Friday, June 29, 2012

New radiator for 3

In my quest to get the 3 running again,  I needed a radiator.  The last time I tried to get it up and running (a few years ago), the original radiator began to leak. I guess it developed a hole by just sitting there, dunno know what happened.  Since a stock piece is difficult to allocate, I searched for an aftermarket item.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Say it isn't so

A revolutionary engine has finally been laid down to rest in JapanMazda has finally ended it's production of the rotary engine.  I'm sure many fanboys have started going into an emo state when they read the news.  But I guess it was inevitable since Mazda is promoting their skyactiv technology stuff.  I should start thinking about hoarding rotary engines, since there's currently no one going take mazda's place.  There maybe a gold mine out there.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Latvala AE86

AE86 Levin in the background.  Pretty clean for a rally car.
Even WRC driver Jari-Matti Latvala got love for AE86.  Being he's a rally driver, it's probably a coupe.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Carrier duty

Not just a job. Truly an adventure in wind surfing, with out the surf.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Virtual COTA

A virtual driver's view at the not yet finished Circuit of the Americas.  Can't wait to see it for myself.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wait no more

I guess the first baptism of the new Toyota sports car is in the books.  It's very unfortunate but it was inevitable. 

The now shamed owner even posted on the net his own stupidity here.  Can't really feel sorry the chap since he tried to pull the stunt on the street and not on the track.  If he had only done this at the track all he probably would have to deal with is a bruised ego and a dusty car.  There are track days for a reason, and it isn't only to go fast.  It's about understanding the limits and tendencies of the car.   
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Deeper look into the BRZ

With thoughts of joining the bandwagon and getting a Subaru BRZ/ Scion FRS, I wanted to know more information on the car.  But it seems like everyone reports the same thing, all the superficial stuff.  But I have yet to find just the oddest information about the car.  Until I stumbled on to folks at Perrin Performance blog.  They truely have the same mindset as me when it comes to finding information about the car itself.  Hopefully they're also a bunch of drivers and they will tell me how many tires I can fit into the car.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reacquainted with 3

The last time I putted around in the old 3 was in 2003 for Sevenstock 6.  Since then it's been quietly sitting under the cover waiting for time where it will one day rumble down the streets spitting out flames of fear and the rotary screaming to be worked up to redline.

Almost 10 years later, after bolting the seat in the car, I finally sat in Mr. 3  Now I need to get the old dog up and running again.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

No spotter scopes

When your army has lost it's budget for spotting scopes.  They will resort to other methods.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012


A movie about the 1976 Formula 1 season.  I'll need to add this to the calender.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Would you...

 buy gourmet food in a not so gourmet Volkswagen bus.  Very cool in deed.
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