Sunday, December 8, 2013

GT500 Lexus SC430 -- Swan Song

With the conclusion of the 2013 Super GT season we close the book on the mighty GT500 Lexus SC430 race car. A car I honestly never liked in the Super GT series because of the car it was based on.  That didn't mean the car didn't rack up some serious wins in it's racing lifetime. But now it's time for the SC430 to ride off into the sunset and make way for it's new replacement the RC-F.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hot Wheels Hunting

Been a while since the last Hot Wheels Hunting post and I've been busy spending more money than I'd like and wasting more gas than I should all for 97cent cars.  The good news is that I'm currently good on my collection (spoke too soon, just found the C Case assortment) and I have lots of extras and things I can trade with.  I'm also working on something for the Facebook page in the form of a give-a-way but more on that latter.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The McLaren M6GT kit car

McLaren M6 Some days you just get lucky and happen upon something out of no where most of those days you're caught out without a proper camera.  After leaving The Oktoberfast car show I just happened to stop off at a gas station to pick up a Soda and upon leaving the store I'm greeted by a low slung vintage racer and HOLY WHAT! screamed across my mind when I saw on the back of the car McLAREN.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Oktoberfast 2013

Porsche Cayman Continuing with our wrap up of October events it's time to take a look at my most looked forward to all car shows in the valley -- the Silver Sage PCA annual car show called Oktoberfast.  This is I believe my 5th year going to this car show and it never gets old.  OK so I do see a lot of the same old same old cars every year but at least they are cars that I enjoy looking at so it's OK (probably what makes the very repetitive muscle car shows, that bore me, in the valley successful as well).  I'd have to saw the show is about 75% seen it before and 25% new hotness.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cars & Coffee -- Oct 2013

Ferrari 550 BarchettaAs we continue "the catch up our blog posts for October" it's time to take a look at the last Cars and Coffee of the year from here in Boise, ID.  I would have to say that over all the Boise ID organized Cars and Coffee events have been a huge success this year and I'm very much looking forward to an even better year in 2014.  So how was the last Cars and Coffee of the year?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October First Saturday

Porsche 911 Turbo CabrioletI know October is just about done and this should have been written and posted ages ago but that's how busy October has been.  I've been busy every single weekend this month with photography stuff and I'm looking forward to the winter break where I can cut loose with some things that I've had on the back burner for some time.  But for the moment lets look back on the first weekend of the month at the two events that take place on the first Saturday of the month.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hot Wheels Hunting

Hot Wheels -- Mazda RX7Since last time I posted about Hot Wheels hunting I've been on a few more interesting adventures in Hot Wheels Hunting.  I've gotten lucky a few times and I've been skunked a few times as well. But since last time I've found one Super Treasure Hunt and two normal Treasure Hunt Cars.  I've added plenty to my trade pile in the hopes that I can trade for a Toyota 2000GT Super TH car.  I actually just got back from a little adventure to Tj Maxx where I found another Bluebird 510 Wagon.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cars & Coffee -- Sept 2013

Nissan GT-R R35Been a while since I've blogged but today I bring you the second of Boise, ID's own Cars and Coffee Event.  Last month it was hazy because all the smoke this month it was overcast like crazy because of a storm front.  Amazing what a month can do.  The event was moved just slightly to the East or to the Parking lot of the big office building next to the Star Bucks.  That allowed us to deal with less Star Bucks traffic.  This month a bunch of new cars showed up to the event.  Lets go even bigger for number three, the last for this year.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September First Saturday

Porsche 911 CabrioletActually it's more like September Porsche Coffee and Cars as that's the only event I made it to as I slept straight though the VW meet up time.  Oops that's the second time I've done that. So yeah this month's First Saturday was a quick outing to the Porsche Dealership to take some pictures of Porsche cars visit the Silver Sage PCA members and check out the all new Porsche Panamera.  On the Panamera front I think it looks a lot better the first generation cars.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Arid Club Car Show 2013

Arid Club Car ShowLast year I just sorta heard about the Arid Club Car show from the Silver Sage PCA and decided to check it out.  I didn't do much socializing at the time since I didn't know that many people and checked it out.  Well Wednesday was time for this year's Arid Club Car Show.  With the Silver Sage PCA getting invited they showed up in mass (actually filled their half of the parking lot to capacity ) with a lovely variety of old school and new cool cars. The other side, filled with cars from members of the Arid Club, had another variety of machinery lined up.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cars and Coffee, Boise ID

