Weld Techniques Factory

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

Weld Techniques Factory have come a long way from their big 4 door Toyota sedans that competed in Japanese D1 Grand Prix series and their latest creation has been making rounds on the internet. A Scion FR-S with an all metal wide body made by the guys at Hoshino Racing with the vision from Atsushi Ito who is the founder of Weld.

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2014 Tokyo Auto Salon : Essence (Part 2)

We are back with the second part of the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 since the long awaited Part 1. The other brand that had a booth that was swapped with audience is none other than Trust with their R35X which grabbed best of show for 2014.  TAS2014_MG_8176web

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Asian Le Mans Series 2013 – Part I

Text by : Neo, Photos by : Neo

About 2 weeks ago, we headed North and covered the Asian Le Mans Series in Sepang. The Asian Le Mans Series is part of the qualification progress to enter into the 24Hrs Le Mans.

For the Asian Le Mans Series 2013 there are 4 x 3Hrs across Asia. Namely Inje, Fuji, Zhu Hai and Sepang. 1D3_1262_2
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90’s Inspired Civic EF-9 : All function.

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

The early 90s gave birth to iconic cars like the Toyota Supra, Mazda RX-7 FD and Godzilla of a beast the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR. I personally couldn’t wait for the era of boxy R31s to pass, which was like the middle bastard child. The 70s gave us the Hakosukas and 2000GT while the 90s gave us the above, both of which are generations of cars I love.

The terrible car system that we have locally made many people give up cars of their dreams and forced to move on to newer cars, with the 150% road tax for cars that have passed the 10th year mark, its simply not rationale to keep old cars.

HongYao is one of the many that decided to persevere in keeping cars of that era running on the our roads. Moving from a Suzuki Swift GTi, he then made the purchase of a Honda Civic EF-9, one of the few still in existent here.

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Garage Tour

Text by : Neo Photos by : Neo

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First of all, thank you Red Bull Singapore for giving us this superb chance to walk into the garage of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team. Many of us have got no idea what is happening in the garages of a F1 racing team. As you guys know that this event takes place on the Marnia Bay Street Circuit and its the only F1 night race also the first street circuit in Asia.

Here i’ll show you more about this exclusive invitation to the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Garage Tour.

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Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore : Banzai Attack!

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

It has been a week since the inaugural Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore was held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center. The event attracted many car enthusiasts from around the region. Photos have been circulating around the internet and audiences that graced the event experienced first hand what the Japanese car tuning scene could offer. Let us now take a look at the highlights of this car show that had thousands flocking to the venue. It was 9am on the first day of the event, and the media was set and ready for a preview of the offerings, just before the gates opened to the public at 10am.

The first car that stood before me was one that was familiar, one that I came across during the Nayoga Exciting Car Showdown – the Re Amemiya Rx7. I believe there are enough photos around the net showcasing Amemiya san’s smooth flowing creation. A definite high of the show.

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Moon of Japan : MoonEyes Yokohama

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

2012 was a hectic but eventful year with a sensational trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Followers of our blog would most certainly recall my recollection of these adventures from earlier posts last year. There are still a couple of undertakings from these Japan exploits that I must share with you guys, and Moon Eyes Yokohama is one of them. I braved the blistering cold of the coast of Yokohama, traversing on foot from ASM to the peculiar locale where American influence has descended upon like a whirlwind. My mind was reeling and my heart palpitated wildly as I pondered about the clandestine American iron horses that I will be viewing? Was the arduous walk worth it or will it be the story of a poor wayfaring stranger?

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Events: MPT Supersprint at Kallang Leisurepark Teaser

Text by : Ray Ng, Photos by : Tecky

The MPT Group brought back the drag race that was once part of Singapore’s motor racing history. As Singapore is land scarce, the race is actually being held within a parking lot, and the drag strip is only 180 metres long. There are actually many other viable venue alternatives like the Changi Exhibition Centre, F1 Pit Centre, or even closing half a section of a long straight public road.

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Random Snaps: Wheel Spinning Action

This photo was taken at a recent drag race held locally. Not the usual car you will see participating at a drag race when it seems more suited for drifting. Nonetheless, the driver never fails to show that his S15 packs a punch, and also one to be reckoned with on the strip.

I’d rather smoke tires than cigarettes.