Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Idaho Motorsports Toys For Tots Drive

2012 Idaho Motorsports Toys For Tots DriveHere I thought I was done with the car events for 2012 but nope one just has to sneak in right at that end.  At least this car event was for a really good cause.  Just to bad the weather didn't hold out for use.  This last Sunday was the Idaho Motorsports Toys For Tots drive.  And by drive I mean car show in crappy weather to gather up new unused unwrapped toys for needy boys and girls in the area.  If you're not familiar with the Marine's Toys For Tots program please check it out and help if you can, if not this year than next. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

2012 is fast coming to an end and with it the retirement of the 997 factory racing development.  Taking it's place is the seventh generation of the 911 the 991. Kicking off the 991 Motorsport models Porsche recently unveiled the all new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car based on the 991 chassis.  And it's a stunner. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blond Drive TV

Nothing like mixing a hot woman with car stuff to get your gears going.  Enter Irina Olhovskaya, former Russian Playboy model (55th anniversary cover?) who hung up the bunny outfit and put on a Race Queen outfit to cover cars on her website called blondedrive.tv. This is one of those blogs that's been on the back burner for a while as I waited for some good press photos of her to use for the blog.  Poor excuse for not doing it sooner but I don't care I wanted her to look her best on the blog and crappy thumbnails of her videos just wasn't going to cut it. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NEXT A-Class

Mercedes Benz Japan knows how to launch a new car.  What better way to introduce the newly designed A-Class in Japan than with an all original Anime short produced by the many talents at Production I.G.  This Saturday the anime called NEXT A-Class, a 6+ minute long anime short, was launched with a commercial for the short featured during the Fuji Sprint Cup race.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Goodbye Kanojo no Carrera

I should be excited that the 24 volume of Kanojo no Carrera is coming out on the 19 of this month.  However, it marks the end for Reina and her Ruby stone Red 964RS adventures. Kia Asamiya posted on his blog several weeks ago that he no longer has a place to publish his manga titles.  Both of my favorite manga titles Kanojo no Carrera and Himegami Gagdet are no longer being worked on at the moment.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Urban Outlaw

By now you've probably heard of Magnus Walker the Porsche Guru out of California who was the focus of a short Documentary film called Urban Outlaw.  For ever it was just the trailer that was out there on the internets getting shared here and there.  The full movie was released not to long ago running at about 30 some minutes long and I watched it and loved it but Magnus Walker doesn't end with just a movie, he's fast becoming an internet legend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November First Saturdays

IMG_6137Fall is definitely here but occasionally we've had some really nice days and Saturday really wasn't one of them. Sure it wasn't raining but it was gloomy outside.  That didn't stop the Silver Sage Porsche Club from going on one last trip after having a nosh and the The Unnamed Treasure Valley/ Boise Area Volkswagen Group got together for a little bit.  I of course went to both for pictures and some chit chat.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Autocross Event #15 Oct 20, 2012

Porsche 911SC (Turbo)And suddenly it's the end of the season already.  Seems like just the other week it was starting but here it is the final event for 2012.  It's been a crazy season for sure with lots of ups and downs and that is why the last event weekend was only a single Saturday instead of a two day weekend. Now normally that would mean I wouldn't be able to make it to the event but some what thankfully my schedule at work was changed and I was able to make it to the event.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Initial D: Fifth Stage

There is only a handful of days before one of the biggest highly anticipated anime events of the automotive world will happen.  On Nov 9th Initial D: Fifth Stage will be broadcast on Animax Presents PPV in Japan and I'm pretty sure by Nov 11 it'll be the most stolen fansubbed anime in the world.  I say that because you wont only have the regular anime fansub watchers checking it out but a very large group of petrolheads who'll be chopping at the bit to watch it as well.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Project Jetta: Part 14

VW Jetta GLThe last report on Project Jetta was done way back in July, since then a few changes have happened.  And a lot more pictures have been taken.  I'm kinda surprised I didn't do one before now but as it goes I haven't so now is a good time to wrap up a good handful of months of things done to the Jetta.  Mostly cosmetic but a little mechanical work tossed in as well. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

2012 Oktoberfast

Porsche 911 GT3I'm always looking forward to the annual Oktoberfast Porsche car show at the end of the year and last weekend it was that time of the year again.  Held at the parking lot of Ling and Louis again this year a good number of Porsche cars of all sorts showed up on a Sunny Sunday late morning to show off.  There were new cars old cars and some rather rare cars as well as some cool cars in the parking lot that were not Porsche cars too. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sept 30, 2012 Autocross Event

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9 MRIt's been a while since I've been out to an autocross event and I hated that I missed the Saturday event as there was a lovely Porsche 991 GT3 there that didn't show up on Sunday.  But what can you do when you have my work schedule.  This is also the second to last event with the last one being this Saturday.  Thankfully due to a slight schedule change at work I'll be able to make that one for at least half the day.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

McLaren Tooned

If you're a fan of F1 then it's more than likely that you have caught any one of the six 3 minute long CGi-animated shorts that have popped up on YouTube called Tooned featuring the McLaren racers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton along with Professor M as they test out various race car and race driver developments.  As I've been checking them out myself I decided to see just how many more we could expect.

