Archive for Hakosuka


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 10, 2010 by ekhatch

One of the hardest decisions you’ll probably never have to make


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 17, 2010 by ekhatch

This is from Bulletproof’s coverage of TAS, Stagea/Hakosuka kinda thing. Do I want to try to like this? I see that grill and instinct says yes but then I get to the firewall and man, I don’t know. I guess it’s kinda neat in a I wouldn’t want to actually own it kind of way, but then it’s kinda wrong in a WTF WHY kind of way. It just looks so…confused.  This might be the most love it or hate it car I’ve ever seen.

A Different Kind of Hakosuka

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 15, 2010 by ekhatch

Is it still proper to refer to the 4 doors as Hakosukas? I might be breaking protocol there, not sure. Anyway I found this one interesting because you never see them with large diameter modern wheels. It’s not my favorite look for them of course, but it just goes to show there really isn’t anything you can do to one to make it look bad.

Rat Hak

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 22, 2009 by ekhatch

Restore it or hood ride it?

Make a Difference

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2009 by ekhatch

There’s a girl near and dear to my heart named Melissa. She’s one of those rare people who feels the injustices of the world to her core and fights everyday to right them. She lights up any room she’s in, she’s smart, funny, tenacious, and has the most beautiful blue eyes you’ve ever seen. Last month she was diagnosed with cancer in one of her lower vertebrae, the tumor is pushing on her spinal column and generally making her life miserable. When her insurance company got wind of her diagnosis they straight dumped her and she is now uninsurable because it is a pre-existing condition. She is a single mother of two grade school aged kids and has no family to lean on. As you can imagine her medical bills are quickly becoming outrageous. To help her from now on I will be selling some stickers I came up with here on Hatch Life. I’ve already done an initial run of 50, they were professionally printed by Next Day Signs here in Columbus on 3mil outdoor calendared vinyl and are 4 inches by 4 inches. They will be $5 each shipped or 2 for $9 shipped in the US. 100% of the money -NOT JUST THE PROFITS- will go to Melissa’s medical bills, the production and mailing cost are out of my pocket.
For right now there are three designs to choose from as shown below, they are red and diecut so what is black in the sample images will be red and where there is white there will be no material when applied. If this takes off I’ll be adding more chassis and engine codes and other colors.


honda civic heart stickers

They are of course inspired by the classic Hakosuka Heart Skyline stickers.



I threw one on the red car so you can get a feel for them.

honda civic heart stickers 2

honda civic heart stickers 3

I’ve checked around at the usual shocker sticker places and as far as I can tell no one else offers anything quite like these and I pray to God no one knocks them off, I’m not promoting my lame blog or trying to cash in on some “JDM” trend, I’m trying to help give someone the miracle she needs and deserves. Part of me thinks this won’t make a dent, but all of me thinks I can not just do nothing. Any word of mouth advertising you can help me out with would be appreciated more than you know. If you are interested in helping a good cause or just want a new sticker to rock send all inquiries to the address below, Paypal, money orders, and checks are all good. Thank you

GC10 Skyline Limo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 22, 2009 by ekhatch

or photoshop? Make all your JDM prom night fantasies come true, from Victory50



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 21, 2009 by ekhatch


Protec Hakosuka @ Fuji Speedway

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 26, 2008 by ekhatch

JCCS 2008

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2008 by ekhatch

At the very top of my list of car events I must attend some day is the Japanese Classic Car Show. I was hoping to have found more pix from this years show held last weekend by now but not much yet.

The exhaust on that red 240 gets a big FUCK YEA from me!

Shakotan style Hakosuka Skyline

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2008 by ekhatch

DUMPED on it’s ASS. Crazy