MIGHTY CAR MODS MOVIE.

Well iv been waiting a while (it also been a while since i last posted here) but i just did my sunday checks and i noticed a new Mighty Car Mods upload, so of course i have had to watch it. 

Now i am a lover of cars, i am also a very big fan of Japan (Japanese cars, jdm etc. the car that got me interested in cars is of course the Nissan Skyline GTR34 hence my love for the above).

Now just a quick brief of what the MCM upload was about, they made an hour long film in which they went to Japan, purchased a car for like $300 and started work on modifications so that they could enter it into a drift day along with others (skylines, evo's, scooby's and various other cars). The car they chose (or the car that chose them for their budget) was a daihatsu mira. Not the most powerful car or the best looking but what got me was the fact that no-one cared! This wasnt a case of "look at my car its got everything it need to make it fast and look cool" it was a case of this is what i have and have put together for me to have some honest fun around a course with others who have the same mindset. 

That is what i love about cars, yes i consider myself to have a nice car (Honda S2000) Moog will agree! Now although i consider myself to have a nice car it is by no means perfect, its needs some tlc here and there, it drinks alot of oil at the moment but i dont care! The car has done 166,000 miles and is still going strong and that is what i love!  ive said on another page:-

"Something happens at around 6000rpm, headers drown out all sound, engine vibration travels at a hearts rate. your field of vision funnels into the scenery and suddenly your not on the road, your in it, your apart of it, the traffic, the trees the other users, are just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you pass them. no other feeling hits you like VTEC and there is no other car that gets you like the S2000. 

Sometimes i forget the rush of that feeling, the rush of becoming one with the road, with the car, feeling the bumps, the gradient the smoothness of its finish. looking into its heart knowing the beast that lays within, knowing it can be tamed and that when you do, the feeling is a rush of adrenaline surging through you, but remembering that on occasion the beast bites back! "

That is what the Daihatsu Mira was all about, the fun and love of getting together with other like minded people and doing what you enjoy doing. 

im going to put the MCM video up in a sec and would just like to add that i do not own the video or the rights or any of that legal mumbo jumbo, i am putting this up because it is an amazing and honest video showing two peoples love of cars and the honesty of what they enjoy.

I hope you enjoy like i did.

Thanks Marty, Thanks Moog. Keep it up.

Paul Walker - a true petrol head!

Well i thought that i would write another post about Paul Walker as its still a shock and with him gone this world has lost a true petrol head. 

I find this very close to me as i too have lost a family member in a car accident and even came close myself to death as a similar thing happened to me (i hit a tree doing about 50-60mph) and walked away from it. 

The video below is the tribute video that was made in Paul's memory which i think is very touching, from the looks of it, it took only a few days to reach nearly 20,000,000 hits which just goes to show that the guy was loved.

Amazing photo of Paul Walker and a rally spec MK1 Escort.

I don't really know what else to put as there are too many emotions going on right now but all i can say is all the best to his family, his friends and everyone else who's heart this guy managed to touch.

 

Goodbye Paul Walker

R.I.P Paul Walker

Well having just read the tragic news about Paul Walker having been killed in a car crash i must be honest and say that it took a few minutes for it to really sink in. i was speechless and staring into space, i don't know if it was just taking that long for my brain to realise what had happened or if i was trying to convince myself that what i was reading wasn't true. my heart goes out to his family, his friends and those who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Paul walker, best known for his role in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise seemed a genuine guy, never on the news for being in trouble always being helpful and doing many things for charity and on top of that entertaining millions with his movies.

GTR (r35)

GTR (r35)

GTR (R34)

GTR (R34)

Paul Walker known for his love of the nissan skyline (the first car that got me interested in cars when i was very young) the GTR34 mainly as he insisted on using them in the movies and even carried that on later with the GTR (R35). 

Like me the guy loved cars, everything about them their functionality, their power, their beauty, the lot! but he also knew that there were more important things too -

Quote "All that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy, everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae" Paul Walker.

Look after those you care about, those you love because there is no replacing them, cars can be replaced, time and time again - life though, there are no dress rehearsals for life. Live it and enjoy it!

Rest In Peace Paul Walker, you were loved, you were adored and you will be missed!

Semester One Review

Well semester one is half way through now and with the 9am starts somedays it can be a bit tiring by the end of the day but i do get to have an hour or two to have a nap, unfortunately my nap has to be in my car at the end of the car park. 

Handbrake off and into gear then legs over the centre console and a pillow on my headrest. not ideal for someone 6"2 but needs must. Oh and doors locked!

Handbrake off and into gear then legs over the centre console and a pillow on my headrest. not ideal for someone 6"2 but needs must. Oh and doors locked!

The classes so far are going ok, i'm enjoying the car chassis class as i've got some good plans for strengthening it and testing it, the advance mechanics is a tough one but i'm trying to get my head around it all and will see how it goes. 

I'm going to finish here as i've got a few things to do still and i'll be needing some sleep before work tonight as with the christmas rush coming up we are having to do early starts at work.

Night all. 

Just wow! Jaguar F-Type V8S

Below will be a video from the youtube channel "Jay Leno's Garage"  , now im am avid watcher and subscriber to this particular channel as not only do i enjoy Jay Leno's views on cars but i love the guys passion for cars too.

The car itself i think is absolutely stunning, on a side note i have always been myself an Aston Martin fan (i still am, i mean who hasn't dreamt of being James Bond) but in all honesty this new F-Type is beautiful and i would chose it over any current aston martin at the moment.

