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.
The clock ticked past 11pm on the 18th of May. A miniscule gathering of friends gathered to embark on a 300+ KM drive up to Sepang International Circuit, to act as a support and pit crew for a friend who was participating in the Time To Attack, organized by ZerotoHundred.com.
Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F / Organizers
It was at a local motor show over a decade ago that I had my foremost encounter
with the Japanese car-tuning scene. The Kodak disposable cameras in their
trademark yellow casing were all the rage back than. I still recall vividly the flashes
from these devices going off brilliantly through out the venue, as their owners
endeavored to capture the JDM models and rides on film. To date, it is still one of
the finest motor shows ever held in Singapore in my books.
Fast-forward to 2013 and we have Singapore’s principle media company MediaCorp, in cooperation with Muse Group, bringing Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013 to the shores of our tiny nation-state. The inaugural Singapore show will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo® and Convention Centre from 12-14 April 2013.
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.
Words by : Ray Ng, Photos by : RandyF, Shane JieYong
Some people engage in extreme sports to get their adrenaline rush. Certain ingredients in foods, like sugar, makes some go gaga; however, personally sodium chloride does it for me.
1:1 scale Hot Wheels toy car.
Eating salty Mcdonalds while penning this article I wondered what is the first thing that comes into my mind when it comes to a Toyota Supra built for drift. Unfortunately it was the viral video of this Russian girl having her buttons on her blouse all bursting, exposing her rack while seated in a drifting Supra.
It was 7 day yesterday, held every year on the 7th of July (7 / 7 / 2012). A once a year celebration and gathering for RX7 owners. Every year I look forward to seeing coverage of 7 day meets from around the world, a gathering of one of the sexiest and most timeless designs ever produced in Mazda history. Feeling a little jealous that Singapore had no 7 day celebration, I called for an impromptu and very last minute miniature scale 7 day celebration.
Only… There were no 7s around at all. Just a 6, an 8, lots of 9s and one lonely 10.
Here’s a quick pic of the cars in attendance. More pictures coming soon!
Great people, met new people, made new friends! Thanks to all who came!
Words by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo, RandyF & BigDub
We’ve put up teasers of this Civic Type R quite a some time back and have left you hanging for all this time. We’ve been a tease yes? In the midst of completing projects and studying for my upcoming exams, it took me a while to find the time to complete writing this feature. Even now I’m supposed to be digging through my ridiculously thick stack of notes but I didn’t want to be a tease any more.
“Fat” is a word that is being shunned in many contexts in the world today. Women, men and technology have been pushing the limits of skinny and slim. Mobile phones, television and all electronic devices are being engineered to become as slim as possible. Its also all over celebrity news of many individuals becoming excessively skinny after weight loss regimes. Continue reading →
This is the final installment of Evolution features and we have saved the best for last. The Singapore motoring system does not allow for the preservation of old cars very well. This is one of those old cars that should be preserved because what you are looking at is Singapore’s last and only road registered Evo 6. There are certainly several look alike Evo 6s roaming the streets which have been converted from Evo 4s and Evo 5s., but none of them even come close to rivaling the aggression of this true and legitimate Evo 6 RS2.