Hello Kitty Madness – Themed Cars

Hello Kitty Honda Jazz 1
Hello Kitty has become more and more famous to female car owners as a theme being used to dress up their cars with. From pillows in the interior to stickers to custom seat covers to custom paint schemes to murals, you name it, it has been done before.

Hello Kitty Suzuki Celerio (see the full feature of this Hello Kitty Suzuki Celerio here)
Hello Kitty Suzuki Celerio

Hello Kitty Ford Focus
Hello Kitty Ford Focus 1

Hello Kitty Ford Focus 2

Hello Kitty Honda Jazz
Hello Kitty Honda Jazz 2

Hello Kitty Honda Jazz 3

Hello Kitty Honda Jazz 4

Who knows? Maybe it’s only a matter of time before we see Sanrio Hello Kitty sponsored race cars, rally cars, offroad racers, and drift cars. what do you think?

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Drift Cars Action Video from the 2010 Lateral Drift Championships – Philippine Car Porn Productions

A-Toy Drift Mercedez
Watch the awesome all out drifting action in the 2010 Lateral Drift Championships last March 20-21, 2010 at Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City.

The videography involved here is epic in proportions. This video has been brought to you by Car Porn Productions Philippines, filmed and edited by Ian King. The song is entitled ‘Wicky’ by Hooverphonic

Gear:
Canon 7D, Kit lens 15-85
Glide Track
Manfroto 501-503 heads
Edited through Apple Final Cut Pro 7

Thanks goes out to Struan Wallace for all the pointers, gear and help, and to Philip Bloom for his dvd, Shoot great video with your 7D.

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2002 “Atomik” Toyota Corolla Altis by FM Garage, SEATMATE, and JC Car Audio

2002 Atomik Toyota Corolla Altis by FM Garage, SEATMATE, and JC Car Audio Exterior
Check out this awesome looking Toyota Corolla Altis. Just looking at it for the first time, it’s apparent that it ain’t your ordinary everyday Altis. This wild “Atomik” Toyota Corolla Altis is named as such because of the Atomik theme it runs, as seen in the exterior, which is coated with PPG “Atomik Yellow” paint.

On the front end, the bumper has been customized with a TRD 2 Front Chin, and anodized mesh. Also seen is a customized honeycomb grille & TRD badge.

The headlights are projector versions with the angel eyes halo, and the fog lamps have been smoked to look consistent with the headlights. Providing illumination to turn night into day are AMG Lighting 55W 6000K HID’s for the Headlights and Fogs.

Moving around to the sides, you’ll still find the OEM Side Skirts, but it’s apparent that the moldings have been shaved. But what’s even more awesome to look at from the sides are the 18-inch ACE of Spade wheels, wrapped with 225/40/18 Forenza Tires. The slammed stance and better handling is courtesy of Merwede Lowering Springs.

Out back, you’ll find a subtle and clean Duck Tail Spoiler, Smoked LED Tail Lights, and a TRD 2 Rear Chin.

2002 Atomik Toyota Corolla Altis by FM Garage, SEATMATE, and JC Car Audio Engine
Pop the hood, and the first thing you’ll notice is the custom air-brushed “Atomic Explosion” on the engine cover. And as you look further, you then start to notice the other performance enhancements that make this Altis breathe and corner better than stock, such as the HKS Short Ram Intake, and Cusco Strut Bar.

2002 Atomik Toyota Corolla Altis by FM Garage, SEATMATE, and JC Car Audio Interior
On the inside, everything looks neatly executed as with the outside. The custom upholstery with threads matching the exterior paint, MOMO Nero Steering Wheel, MOMO Adaptor, MOMO Atomik Pedals, MOMO Atomik Shift knob, MOMO Atomik Hand Brake Cover, MOMO Floor Mats, MOMO Shift Boot, and MOMO Nero Harness Pads, all integrating together giving a cleanly executed look.

