If you can control a car in the snow, you’re pretty badass.
If you can control a car in the snow, you’re pretty badass.
It’s Midnite and I have to be at work early tomorrow to finish leftover work from yesterday, but I’m still here at a local teahouse writing up this post. I’m surrounded by a couple to my right learning general chemistry, two hot Asian-russian girls behind me playing on their laptops, and to my left is a guy working on some sort of badass graphic design in photoshop. I should probably pack up and head home to sleep, but before I do that, I’m going to post a bunch of random photos from Round 1 of the Lone Star Drift Series held almost 2 weeks ago.
It’s Saturday, It’s TX2k, which means DAMN, that’s a lot of Horsepower around Houston in one weekend. As I was driving home (1:30am), I was thinking of different cars to match up against my desire for the NSX. I came up with; NISMO 370Z, Corvette, Supra, GTR, WRX STI, EVO 9 MR, M3, M5, 911 Turbo, F355, and still chose the NSX. So I was wondering “why do I want an NSX? (specially the 95 T-Top)”.
Designed and first produced in the early 90s, a used NSX sure is overpriced for a late model mid-V6 engine Honda. Finding a used NSX in good condition would probably cost the same as a super-charged American V8, a twin-turbo’d v6 German, an EVO/STI, or even a used Ferrari (355). I can easily purchase a car that has more power than the NSX. Of the barn, the NSX had an output of almost 280hp, who knows what a used NSX would clock in at, a 2014 Civic Si would probably beat it.
One does not simply want an NSX..so what is my justification?! Everyone I talked to who had the same sentiments agreed that it’s design is timeless, you cant complain about its reliability, the weight to power ratio is well balanced, and of course it’s a part of racing history; Senna had one and yeah Gordon Murray found the NSX as an inspiration for his McLaren F1 design! Even with all the valid points said, it wasn’t enough.
With so much thought while driving, as I approached my driveway,my conclusion was quite simple;
I will always want it. and until I get one, I wont find my answer. Go to sleep, let the “Power of Dreams” kick in yo!
it’s 3:15am, I knew I should have not drank that ice cream coffee w/ tapioca…
With the release of the recent supercar concepts; Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno and the McLaren P1, I wondered, if I had money to burn right now… would I buy one? I dont think so. Well, I would not buy the LaFerrari because it looks like a photoshop rendering of every recent Ferrari model, I would not buy the Lambo because i dont want to ride a $4M bull named poison, and I would not purchase the P1 because the McLaren F1 is the only TRUE McLaren (IMO). So what would I get with such demented amount of Benjamins? The 1992 Ferrari F40 LM Competition Berlinetta. Why? because it’s a classic F40 on extacy.
I love the F40 because it was sound, basic, has an awesome twin-turbo engine, and straight to the point aerodynamics concentrating mainly on downforce and stability. There was no ABS, no traction control, no electro-hydraulic paddle shifting, and no stability control which made the car primitively basic, which I love. The F40 was originally built to commemorate the company’s 40 years celebration. But then, it was “drafted” out of the stable to battle in the Italian Super GT for 2 consecutive years; and it took home the bacon on its second year.
So if I had pockets that run deep, instead of buying the recently released supercars, I’d stay classic, and would hunt down an F40 LM; it will always be my all time weapon of choice Italian. Now if you ask what Japanese?…that’s a different NosWednesday topic.
Check out our very own Mayday Danny holding it down in Japan!
Built on Pizza delivery money, this build is boss…oh so boss.
What happens when you release a $700,000 garage queen out from a barn?
well, It does what it does best,
it wrecks shops…
WARNING: If you are the type of driver who washes your car once a week using 3 different buckets, hates and avoids puddles, hates swirl marks from dirty rugs, regularly checks the weather channel app for future precipitation, takes your shoes off while vacuuming the inside of your car, buys squash air fresheners not only for your car but for your house as well, who washes the back side of the wheel, and lastly, who applies wax with your bear hands because your body warmth activates or softens the carnauba wax. this video may not be appropriate and may cause some sudden cringe, twitching of the cheek, or pulling of facial hair. viewer digression is highly advised.
Formula Drift pro driver Ryan Tuerck in offseason. Film by Andrew Laputka.
Got to love the 80′s. If there are words to describe the 80′s modified super-car scene; it’d be the massive side strakes, super-wide body kits, and BBS or Ronal mesh wheels. While I was transferring some of my car pictures from my laptop to my external HD, I found an interesting “slant nose” Porsche 930 modified by Gemballa. The 930 Gemballa Avalanche had a the wide-body, side strakes and crazy deep BBS meshies; just by the looks, you can definitely say this car was from the 80′s.
Even though the car was mainly built for looks, the engine was tuned by Alois RUF giving it an extra boost bumping base 300hp to 375hp. There are many interesting details about this Avalanche that are worth sharing. The door handles are shaved, and relocated under the door bulge. Every Avalanche built are not alike, either it had a different front end, interior or upgraded sound system.
There were 2 generations of the 930 Avalanche; one had a regular side-view mirror, and the second had the rear-view side cameras, making it one of the first production cars to use this technology.
Being a ricer that I am, I love massive rear spoilers (when done right lol); LTW E36 M3, Subaru WRX STI, Lancer EVO, Porsche GT3, Mugen Civic and this Gemballa Avalanche is one. Notice the quality of work and time put into designing this extra piece of gargantuan aero; Love it.
These cars are very rare now. Only 13 were built in a span of 8 years which would probably found hidden around the world by now. Finding one in pristine condition would most probably range from $500k- $1M+. Ever wondered if there were a couple imported to the US?
Back in early-mid 80′s, a pearl white 930 Gemballa Avalanche complete with the rear view cameras was imported to the US. Brand new, the car was priced around $250,000 without the rear-view camera option so it was pretty pricey unless you were an NBA Player or a pop-singer. The Specially RUF tuned twin-turbo Gemballa Avalanche was delivered to a guy named Robert Matthew Van Winkle also known as “Vanilla Ice”; and of course immortalized in his music…
“Get loose as I boost the juice
Once more for the people who wanted it
And didn’t know what’s in store, I’ve got another big hit
Of course a Vanilla rides the groove like a Gemballa Porsche”
“Get Loose” -Vanilla Ice
LOL! YES, the 80′s.