Every project needs to start somewhere, and bodywork was definitely on the top of the list along with suspension (more on that in another update), especially when you have a couple mini rust craters on the roof.
SDRR was founded in 1999, they specialize in the the repair and made to order assembly of hydraulic and air hoses, metal lines and control cables for agricultural, construction, marine, automotive and industrial applications. When the guys at SDRR, told SF to come down to take a look at their project car, we were naturally super excited
When you’re asked to think about a Toyota built sports car from the 90s, more than likely the Supra would spring to mind almost as quickly as it accelerates. But what if you’re told to think of something a little smaller? Celica, Levin? How about the Starlet? The Toyota Starlet Glanza V was the entry to the Toyota sports car brotherhood, but by no means is it to be taken for granted. With a punchy engine, go-kart like handling and so little weight that you have to pin it down when you park, the Starlet Glanza V is a potent little pocket rocket.
I'm in love with Car Culture, and I'm sad it died down a bit here, but We are trying to bring everyone together again, so we can show it off internationally.
Nothing major, it's still stock. The car is pushing 19 years or so of age, it just needs some sprucing up. The first quality of life mod I did was install some GlowShift gauges I got from Chris at Redline Barbados who is, by the way, building an amazing 280Z, check out the article we posted a little while ago.
The issues in the past which really hindered electric Cars were its batteries. I'm sure we all are becoming familiar with this common sign, a green box in the parking lot, reserved for electric cars.
He has a vision of what the Z should really be - a childhood dream come true. This project is the physical manifestation of that vision.
The next logical choice? The heart of Gojira
For me it feels like the GT Celica doesn't get enough love, its bigger brother the GT 4 left some really, really huge shoes for it to fill.
The learning curve for Autocross may be a little steep, but once you get the hang of it, it's incredibly rewarding! Pitting drivers against each other in friendly close, tight tracks push drivers to be better, builds sportsmanship and increases experience behind the wheel. the building blocks of starting a driving career. If I wanted to be a better driver, I know where I would be on weekends.
With most of the interior out though, Alvin and I were really able to see where all the rust was at in the chassis. Outside of the rust in the expected places, he spent some time fixing some badly done work made by the previous owner. The car has been through a lot through its time here and it's actually quite refreshing to see it being stripped down and refreshed.
The lancer shell is pretty rusty but the EVO 3 shell though not perfect is in good shape. Every weekend he's been transferring parts he can use from the Lancer to the EVO, control arms, brake and fuel lines, drive shaft etc.
Habits which make us successful at what we want to accomplish. So our habits if we keep them in check can bring us success. This requires discipline, attention to detail, mindfulness, and perseverance.
The Mk 4 Escort was a little more thrown to the side, because of its front wheel drive nature. People believe it’s lost its charm because of this, but I’d disagree.
Today, BARL has years of events and activities different disciplines of racing under its belt, but where did it all start from? I had the chance to finally dig deeper into this racing league's history with the help of Stefan Hinds, the chairman of the league.
Car wrapping is growing in popularity worldwide, and with companies like Autoderm we have access to this exclusive club. We covered a matte black Civic which rolled out of his shop a few months ago. You can check it out here! Daniel the owner of Autoderm is always trying new things, to push his boundaries and create one of a kind cars.
Fortitude, endurance, patience are all things that come out of it. I saw a lot of these qualities shining from drivers on the track during the event.
what Ivan has here is a different type of Subaru, it's like looking at the yearbook photo of a friend you realized reinvented himself with a ton of self-help books. Sure, he's really successful, but he's not that same guy you had good times with, he isn't your friend anymore. Ivan knew Subaru before they reinvented themselves, and this is his yearbook photo.
Recently we had the pleasure of meeting Duane Skeete. He and his father are building a hatchback EG Honda Civic. This Honda is Duane's third or fourth Honda I believe, so he knows his way around the platform. The car isn't done yet but we can already tell, It's going to be clean...and quick.
Charles doesn't just own a cool Honda, motorsport has been in his blood for a very long time, he started navigating in Rally at an early age of 16.
Our hobbies turn us into artists when we really think about it. We think less of the monetary value of what we are doing, and make concessions for it because of the sheer love we place in it.
We may not realise it but we actually ask a lot more from a daily than we do a track car. Track cars usually tend to be fast, loud and "high fashion", like $25 New Balance stylish.
Honda, Honda, Honda, but not your grandmother's Honda. Hondas are pretty common cars on the road, and to modify them you really have to be creative about it.
The stars aligned and I saw this baby for sale. A completely stock 1999 Subaru GC8 WRX. Sold my Starlet, never looked back.
I believe time machines were invented, but we haven't taken the time to notice them as yet.
Sometimes, the most special thing to us isn't always the most spectacular or amazing thing to others. Ryan has had an affinity for Mini's since owning his first car, which was a Mini.
These days MGs are a collectors item for car enthusiast. We got the opportunity to photograph this pair of MGs recently. They both took him four years to restore and the results are fantastic.
It's a nice feeling when you have some time alone with a classic. Sitting on an empty track with a camera in my hand, this was a great afternoon.
This Ford was unapologetic, and yes, hate me for it, I love that wing.
A friend of Y-Esuf Auto Clinic invited us over a while back to see a few of the cars they were working on. Among these cars were two little Ford Hatches. They called them "Brothers".
The open field in Content, St. Thomas came to life one Sunday afternoon filled with Vintage cars from all over the World. This is the first event for Vintage car owners this year.
I traveled to Martinique late 2016 around September time, it has been a long time since I was there about 10 years, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived. It's vastly different car wise compared to Barbados