Archive for March, 2009



In my many adventures across the interwebs I have stumbled upon many great things and many not-so-great things.  I have seen things that will make the strongest of men weak in the knees and the sissiest of men sell their Priuses for a Sherman Tank.  It’s seems that for every awesome thing on the interwebs there are thirty disturbing things following right behind it.  It’s just a never ending cycle of , “oh man” and “really?”

That is why I am pleased to bring you this super sexy, super awesome, ’72 Toyota Crown Custom Wagon.


Believe or not this Crown is actually in the US.  All I know is that it resides in California and seems to have an owner that truly loves it.

ass shot

This gal is just so gorgeous.  It must be awesome to drive around in one of these.


Quickie: Estima

Just a quickie for right now.


A 2nd-gen Estima with a pretty sweet wheel choice.


Electric Boogaloo

School is driving me insane and engulfing my life.  It’s so stressful right now.  I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my future and where they hell  am going in life.  So when my buddy asked me if I wanted to go back to my old campus this weekend, I heartily said yes.  

It’s a two hour drive down there from my current campus and the box handled it like a champ.  Considering that I hadn’t started or moved her in two weeks, my bad.  When we got there we drove around a little to check out anything that may be new.  My buddy Bill and I are just tooting around looking at the campus and then we saw it!  

uh what?

I stopped in the middle of the road and reversed in just to see this.  I have never seen one of these three-wheeled terrors before.  It’s called a “Xebra Electric Sedan” and it’s made by a company called “Zap!”  This particular Xebra is Kiwi Green, shnazzy.


If you haven’t already noticed, this is an electric vehicle and has zero emissions.  It belongs to one of the professors at my old campus.  This Xebra has motorcycle tags so I doubt that this thing is a supercar, but it’s still really cool.

Solar Power

It’s is obviously battery powered, 110v to be exact, but it also has solar panels.  That’s right solar panels on a “car.”  ZAP!’s website says that this thing can go up to 25 miles on a charge and seat four people.  So you won’t use this for a road trip, but it’s great for a small to medium sized commute.  

I could not get a good shot of the interior, but it kind of looks like an airplane.  It has a few big red buttons and switches.  The seats and dash are very unappealing and lackluster, but I doubt people buy these to be rolling in leather and ostrich and drinking martinis while saving the environment.  The interior looked like the cockpit to a Cessna.  Makes me think this thing might be a secret spy vehicle or something, hmm.

I know this isn’t Japanese, but I thought it was really interesting and that you guys would enjoy it.  I think my campus has a few of the other Zap! vehicles, I will try and get pics of those if there is any interest. 

Check out Zap!‘s website, they have a few other vehicles to choose from including scooters and ATVs.  These little things are pretty fascinating.


Clean Atenza

Whelp, because I am sorting out the logo situation, dealing with school, and hiding from rogue polar bears I am just going to do a quickie today.  That’s right I said quickie.  



Here we have a very sexy and very clean Mazda Atenza Wagon (Mazda 6 in the states).  I don’t know much about the Mazdas or their tuning style, but I know this Atenza is drop dead sexy.  Aside from it’s ground pounding stance and pretty good wheel fitment, it’s sporting a Mazdaspeed front end.  For those that don’t know, the Mazdaspeed vehicles are like regular cars, just better, a lot better.  Mainly they are faster and handle better and usually look sexier.

As for the Atenza/6 wagons, I have loved them since they were introduced.  I wanted one for a little bit, but I could never part with the Toaster.  They are functional and sexy, can’t go wrong with that!

What are your thoughts on this Atenza?


New Logo?

So I am trying to come up with some sort of logo for OMG Pancakes.  I want the blog to have something of it’s own.  So I was playing around with MS paint and using my mad skills to toss around a few ideas.  I finally came up with one and I wanted to see what you all thought.



What do you guys think?  Likey?  Awesome, no? 

Clearly my mad skills came in quite handy here.  It’s a good thing I have a mouse because if I had to use the trackpad, I doubt it would have come out this awesome.  Did you notice the severe amount of camber I threw in there.  It’s pretty stellar, I know.  It looks like a 4 year old, hopped up on pxie sticks, drew this with a deformed crayon, while being chased by a polar bear.  Did you get that mental picture?  Crazy…

On a serious note, lol, if anyone would like to help me make a logo for the site I would greatly appreciate it.  Shoot me an email if you would like to help this poor soul and his lack of photoshopping skills.


Ok, I tried again.  How about now?




I Are Excited

I am excited because my wheels are back on.  Actually, I put them on last week, but I hadn’t found a pic I wanted to use until yesterday and I haven’t done a proper shoot since last fall.  It’s probably because I’m lazy and wasn’t actually looking all that hard.  I was too busy with school and watching my back for rogue polar bears.  You can never be too careful with those sneaky bastards.  So I looked a little and decided to use this pic that I never really knew I had.


Oh, hello there

Ever been trifling through photos that you have looked through probably fifty times before and find a gem that you had overlooked many times before?  Well that’s how I found this gorgeous shot of my box.  I had looked through the set this pic came from at least twenty times and had never even noticed this one.  It’s so weird how that works.  I love it, I don’t know how I missed it so many times.

Yes, this is just shameless whoring of my box.  What can I say, I’m like the dude that always wants to show baby pictures to everyone even though everyone thinks I have the ugliest baby ever.  But no one says anything because they are trying to be nice.  Well, no one ever wants to admit their kid is ugly, especially the delusional people like me.


Lima Bean

Today was absolutely brutal.  I was running around all day for class and seeing advisers to try and figure out what is going on with my life.  My life is like a browner, not so funny, version of Lost right now.  Just the way things are going, you’re watching and saying, “wtf mate” because it’s just so hard to follow and you never know if a polar bear is going to pop out and maul your ass.  Scarey situation, I know.  I was lucky enough to get a few minutes to check up on a few blogs and forums I like to frequent.  It was a time for me to regain my sanity and quell my fear of the polar bear.  For I was in the library and everyone knows polar bears can’t get into libraries.  Their paws make so much noise that librarians don’t let them in.  Since I wasn’t looking over my shoulder for polar bears I was carelessly surfing the interwebs.  I landed on 7tune and decided to rifle through some of their older posts.  I stumbled across this lime green Honda Life.  It looks like a sexy lima bean to me.

it's so gween!

It looks to have had a lot of work done, but retains a very stock looking appearance.  I truly dig it.

That ist next door isn’t too bad looking either.  I could do with the tails on it though.  

lima bean

I love the flares and the deep dish wheels.  You could fit a baby in there, a very awkward baby.  

It looks like the owner nrrowly missed having the exhaust eat the curb, ouch.  I always leave a super buffer with the curb.  I had my oh-so-kind edler sister nail my exhaust on a nice curb once.  That is a moment I want to forget.

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