Archive for May, 2011

talk dirty to me

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 30, 2011 by ekhatch


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 28, 2011 by ekhatch

I love this soooo much, greatest automotive statement made in a while. And for the haters it’s powered by a Kenne Bell blown 485 good for 1000hp and will be long hauling Power Tour this year.

Chicagoland Mopar Club Show

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2011 by ekhatch

And yes, the “Mod Top” is an original factory option, there were a couple different patterns available and are very rare nowadays and I love it, Click the link to become an expert on all the great Mod options available.

Coolest. Thing. Ever.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by ekhatch

Volkswagen Aqua concept by my new hero Yuhan Zhang

This Thing Should Be in a Museum

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by ekhatch

I’m dead serious and I bet you don’t even know why. If you follow all these “jdm blogs” you know how being one of the first to be all “jdm’ed out” back in the day is what basicly pulled the entire scene up out of the Fast&Furious state it was in. And today we have this fascinating USDMJDM cycle. Them copying us copying them and so on. So in that spirit behold a car that was part of the completion of the first cycle. We made a movie with what the film makers perception of what japanese street racers look like, copying japanese tuners such as Blitz, etc. The historic first cycle was completed when a japanese dude copied what he thought of as american racers, the dudes in this movie Fast&Furious. I don’t care what you think of the car, you wouldn’t catch me in it, but it does represent an interesting period of the history of our scene. And yes it is a true JDM DC1, single cam Honda Integra registered in the land of the rising sun.

Friends & Fenders : A Love Story

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by ekhatch

I’ve mentioned Duke on here plenty of times, you all know him. Let me tell you a story about what kind of friend Duke is and what I mean when I say BFF. I call Duke up Sunday afternoon to ask him if he will help me roll my fenders sometime. He says hell yea bring it over after work. I go to The Barn and switch cars after work

I get to Duke’s and am greeted with fresh home made fettuccini alfredo with blackened chicken and garlic sauteed mushrooms with accompanying salad. I sit down to dinner with his family and we just talk like, I guess a regular family. I never ever had that experience growing up, and it was definately a great feeling, but oddly foreign, it was a “hmm I find myself having strange new feelings that every one else takes for granted” moment. Yes, you guys are my therapists today lol. After we eat Duke proceeds to get down to rolling my fenders to be more accepting of my new wheels….in the pouring down rain.

Just as we set the car down for the last time and began to survey Duke’s magnificent handiwork the skies parted giving way to this awsome rainbow right over Duke’s garage

Fenders were right on point for what I wanted

Then without missing a beat in the conversation Duke, knowing all about my OCD and being completely accepting of it, starts hand drying baby girl

By this time I’m seriously starting to question what I’m really looking for in a mate. After he finishes up all those pesky jambs that hold water he thanked me for coming over. He thanked me after doing all that work in those miserable conditions for me. Seriously if it weren’t for Julie and her damn vagina I’d marry the fuck out of this dude. And that my friends is a BFF

So anyway here’s how My Prescious sits today, I know it’s nothing special but I love her all the same. This is her first time on the street since last fall so we went down to the river for some glamour shots but I suck as a photographer.

and yes I still rock a roll call, and every one of them means something special to me

Don’t worry Dave, my banner is the middle of rear window!

Here’s Something We Can Do

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 23, 2011 by ekhatch

So if you’re like me you’ve sent your donations to help Japan, but just feel like there should be more we can do. Well this ain’t much but it’s something and that’s better than nothing. This may seem like some sort of distasteful and shameless self promotion but I honestly just now put 2 and 2 together and came up with this. I currently have a piece of original art in the Rochester Contemprary Art Center’s 6X6X2011 show, you can vote for it once a day for the next month or so. Here’s the payout in the voting: First Place: $360   Second Place: $120   Third Place: $60

Now you guys know me and the work we’ve done in the past, I’m a straight shooter. Well, if I get enough votes to win some cash it will go straight to The Red Cross’ efforts in Japan. This is a very doable way to send a decent amount of help to Japan even if you’re too broke to pay attention. A lot of the reason I went rogue there for a while was because I just felt like HL didn’t really have a purpose after we helped Melissa, who is in full remission to this day because of you guys. Here’s an easy way to “make a difference” again. Pretty cool.


