SPEED HERO Blog — American

Strange Cameo

I was watching some of my favorite music from years past, when I came across SuperRad by Aquabats. Great song, but I noticed a very strange automotive Cameo in the video. Let's see if you catch it. :)

The Bombs Bursting in Air

When I was first getting into drifting the idea of drifting anything RWD was obscure and silly. It was Corolla's, S chassis, FC's and the odd sedan. With the increase in popularity comes variety due to desperation. I was desperate for wheels just before our last event. Weeks, months? Earlier I had purchased an SC400. It was going to be my missile for the year. I was excited. I'm a massive 1uz fan having a little experience drifting one around it was a great opportunity to jump...

The Art of Ute

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"]Chevrolet El Camino Pickup[/caption]
I can't say my work is quality, but I do proclaim to be one of the biggest fans of truck conversions. Car based trucks has always been a curiosity of mine, as a mix of rarity and obscurity, function and form the 'ute' is a concept that is uncommonly embraced for it's logical approach. The idea is simple and although Japan and many other countries received the ever so perfect Kei-trucks we were not as lucky. The next best thing is to achieve this...

High Sierra

There was a golden age of the speedhero blog, when I was syked about cars, and had nohing better to do than share my excitement. This video is pretty rad. Few people in North America give the Ford Sierra, or what we got as Merkur XR4ti's a second look, but they are pretty sweet cars. RWD, turbo 2.3L, independant rear suspension. This fine model has an SR20 crammed in it.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJf5Ua1e9QQ]

Out in the Streets, they call it Murder

Welcome to Jamrock. A European heavy edition of my horrible DOTS copying. Downtown/China Town Victoria is Euro heavy from Classic BMW's, to Vintage Volvo's. Seems to be the hip thing to do on the western side of Douglas street with many European specialty repair shops located all very close to each other. Hey, that van is part of an ancient European candy giving tribe. Never fear, someone cruises by in an old van and offers you a chocolate bar to get in? They are just friendly and practicing...