You always love to hear stories of cars being brought back to life. It almost makes the build a greater experience. Depth of Speed really puts together a great video series and it was great to have someone share the love the volkswagen community gives. It’s what it’s all about, learning and building on your own. Doing things you never thought you could. Props to the owner for building it berg cup style. It’s something that isn’t too popular and takes a lot of commitment.
of Speed: Back To Life</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/joshclason”>Josh
Clason</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
Except this one. It’s pretty crazy when certain cars trend to popularity. It’s plain crazy that these Volvo’s have gotten as popular as they have. You really cant blame every one because they do look really good when modded right. And some of the 5-cylinder motors sounds absolutely amazing. Many people know this build, and as you can see it was recently painted and absolutely perfect shade of green. This seriously is, the perfect Volvo.
With the facebook page up and running I really am trying to find a new identity for this blog. Eventually it will be re-named “True Driving”, like the fb page and cover more personal experiences and likes, as well as our builds and projects. All in time. Thank for all our followers for the support!
On to a post, I was having a conversation with a fellow car builder about why we just dont understand there over-the-top widebody, tv in every nook and cranny type build. It almost makes you think, who is right? Short answer is nobody, it simply comes down to personal preference. A lot of the guys I hang out with enjoy the subtle mods and its reflected in their lifestyle. This is why we have different communities. I came across this picture of a old school 5 series dropped a set of pretty rare BBS’. This to me, is perfect. It doesn’t need anything else. Beautiful color combination. Classic lines. What else does it need?
I really am a sucker for automotive history. I love to learn where trends came from, how things started, and how it makes things they way they are now. When people hear “Cal look” I think we think of a state of mind and life style more then anything else. But it really comes down to these group of Beetle owners who modded their Bugs the way they wanted and didn’t care what anyone thought. When you think about it, and look at the cars, they take a lot of features from how the American muscle cars were modded back in the day. I personally think it’s cool as hell these guys created such a cool look to these cars. Oh, and of course I am posting it because it’s another Stephen Brooks creation. He seriously is making the best videos currently. Plain and simple.
N’ FASTER // THE CALIFORNIA LOOK</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/stephenbrooks”>Stephen
Brooks FILMS</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
I am really acquiring a small addicting for these classic 50’s era American cars. Especially with the right about patina and flair with a touch of air ride. There is just something that is just so badass about rolling down the road in something like this. Something with so much character. Props to the owner for driving it as much as he does. Like it should be.
Thought I’d posting something a little different today. Was doing my usual forum surfing when I came across this Miata and of course it caught my eye. This is seriously the first new style Miata that I am in loveeee with. I see the foreign plates so I can’t say for sure that it’s on air, but it is low as hell and looks absolutely amazing. It’s rocking the new retractable hard top too. Ah man does this car have potential!
It’s fair to say that a dream for must of us-car enthusiasts, is to be able to build cars and modify from scratch. It’s crazy when you think about it, because it takes about 10 times longer to build things the right way. But it’s about a passion, its not about the time. Another great video explaining that this passion doesn’t need to make sense, that’s why it’s a passion. It’s not about the money its about the love of creating something from nothing.
of Speed: Something From Nothing</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/joshclason”>Josh
Clason</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
After a very long day spent around Honda’s, taking a buddy home in Queens, tired as hell, we were immediately woken up by two incredible muscle cars rolling in the opposite direction. Of course we did what any cars nuts would do and pulled a u-turn as soon as we could. What we had saw were two SICK Dodge Coronet’s. It was one of those surreal moments when you see a car in NY streets that you would find in a magazine. It was a pretty amazing moment. You really can’t get any better then classic American muscle rolling through NYC streets. I found a couple vids of the cars and thought I would share. So dope!
I attended Honda Day for the first time this past Sunday and it really opened my eyes to the scene in the North East. Specifically the Honda scene. To be honest, it was disappointing. Firstly, I have never seen more replica wheels ever in a show, ever. I have nothing against buying fake wheels. I do understand that we all can not afford 3k+ wheels or just plan don’t want to. But why dump a crap load of money into a car just to half ass on your wheels? To each their own, I know. But on top of that, every one was BLASTING music out of their car, the entire show! A buddy and I was walking the show, and could not keep up a conversation for more then 30 seconds, because we would walk by car after car blasting music. Again, to each their own, but damn, it’s just unnecessary. I kind of get jealous of the Cali Honda scene because it is much like the Euro scene is here on the east coast. Much more laid back, much more friendly.
Let me be clear, there isn’t any hate here. But it does get annoying.
Anyways, to make my point, below is the proper way to build a Honda. I am a huge “stance” and “fitment” fan, but I would LOVE to see more builds like this. More of a motorsports feel. I mean, the car isn’t dumped but it looks REALLY good. And that is because the owner took the time to make everything work. This is by far one of my favorite EF builds ever. Attention to detail is key, which takes a passion. And the owner of this car has it.
Being skilled to build a car on your own takes a whole lot of skill and knowledge. Building a car completely from scratch, well that takes a whole other level of performance. Something I would love to, but would probably never do is take pieces of steel and aluminum, put them together, and create an actual, real functioning vehicle. I really can’t express the amount of love and respect I have for the Australian who built this truck. I really can’t wait to see how it does on the track. But at the same time, I would be wayyyyyyy to scared to beat on it!