Archive for November, 2008

2008 Honda Racing Thanks Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2008 by ekhatch

Every year around Thanksgiving Honda Racing puts on their Thanks Day for the fans of Honda factory racing machines of all flavors, everything from JGTC to vintage F1 to Moto GP is represented at Twin Ring Motegi for the fans to get up close and personal with. Demo runs, ride alongs, autograph sessions and motorcycle riding classes are all part of the day’s events.

Here one lucky Honda enthusiast gets a ride along in a JGTC NSX while others get to ride in the tour bus among a field of former JGTC cars as they do demo laps of Motegi

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Fans get to meet team drivers and climb aboard the cars they cheered to victory

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Not only are the famous cars of the past in attendance but so are their drivers

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Honda’s latest street offerings are on display as well

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Honda Clarity

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If it’s Honda powered, it’s there!

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FULL GALLERY

Rat vs Phat : Honda N600

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 29, 2008 by ekhatch

Cool little ex racer that looks like it’s been left to rot. I’d love to push the roof dent out, reattach the air dam and find some cool old school 13x7s for it and just rock around town in it as is.

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Yea I think I gotta vote for the rat in this round, the mint one is sweet, but that old racing livery on the yellow one is just so cool.

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Textbook

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 29, 2008 by ekhatch

Another lesson in simplicity; lip, fogs, wheels, stance, period. This car’s visual statement is so effective and that’s all it took. Awesome.

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Another Great Color

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 29, 2008 by ekhatch

Painfully gorgeous EG, just not feeling those 2 piece OZ Turbo wheels on there though

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Learn Japanese pt2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 29, 2008 by ekhatch

バニング(Vanning)at it’s most basic it’s just customizing a van such as the Toyota Hi Ace and Nissan Caravan. This trend among Japanese enthusiasts is said to actually have it’s roots in the american custom van wave in the 70’s. Only it wasn’t just a passing trend in Japan and they’ve had a few decades to evolve it to it’s most extreme, and like other fringe auto trends such as Bosozuko style their efforts to go bigger and crazier with each build has resulted in some truly outrageous creations. So when you see these monsters lurking in photos from Daikoku and think “what will those crazy Japanese come up with next!?” remember this automotive subculture is their take on the good ol’ american shaggin’ wagon.

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EK Service Manual reuploaded

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 29, 2008 by ekhatch

Noticed the old link was dead so here it is again, 2189 pages, PDF format     DOWNLOAD

Disposable

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 28, 2008 by ekhatch

You know what I love about old 70’s econoboxes? It’s the fact that they were nothing special and completely unrespected when they were new. They’ve long since rotted away or been sent to the crusher so seeing them today makes you see them in a whole new light, suddenly it is rare and special to see one and makes you regret all the ones you had a chance to buy for $500 back in the day. Which brings us to this prepped Datsun B310.

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Rat vs Phat : Porsche 356

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 28, 2008 by ekhatch

Two of my favorite 356s couldn’t be more different, one is full on rat rod patina beater, the other outlaw style with almost a hot rod finesse

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Future Classic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 28, 2008 by ekhatch

One of, if not the, nicest EA I’ve run across, seriously minty

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Holey Aero!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 28, 2008 by ekhatch

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