Yep, you guessed it. It’s another opinion on the fallout from the Malaysian Grand Prix. I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to just blast something out in the immediate aftermath. I wanted to take the flights home to think about it.
I barely slept last night. Jetlag accounted for part of that. The rest was the final ten laps in Malaysia and, in particular, the podium ceremony, press conference and interviews that followed.
Many of you probably know about how Chris Harris exposed Ferrari's rigging of press cars during magazine tests. Ferrari immediately blacklisted him after his article aired on Jalopnik (We did a reaction piece to it as well), which meant he would never be allowed to drive Ferrari press cars again, or purchase a brand new Ferrari for that matter too.
Formula 1 is a fairly secretive world. But when you’re asked to seal your iPhone and anything that can take a picture in a lockable bag, and requested not to use a Dictaphone because you’ll be hearing something that nobody outside the factory walls has been privy to, you know you’re in for something very special.
Such was the fashion in which today started, as Mercedes AMG welcomed a select gathering of Formula 1 journalists to its Brixworth base, on the outskirts of Northampton, England.
To confirm your suspicions let me just say, yes; this car is made entirely of carbon fiber. A carbon car if you will. This car was built and belongs to Mike from Autokonexion; a shop you probably aren't familiar with unless you own a Miata. Which is to be expected because Mike is a pretty behind the scenes guy. If I showed you a picture of…
A few years ago, I saw a black KE70 (Te72 here in the states) from Australia. What impressed me was not the ‘mad JDM tyte drifting skills’, but the engine itself.
A 3T-GTE. One of the baddest T series engines out there.
1.8L , TWIN Spark and TURBO? yeah.
Owned by Mark Buckland from Australia.
Before I get into the first post, I'll explain a bit about my goals with this site;
I created this blog with the intentions of doing a spotlight feature of a friend's car in each entry. This will be a semester long project and depending on how successful it becomes, will determine whether I'll stick with it later on. I'm hoping to do weekly entries, each week spawning a new feature car.
In case some of you did not know, August 8th was “International AE86″ day. There were meet and greets taking place all over the world. This is one of the things that brings all of us car people together. You can do a search and you will find coverage of this international event from all parts of the world.
This is Northern California’s coverage presented by Slide Your Ride and Performance Options. The location was at Toyota of Oakland.
Two links to blogs that covered the event
Quite interesting engine swap option for your track oriented NA! I really do like the characteristic of the Honda F20C/F22C engines. This powerplant bolted in an 2200lbs chassis should work pretty well on track!
Some specs about the car:
Torik Motorsports S2000 powered Miata
- 1990 chassis with no exterior body modifications.
- 2001 Honda S2000 F20C motor & 6-speed transmission…
The 2012 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix is this weekend in Montreal. As is tradition on the blog, we're going to give you a complete rundown of the season as we preview this weekend's race. First up is a look at the new technical aspects of F1 for this season. To do so, we have an infographic that covers the new rules as well as some of the technical aspects of each car on the grid.
To say that we've come quite a way in pushing the bounds of modification would be an understatement for most. On occasions where influence and creativity converge over time, amazing results can happen; as is the case with the Miata you see here. Cody's pursuit of building the perfect Roadster has been a long one, and one where Japanese prominence has prevailed in all areas.
Round 2 is almost go!
It's been A LONG 4 weeks of rebuilding that mx5 from the crash and round 1. Many sleepless nights.. Much bucks spent, blood drawn and angry faces... But.. It's ready, and we're here.
Late as usual.
Give a shit.
I gotta say, I've been having one hell of a week. With that out of the way, let me apologize for not updating the blog as promised. I've been giving you crappy teasers on our Facebook page for the past 6 days and I'll be the first to admit it's pathetic. Honestly though, I've only had minutes at the end of my days to throw something together to share, and the nights I have a few hours free, I've been spending street hunting around Tokyo.
I've been on a real M&M Honda kick lately on Facebook and since I remembered that many of you aren't on Facebook, I figured today would be as good of a day as any to just unload a bunch of photos from their Facebook page. I posted up a photo of the M&M FD2 over the weekend and I didn't even know they followed The Chronicles.