Archive for February, 2009

28
Feb
09

:facepalm:

Oh my word.  Now I am all for being different and innovative, but this is just downright nasty.

barf

You would think this is from the US, but no this is straight from Japan.  Everything about this thing makes me queasy.  The poor craftsmanship is just deplorable.  I mean come on, you couldn’t have matched the paint in the center there?  The wheels, look like some Guido from Jersey was rocking them on his Neon in 1996.  I feel like I need to spray on a bottle of axe and fist pump to some techno right now.  This baby is puketastic.

Scion Corporate actually made a SW (Super White) limo back when Scion was first launched in the US.  That one actually looked pretty good.  It was done by Five Axis, so you know it’s quality work.

xb_limo

This is the Scion limo.  Not bad looking, huh?

But on a side note; I have always found it odd how we strive to be like them in Japan and they strive to be like us in the US.  Hence the “Scion” emblem in the grille, weird.

27
Feb
09

Streamlined

When I started this blog I figured I would just blog about Japanese vans/wagons/micros/hatchbacks from Japan and the US, I did not have China in mind.  But today, I have China in mind.  Why?  Because I am blogging about two Honda Stream RN6 x RN8’s straight from China.  The Stream kind of looks like a van, but is categorized as a compact MPV (multi purpose vehicle).  The current gen Odyssey in Japan is categorized as a compact MPV as well, just for reference.  The Stream is just another vehicle we do not get to gawk at in the states.

These two particular Streams are decked out in full Mugen attire (pronounced “moo-genn” for all you non-honda peeps).  They are both very similar, yet carry two very different auras about them.  The Stream with the black wheels is lower and meaner.  While the bronze wheeled Stream sits higher and seems softer.  I want to say the black wheels are Mugen NR’s, but don’t quote me on that.  The bronze wheels look to be a set of Mugen GP’s.  They are both very cleanly executed and look like they could see track duty.  

I like the white one :)

Enjoy.

rn6xrn8

rn6xrn8-2

The photography is just amazing.  I love these rolling shots.  Rolling shots are beyond awesome when executed well and these pics are beyond awesome.  Hats off to the guys that were taking these pics.

rn6xrn8-3

Stunning picture.

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Photos courtesy of T.Design Photography.

25
Feb
09

Got HiAce?

Who needs a HiAce?  Do you need a HiAce?  Just go grab one.  There are a few in the corner over there, help yourself.

gotHiAce?

25
Feb
09

Random Toaster Pic

My box is a bit of a camera whore.  She loves the camera and I constantly oblige her.  I have thousands of jpegs of just my box and then thousands more of other vehicles.  Sometimes I go through my old pics to see how far the box has come in the 3 3/4 years I have had her.  So while I was perusing through the massive amount of pics of my toaster and found this one.  It was taken at Atco Raceway in Atco, NJ on 6/10/08 by my friend Zack.  He has pretty awesome camera equipment and a knack for photography.  He really made my toaster pop, don’t you think?

It’s probably my favourite pic of my Toaster with the RS3.0 grille on there.  It is quite the colour combo, yes.  I am not the most sane person and random colours seem to be my thing.  And yes, I do still have the grille and I plan to keep it and use it in the future.  I am insane, yes.

What do you guys think?  Do you like my current setup or the crayola thing I got going on in this pic?

Enjoy.

marlon_xbnn

24
Feb
09

Legacy Wagon

We all know that the Japanese always get the most awesome vehicles, and we, only get to drool over them.  Stateside, we get very little awesome coming our way and it’s been this way for a long while.  Don’t get me wrong, we do get some pretty cool vehicles, but over in Japan, they get all the good stuff and then some.

Well this Subaru Legacy Spec B Wagon is no different.  This Rally Blue Pearl Legacy has all the STI trimmings that make me jealous and it’s not available for purchase in the US.  Why can’t we get wagons like this in the states?!  Why are we so unworthy of this awesome vehicle?!  These are some of life’s great questions, and until we can get the answer, we just have to sit, wait, and drool.

Enjoy.

specb

It’s just so beautiful.

specb2

I’ll take two please!

specb3

So unfair…

24
Feb
09

Lol Wut?

I have found for you, this crappy phone pic of an unidentified van.  I do not know what is going on with this van, but I kind of like the direction the owner is heading in.  It definitely needs some work, considering the vast amount of dents this thing has and that whole missing of the grille thing.  But I think with a little TLC, this could be one sexy looking van.  It’s already slammed, so it’s halfway there.

If anyone can identify this van, I would appreciate the help in that department.

Enjoy.

lolwut

23
Feb
09

Rearview

Now this is how a van should look.  Clean, classy, and down right sexy.  You cannot deny the shear awesome that this Stepwagon exudes.  This Stepwagon is near perfection, and I don’t say that very often.  Take notes people, this may be on the final.  

Enjoy.

stepwagon rump

This picture makes me feel like I was walking through a loading dock and happen to stumble upon this beauty.  Like she was waiting for me; she knew.




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