Sometimes we forget where a ton of our car enthusiasm really came from. Back in the day we would see these awesome cars that were modified for the race track and do things they never thought were possible. I’m sure the 40’s and 50’s was an extremely exciting time when it came to experimenting on how to make cars faster and look better. Today, we seem to have many of these things down to a science, and it’s becoming more of a creative process. We are constantly looking to break open a new trend and perfect current trends. One “trend” I believe will become more popular is the motorsports fitment. Meaning, functional, fast cars with awesome fitment and great amounts of low. As with many of these posts, below is an example of such. Firstly, I’m sure this particular S2000 gets a ton of track time, but it’s an example of what could come. An awesomely built car with great fitment and low.
Sometimes I really don’t get executive decisions made by major car companies. I guess we never really see the whole story, but there are always cars that are made, but never sold in the states. Cars that we would go absolutely crazy over. Car that WE DO go crazy over, and beg manufacturers to bring them to this country by creating threads on forums with hopes that someone, anyone would actually see that the car is actually wanted. Sure we look over the millions of dollars in crash test’s and so on, as well as the loss on sales of other cars, but isn’t the end all to make money? I digress. The car I am speaking of this time is the 2013 Toyota Mark X. Yes, it sure does look the same size of the Camry, but it looks 1000x’s better then any current Toyota (possibly excluding the FRS). Heck, throw on a set of wheels and a drop, and you have a serious head turner/daily driver. So toyota, WHY?
I really love what Fatlace is doing. It is really cool seeing how much growth this company has had in the past years. I’m pretty sure putting a successful show together in Japan in itself is a clear example of their growing success. Below is a cool video put together of their show called slammed society. So if you don’t like low static cars, don’t bother watching it. haha
“No one rolls lower or wider then Bee Dragon”. I have to agree with that quote. Some guys here in the states love rolling low, but most of them do it wrong, and wind up destroying the car. It takes a ton of work and dedication to roll low and wide, correctly. If your going to do it, do it right. Shown in the video, is the radius fenders which gives a ton of tire/wheel clearance while riding inches off the ground. This seriously must be jaw dropping to see in real life. Props to the guys who have been driving low in Japan wayyyyy before us here in the states caught on.
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The look that air-cooled cars offer really can’t be duplicated in any other car culture. I guess it has a lot to do with the engine being in the trunk, and allowing to absolutely slam the hell out of it, static of course. There is just some thing about those sunken in wheels, the classic colors and styling. I came across this pic and thought it was really cool. It’s different from what you tend to see from the air cooled guys. Mainly the black accent pieces. He carries the accents very well through out the whole car, giving it a slight motorsports look. Something you simply don’t see very much on air-cooled dubs. I digg.
PS – I apologize for the lack of posts, things may be getting busy, but I promise to keep content fresh. Thanks!
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!
A lot of my content is stuff I find from around the internet, but I think I should post up more of what I find on my own with local events. Spotted this static, rhd Beetle at Formula D a couple weeks back and completely fell in love. I have seen a couple low Beetle’s over the years but nothing this dope. I got to see it rolling in this low and it’s amazing how drivable the car is at this height. Complete with great patena and all. Such an amazing sight.