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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

Like it was Yesterday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 14, 2009 by ekhatch

Back in 1993 I still had my MKI Scirocco so I was naturally in my full on hardcore Scirocco phase (not that I still don’t love them today). Al Gore hadn’t invented the internet yet so the new car magazines hitting the stores was a big event, it was the only time you saw cars that didn’t belong to your friends. I remember one particular Scirocco that graced the cover of European Car magazine, it was like nothing I had seen before and it had a real impact on me, I’ve never forgotten it. It was much closer to a track car than street car which was hardcore at the time and had been painted in full Warhol BMW art car style. Absolutely crazy for back then. Imagine my surprise when that very Scirocco, looking nearly identical to how it looked back in the day turned up on Craigslist for $2500. What I wouldn’t give to bring it home. I emailed the seller over the weekend asking for more pix but was snubbed. I know I have the original magazine somewhere, in one of the countless unmarked boxes of old car mags in my storage, I just wish I could find the time to go through them.

scirocco art car

Nice Pair

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 13, 2009 by ekhatch

My love of first gen Sciroccos is no secret to the regular visitors, here’s an exceptionally nice pair. The red one on ATS Classics is absolutely killing me.



It Always Comes to This…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 2, 2009 by ekhatch

…doesn’t it? Stumbled upon this little gem via Jason’s Grains of Salt. It embodies that special place and time where a trend just got taken a little bit too far. Personally, I tend to like taking things too far, as long as you don’t take yourself seriously during the process. Unfortunately the engineering behind this one is a bit lacking to say the least.


Edition 38

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











There’s “Honda Clean”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by ekhatch

and then there’s “VW Clean”. I love my Hondas but let’s face it, the Vdub guys have the engine bay game locked down. Yes, there have been a lot of very high quality Honda builds the last couple years since wire tucking has become so trendy, but very few on the level of some of the VWs I’ve been seeing lately. One of my pet peeves is seeing a fully tucked and detailed bay and still seeing it full of holes where things used to be and nasty seam sealer, it just seems like more VW guys take it all the way than Honda guys. I wonder if we’ll see street rod style smooth sheet metal firewalls and front tubs in the future. Just some random thoughts I had when I came across this MKI, it’s very much a “Foose style” street rod in the sense that it’s been smoothed in very simple subtle ways like tucking the bumpers in closer to the body, and in the way the overall fit and finish are to a higher standard than when it left the factory.





Rat Rod VW MKI

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2009 by ekhatch

I’ve had a lot of rat rod VWs on here, maybe the term hood ride fits them better, but there’s no denying this is truly a rat rod VW.

rat rod vw 06

rat rod vw 02

rat rod vw 03

rat rod vw 04

rat rod vw 00

Is That a K20?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 27, 2009 by ekhatch

In a dubby pick up? Really? Awesome.




can never go wrong with Work Equip 03s


and an S2000 cluster? Get the fuck outta here!


Want! Want! Want!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 23, 2009 by ekhatch

Few things in life turn me on as much as a perfect MKI Scirocco. I had one back in the early 90’s that I held on to til it rusted out from under me, literally, the rear subframe separated. (yea I’ve been rolling a hatch of some sort since ’88 now get off my lawn ya fuckin’ punks lol!) But I loved my She-Rock. Only the ’75-’77s had the corner lights that don’t wrap around the side of the car like this one, and even back in the early 90’s nice examples were extremely hard to come by in the mid west. Mine was dark gray with those awesome red and black plaid Recaros, if I come across someone with a scanner I’ll scan my old photos of it sometime to post. Anyway, this one’s perfect.



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 27, 2008 by ekhatch

I don’t think I’ve ever looked at a beautiful, sexy, uber clean Golf and the first thing out my mouth was “holy shit look at that glass!”.Sounds stupid but it’s true, maybe it’s just the photography but god damn does this thing have the cleanest glass you’ve ever seen or what? Car is nothing less than stunning.