The below video is all about the new Jaguar F-Type V8S.......enjoy

 

 

With just a bit of elbow grease you can change lots!

Whilst browsing youtube, which i do a lot (don't really watch tv much) i came across this video....(its not my video but i just thought it was cool and well this is free advertising for the maker and who doesn't like free advertising). 

I too am in the process of doing this, not that my engine has gone but just because i like to "tinker" with this kind of stuff.  Im looking into refurbishing a Honda S2000 Vtec engine. 

Anyways enjoy the video - i did.

That time of year again....

Well, it is finally September and that means that my second year of university will begin in a few weeks. My timetable seems a bit more relaxed this semester but that is still subject to change, it also shows that i have two 9am starts which will be tough as i don't finish work till 7:30am and with a drive to stoke needed this year it will be close for me to get there on time, i just hope traffic is on my side and to help i'm even going to take the M6 TOLL road which will cost me £5 a day.

On a plus side when i return to uni i'm going to book a slot in the garages and do the following things to my car:-

Complete oil change along with filter. (engine oil as gearbox and diff oil have just been replaced) 

A compression test on my engine to check for any leaks. 

That should be enough for a slot in the garages for the first session. 

Drayson Racing 850 hp Electric Formula E Race Car Testing @ Rockingham

I came across this whilst browsing YouTube. 

It's an electric car that beat the "electric car" land speed record recording a speed of 204.2mph on a 1.86 mile runway at RAF Elvington, Yorkshire. 

The "hypercar" built by british company Drayson Racing is called the Drayson B12 69/EV and is based on lola LMP1 which competes at Le Mans in the 24hr race. 

Now im not one for liking the whole idea of electric cars, dont get me wrong electric cars are most probably the cars of the future   but for now, give me a old fashioned petrol powered V8, V10 or V12 internal combustion engine with a manual gearbox and the choice to take it to the limit! 

 

Source: http://youtu.be/c3qS12idt9s

A Sad Day for Motor Racing.....R.I.P Allan Simonsen.

Im sure you've heard (or read) about the horrific accident that happend at the Le Mans 24hr race. 

Ten minutes into the race an Aston Martin driven by Allan Simonsen veered of the track and into a barrier killing the driver. Now although i did not know him, one of my lecturers at university did, not only had he met Allan but he also had the pleasure of working with him too and considered him one of the "good guys" in the sport.  

Things like this are of course tragic and show you the dangers of what the sport of motor racing involve, drivers, pit crew, marshalls and many others risk their lives for not only a sport that they love but to entertain the people. 

My thoughts and best wishes go out to his family, close friends and anyone else who had the pleasure of knowing Allan Simonsen. 

 

Drive safe everyone - cars can be replaced, lives can't. 

69 Boss Mustang! Mario Andretti

the video below i think is amazing!, it makes me miss my 4.7l V8 Mustang GT. Yes my mustang wasn't the fastest or maybe as beautiful as this one but power isn't everything. 

If at some point in my life i could be involved in the making of a car like this, i would die happy 

i do not own the above video or have its distribution rights but i just wanted people to see it.

2013!

Well, 2013 has finally arrived. Ive got some good hopes for this year so lets hope they all come to fruition. 

The past few weeks have been very busy, with work and christmas and new years and university assignments but its all for a good cause.

i havent had much time to relax over the past few weeks due to the above reasons but when i have had some time to put my feet up and relax ive been listening to music. 

i came across a good song on youtube and ive found it very relaxing.

More to follow.....

check it out.

arrival.

the stuff i ordered from Rooster Teeth came today, actually it came yesterday but i was too busy to post up.

On a side note, i've got 1.5 more weeks of uni to go and then semester one is over with

Final post of the week.

Sunday night, im getting ready to have another nap before i start work. i know everyone says it but the start of the week really does take it out of me. I get up Monday at 2am for work, i finish work at 8am and drive an hour to university for 9am. Whilst at university i attend all my classes, nap in my car during the two hour break and hour break i have (i also get some food during that time) and i eventually finish university at 6pm where i drive an hour home get myself some more food (if im not too tired to do so) and im asleep by 9pm where im up again 5 hours later to do the same again on tuesday (i dont get the extra hour break at uni but i finish an hour early so it works out). Once mondays and tuesdays are out of the way things get  a bit better for me and the week calms down but i tend to use some of that time to either study or catch up on sleep.

Anyways, I've done what i wanted this weekend  I've listened to the podcasts i wanted and watch the programs i wanted to watch and finished the day with a fantastic grand prix. So right now im going to charge my phone, charge my laptop and charge myself with a few hours before work. 

I'll be back..................

The Results are IN!!

Thats true, the results are in, no not X-Factor, the Grand prix results:-

1st - Hamilton

2nd - Vettel

3rd - Alonso

Now not being an Alonso fan myself im gutted that he got 3rd (would have preferred Button, Webber or Raikonnen) but i cant chose the results so thats just how it is.

grand Prix of The Americas....

Well, today (its 05:46am sunday) is the American grand prix.

1st is Vettel

2nd is Hamilton

3rd is  Webber

I'm writing this whilst listening to the Rooster teeth Podcast (192) and i must say im laughing and smiling listening to it, its a very personal and intimate podcast this week.  I've also noticed that both the grand prix and the rooster teeth offices are based in Austin Texas and are less than 10 miles apart, now ive always wanted to go and tour the rooster teeth offices and also knowing about the up and coming american grand prix have wanted to go to that too. I guess Austin Texas will be one of my next stops when the time comes :)