It took me a damn long time to come up with that title, believe me. Even though I’m pretty sure the Miata gay/hairdresser jokes are reserved for the uneducated, you can’t help but think of them whenever you see one. I’ve been wanting a NB for a while now and this one may just put me over the edge. Firstly the over-all theme is pretty much perfect, with its military inspired greenish-mud color. As many of you know I have a deep soft spot for Watanabes and the fitment on this piece is killing. Anyone have a clue what company makes the fender flares? They sure do fit the car and its theme very well.
Anyone else peep the cable cutter on the roof?!?? Something that is used on helicopters. So dope!
You know why I like 80’s styling so much? Me either, but I always seem to be so damn drawn into it. Maybe it’s the boxiness, or maybe it was pushing the boundaries and trying to get past the styling cues from the 70’s. One of the cars that nobody really paid attention to, and for good reasons, was the Nissan Z31 300ZX. Sure it shaped the way for the Z32, but who looks at it and thinks that? Well I’m glad some people still see potential in the car. Below is a really dope example of down-to-the-bone 80’s styling done right. Bright red, pulled fenders, Watanabe’s, a subtle lip spoiler, and a few other small mods that makes this thing attractive. Now, who else going to be asking their weird uncle who lives in the past, if he’s willing to donate the 1984 Z31 that’s been sitting in his garage. I’m looking for his phone number now!
I’m pretty sure we can call this the jackpot of automotive porn. It’s not exactly something that looks crazy, but to us JDM fans it’s pretty nuts to see Wat’s on a Lambo. Not too sure when this picture was taken but if it’s fairly recent, this is a really amazing sight. It makes sense to put classic wheels on a classic car, but this hypercar definitely mixes that up. Only in Japan will you see such a ridiculous car on a set of wheels that have always been popular on, well, lesser expensive cars. It shows you it’s not about price, it’s about performance and showing that classics look good on anything.
Every now and then I come across a car I’ve never seen before. Found one recently in the shirtstuckedin.com blog and thought I would share with you guys. I’m sure all the hard core JDM heads will know this one but lets see what you guys come up with. I think it’s a great looking Honda wagon sitting so pretty on a classic set of Wat’s. Soooo, what is it?!
I have slowly realized I have a small addiction with classic cars. Whether they be European, JDM, American, or any other market, there is just something about a classic car that gets me every time. In this latest post a beautiful 240Z makes an appearance, with orange paint, fender flairs and Watanabe wheels. Line’s of a car like this will never get old.
It’s a beauty
Now of course, we all know perfection is subjective. But for me, and I’m sure many more, this EF Civic is pretty much perfect. Simple JDM styling with a classic set of Wat’s with a nice amount of camber. This is what it’s all about.
Really busy today, so I had time to post up only one. This was an attention grabber for sure. Watanabe’s on some American muscle is definitely something you don’t see everyday. Actually I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. Wat’s seem to work like LM’s or SW’s that just work on any car it’s put on, regardless of the make.
I’m going away for the weekend so this will be my last post until monday. I thought I’d leave you guys with a little automotive perfection. The Hakosuka is the early 70’s Nissan Skyline, which is the holy grail in Japanese automotive history. The numbers of these cars in America is slowly growing. I have yet to see one in person, but when I do I know I’ll fall in love. I thought about owning one numerous times, and with the internet, parts are getting easier and easier to find. A car like this I want to do right and definitely would be more comfortable buying one with slightly deeper pockets. The example below is from the states in beautiful condition rocking the ever popular Watanabe’s.
Everyone enjoy your weekend!
I have a weird attraction to a lot of the boxy cars that came out of the ’80’s. I don’t think I would ever own one, unless I win the mega-millions some day. But they just look great! This example is lowered on a set of classic Watanabe wheels. I really doesn’t need anything else. Imagine one of this with a modern 2JZ in it!!
And of course, its Japanese owned.