Tradition

Something that’s always fascinated me was when skills and arts get passed down among generations. Especially skills and arts of dying breeds. I saw this video a few years ago on facebook, I really enjoyed it. That’s all I really have to say about it haha.

Inspiration From Weird Places

As of late, I’ve had a lot of different plans of what I’ve wanted this Civic to become. All that noise is gone, and I’m definitely just going to keep it a simple street car until I’m in a different point in my life, not going to struggle and stress so hard just so it will be a tiny bit different for the next summer. From now on, it’s just going to be consumable items, and maintenance for this guy.

With it’s recent rise in popularity, I’ve noticed a lot of hate on Kanjo and it’s culture, specifically from track guys. I understand why they dislike it, they track to keep it off the streets. But to me, when it comes to FF Hondas, Kanjo is what makes the most sense. It’s where my roots are, and those roots are deep, with the release of that Kanjozoku video, I’ve even confirmed that the way I think about cars is the same way real Kanjo racers think about cars. So that is the direction this car will keep moving. Light aero, light tune B-series motors, loud exhaust, small wheels, weight savings, dangerous cage setups, and sticky tires. Bare minimum, all out driving fun. At the end of the day, Kanjo is about driving, and to me, improving my driving is most important.

But back to the reason for this post. For a little while, I was shooting for big aero and shit. I’ve wanted it for years, ever since the first time I saw the Garage Work EK on a Crazu Knights post. I bought those Dmax canards, I had plans and some materials to build a splitter and diffuser, and I was in the process of buying a wing. I’ve also even had plans for making my own widebody. But after driving for a few months with front aero, I found that it’s not as fun. At least not on the street, that and my fuel consumption had risen quite substantially haha. Plus in order for me to do it exactly how I would want it, it would cost a lot of money that I definitely don’t have. ANYWAY, I’ve found a few guys on various forms of social media that have done similar setups to what I wanted. But pretty much all of them were done poorly, and anyone that did it well, didn’t really have any style, they looked too much like track cars. I’m into that, but the car has to look good yaknow? (I’m not going to name names, but quite a few of them were weirdos with huge aero that don’t track, don’t have any plans to track, or only autox. Like, seriously? Who needs a GT wing to autocross an FF Honda?).  But in a way, they have done well to inspire me, or at least reaffirm what my thoughts were on how I was going about my plans.  They showed me how to not do things, and how awkward things could look if I did it wrong. I guess this is me talking shit, but if you think I’m talking about you, I’m sorry haha. Oh well, all these plans aren’t completely dead, but are definitely put on hold for the long haul.

This is pretty much what the car’s going to look like for the remainder of this stage in my life. I need to work on me, this thing’s gotten enough attention haha.

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Adventure!

I had quite the weekend last weekend. A good friend of mine from the Canada hit me up telling me to go with him to Showano for DDAY49, and it was a fucking BLAST. I got to drive a JZX100 MarkII to and from USAIR, and I got hella fucking ridealongs. Thank you many times Dylan! Then the next day was iLL Fest, as of late, I’ve usually super not been into meets and shows and such. But iLL Fest felt damn good. Might have been just me coming off the high of DDAY, but I haven’t been so excited to look at parked cars in a long time. I didn’t take many photos over the weekend, but here are a few.

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This is my boy Danny’s beautiful 510 Wagon. I need to get into an older car soon. Probably an older Toyota.

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This is Dylan’s MarkII at Daikoku Futo

imageAND, not only did I finally get to see LongGrain’s car, I got a lengthy ridealong. This shit’s been like 3 or 4 years in the making haha. Sound and feels fucking BONKERS with the BEAMS motor in it. Final Bout is about to be the jams!

I can safely say I re fell in love with cars this weekend. It feels good to have something truly rekindle your passion.

 

Something I’ve Noticed

Every time I go to Mitsuwa I stop for a bit and take a look at the car magazines. Every now and then, either someone else is there, or someone else comes to do the same. Very rarely do I ever see younger folks do this anymore. (As in younger than me) It’s always either older guys, or people I know. I feel like this might be contributing to the lack of guidance in this next wave of car kids that only care about wheel and tire sizes, and if someone took a picture of their car in a parking lot. Kids coming up with the bigger shittier side of the internet to show them what’s “cool” with cars. Same kids spewing shit out like “jdm” and “jstyle” or shit like that when they obviously have no clue. Save the children.

Rollin

Rad rolling shot from the East Coast fam from SNTRL. Thanks Pravan!
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It just dawned on me that I really need to post up about GridLife on here. I’ll get on that soon!

WAT?

Posted a picture of my wheels the other day because I was surprised how fast the HP+’s dusted them up. Some folks tagged their homies in the comments, so I check out who these guys are and why they’ve been tagged to see my picture. They also have ADVAN stenciled on their tires. BUT, they’re running non Advan Tires, nor are they running Yokohama wheels at all. Guys, don’t fake that shit, that’s like numero uno poser shit. If you’re going to stencil shit, do the brand of your tire, or like rep your crew or some shit, but don’t fucking misbrand shit. More fucking ranting on shit that I’ve ranted about many times before.