After about 8 months of learning, waiting, trial-and-error, sampling, searching, and searching some more, we have a final product to present to our followers. It has been personal dreams for every team member to create a fashion line, and though it has been a very long process, I’d like to introduce our S/S 2014 Menswear line look book video. This project was very special to us, as we wanted to represent what we love and what our standards are. We set our bar very high, so we are confident that each and every garment will fit perfectly as well as comfortably. What made this even more challenging, but also necessary, is creating each piece in New York City. The entire team has lived and worked in/around NYC so the influence and standard was very high. For us, a garment made in NYC gives it an authenticity to back the product, and that was very important to us. In fact, our first line is inspired by living in NYC as motoring enthusiasts and fans of fashion. Please take a moment to enjoy our Look Book video as well as visit our webstore TrueDriving.co . Before making any purchase you can be confident that a ton of passion and quality went into each and every piece.
Please visit us at http://www.truedriving.co to view our full Spring / Summer 2014 Menswear Collection. We told you we’ve been working hard!
After a very, very long hiatus we decided to freshen up our blog and keep all of our followers updated with what’s going on this year. We have a ton of plans in place and ready to show everyone what our hard work has produced. We’ll show you a very small preview of a project we’ve been working on that will release this spring. If you check out our Facebook page, you’ll see we have an obsession with fashion and we plan on expanding on this obsession. Until then!…
As classic Japanese and European car fanatics we thought it was natural for us to put a proper car show together for everyone that shares the same enthusiasm on the East Coast. We added a twist to bring some fun to the show and created a competition between the Japanese and European car owners. To put it simply, each competitor on side that comes out the hardest wins something to take home. And, not to mention the bragging rights until next year. Bring out your classic ride and enjoy the day surrounded by the best classic JDM and European cars on the East Coast!
Awards will be given out for the best of each car category
Best Mercedes Benz
We anticipated some of the questions that would be brought up on acceptable cars, so we created a list of acceptable cars that we considered classics. In general all Japanese and European cars 1993 and older are accepted, but there are plenty of cars we consider classics and/or were manufactured in 1993 and continued being made past that year. Below is what we came up with…
1990’s Acceptable Cars
– Integra DA/B ‘93
– NSX Gen. 1
– Legend KA ‘95
– Accord CB ‘93
– Civic EC, ED, EE, EF ‘93
– Civic EG, EH, EJ1 EJ2 ‘95
– Cressida MX83 93
– Celica TI80 ’93
– Supra MKIII ’93
– Supra MKIV ’00
– MR2 W20 ’99
– Corolla E90 ’92
– R32 ’94
– R33 ’98
– S13 ‘94
– 300ZX Z32 ’96
– RX-7 FD ’96
– RX-7 FC ’91
– 929 ’96
– Miata NA ’98
– GS S140 ’96
– LS XF10 ‘94
– SC Z30 ’00
– 968 ’95
– 944 ’91
– 911 (964) ’93
– 911 (993) ’97
– 928 ’95
– 7-series E32 ’94
– 3-series E36 ’96
– 5-series E34 ’94
– 8-series E31 ’99
– 6-series E24 ’89
Mini Cooper Original
– Jetta MK2 – ‘92
– Jetta MK3 – ’99
– Scirocco MK2 92
– Golf/GTI MK2 – ‘92
– Golf/GTI MK3 – ’99
– 80/90 ’96
– 5000/4000; 100/200 ’94
– V8 ’93
– Coupe ’88
– Quattro ’91
– Cabriolet ’94
– E-class W124 ’95
– S-class W140 ’98
– C-class 190E/W201 ’93
– W124 ’96
– CL-class ’00
– SL-class R129 ’01
Remember, this list is only for those with cars made in the 90’s wondering if their car will be accepted into the show. All European and Japanese car and motorcycle year on and before 1993 will be accepted into the show.
Versus Classic Car Showdown and Meet
Japanese Versus European
Presented by True Driving and SNTRL
The age old battle of classic Japanese and European cars will go down at VERSUS! The dopest old school car show to hit the east coast! Bringing together the best of Japan and Europe to compete for the ultimate bragging rights of being the best of the east! Join us as we witness this epic showdown with enthusiasts who are passionate about keeping the old school alive!
NOT ONLY do we have Versus showdown taking place, we’re also hosting the Versus Meet! Bringing all types of enthusiasts together to enjoy the love of cars both old and new!
Classic Japanese and European motorcycles WELCOME!
July 7th 2013
Ridge Road Park
287 Ridge Road
Hartsdale, NY 10530
$15 per vehicle for showdown entries
$10 per vehicle for Meet/general admission
$5 per motorcycle for show entry/meet admission
Vendor-Sponsers-Car Entries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Car Entries- For guaranteed parking Email us at email@example.com with a total of 3 pictures. Include your full name along with the make and model of your car.
Parking Limited to 250 spots (125 JDM and 125 Euro)
The best of the best will be selected to compete. The winning side will be announced at the end of the show. The more cars come out, the better your chances of winning!
We will also be giving out awards for winners in various car classes.
We have full access to everything the park includes(baseball field, volleyball court, picnic area, etc) so bring the family and enjoy a day at the park surrounded by the best classic JDM and Euro cars and motorcycles, listening to the old school jams that many of us grew up on.
