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When Zoolander came out in 2001, one of the core jokes in the film was the big-time designer putting together a fashion line called “Derelicte” based on the rags and garbage worn by street urchins in The Big City. It seemed obviously absurd, and we laughed. In 2012 Macklemore released his song Thrift Shop and we agreed that paying $50 […]

Hipsterism & Embracing Delapidation


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This website becomes less and less relevant to me but I think it’s worthwhile making some notes on the car and set up after a relatively unsuccessful two-day event this past weekend.  The annual WCMA regional solo event visited our lot at the Calgary Airport.  With between seventy and eighty drivers, I finished up 12th overall (?!? combined results don’t […]

Finally A Solo Event



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It’s spring, and my fourth season with the FR-S begins… The fact that I’m still driving the car seems amazing in itself.  When I bought the car I planned on keeping it forever, but I sure as hell didn’t plan on keeping it stock. As it is though, it has largely impressed and I have seen little need to spend money […]

2017 Season Prep


This 5×100 wheel thing is getting me down… that and the solo regulations which I’ve decided to abide by which place my FRS in CS, and also restrict me to 7J width.  To date, a set of Enkei RS-III circa 1995 are the most interesting thing I’ve found, but I haven’t even gotten them on the car yet, and I’m […]

A Wheel Project?



It was great to get out on the lake at least once this season. I don’t begrudge my absence from the weekend schools, the mid-week sessions, and the sold-out Ice Dice events. But I do notice it. Of course the fact that V and I have taken on the worlds biggest and best project (creating a universe incarnate) has influenced […]

I do and I don’t


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I make earnest attempts over and over again to escape or revise my 86 life, but it always finds a way to haunt me.  When I awake in the middle of the night with cool calm feelings, it is generally because I’ve been turning wrenches on an engine with four shiny stacks on the passenger side, and tall swooping octopus legs […]

Finding My ハチロク Dreams