Author: Roy

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Perspective on WEKFEST LA 2014, Part 2: What stood out.

Everyone has their own opinion. There are winners and there are losers. These personal picks have have nothing to do with winning or losing, they are just the cars that stood out to me. The ones that called out to me and said something. Enough to make me take more than one pic anyway… and thats a lot coming from… Read more →

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Perspective on WEKFEST LA 2014, Part 1: What I expect.

WEKFEST LA 2014 was my official return to car show competition and my first time to (finally) compete as a member of my car crew squadone. Originated by promoting Bay Area “NorCal” car culture in San Francisco, WEKFEST really started gaining traction after it started the WEKFEST USA Tour in 2011. Today any WEKFEST event is the modern day version… Read more →

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Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 9.3: Yokota Air Base Car Show/Mini photo shoot for Import Tuner

Before the shoot with Dino there was a car show on base and word got out that a photographer for Import Tuner would be there. He was taking shots to contribute to an article on U.S. Troops and the cars they drive. The show was actually recorded for a televised show in Japan. If I can find a copy I’ll… Read more →

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Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 9.2: The MINE’s trip.

The Mine’s trip was one of those days that I wonder will ever happen again in my lifetime. It was one of those Skyline sensory overload days. I sure do miss them. The characters (and cars) that day were Dave and his Top Secret R34, Dino Dalle Carbonare (you may have seen his pictures on Speedhunters.com) with his V-spec R34,… Read more →

Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 9.1: Road Trips and Photo Shoots

Part 9.1: Road Trips and Photo Shoots With my Hako-chan finally up to par (at least to me) I felt more confident to show her around for others to see her. Like most of you I’m sure many of you feel the way I do. Your car is a representation of who you are, how you approach things, and an extension of… Read more →

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Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 8: More stuff…

As most of you know, working on your favorite car never seems to end, once your done with one thing either something brakes or it’s “Hhhmmm, what can I do next?” I really miss my Skyline, like an old friend… Don’t worry, she’s still mine, sitting safely in her locked garage… on jack stands…. with gas stabilizer in the tank…… Read more →

Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 7: Repair, replace and modify

Back to our regularly scheduled program… I know, I know, I know…my first order of business should’ve been repair. But modifying is so much fun!!! Its the first thing you see! (Man, I’m so superficial  But I had to finish the GT-R “look”. So once I got her home… No garage, not even a car port! Pretty much the norm in… Read more →

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Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 6: Delivery

So today is the day!!! I return a few days later to Garage Kutsumi, cash in hand, this time I’m with Paul, Chris was on a drifting trip at Ebisu that day. He had to come see the Skyline and this place for himself. The car is sitting outside on the wheels I wanted (the ad pictured gold Watanabe RS wheels)… Read more →

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Life and times with my Hakosuka…Part 5: The Find

This part might be quite long, so I want to put out a disclosure. My story is the TRUTH. It is what I personally experienced; and I’m not trying to back up any rumors, so to speak. With that said, on with the story. Driving around in Japan, is quite expensive. Gas is expensive, traffic eats up more of it… Read more →

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