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Yes, finally Boise, ID, has had it's first REAL Cars and Coffee event.  There has been some people who have done the whole hey lets gather at a coffee shop and shoot the shit with our generic cars and call it a cars and coffee and of course the Silver Sage PCA club does their own little take on the cars and coffee thing, but this, this was different. An organized effort by three guys set up a Facebook page and set about inviting some of the cool cars in the Valley to the first Cars and Coffee in Boise, ID.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hot Wheels Hunting

HW Boulevard Porsche 993 GT2Oh dear lord what the hell have I gotten my self into.  When I worked for Wal-Mart all those many years ago I hated the Hot Wheels collectors mostly because they would make a mess of the toy isles and they were not the nicest people to deal with.  Once we opened 24hrs though we hardly saw them just the aftermath in the mornings. Now some how I've become one of those Hot Wheels collectors.  Granted I'm nice enough not to leave a mess or be rude to people.

Friday, August 16, 2013

2013 IR208

Import Revolution 2013August brings us the best Import and Sport Compact car show in the Valley with the Import Revolution show downtown.  This is Import Revolution's third show and the second one downtown.  This year to beat the heat they started the show in the afternoon and went into the night.  I headed down at the start to chat up some friends and take some pictures.  And apparently get a parking ticket.

Monday, August 12, 2013

August's First Saturday Events

Porsche 911 TurboOh yeah another month another First Saturday event day.  Fist up of course is the Porsche Coffee and Cars meet and drive followed by the Volkswagen group meetup.  Typically I don't go on the drives as I usually have other things I need to do on Saturdays before the VW meets but as this months VW meet was going to be very late at night it gave me the opportunity to tag along on the drive. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sun Valley Road Rally 2013

Porsche GMG Racing 911 WC-GT2About time I get this written up.  It's been a couple weeks since I went to the 2013 Sun Valley Road Rally.  I have to say it was an awesome week.  In short I drove a Cayenne and a Panamera and when I wasn't driving something cool I was watching some cool cars go flat out on Hwy 75 in Ketchum which is what the Sun Valley Road Rally is all about.  Fast cars going fast to raise money for the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition of which they raised more than $1mm during the event.

Monday, July 15, 2013

2013 Northwest Motorfest

Porsche 911 Turbo To be honest I usually complain about the Northwest Motorfest like I complain about the Roadster Show.  It's all going to be the same damn cars as there always is and it's going to be hot and just not really interesting enough to even bother going to.  I could better use the time to do something better.  Then I found out that they were going to hold a Miss Roadster show,  well that was new.  And I figure I could waste the time being a little pervy (like everyone else) and take some pretty pictures of pretty girls.  And maybe just maybe there will be something cool and new.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July's First Saturday

Porsche Coffee & CarsAs the first Saturday of July was last weekend I headed out to the Porsche Dealership for the usual Porsche Coffee and Cars meet and drive. Of course I had some other things going on that morning so couldn't go on the drive. I was also planning on going to the usual VW group First Saturday as well but my nap kinda ran a little long (LOL didn't wake up until midnight) so this blog is all about the Porsche event this time around.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Project Jetta: Part 15

_MG_0914Figure it's a good time to do another Project Jetta post as a few things have been done to the Jetta since last time.  Since Part 14 way back when it's mostly been a maintenance program of changing oil and adding other fluids.  That was until about two weeks ago when the A/C Compressor decided to seize up at the corner gas station late at night.  Since then a good number of things have happened.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

2013 Bogus Basin Bacchanalia

911 GT3Oh yeah I look forward to this event every year.  My Porsche obsession gets a megadose of Porsche goodness this time of year and this year was no different.  A great turn out of various makes and models of Porsche cars.  I of course loved the 997 GT3 and that yellow 930 Turbo (which is apparently older than I thought it was).  But there's a lot of other stuff to like there as well.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Silver Sage PCA Autocross

Porsche 911 CarreraTook a break from the regular autocross season for a one day event for the Silver Sage PCA group Autocross their first autocross event in some 8 years.  They were hoping for a turn out of 20 cars to break even for the event and they got really close.  While you had to be a member of the Silver Sage PCA you didn't have to drive a Porsche at the Autocross event.  Of course with plenty of Porsche cars running an autocross event I was a happy kid in a candy store ready to get my film on.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Autox on May 25, 2013

_MG_9547Once again it took forever to get everything edited and uploaded.  Doesn't help when I go out and take other pictures from other events as well.  IE First Saturdays... In any case I uploaded the pictures a while ago but I only finished uploading the videos the other day and am now just getting around to writing about it.  For me it was the first Saturday event that I stayed for the entire time and for that I found out that I shouldn't do that as I just didn't feel like doing the half day on the following Sunday.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June's First Saturday events

