Projects

Mochi's JCE10 Q's New Era Hachiroku Ryan's SW11 projects-gda3

Past Projects

In the fall of 2001 Ryan and I started assembling and modifying cars together.  All started in different forms, some from scratch, others from near full build requiring only tweaking and tuning.  Nevertheless, all of these cars have been ours… we have a tendency to go through a lot:  lots that never even made mention here, and some that I spent hours writing and thinking about.  It is some form of A.D.D…. really.  In the first few years after we teamed up, neither of us managed to make it through a single season with one car.  They came and went. Mostly it was because we liked to dream, but it was also partly because there was always someone willing to buy.  Cash just looks so good.

Note: These charts are for fun.  Don’t confuse them for us being hard core and bad ass.  Check it out.

Q'S Power Wagon projects-bc62 projects-fjz80 Andrew's Trackick Qs Daily Still Qs AE86 Ryan's VZN170 Mochi's ZJ Mochi's UCF10 Arews BC6 projects-sabi project-aw11sc RN66 Boroi AW11 RNN14 Ryan's NA6CE GZ20 AH Civic projects-a1 Original AE86 All My Other AE86


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


Either I have a really cool neighbor, or my neighbor has a really cool friend. I was able to stop and take a terrible picture of this car the second time that I saw it on my block. I remember hearing stories about golden valve covers and the technicians engraving their names on the crankshaft after hand balancing. Hipster Alert! […]

Subaru Technica International



My car is cared for and loved, but it has not necessarily had an easy life.  With a little more than 13000km on it now, it seems to only ever emerge from the garage for track events.  To and from these events, it sees no more than 3500rpm as I challenge myself to improve my gearbox work by keeping the […]

Buying In Bulk


With pricing released and pre-orders open on the 2017 BRZ as of yesterday in the USA, I am asking myself more and more seriously, “Am I going to trade in my 2015 FRS for a new model?” In the USA, the top model BRZ limited increases in price by less than $400.  The performance package (only available on the Limited […]

ハチロクじゃない?



Someone on FT86club started a steel appreciation thread, and since I didn’t realize that anyone else knew that grey/silver is the best colour for any car, I am excited to contribute this image. I have absolutely zero regrets. Blue in some lights. Grey in others. Plain and boring to many.  Clean and simple to those that matter.  If I ever […]

Steel


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Maybe… The 2017 Model is getting closer, and I’m struggling with my car life direction.  Now two years and a mere 12000km into modern 86 life, and I have very few complaints with my car… but I always imagine that it could be better. A couple weeks ago I took the car out to our local “road course” for the […]

FS: 2015 Scion FRS




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5 thoughts on “FS: 2015 Scion FRS

  • Nathan Bartley

    Ha, the eternal car payment….or as I call it, my ticket to ride. I made the switch to leasing and have never looked back, 30 months is exactly how long it takes me to turn something wonderful into a tired old lump.

  • Q Osborne Post author

    ha. So the WRX is gone?

    Historically, I have spent about the equivalent of a car payment per month on every car I’ve owned… even the ones that I have purchased outright. Definitely seems like a better use of time, if not money… to avoid repairs and modifications for something that is close to what you like straight off the lot.

  • Nathan Bartley

    Yah the WRX has been gone for a while now, switched to a new STI in 2015 which was going swimmingly until the engine cratered on me a week ago, but luckily its a warranty job. Lease ends on that in 5 months, but there is absolutely nothing new out there that interests me at the moment, so not sure where I am going to go with it. Golf R is too soft, focus RS is too much, another STI is locking me into another 3 years with an engine older than me, and I can’t go backwards into a WRX.