Monday, September 24, 2012

J-Wolf and Porsche 911

I'll be honest with some 300+ cars at the Respect Porsche Meeting I couldn't feature all the cool cars that I saw pictures and videos of.  There were two cars that stood out a bit more than the others. They were sporting some vinyl graphics for a Japanese company called J-Wolf that specializes in hand made specialized exhaust systems for many different car manufactures but it's the two modified Porsche 911 cars that caught my fancy.  The two cars also went to the Auto Legends car show as well the weekend after the RPM show.  In any case I just wanted to toss out a little spotlight blog about those cars and J-Wolf.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Respect Porsche Meeting

I so owe you guys a blog post but as it is life has been a bit busy and I've been a bit lazy.  Add up both and yeah here we are.  So how to make it up to you.  Well how about with a Japanese Porsche car show?  Last quarter of the year in Japan means lots of car shows and this month there was the new Respect Porsche Meeting (RPM) show held at the resort area Laguna Gamagori on September 9th.  Yeah it's been a while since then but that is because it takes some time for pictures and videos to show up on the internet for me to drool over and it was well worth it all.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September First Saturday Events

Porsche Coffee & CarsAnother new month brings us a new First Saturday of the month events.  Early in the morning on Saturday is the always good Porsche Coffee and Cars event and later that evening is a local area Volkswagen group meet.  Since my roommate was packing up his belongings to move to Portland that same day I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to make either event and I was pretty bummed about that.  Thankfully things worked out that I could make it to both of them camera in hand.

Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Arid Club Car Show

Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6When I checked out the Silver Sage Porsche Club of America's (SSPCA) web page their calendar listed a car show happening on August 22, 2012.  I was interested in checking it out and really curious to see if it was supposed to be on a Wednesday or not.  In fact it was going to be on a Wednesday in the late afternoon/early evening (6-8pm) at the Arid Club.   Apparently the Arid Club holds a car show for it's members and an invited car club, in this case it was the SSPCA, in late summer.  It was the first time I've heard of the club and the car show so figured it was worth checking out.  I realized that I'd probably see a lot of the same Porsche cars (Like I'd really mind) that I normally do but figured perhaps the Arid Club members would bring something cool to the show as well. So off I went to a small little car show in the middle of the week.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wangan Midnight Movie

Released in 2009 and at a time that I was kinda sorta interested in everything and finding my way through the Japanese Porsche world at the time I was eager to watch it.  But as it took a year for the DVD to come out and a lack of any good subs my interest in watching the movie soon faded away.  Then a couple days ago it sort of just popped up randomly in the sidebar of another video I was watching.  Thinking it was just a part of it I clicked on it to see what it was and sure as shit it was the full length SUBBED version of the movie right there staring me in the face begging to be watched.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Support Print: Old School RWB Mags

RWB MagazinesI've always eyeballed them on ebay and after two months of bonuses from work I finally have both of probably the two coolest Porsche Mooks which heavily feature RAUH-Welt Begriff cars.  The Mooks are called Porsche 911 Super Tuning (ポルシェスーパーチューニング) and they are Vol 71 and 76.  I also happened to pick up the latest Super Street (Sept 2012) that features the new RWB993S Chaihona car from Fatlace. With these purchases I now have a total of 13 (lucky) magazines featuring various RWB cars and articles.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Import Revolution

BMW M3I have a ton of stuff to blog about and what better way than to start with the best and biggest Import Car show of Idaho.  That's right bigger and better than last year Import Revolution or IR208 was back, this time in downtown Boise.  The lot was packed the cars looked great and oh dear lord the sun was shining bright as ever.  Unfortunately for me the show was happening on days that I was working so I was able to hang out all day long and get to experience the entire show.  What I did experience was great though.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

