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The contemporary popular sci-fi motion picture “Arrival” incorporates the interesting concept that language can determine the perception of reality. The main character learns the non-linear alien language, and *spoiler alert* literally learns how to perceive the time space continuum in a non-linear way. V and I have recenly experienced the same phenomenon. The contrast of our new vehicle compared to […]

Mr. Leapfrog or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and ...


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I’m not one who really believes that video games skills translate to real life, or visa-versa, but having played my fair share, I believe that good racing games do at least get you thinking about the right concepts. Certainly, the serious gamers who I have driven with, always show real understanding of theory.   I’ve been playing the Gran Truismo franchise […]

When I’m Lazy



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Road & Track is full of lots of shit… and this probably belongs in that category, but on their Facebook feed this morning I saw something that applies to me. Something that I had already considered and evaluated, and started to act on… The fruits of that action are seen above. A quote from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden… “Beware of […]

Don’t Be A Tool


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Yah it’s that time of year again… but the truth is that I think seriously about World Rally Blue all year round. I am generally always in some state of regret about a past car sale. For quite some time, it was my RN66 truck.  I’ve moved past the loss of my AE86, yet I still regret giving up the […]

Always Blue



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When Q and R counted up their past cars and found they had owned 31 and 43 respective projects, it made me realize how inactive my car life is by comparison. 2 BC6s, The Trackick , and now the GDA again are the only official entries to my name. I hold no delusions of catching up with the pace, but […]

Documentation


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Toyota recently announced that in the near future, all of its new vehicles will have advanced semi-autonomous driving features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams and adaptive cruise control. I have a fair of experience with similar features from other brands, and admit that for a car that I use every day to go to work, […]

Old Car Feels



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As I hinted at a couple weeks ago when writing about Ryan’s old SW20, I’ve bought in completely to the street class mentality. Part of me was afraid to do this because it seems so incredibly boring. The car stays plain. Tuning options are limited. I don’t get to go fast. As I’ve known all along though… the right wheels […]

All In For C-Street


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A recent work trip took me to Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec. If you haven’t heard of ICAR, I am not surprised.  I myself only discovered ICAR recently in relation to another project I am working on.  The fact that an unrelated work trip took me to the circuit was a happy coincidence. Since motorsports development and relevance has become a big interest of mine, […]

Makeshift Circuit



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I am slow to get things done. Things happen pretty fast in my mind – but am much slower getting them on paper, let alone tangible incarnations. The WRX has been sitting since May, and nice weather isn’t the real reason. I am reluctant to make a second attempt at a JDM motor, because this time around the turbo & […]

Shi no Senkoku


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I have recently been viciously debating the merits of keeping my FR-S stock (or at least street class legal).  Parts have been purchased.  Sleep has been lost.  Friendships have been strained while I, as usual, renege on my promises. Sarcasm? The truth is that the last two years of car life has been blissful… except for the absence of raining […]

The Simplest Competition Car