Oh btw, if this actually works and you guys know of a better more direct organization working in Japan I am open to suggestions, let’s rock this

full story to follow……

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 23, 2011 by ekhatch

oh hey

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2011 by ekhatch

dig on this, Hatch Life passed 2 million hits today, thanks everybody, you guys know I love ya

Making History : Longest Blog Post Ever

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by ekhatch

bandwidth check! 100mbs coming at you…

I finally got a day where I could just lay around and watch Moto GP
and catch up with some old friends, so I figured why not catch up with
my old friends here. Wassup all my old pals Karsten, UK Phil, Johnny,
Slappy, Freddy, Banpei, Nick and CrazuKnights, Rolling Republic and
the whole crew at Club xB. I haven’t forgotten about y’all, you guys
saved my friends life!
I’m just gonna ramble about random stuff I’ve run across lately,
nothing that hasn’t already been on the forums or other blogs, that
wouldn’t be very Hatch Life of me now would it?
First today started with this, the single craziest thing I’ve ever seen, seriously click it

WTF DUDE come on over!!!
seriously how crazy is that?
I wonder what gave me away

Then my buddy Cliff blew my mind

Pretty crazy day so far.

I had a little get together a while ago, unfortunately it wasn’t long
before the facilities were rendered temporarily out of service. Here’s
a little tip from me to you; if you remove the blood BEFORE calling a
plumber, you will avoid the extra $250 biohazard disposal fee.

So on with the car porn….
Couple of awesome builds I’ve ran across lately

As for my own build, nothing new to report except new wheels for the
red car. I was realllllly close to getting Axis Sakuras, as seen on
Greg’s kick ass xB next to the always fresh Dennis Dizzle

but went with Stance Emotions, they feel lighter than my Rota HM3s
despite being an inch wider, maybe it’s just me. Gonna have to roll the rears.

Got fabulous service and pricing from Element Wheels

Speaking of xBs bB Squad has been holding it down

this one more than any other one I’ve seen makes me want to get one someday

So what else, I’ve decided if I ever have an S13 coupe it will
definately get flares rather than over fenders

and that box flares on Foxbodies will always be sexy

and that my next mod will definately be rear air horns

But I’m seriously thinking about a Miata, I’ve lost a lot of weight
over the past year and can now get in them real comfy

But Lord help me I’ve kinda been diggin on Yugos lately

Been thinking about how our buddy Jason’s cars fit into the whole “stance” thing

Also been wondering why you don’t see more EL/Domani fronted hatches,
they’ve got a really interesting look

I always love to see people having fun with random body panels

I’ve decided these are my two favorite e-famous cars to date, Mike and Yuta

and that this is my personal favorite EG to date, I mean I am seriously fucking infatuated with it.

Speaking of which some great new blogs have popped up be sure to check
some of my favs Kyusha Kai and Private Runners

Best article of the year goes to…

Some gorgeous Jaguar renderings I ran across a while back

Some more cool random stuff

Beefy Stance!

I will never get tired of tripodding

I am LOVING this whole USDM phenomena, and the fact that it has
completed another circle! I think the Japanese are better at copying
us than we are at copying them.

full circle!

Hopefully we’ll see some more Odyssey love come out of it

Temple Racing/Osaka JDM always running hard

Akebono always stylish

And while everyone was searching for the perfect stance, these two
dudes, you know who they are, quietly slipped under the radar as they
perfected the whole “Form Follows Function” philosophy. True JDM circuit bred EKs.

I also love seeing pure Euro style applied to japanese cars

This is pretty much exactly what my backyard would look like if I won
the lottery

The engine bay war continues to escalate almost as rapidly as the
stance war, resulting in some magnificent fabrication

I still have a lot of respect for the “I don’t give a fuck” swagger of some cars

Ohio always reppin’

Speaking of Ohio cars I spotted this on one of my fav sites Just a Car
and instantly recognized it as the “mystery car” I grew up down
the street from. Turns out it’s a one off built by some excentric
wierd crazy genius hermit dude. Check out the whole story

While we’re getting all personal here, and for the curious types, yes I am still madly in love with Miranda Lambert and Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly

I’ve been getting not so gentle urges to acquire a Midori at some point

This rendering caught my eye the other day

Cool little MKI

Viscious EK

I would so love to clean this up and hang it on my living room wall

I love some of the great more creatively free and fun builds lately

and some builds you just gotta wonder how the owners are still alive

I’m usually not huge on newer Preludes but man these two are just killing it

Killer sedan

Amazing Supra

When was the last time you saw a nice contemporary looking SVX?

this is just nuts

God Bless the Bosozoku

I was looking for this picture of House grafitti and found a pic of my
best friend Julie, and also a perfect representation of what it’s like
to be a car enthusiast in Ohio in December

and even one of the infamous Super Duke

So here it is, what are the odds that I’m such a fan of grafitti and
House? This is awesome

Alright, til next time kids