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ZN6 Chase

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Good looking car. At that pitiful speed though, there is little for me to regret whilst driving a well used WRX. I’d like to see it on some skinny 15’s.

If you can’t get through the full lap, then watch this instead. Lol.

New V Old

Friday, February 1st, 2013

jos3 (1)Through the SASC Winter Driving School I’ve had a chance to drive all sorts of cars, and as someone who is seldom content with what is in his own garage, I’m doing a lot of comparing.  A couple people have questioned how I like my GDA WRX, so I’ll say now, “I like it a lot.”  Even after driving GR STI’s and EVO X’s I am not at all disappointed with my lowly ten year old WRX.

That’s not to…

My Big Balls…

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

overdriving…might help me drive faster if they were hanging off the back of my bumper. The tremendous confidence and sense of superiority they are giving me is not helping at all in that regard.

For years, many many people have told me that I am a chronic over-driver.  I push too hard, try too hard, work the car too hard.  “Tone it down” they say, “and you’ll get better results and more consistently too.”  Occasionally I knew that I gave…

Like a Kid Again

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

gdacrossBefore the internet, and before I knew about toe-out and LSD and rebound damping I went to auto-x and had fun.  Somewhere along the way my knowledge and ambition began to interfere with wanting to do things because they were fun.  I should be more ashamed to say it.

I went karting with my family a couple weeks ago and I had a blast.  I was fast and it felt good.  Carving around 14 year old kids and 45 year…

Scratches

Monday, March 5th, 2012

scratchesI helped out at an SASC Winter Driving School yesterday.  Very good time.  I enjoy the challenge of 4WD, and the opportunity to reflect on driving by observing others.  These scratch marks were observed after I got out of the car on course to consider my line and technique.  Looks like I had good angle at least…

The Celica is still here.  That’s OK.  Repairs and gas for it have been financed by a flaky buyer and abandoned deposit.

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

celicaShe’s going to be deep into cars I think.  At least she teases me by looking at pictures of cars with me on Noriyaro or Speedhunters, and she loves to call out “tanoshii” while riding along.  Being a responsible dad, and living the car life of my past is a pretty serious contradiction though…

ghostlake1Today was a simple drive out to Ghost Lake to check out the SASC winter driving school.  This is something that was organized last year, and…

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011

90-ESCNAC was fun.  If I ever was fast, I am not anymore.  I still know how to look good though.  For those who are not auto-x savvy, this is an unmodified 5SFE powered SW20 on 225 R compounds.  Not a fast car by any standard, but an MR layout on soft suspension sure make it fun to throw around.  If it wasn’t for a lack of headroom, I’d very happily trade my AE86 for something like this…

Credit Ian Gulinao…