like magic.

Thought I doubt it'll work with this.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Japanese theatrical release posterImage via WikipediaI over the weekend I watched Zatoichi the Blind swordsman the last in the series of movies which began in 1962. I've pretty much seen all the films and always been a fan. This was number 26 in which Shintaru Katsu played the blind hero Zatoichi for the last time. It really didn't have a feel like his earlier movies, maybe it was the music. It sound like it should have been in a blackploitation film or something. But like many of the films good ol' Ichi san fights for the weak and kills the bad guys. Though it's much more bloodier than before. Unlike previous films,  never really seen a drop of blood in the earlier movies. I guess it's the sign of times, being filmed in 1989, blood in movies was becoming more commonplace.  But if you like Zatoichi movies you can catch them on
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

JT is that you?

Many summers ago, I built a car that was a striking copy of this one.  It was a good car and dead on reliable.  Competing in local events for a few years with out a hint of issue and doing well I might add.  But unlike this one, it got sold a few times and finally ended up racing in China.  So what is this doppelganger doing over here?  The owner is having quite a bit of issues with the setup so requested a bit of insight of what maybe wrong with it.  Travelling 300 miles so I could tell him it was crap.  Well not the latter, I would never do such things.  So like a doctor to it's patient, it'll be under my watchful eye to correct the wrongs that have been done to it.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Varietta

I'm a big fan of Knight Rider. The music seems fitting for the video.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Old Yellow

The 'ol RX3 rarely sees the light of day ever since i've been tweaking on the Corolla.  Lately, I've been on downward spiral with the corolla, haven't driven it and rarely work on it.  It feels like writers block or something (aka lazy).   I think now is the perfect time to get something fixed that's been messed up since I took delivery of Old Yellow.