Porsche 911Holy hell it's already June and after a couple weeks of lovely spring weather we're finally getting the heat as it was very sunny and warm on Saturday and as it was the first Saturday of June that meant there were a few things going on that I was interested in checking out.  In the early morning it was the Porsche Coffee and Cars meet and drive (I just went to the meetup) after that was the first of two VW meets.  The First at high noon was the typical meet and the second was late in the evening and was a meetup for a short drive.  I was still crunching along with editing autocross pictures so I couldn't do any of the drives or BBQ after the first VW meet.  But I got tons of pictures and a few videos.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fast N Furious 6 car meet and movie

Nissan 350ZAh yes what better way to see the latest installment of the Fast and Furious than with a car meet prior to the movie.  For the second time (that I've been to) Idaho Motorsports organized a little car meet and special screening of Fast and Furious 6 on Friday night for members, and their families, from the IMS forum.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cinco do Autoxo (Autocross on May 5, 2013)

Honda S2000Been a while since I've blogged here.  It's been a busy crazy schedule of things and yeah just a bit of procrastination.  The pictures and videos have been uploaded for some time and oh my another autocross event is this weekend I should post about the other one first.  So here we are.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

May's First Saturday

Porsche BoxsterLast Saturday was another First Saturday and it was a busy day with Porsche cars in the morning and Volkswagen cars in the afternoon.  In between I gave the Jetta some much needed love and attention as well.  The weather was great on Saturday a bit overcast and threatening to toss out some rain but other than a couple lite sprinkles in the late afternoon it was a gorgeous day outside to enjoy cars and friends.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April's First Saturday

VW Golf GTiI was not expecting April's First Saturday events to be so busy.  First of all I was under the impression that the Porsche Coffee and Cars wasn't going to start until May but it was so nice the week before they decided to start a month early.  Just to bad mother nature decided to go back for another week of winter at the same time. After that the VW group's first Saturday meet went to a car show as a group.  In the middle of all that I took a nap and cleaned my car.  It was a very busy Saturday.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Autocross -- Rd1

Porsche 911 TurboRd 1 of this year's autocross season for the Snake River Region SCCA chapter was held on March 30, 2013.  Even though it was on Saturday and I had to work the night before I decided that as it's the season opener I should check it out at least for the morning run session.  And boy am I glad that I did go.  It was a huge turn out of drivers, many returning and some new faces.  And of course I was happy to see one of my favorite cars in the valley, the bright yellow Porsche 911 Turbo, return as well. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Bureau of Euro Meet

VW Golf GTiOh yeah it's getting to be nice outside and that means time to get some car meets in.  This last week was the first meet of the year for the small Bureau of Euro group.  We met up in the parking lot of a hotel so we would have the space needed to head over to a small Italian joint to have lunch and shot the shit about what we were up to during the winter break.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Retro Car Kings

Ever since the 12hr Idlers enduro race and we saw that the Japanese Discovery Channel was following Nakai-san and the rest of the RWB brotherhood around filming.  It wasn't until much later that we learned that the Discovery Channel was working on a program called Retro Car Kings and that it was going to be released in the late fall and would follow 5 of Japan's top tuners. There were many people looking forward to seeing the program when it came out and I looked for it and looked for it but it was a Japanese only program and not a torrent could be found anywhere.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Personal Sponsors 2012

Racing Miku Figma 2012 VersionLast year I finally got the chance to support GSR&Studie with Team Ukyo, one of my favorite Super GT team, when they opened up their Personal Sponsors program to the world for the 2012 season.  Previous years it was strictly a Japanese only program unless you wanted to spend some serious cash and go with a third party shipping service to get the items, which I did not want to do.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

RAUH-Welt -- Oh Canada!

Thanks to Circuit Soul, a huge supporter of RWB, Canada has just gotten it's first RAUH-Welt Begriff car.  That now means RWB has visited six countries (Japan, Thailand, England, USA, Russia and Canada) with plenty more to follow (Holland, Hong Kong and Philippians).  Nakai-san was in Vancouver, BC, building the latest RWB993R and just finished it this last weekend.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

RWB New Years Party

What a better way to start off 2013 than with a post about the always awesome RAUH-Welt Begriff.  Every year Nakai-san invites the entire RWB brotherhood to a New Years party and car meet.  This year the party was held at Mandy's in Roppongi and the car meet took over the entire Parking lot of the Hard Rock Cafe in Roppongi. 
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