2002 Atomik Toyota Corolla Altis by FM Garage, SEATMATE, and JC Car Audio Side

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Exterior:
Paint: PPG “Atomik Yellow” by FM Garage
TRD 2 Front Chin
TRD 2 Rear Chin
OEM Side Skirts
Customized Honeycomb Grille & TRD Badge
Anodized Mesh
Duck Tail
Customized Bumper
Top1 Wiper Blades
Projector Headlights with Halo
Smoked Fog Lamps
AMG Lighting 55W 6000K HID’s for Headlights and Fogs
Smoked LED Tail Lights
Shaved Moldings

Engine Bay:
HKS SRI
Customized Engine Cover Air Brush “Atomic Explosion” by FM Garage
Cusco Strut Bar
TRD Oil Cap
TRD Radiator Cap
TRD Socks
Bosch Airhorn Master

Wheels & Lowering Springs:
18-inch ACE of Spade Custom Painted by FM Garage
Custom-made Atomik Center Cap
225/40/18 Forenza Tires
Merwede Lowering Springs

Interior:
Customized Upholstery by SEATMATE
MOMO Nero Steering Wheel
MOMO Adaptor
MOMO Atomik Pedals
MOMO Atomik Shift knob
MOMO Atomik Hand Brake Cover
MOMO Floor Mats
MOMO Shift Boot
MOMO Nero Harness Pads
Sun Shade

In Car Entertainment:
Pioneer DVH-P5050MP
Pioneer Motorized 7-inch Monitor
Pioneer TV Tuner
Polk MOMO MMC650 Separates
Polk MOMO MM2124 12-inch Subwoofer
Polk MOMO Carbon Series C400.4 Amplifier
Customized Pillar Tweeter Pods by JC Car Audio
Wood Works by JC Car Audio
Stinger Power, Speaker, & RCA Cables
Stinger Digital Capacitor
Stinger Fuse Block
Dynamat Sound Deadening

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Ryan Agoncillo’s Nissan S13 Silvia – Team Yellowcab – 2010 Lateral Drift Championship Round 1 Practice (Video)

Team Yellowcab Nissan S13 Silvia 2010 Lateral Drift Championship Round 1
More hot action at the 2010 Lateral Drift Championship at Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City last Sunday, the 21st of March, 2010. Watch Team Yellowcab’s Nissan S13 Silvia smokin’ tires and tearing up the track. Enjoy!

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Jeffrey Villanueva’s Nissan S14 Silvia -Team Forcedspeed – 2010 Lateral Drift Championship Round 1 Practice (Video)

Jeffrey Villanueva Nissan 14 Team Forcedspeed 2010 Lateral Drift Championship
Let’s take a ride aboard Jeffrey Villanueva’s Team Forcedspeed Nissan S14 Silvia through the eyes of the “spoilercam” on the 2010 Lateral Drift Championship Round 1 Practice Session 20-March-2010. Enjoy!

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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Nurburgring Challenge (Video)

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Nurburgring Challenge Video
I don’t know with you, but I don’t understand Japanese. But when it comes to cars, the language is universal. We can all tell when a car is cool or not.

Here’s one heck of a video by StartYourEngines.jp featuring a super quick 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi taking on the Nurburgring. Enjoy!

Source: StartYourEngines.jp

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Honda Jazz Front End Styling Options

If you’re looking for some ideas on how to dress up your Gen1 or Gen2 Honda Jazz, here are some examples taken from the 2009 Bumper2Bumper car show. Enjoy!

Hello Kitty Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Naruto Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Yellow Gold Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Blue Chrome Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Honda Jazz Mugen Kit Bumper2Bumper

Green Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Honda Jazz Custom Bumper and Grille Bumper2Bumper

Mugen Kit Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Sinful Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

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Wes Tsai’s Impressive Subaru Impreza WRX Track Machine

28th of February, 2010. It was a bright sunny day at Batangas Racing Circuit, and the cars were out and ready to play. The smell of fumes filled the air, tires were squealing as a red EVO made it’s way around the track.

Along the paddock, track cars were getting ready to suck up the tarmac. From Civics to Porsches, you name it, every brand was out there with their owners, ready to test the limits of their prized machines.

