It’s pretty amazing how quickly the E30 M3 became a classic. Aside from it’s solid racing heritage, and flawless drivability, there is something to be said about it’s undeniable styling. In short, it’s timeless, it’s classic, it’s raw, and it’s beautiful. You can be sure that the E30 M3 is on every car enthusiasts list of “must buy before I die”. Miro didn’t take much time scooping up a extremely clean M and made it his own. Miro and his company JSUTAI are very good at building timeless cars, and this is a perfect example of their flawless work. Perfect fitment, subtle mods, custom BSS RS’ done at Jsutai and their personal touch with the Jsutai decal down the side. As you know we are all about the clean aesthetic, and this car screams that timeless design we love to see in of builds. Bravo Miro, bravo!
Now for our side note. We shot this back in the fall, and Miro’s M has gone through some changes and will without a doubt be a show stopper this coming show season, but we sure do have a feeling that this stage of the car will never get old to look at. So Miro, congratulations on your part in automotive history and inspiring plenty of classic builds for years to come. We can’t wait to see what you do next!
If you at all fall in love with this car as we have then give JSUTAI a shout to get your car up to the standards that they use while working on customer cars. Some of the coolest guys on the east coast here willing to change your ride into a unique, rolling neck breaker.
Feeding my hunger for odd cars, the Iso Grifo is just one of those cars that you get or you don’t. You can definitely see the Italian styling in the body and hear the reliable American muscle when it moves. Kind of getting the best of both worlds when it comes to late 60’s – early 70’s automobiles. I personally like the early Grifo’s without the hidden headlights, but they all have their own beauty. The exterior is very Ferrari/Alfa Romeo with a hint of Barracuda in the rear. Any one else get that? It is simple is a VERY beautiful car that in my opinion, doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
And just in case anyone is wondering. These cars are easily fetching $200,000+ now. Crazy.
As I get older, there are a lot of cars that I grew up on, that really stand out as “must own”s. Not so much the typical popular classic, but these odd yet so period specific exotics that not everyone would run to. I’m pretty sure the Testarossa is a car most people can see and know it’s a Ferrari. It was just such a standout car. I remember the first time seeing one and was completely floored at just how wide the car was. It was just so odd seeing it parallel parked next to “normal” cars. Today I definitely see it as classic in which the car really speaks for itself. I wonder if the Testarossa will ever gain popularity again.
I think in the tuner world we can all call the S13 a classic car. Although it isn’t all too old, there is no denying it is a staple in the sport compact world. Combining great looks with almost infinite mod capabilities, and the popularity of drifting, it is easy to see why it has become so popular. Many know that I have never been a fan of body kits, but like many things body kits are coming back in a huge way. But now it isn’t about gaudy and ridiculous kits that completely ruin the lines of the car. Now, we are seeing a ton of kits that accentuate and complement OEM lines. A kit I have fallen in love with is the Spirit Rei 180sx kit. It seems to give the car sleeker, moderns line while still keeping a very classic and aggressive looks. It is definitely at the top of my list of favorite 180sx kits. Mated with a set of beautiful Work Meister’s, set in a classic red on silver combo and you’ve got a winner all around. I have some serious amounts of want for this thangggg.
Before I start, there are some changes that are going to be happening to this blog. Mainly a name change. It really makes no sense to have the blog’s name different from the facebook page, so in an effort to consolidate, the blog will be named True Driving. This change will comes around the new year. I will keep the “tunedmotion” domain to avoid losing viewers. Thanks guys!
I really can’t get enough of vintage/old school cars. There is so much unexplainable character in each car, which makes them attractive in more ways then the visual. It’s the touch, it’s the feel, it’s the sound. You senses are on overload every time you drive an old car, and it’s just something you simply can’t experience with a new car. What makes this “tougher” is when you see a car you love, but what never available in the states. A perfect example of this is the Toyopet Corona from the 60’s in Japan. Such a beautiful machine that it is a classic that truly stands the test of time. Lower nicely on a set of equally classic SSR’s and you have yourself a car you will find impossible to part with.
Some days I really with I was better with my hands. Some of these guys who build cars for a living really have an eye for clean aesthetics. It takes a ton more then many people think to build a custom car. I mean, making a frame for a car that never had a frame is pretty intense stuff. That takes some serious amounts of skill. It so cool seeing these classic being brought back to life and made better then the manufacturers themselves. Classic styling. Vintage inspiration. Modern design. Can’t get much better then that.
There are a few website’s I can actually can my favorite. Bring A Trailer is definitely, 100% one of my favorites. I have to admit, scouring the internet for rare, qwerky, and valuable cars is a fun past time for me, so I was naturally drawn to this site. The difference between BAT and other random sites that showcase cars for sale is the complete randomness of its content. And I mean that in the best way possible. It can show a cool 60’s Dodge Dart one day, a Lotus Elan the next, and a Volkswagen Bus a week later. See what I mean? And of course, all of the cars shown are in beautiful condition, and by beautiful, it could mean unrestored with a lovely patena or a nut and bolt restoration. It’s just cool. And there’s no denying. Props to the owners for having some amazing taste.
I really have been slacking on posts here. But, the facebook page is always being updated with the same type of content.
In other news, I have had this love affair with the old BMW R-series motorcycles. I think some of it comes with my soft spot for European machines. But most of it comes from the unique styling and beautiful lines. It gives off a very old world kind of look, which is great because it looks just as good with some modern, more simplistic styling. A great example here of a BMW R75 with a more modern, cafe racer styling and it looks right at home. Not to mention the modern rear end. It really aids to the versatility of the bike overall. This truly is a classic and a must own for an motorcycle enthusiast.
Automotive restorations always were things I loved seeing. There is just something about having every single part new or made new in an old car. Its like bringing new life to a car that already has a ton of soul. The Dodge D200 is such a unique looking truck itself, it really seemed like a no-brainer for ICON to sink their genius into it. Basically what ICON did was make a brand new truck on the inside and kept it original on the outside. Sporting a brand new dodge Ram power-train, custom interior, and tons of custom chassis mods this is no ordinary Dodge. Nothing was left untouched. And to poke at my soft spot they added a beautiful Triumph in the bed. Man, what I would do to own this combination.
Something I’d love to do one day. Create a clothing line with a vibe of a person who rode in the 50’s-60’s. The style was just so dope back then. It fit in so well with the type of machine they were riding and the look it gives is simply classic dapper at its best. And of course you get a nice little sprinkling of bad ass incorporated. But enough about me, I really love what this company did, not only with their line of clothes but with the video they put together. I love that each bike is from a completely different genre, and time period. Different style bikes brought together, to make a great video.