Archive for August, 2009

Want to buy a Bug?

August 17, 2009

This little ‘Rat’ Bug, is for sale not too far from me.  It’s in Winton, Southland.  I normally wouldn’t put your average for sale type deal up on here but I think it’s likely to have a potential market in viewers from here and as the guy who owns it is essentially local.  Why the hell not?!  Check it out for yourself;

“Spec” List;

-’enhanced patina’ half fake, half real (looks real)
-pinstriped under patina to look old
-5″ narrowed beam
-dropped spindles
-new king pins
-new link pins
-1600 single port (new cylinders and pistons
- big webber twin barrel carb (needs manifold)
-Near on no rust (i cut and welded almost all of it, bear in mind its a rat so bit rough)
-I think it’s 100% complete
-near new 145/50 tyres, or whatever smart car tyres are

etc. etc.

You can check out some more pictures and the links to perhaps go on to purchase it, by clicking (more…)

I found these whilst trawling one of many million Japanese car sites, some of the cars I’ve seen before, others not so much but they’re all pretty badass in their own way, check ‘em out;

Mazda R100

Mazda R100

Toyota Corolla KE15

Toyota Corolla KE10

Honda Life

Honda Life


Quality Meat.

August 14, 2009
Wouldnt you just love to be part of it?

Wouldn't you just love to be part of it?

Photo courtesy of the gallery of Star-Road, Japan.

especially not around these parts. But feel free to skip this entry if you’re over flying wedges.

I tend not to talk a great deal about my MR2 because it’s my daily driver and people don’t usually give a tin shit about their dailys, myself included. I’ve had it for half a year so far – and folks still haven’t realized that I went and bought another AW11 because I haven’t really bothered to tell anyone about it.

AW11 MR2 Clevedon '09 (by decypher the code)

Red Two standing by.

It’s the fourth AW11 I’ve owned and the first supercharged one… why the hell didn’t I get one sooner?

More rumination and some photos after the jump »

That Bug, it changes!

August 12, 2009

S-lammed, SLAMMED

S-lammed, SLAMMED

Some of you may remember this Bug from such entries as “Lust for Rust” & “Lust for Rust; Update!” well, now it’s back and LOWER THAN EVER. (sure it wasn’t that low before but the whole buildup sounded cool) I don’t really think these pictures need many, if any, words so here they are. Click them for higher resolution. Enjoy! (more…)