In Pursuit of Initial D: Driving The Real Mount "Akina"

Each of the mountains in Initial D are real locations in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. On beautiful weekends, the roads don't just have day trippers to the various tourist spots, you can also spot modified cars and motorcycles enjoying the drive. I recently took a group of friends out on a quick jaunt around Mount "Akina."… » 9/06/14 9:12am 9/06/14 9:12am

Endangered Species: Toyota Sports 800

Just flipping through the inter-webs and found this image, didn't know what it was so started doing some research. Built between 1965 and 1969, Toyota's first production Sports car, about 3100 were built(only 10% known to exist now), came with a 0.8 liter engine, 45hp and RWD. Two options were available the Coupe and… » 8/07/14 11:41am 8/07/14 11:41am

Yep, Stock Rims Look Better, But Springs Definitely Needed

These definitely, definitely need new tires. Like immediately. They're not quite so bad as to be bald, but they didn't pass inspection. The previous owner left the winter tires/rims on (which still have a decent amount of tread left). The winter rims are a set of Tom's C2s. If mine weren't completely corroded, they'd… » 8/03/14 7:00am 8/03/14 7:00am

DC5 Recaro RHD Seat Successfully Wedded to GA3/5 Rail

I found the bolts I needed on an NSX website of all places. Didn't get them with the seat, but bought them at Sekichu, basically Japanese Home Depot. So, now it's just a matter of pulling out the current driver's seat and putting in this one. Uses the same stock bolts on the floor. I mean, this is all OEM equipment.… » 7/29/14 7:14am 7/29/14 7:14am