Nostalgic Wednesday: Autozam AZ-1

With the prices of gas fluctuating, the trend has pushed automakers to produce cars and trucks that can squeeze the best gas mileage. Options such as Hybrid, bio-diesel, EVs, and natural gas are becoming more  prevalent. Other than “green” tech rolling out the production line, we notice more smaller cars on the streets; Scion iQ, Nissan cube, Smart fourtwo, Fiat 500, and just the other day, I saw a Mitsubishi “i”. Are Kei-cars invading the US market? Honestly, these small economical “green” cars may be cheap, reliable and can be a mileage-meister, but they sure are ghastly.

One thing I admire about the Japanese car culture is they work with what they have. No matter what car they drove, they made/mod it their own; without an exception of the Kei-car culture. From VIPstyle, deko, Boso and race inspired, kei-cars were modified to fit one’s taste.

Nostalgic Wednesdays: RE-Amemiya FC3S Rx7

FC3s? nuff said. BUT wait, have we forgotten about the RE Amemiya FC3s? Also known as the RE SuperG, this is definitely a ricer’s paradise. The Rx7 Savanna (FC Chasis) is equipped with a modified engine specially tuned by RE Amemiya, a bodykit including recessed headlamps, diffusers, and of course  monster wing! (thus the name SuperG?). All this being a “total tune”. The RE Amemiya aero is hard to come by and considered rare in the FC3S community. If I’m not mistaken, the RE SuperG,  which contains all pioneered technology is also applied to the RE Amemiya race cars competing in the Japanese GT Championship. I totally love GT inspired street cars and this would definitely be in my top list.  Enjoy!

white always brings a smile to my face

definitely cargasm.

can't touch thisss....

omg...

...I jizz in my pants.

But wait…

There’s more rotary love!

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-mark-

mark@maydaygarage.com