Beautiful collection of Mazda RX-7’s with everyone a little different from the next. The owners own flair on the FD3S chassis is great! Gotta love tuner style in Japan.
This weekend held one of the most long awaited events that really kicks off the drift season out here in SoCal’s Long Beach. Formula Drift looks to have a great turn out of cars and spectators. The gloomy weather was a definite improvement compared to past years of being out in the burning sun. The weather was a little cold for my taste but still a nice day to enjoy cars and drifting. Our event photographer Emerson (Emu ) was able to attend and bring you the coverage from the event. So BIG THANK YOU to him for the images you’re about to see. We’ll be posting the coverage in a series this week. So enjoy the first segment from Formula Drift, Long Beach.
We’re working on a new feature to bring you. One of our very own admins and close friends for BobsYrUncle and in between updates I wanted to give my 2 cents about the industry.
Thinking back to when I first was obsessed with “modding” my car was probably back in 1997-98 when saving for an intake, clear corners and exhaust would brea the bank. Having a after school job was your means of fixing up your car. I remember trying not to spend a dime so i could save and buy Neuspeed springs (cause coilovers were just too out of reach and seemed like a thing from the future) Getting an intake would be like a gift from god and hearing the first rev made you feel like you just added 25 hp to your ride. Greddy exhaust would have you eating top ramen for days/ months till that moment you had enough to make the purchase bring it home and install with the homies. Those were the days.
For some reason maybe i don’t see it or hear about it anymore it seems like the new this to do is calling all the hard working less fortunate people’s builds “rice” I mean you take us old school people and their first builds out now a days and would we be called rice for building it slowly and adding what we can afford? What happened to the comeradity and enthusiasts nod for someones hard work. It would seem that a lot of people now a days are on a high horse . I could be wrong here but where is everyone getting their money ? I’m not saying everyones driving a sick ride but there’s plenty of the youngsters keeping up with the big boys, build wise and it just baffles me. What happened to the days or working after school or weekend gigs to make that extra money. Saving for that one mediocre part and showing it off to the homies. I guess times have changed and the industries evolved .. into something good? .. I don’t know.. but it certainly is different. /2 Cents
With the post I posted yesterday with the RX7 and Porsche Duo I remembered the RE Amemiya RX7 that’s a total blend of both looks. Definitely outside the box thinking and it works. Not a fan of the rear of this car so I didn’t add the picture but the video below so you can check it out.