2012 RQ Team: D'station Fresh Angels

Back again a week before the next Super GT race with the lovely Race Queens from team D'station Fresh Angels.  A four member Race Queen team that supports the Super GT GT500 team of Kondo Racing who race the D'station Advan GT-R car #24.  So far the team hasn't done all that well but we still have several more rounds to go before anything can be said about that.  But we're here for those four lovely Race Queens anyways.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Project Jetta: Part 13

'89 VW Jetta GLLucky 13. That's right we are at lucky part 13 of Project Jetta and we have good news to report.  Since painting the trim pieces I've done a few other small little things and then we did some big things as well.  Summer is here and it's hot something I really hate even though I don't drive during the day that often.  So I decided to spend my work bonus on doing something every car needs.  Window tint!  And I also fixed the A/C.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 Northwest Motorfest

Porsche 911 CarreraWow it was hot this morning when I headed down to the Expo center to check out this year's Northwest Motorfest.  Billed as the largest automotive show in Boise I think it kinda missed the mark this year or it could just be because it was Sunday morning and there was a freak rain shower the night before.  In any case I've come to expect to see a lot of the same old same old at many of the local big car shows and that's in large part what I found.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Idlers Games rd 2: The Return of Stella!

Woot back burner post time.  In a couple weeks one of the most intense summer pro-am enduro races in Japan will take place at Sportland Sugo and the Twin Ring Motegi track.  That's right folks the 12hr +9min Idlers Games Enduro event goes down on July 29, 2012.  And Team RWB plans on being there with a hand full of cars again.  But before we get there lets go back a little bit to June 3, 2012 and the second round of the regular Idlers Games races and the return of the original RWB Nakai-san's own Stella Artois machine.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Porsche Coffee & Cars July

Porsche Coffee & Cars eventAnother month another fun and spirited Porsche Coffee and Cars event.  It was a bit smaller turn out this month as a large group of the people who usually show up were heading to Salt Lake City on Sunday for the Porsche Parade.  Of course that didn't keep something really interesting from showing up before the drive.  And I'm glad I'm always early because I was able to get it on film.  The drive was pretty good as well.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mugen CR-Z GT

That's right you're not dreaming anymore. From the speculations of Aug 2010 comes the final race ready hybrid CR-Z to compete in the GT300 class in Super GT.  After seeing some manufacturing pictures of what looked like a Honda CR-Z getting the Super GT treatment I speculated about it's inclusion in Super GT.  And now just shy of a couple years is the Mugen CR-Z GT car that will be ready to race at Sugo during the 4th round of the 2012 Super GT season.

Monday, July 2, 2012

2012 RQ Team: Bomex&Verity JLOC GALS

It's been a a while since out last RQ Team post and that's totally my fault I keep getting busy doing other things that I just don't have a lot of time to go hunting down Race Queen stuff.  In any case this time around we are looking at one of the three JLOC Lamborghini GT300 teams.  And I'm starting with arguably the cutest of the three teams, the Bomex & Verity JLOC Gals which is also the smallest of the four JLOC teams at only three members.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 Bogus Basin Bacchanalia

Porsche 911 TurboAnother year and another trip up Bogus Basin rd in the Jetta to watch a bunch of Porsche cars tear up the top section in a hillcross event called the Bogus Basin Bacchanalia.  The hillcross is only one event of the weekend long festivities that the Silver Sage PCA chapter puts on during the Bogus Basin Bacchanalia.  But for me the hillcross is the important one for what I'm able to do (since I don't own a Porsche).  Tossed all the camera gear in the Jetta and headed up early in the morning and had a nice leisurely drive up Bogus Basin Rd  in the Jetta and got ready to take some pictures and videos for the day.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 Bus Pilots Association Family Reunion Car Show

VW RabbitAh yes summer brings the warm weather and the car shows.  And once again I headed out to a Nampa, ID park to take in the sites and sounds of the valley's best and not so best Volkswagens of all types and shapes.  That means it's time for the Bus Pilots Association's Family Reunion car show.  And while this is a show mostly for the bugs and buses there were a few extra things that I liked.  Heck there was even a Porsche 356 there as well.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Project Jetta: Part 12

'89 VW Jetta GLWow already updating the Project Jetta.  Well actually I've ended up doing a lot of little things here and there on the Jetta since last time.  I did FINALLY get the belt mostly fixed so there is little belt squeal anymore.  Basically I need to get a new belt now since this one is so trashed.  I've also changed the oil and in doing so found the mystery block.  I also smoothed out the ride and got rid of some noise vibrations.  And I also made the Jetta look just a little bit better. That in a nut shell is what I've done to the Jetta since last time.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Autocross Event 7

