Bosozoku is one ugly styling of modding. I mean, let’s all be honest here before we show our respect. It’s crazy, super duper wide fenders, wings that don’t clear most underpasses, front lips that can plow the snow off most driveways in one pass, and so on. Yes, this style of modding is something that has been in Japanese culture for generations, and for that we should all show the up-most respect for the people that do mod their cars in this way. It sure does take a ton of commitment to do such extreme modifications to a ride. But its done. On the other side of things, I could never see myself ever doing anything close to that, but you can always find inspiration and styling cue’s from these cars. That brings me to the car below. This teal 80’s goodness known as the Mark II Celica Supra we can all agree looks awesome. BUT WAIT! Look at those fenders! Them fenders are straight out the the bosozoku handbook, and hey, the car still looks really good. Simple, clean styling always seem to translate well no matter how it’s done. Then again who wouldn’t want a properly done super flaired out Supra? That’s what I thought…
Not too sure I like the idea of having a blog that doesn’t include a write-up. I mean, not to knock any of the awesome blogs that do. But in reality it just makes it like any other of the thousands of blogs and facebook pages out there. Seriously, there are 10’s of thousands out there. It’s crazy. Just my 2 cents. Anyway’s I came across this “digital image” and thought it was really dope. I wonder if there is a guy out there making like thousands of these. I would if I had these skills. Seriously, you could see exactly how a car looked before you built it. Pretty cool. I’ve always had a soft spot for the FC, but these widebody kits are just out of this world. There are a couple of these built in reality but I can see these getting really popular. And take a look at those Work’s! Hot Damn!
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.
Some time ago I posted up a Porsche that costs more then some Lamborghini’s, which is cool because it was perfect in every way shape and form. But I think I found a Porsche that serves the same purpose without all the polished bits. This car is by no means perfect, but I think that’s exactly how the driver wants it. It’s meant to do everything, from a track day to a trip to the local 7-Eleven for a gigantic slurpee. We only hope he has cup holders. It pretty cool how someones personality can be seen through their car, and in this case his garage too. Functionality with a large hit of clean aesthetics. Although it might not be something I’ll ever do, I can’t help but give the guy props for truly converting an awesome weekend racer into an all in one utility knife of sorts.
These Porsche 944’s are seriously getting popular. I’m pretty sure it’s the cheapest running Porsche you can currently get, so it makes sense that this fun machine is getting popular. Sure it’s not the most reliable car, or the easiest to work on, or the cheapest to fix, but hey that’s what owning a Porsche is all about. From what I’ve seen and heard it’s an awesome car to own once you get a the bugs worked out. Plus, there is a LSx swap kit available for it. You really can’t look with reliable horsepower and german handling.
Imagine this wide 944 with a LSx swap. It would own the track!
Sometimes, heck I’ll just say it, most of the time when you used to throw a “body kit” on a car it ruined it. It think it’s a completely different story now. Since visually pleasing cars became so popular, more and more creators of these body kits have been making better looking kits. Kits that complement original body lines, not try and create new one’s. That being said, you can still over-do a car, so you do need some skill and a trained eye to make something beautiful. I found some shots of this RX-7 and thought it was a great example of a subtle and great execution of a proper “kit”. I absolutely love when all of these aftermarket parts are put together to make something gorgeous.
Boy this weekend was intense. I apologize for the lack of posts, but there is still a lot that has to be fixed here in the north east.
I think it’s great when these builders and innovators in the automotive industry get some credit and exposure. When the Rocket Bunny kit for the FRS came out I think we all were in complete shock just from how amazing it looked. Nothing so over the top, but yet it looks like a jet/street-fighter. It takes some real skill to make something like a widebody kit for a brand new car, from scratch. There aren’t many people that can do this. And for that, he earns my respect. I can’t wait to see what he thinks of next.
Seriously, can we take some time to talk about how insane this Rocket Bunny FRS is. I know, it’s on every blog and facebook page, but rightfully so. Most of us knew the FRS/BRZ had a ton of potential, but this Rocket Bunny kit took potential to the next level. Just look at it. It accentuates the body lines perfectly, it’s wide without being gaudy wide, and rocks a racing wing that fits in with the kit perfectly. What more could you want? No serious, all other kits are just downhill from here. haha Just kidding. If I ever meet the creator of this beauty, I will not hesitate to give him a hug. lol
What’s even better is that it looks just as good on 16/17 inch BBS RS’ as it does on 19 inch Enkei’s. True rolling art.
I don’t know if you’ve been noticing but I really am trying not to post the obvious stuff that every else is posting on the thousands of blogs out there. I try and shoot for more of what catches my eyes and interest. I’ve always loved Miata’s, but I’ve hated the fact that they can’t really keep up with the competition when it comes to drifting. I understand the whole short wheelbase/long wheelbase logic, but there has to be a way to get more speed,angle, and smoke out of the little verts.
You always love to hear stories of cars being brought back to life. It almost makes the build a greater experience. Depth of Speed really puts together a great video series and it was great to have someone share the love the volkswagen community gives. It’s what it’s all about, learning and building on your own. Doing things you never thought you could. Props to the owner for building it berg cup style. It’s something that isn’t too popular and takes a lot of commitment.
Enjoy!<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/48413248″>Depth of Speed: Back To Life</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/joshclason”>Josh Clason</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>