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I'm Paul

Being addicted to cars started at an early age, like the majority of our readers, is where my passion for vehicles began but what took me from one level to another were my 8+ years living in Japan. I attended and participated in various activities ranging from Low Rider cars shows (yes, it is very popular in Japan), time attacks,… Read more →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 with his V-spec R34,… Read more →


New England’s Hidden Gem – Maine Line Exotics

A lot of people love New England because of the old American feel. Buildings that were built in the 1800’s still have that old authentic look but are usually renovated inside to have a newer, more comfortable interior and to make them energy compliant. There are some nice beaches around the New Hampshire and Maine coast but the water is… 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 →

MSD 8.5mm Spark Plug Wires

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 →


How did America ruin drifting?

I guess you clicked on this article thinking that I have the answer, but I don’t. It’s more in the tune of, “Why do I feel like America has ruined drifting?” Drifting began back in the 70’s. Back then however, it wasn’t considered a sport, but more of a technique. It wasn’t until the late 80’s that drifting became popular… 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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