Honda S2000So it takes about two weeks from the autocross event to the final upload of the last video with the new camera and editing setup.  Add a few days for me to get off my ass and post about it and we have about three weeks from event to blog post.  Jeez I gotta get better about this or get a faster better computer and speedier internets.  In the mean time here is the latest Autocross event from June 3. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Porsche Coffee and Cars -- June

Porsche DriveSo last weekend was the second of hopefully many Porsche Coffee and Cars Drive Events and once again I headed out to the dealership to snap some pictures.  This time around I was also invited to ride along on the drive. And thanks to Forza 4 keeping me up in the mornings for the previous week I was actually wide awake and ready to go.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SRRSCCA AutoX Event 4 & 5

BMW M3 (e46)So event 6 & 7 is this coming weekend and I noticed that I haven't posted a blog about the last event.  Took me forever to finish the videos.  It's basically the rendering time and upload time taking forever...need faster computer and a fiberpipe internet speeds.  But the pictures were done by Wednesday.  I'll have to figure something better out and I was thinking I might change a few things as well.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Project Jetta: Part 11

'89 VW Jetta GLTime for another installment of Project Jetta.  This weekend (Memorial Day Weekend) I worked on the Jetta a little bit more fixing a few things doing some painting and wondering what I'm going to do about this and that.  I still have that annoying as all hell belt squeal that I can't get rid of just yet thanks to that damn bolt not wanting to budge. But at least I'm not worried about over heating the car or about some of the other issues that I had.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

RAUH-Welt world tour continues

As Nakai-san returns to his shop in Chiba to work on some home town cars we can take a look back at his latest world tour builds.  His latest 4 builds has seen Nakai-san back in California, on the sunny coast of Florida with a trip to Russia and Dubai for an even larger World Tour experience.  The order in which the cars were completed isn't important though.  While we take a look at the latest 4 builds one wonders where Nakai-san before off to next on his continuing world tour.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

2012 RQ Team: Green Tec & Leon With Shift Racing Ladies

It was a busy week last week so I was not able to get a new RQ Team feature up but we are back this week with the latest feature and this week we'll be checking out a new GT300 team that has entered I believe the first Mercedes car into the Super GT series with the new Mercedes Benz SLS GT3 machine which is being run by Team Green Tec & Leon with Shift.  The Race Queen team is a two member team called Green Tec & Leon with Shift Racing Ladies.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May's First Saturday

Porsche of BoiseWith Summer and nice sunny weekends on the horizon car groups are getting together.  For me that means a busy first Saturday of the month.  First we have the local Porsche Dealership and Porsche club morning Coffee and Cars meet followed by a mini drive.  In the afternoon we then have the Unnamed Treasure Valley Volkswagen Group mini meet.  There is other stuff going on as well but for me this is what I'm interested in. '

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2012 Super GT Rd 1 -- Okayama

Well round two is this weekend so I best get something out there for the first round right.  Geez,  I kept thinking about it then I was waiting for something to show up on YouTube worth posting (what ever happened to the 10min digests that Super GT would put out, now it's only 3min long) and then I never watched it because I don't really want to be tied to the one screen for 3 hours (seriously were is my attention span).  So this post just sort of got tossed to the side much like last year but I promised that I would do better this year dang it so here is the worst SUPER GT rd 1 at Okayama blog post you'll read to date.  Just so I can catch up.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 RQ Team: Dechau Girls

Probably my second most favorite all time Race Queen team is the Dechau Girls Team for Team Aspeed who run the only British Car in the Super GT series the GT300 Aston Martin Vantage GT2.  The Dechau Girls (also known as DGRQ for short) always have a cool new outfit for the new year and this year isn't any different.  Granted this year's outfit is a little less racy than last year's.  The Dechau Girls Team is also probably one of the more marketed teams as well.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Project Jetta: Part 10

New hotness... New GTi Steering Wheel The last Project Jetta post was in January but I've done a few things since then and never did a post about it and this weekend I'm planning on doing some more but I thought that might be to much for just one post so decided to do this one and then the next one on the following weekend when I get some more stuff done. It'll be big stuff to.  Interesting enough the list that I made on the last Project Jetta post has also gotten bigger even though I've finished a few of them already. Well that's what happens when you own an older car, especially an older VW.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 RQ Team -- Racing Miku

While last year was absent the rather popular RQ Team feature of 2010 I though I'd bring it back this year as my anime blog has been suffering a lack of Foxy Friday Features recently.  And lets be honest who doesn't like some lovely Race Queen action every now and then.  This year I'll also look at Race Queens from other events like D1 (Formula drift) and Super What ever the hell it's called Taikyu.  With that said what better way to start off the new round of RQ Team Features than with the lovely ladies of Team GSR & Studie with Team UKYO unofficially called Team Racing Miku.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