Hello all!! A few small changes for the coming new year for the blog! Firstly It has been re-named True Driving, as this is our brand and we’d like to consolidate names to bring less confusion to our viewers. I really like to thank everyone who has followed and still follows this blog. The content will still be exactly the same, and it is still written by the same person, it is simply just a name change.
It has been an amazing year, filled with ups and downs, and I am extremely grateful for everyone that I have spent it with and everyone I have met. There are some awesome people in this community and I thank God for each of them and what they have contributed to it. 2013 will be another amazing, and exhausting year that will be filled with surprises and new ideas. I really cant wait to show you guys what we have in store and to see what everyone else bring to the table. I love to see when everyone steps their game up. It’s all about the friendly competition that keeps us building.
FYI – we still own the tunedmotion.com domain, and it will link to the same blog if it’s typed in. No worries!
Have an awesome new year and stay safe!
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.
Real quick update for you guys. After a long time, True Driving has a new addition to its fleet. Gabe has recently been on the look out for a mk1 Jetta. Something to daily. We finally came across a great base for a project. It’s a 84 Jetta, with no rust. And we couldn’t believe we found this condition car for the deal he bought it for. Trust me, we have a ton planned for it and for True Driving this coming year. Stay tuned!
Well I’m alive. Haha. What a freakin weekend! I don’t even know where to start. Here’s some math for the people that did the road trip with me from Jersey…we spend a total of 38 hours in those bucket seats over the weekend. 38!!!!!! Haha. But in all seriousness it was a weekend I will never forget. I personally met so many people and saw an insane amount of sick cars. The trip was hell, but it was well worth it with all the friendships started and love True Driving/SNTRL/Unique Auto got down south. At the end of the day it’s all about the community, and that is worth the endless hours of driving.
It all started in New Jersey at the Unique Auto headquarters at around 6am friday morning. And the rest is history! To give my readers an idea of what the “hell” I’m talking about is…no heat, no A/C, fixed back bucket seats, no radio, gutted interior, aftermarket exhaust, and many, many more comforts we all take advantage of, along with endless amounts of breakdowns. It was as hot as 85 in Georgia and as cold as 38 on the way back home. I rode shotgun with Kevin’s beautiful Laguna Seca blue EK hatch for the trip. It is a gorgeously built car, but definitely isn’t built for long, long road trips, haha. Because I rode with him I didn’t get any rolling shots of the car, but there will be plenty more opportunities. Anyways on to the trip…
All taped up and ready for the road to ATL! These seriously are as good as your going to get in the EK game in the northeast.
Stop 1 of 144534985345913985797523984723984723984. Seriously…
Stop 2 of 144534985345913985797523984723984723984. Doing some adjustment on the camber. This setup isn’t for the faint of heart!
Rollin rollin rollin.
And this is where the problems began! lol
It’s all about the fitment!
We all got very familiar with the side of the road.
More rolling shots.
At this point we needed to make a more permanent repair to Kevin’s car, so we decided to take a detour and drive to UA member Chris’ house, fix the car and keep rolling with them.
Ray also decided to roll his fenders a tad more.
Ah man! Mr. Parker Made and his immaculate REAL Civic Type R. You wouldn’t believe how many people didn’t believe it was real. Why the hate??
A few hours pass and we FINALLY hit the road again with Chris, Josh, and a couple other guys. Sorry I’m horrible with names!
I don’t know if you remember, but we left at 8am friday morning, as you can see it’s now dark again. Yep, this was about 10pm friday and we still have 10 hours to go!! lmao
That was also when Chris figured out the problem with Kevin’s car. FINALLY!
I think after this shot, I either drove or knocked out, cause the pictures ended. I really can’t believe at that point we were on the road for about 20 hours.
I think I’ll end part one here. This was all of friday for me. A long freakin day!!!!!
I just wanted to make a couple things clear. True Driving is a collection of really close friends that have grown up together passionate about the same things. Cars and motorcycles are what brought us together, but we all have different passions in life. In the near future, your going to be seeing a lot of new logo’s, names, and products. But all of this is stemming from the foundation that is the group of people that make True Driving. We are a family, first and foremost.
Many of my teammates and I have met many people over the years. We are affiliated with Unique Auto, and SNTRL. Again, we consider these guys family. So when you see us, True Driving, rocking SNTRL and Unique Auto stickers and shirts its all out of love and support. We all are in it for the love of the game, the friendships, and the memories. We aren’t in gangs, so why should we have to hate on and talk about what other people are doing?
Having said that, I’ve started a True Driving facebook page. Please check it out and “like” when you get a chance. Many, many things coming for us.
Yet again, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my Rabbit build. I really am caught up with a bunch of projects, but March will be all about the Rabbit. So last time the motor was in and various parts were going in, including the wire harness, but I still needed a bunch of parts. I wen’t scouring on Vortex and found a crashed 16v Scirocco, so I jumped on it. It proved to be the best thing I could’ve done, because I needed more parts then I thought. With the Scirocco I really should have the car running in a couple weeks. The last time working on the car, we basically swapped a bunch of the engine parts into the Rabbit. The next update should be big so stay tuned!