Max Manning (owner): Works at Energy Suspension. “I never used to like Miatas. I was always into V8 cars with big power such as my Corvette! That all changed once I drove a friend’s Miata. I was really impressed with the dynamics of the car and how easy it was to drive quickly…
Made my second stop at Nate Hamilton’s shop and as you can see, the engine made it in and was being worked on during my visit. Nate is using a LS7/LS3 built by LG Motorsport – a bigger motor than what he ran last year. It’s basically a LS7 head with a LS3 block. LG Motorsport will tune the car as well. This year, Nate picked up Holley as a sponsor so will be using Holley throttle body, fuel rails, etc. More photos after the jump.
This lovely 1977 Datsun 280z belongs to my roommate Ben Cort. He picked this rig up a year or so ago after tiring of his 05 WRX wagon. These cars aren’t too easy to come by these days so when this one popped up on Craigslist he jumped on it. The previous owner had pulled the head off and apart for unknown reasons. The plan was initially just to get the motor back together and tidy a few things up here and there. However like many car projects do, things escalated rather quickly. Ben is only just getting started to! More on Ben’s 280z after the jump. Photo’s by me, Jake Wolf Miller.
If you follow us on Facebook, you know we always show love to the Hachi-Roku (Japanese for Eight-Six). Dave, in Hawaii, had a chance to stop by this Classic Toyota meet and was able to snap several AE86’s. I love these cars so much, I’m always wearing my Hachi-Roku crewneck – even though I don’t even own an AE86! Don’t judge me. More photos after the jump. Feel free to share the photos on your Facebook, Instagram, etc. Photos by Dave Coulter. – Alex
We had a planned photo shoot for Robby’s RX7 FD but due to an electrical issue, it wasn’t quite ready – but we stopped by any way and took some shots. The FD was dismantled as Robby spent a couple of long nights trying to chase the problem. As of Friday, there was no solution in sight! More pics after the jump.
I’ve been communicating with Chris Houts, the owner of this beauty, for a few month now as the build progressed so was happy to finally see his Bluebird in person at XDC Dallas. As Marketing Manager at Enkei Wheels, I have the gift/curse duty of scanning through sponsorship request and as you can imagine, I’ve seen everything from hideous to unbelievably amazing builds. Chris’ 1970 Datsun Bluebird absolutely falls under one of those amazing builds. It was a pleasure meeting Chris and shooting his Bluebird – hope you enjoy the photos. – ALEX
Chris would like thank and mention his sponsor Wiring Specialties for there amazing Harness that made his swap a million times easier and is responsible for the engine bay being so clean. More photos and spec list after the jump (be ready to fall in love)!
Check out our 1979 Honda Accord. We had to get the ENKEI92 wheels re-drilled (thanks Atlanta Wheels) from 4×114.3 to 4×120 which no one makes a wheels in! The wheels are 15×7 +38 wrapped in Yokohama S-Drive 195/55R/15 tires. Meaty. A big thank you to the guys at Discount Tire for taking care of us on the mounting and balancing. More pics after the jump. Before you say it, we know… needs more low. – Alex [click to continue…]
Let’s see, where do we start… the above photo shows the last battle of the night between Fredric Aasbo in the Need For Speed Scion TC and JTP Justin Pawlak in the Falken Tire Ford Mustang. Aasbo was on fire after taking out crowd favorite Daigo Saito but it was still not enough to beat out winner of round 1, JTP. Justin won the event with Aasbo coming in second and Daigo Saito in third. But let’s back track a little bit to some of our favorite battles of the night!
Eibach. The name is synonymous with suspension and handling for every car guy. But if you’re a Honda fanboy (like me) its more than parts. Every spring Eibach is kind enough to lend their facilities to the Honda community. So, for years cars from all over the west coast have flocked to this event. As of late, there have been people coming from further and further. Nevada, Utah, Chicago, Maine, etc.
For what? Just to come hang out with fellow car guys and see some amazing cars. There are more magazine featured cars in the parking lot than I can even comprehend. I hope you enjoy the pics below… – ShockerJoe
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