SRRSCCA AutoX Event 1 & 2

Honda S2000 So it's the start of the 2012 autocross season here in Boise, ID with the Snake River Region SCCA chapter and the first and second event were held at the Idaho Expo Center in Garden City (Boise) on March 31 and April 1.  Again thanks to my own work schedule I wasn't able to attend the first event other than to pop in real fast take some pictures of the cars in parking lot say hi to friends and go home and get ready for the next day.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 Idler's Games rd 1

A new year a new round of Idler's Games and the first event was held on March 18, 2012.  I know it's been some time since then but I was waiting for people to toss up their stuff so I could share it.  And time sort of just ran away from me.  In any case I thought I had better get a blog post about it up sooner rather than later.  So here we go.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

RWB Hoonigan in Eurotuner

RAUH-Welt Begriff once again graced the cover of Eurotuner magazine for the March 2012 issue and while the issue is long since gone in the stores I picked up the issue when it first came out.  It's just the issue sat on the back burner for a while as I did other things and I only finally got around to reading it the other day and taking a couple snaps for the blog.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

RAUH-Welt Begriff // Catalina



Remember some time ago when Nakai-san headed to Texas to build a RWB993R for Danny of Mayday Garage?  We haven't seen much of the car, save for a few grainy cell phone pictures here and there.  That changed this weekend at TX2K12 when Mayday Garage introduced the crowds, and world, to the lovely deep dark purple/burgundy wine color RWB993R named Catalina.  Enjoy the video I found and follow Mayday Garage for more updates.

Since I posted this there has been several more videos uploaded from the TX2K12 event I've posted all of them on the Facebook page and added them to the RAUH-Welt Begriff playlist on YouTube.

Friday, March 16, 2012

All Japan Supercar Club Meeting

America may have it's Cars and Coffee thing but in Japan their exotic car club meetings simply kick ass as these guys gather regularly and drive their cars and for the most part they do it for a good cause.  Like this last weekend when the All Japan Supercar Club got together at the seaside resort area of Laguna Gamagori for the first meeting of the new year. It took place on the anniversary of the the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the even raised money for more relief efforts.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nagoya Auto Trend

We haven't even had our first car show here (now we have, but when I started writing this we hadn't) and they're already hip deep in car shows in Japan.  Another recent car show that caught my interest was the 10th Annual NAT or Nagoya Auto Trend and had cars both inside and outside.  And just a few Campaign Girls and Race Queens in attendance too.

Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 Miss Roadster Show

2012 Miss Roadster Show The Miss Roadster Show is always a great way to knock off the cobwebs from the winter cabin fever season.  And it's why I always hit up the Boise Roadster Show on Friday evening.  With the main staged crowded by a lot of people holding up their own video cameras, cell phones and cameras there were a lot of digital eyes on the stage to watch this year's 18 contestants strut their stuff on stage for an opportunity to take home a cash prize .

Saturday, March 10, 2012

2012 Boise Roadster Show

Porsche Cabriolets So it's the middle of March and that means the first Idaho Car Show is going on and Friday night I was off taking pictures of cars and videos of ladies in bikinis for the 40th Anniversary of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadsters Show presented by Les Schwab Tires.  Yeah that really is a long name which is exactly why I still just call it the Boise Roadster Show.  And like always there was plenty of the "Seen it already" cars with a smattering of "haven't seen that before" cars.  I was impressed by a few of them for sure.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Nostalgic 2 days 2012

I always say that Japan has some of the best car shows on the planet and if you like unique old school Japanese automotive goodness than look no further than the Nostalgic 2 days (ノスタルジック2デイズ) car show.  A haven for old school Japanese car lovers.  And it's not just for the old school Japanese cars either.  You'll find all sorts of automotive goodness at the car show and this year one of the star attractions (movie star and hell you couldn't miss the damn thing) was a large colorful dekotora truck.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

RAUH-Welt Begriff // Night Session



Another great RAUH-Welt Begriff film featuring the red Yves Piaget RWB993R and an interview with Nakia-san as he talks about RWB internet fame and life. Done by Luke Huxham of Maiham Media for eGarage.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO

Well it's that time of the year when race teams all over the world start announcing and showing off their new teams for the 2012 race season and I was excited to read about the latest announcement from one of my favorite Super GT teams GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO.  Not only did they announce the team and introduce the new 2012 Racing Miku livery for the now Number 0 car but they showed off a second team that will be running a second BMW Z4 GT3 car with the Number 4.

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