I recently posted a picture of a rusted Porsche 356 on the True Driving fb page and there were a ton of negative comments. Firstly, I never understand the hate, but I guess that will always exist. The whole “rust” look has been around for a couple years now, and although I never liked when people purposely rust a hood or fender, there is just something about finding an old beat up rusted classic, and keeping the body just the way it is. Of course, restoring a car properly is always something that will get the most respect, but the rust look sure does add a ton of character. It may not be for everyone, but just because someone enjoys a rusted Porsche 356, it doesn’t mean they are “doing it wrong”. I like it. It’s different. And different is always welcome.
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!
Every one in a while I come across a car that just completely blows my mind. Whether its stance or horsepower or just simple beauty, I just love coming across these pieces of art. It’s jus something you can stare at and, most of the time, wonder, how the heck did they do that?? This Cobra, which I hear is actually a re-bodied Suzuki, takes many things to another level. Just having a slammed “Cobra” takes a ton of thinking outside the box, and a little craziness too. Haha. Of course this is in Japan! Add a set of Volks and you have a seriousssssss head turner. I wonder how it performs? Damn, but I sure do love it.
Another post to my addiction to all things classic. This time it’s the first gen. Toyota Soarer. I love that a style of simple, clean modified cars can translate to cars of every origin. All this is a clean, OEM paint classic slammed on some great looking SSR’s. Now I could be wrong, but they do look like 14’s and since that is the popular size as far as Japanese classics go, they should be. Such a simply idea, with great execution and you’ve got a jaw dropper, at least in my eyes. Beautiful.
I wanted to post something really different then the norm today. Looking through my iPhoto I came across this picture of a R1 that I absolutely loved. Firstly, I love the new R1’s as is it, but slammed on air with extensive mods is another story. Now, personally, I wouldn’t go this far with a motorcycle, but I’m sure it would be SICK to see this thing rolling down the highway, slammed to the floor. You have to love the murder black and deep red frame. I would rock this for days!
I don’t know why but I’ve ALWAYS wanted to buy one of these older gen. Mercedes Benz SL’s. I remember seeing a red one in Dupont about ten years ago slammed on Brabus wheels and it always stuck with me. I know this car would look absolutely beautiful on air and a wide set of 3-piece wheels. I’ve only really seen modded examples in Europe and Germany, but nothing here in the states. I did see that one of the guys at Rotiform purchased one, so I’m sure it’ll be looking exactly how I would want it soon enough.
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