Suddenly, the distinct sound of blowoff valves filled the air. The rumbling sensation of turbocharged engines overcame the crowd, as three rally-bred machines came to a stop along the pit lane. An white EVO 5, a blue late-model Impreza, and this highly-modified 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Front

This ain’t no ordinary Impreza though, what immediatly catches your attention is the missing rear wing. Not to be mistaken, as it’s clear that this was done on purpose. Check take a look at the massive restyling and purposeful reshaping of the car’s aerodynamics through the Zerosports Body Kit.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Rear
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Bumper
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Side

We then took off ready to burn some rubber and tear up the track. Me riding shotgun in the blue STi Philippine Touring Car Championship driver Jonmark Ong behind the wheel, and Wes Tsai in his Impreza, tackling the corners around Batangas Racing Circuit was an unforgettable experience. Tires screeching to the maximum coefficient of friction, we took the cars through their paces and lapped everyone else who was out on the track.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Track

Then it was time to pull over and take some shots. Let me take you through a tour around the rest of Wes’ impressive Impreza.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Engine
A lot of things that make this Impreza go is found under the hood. And it’s clear that this ain’t your ordinary Impreza engine. A lot has been done with it, and as of this writing, it is still being modified even further. But as of the time this picture has been taken, whats been done with it are: Tomei Arms 7760 Turbine, Perrin MFTA Tube, Perrin Boost Solenoid, Perrin Downpipe, Perrin Oil Catch Can, HKS Intake, HKS Mid Pipe, Cobb Intake Heat Shield, Espelir Exhaust, Prodrive Battery Holder, Prodrive Oil Caps, Pivit Volt Stab w/ Ground Wires, Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, ECU tuned by Titan Works.

And if you can go fast, you have to stop faster too. Here’s a view of the brakes.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Front Brakes
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Rear Brakes

But if you think everything stops on the outside and under the hood, that’s where you’re wrong. The interior has been highly tuned too, as this is where all the decisions are made when you’re driving the car.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Dash
Defi guage pod, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, VSD, Apexi timer, and Prodrive Shift Knob.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Seats
Prodrive Mats, Prodrive FIA Racing Bucket Seats.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Rear Interior
Rear seats have been removed for weight savings, and a Sparco harness bar has been installed.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Billion

Specifications:

Vehicle: 2007 Subaru WRX
Owner: Wes Tsai

Exterior:
Zerosports Body Kit (Front, Side, Rear)
Chargespeed Roof Vane

Interior:
Prodrive shiftknob
Prodrive Mats
Prodrive FIA Racing Bucket Seats
Defi guage pod, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, VSD
Apexi timer
Sparco harness bar

Engine :
Tomei Arms 7760 Turbine
Perrin MFTA Tube
Perrin Boost Solenoid
Perrin Downpipe
Perrin Oil Catch Can
HKS Intake
HKS Mid Pipe
Cobb Intake Heat Shield
Espelir Exhaust
Prodrive Battery Holder
Prodrive Oil Caps
Pivit Volt Stab w/ Ground Wires
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
ECU tuned by Titan Works

Suspension/Wheels:
Rota Gforce 18×9 et35
Nitto NT05 235/40/18
Tein Flex
Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Lower Bar

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07-March-2010 Clark Track Day by Forcedspeed and FixStop

Forcedspeed Fixstop Clark Track Day 07-March-2010
FixStop and Forcedspeed have been nice enough to setup a Track Day last Sunday, the 7th of March, 2010, at Clark International Speedway. And if you missed out on the action, fear not. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this video. I’m sure you’ll be inspired to go out there on the next Track Day.

Produced by Ian King, shot and edited by Struan Wallace:

Struan Wallace is a Director / Cinematographer / Editor for hire.
+61422629655 (AUS) ; +639209207000 (Philippines)
struey@gmail.com

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Tanner Foust’s 2009 Scion tC Drift Car Explained

Tanner Foust 2009 Scion tC

If you’re a hardcore car enthusiast, then you must know professional racing driver, stunt driver, and television host Tanner Foust. If not, then you’re missing half of your life!

Being the Formula Drift champion in 2007 and 2008 in his Nissan 350Z, Tanner shifted to a specially modified rear-wheel-drive Scion tC in 2009. That makes us all curious on how this Scion tC can drift.

The Scion tC is originally a front-wheel-drive vehicle. But since it was originally based on the Toyota Avensis platform, which comes in all-wheel-drive, it wasn’t entirely impossible to convert it into a rear-wheel-drive tire smoking drift machine.

Built by the legendary Stephan Papadakis of Papadakis Racing, Tanner’s car is powered by a powerful TRD V8 from a NASCAR racer.

Watch the video as Stephan goes into detail about the ins and outs of Tanner’s awesome custom drift machine:

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