After a quick break for SEMA week, #FeatureThis is back and better than ever. Beginning this week, we decided to merge the submissions from Japan with those from the rest of the world for a true global pool of automotive greatness.
Yuko Hamada from Chiba-ken in Japan sent in this photo of her AE86 Trueno street car, seen here posing in front of Mt. Fuji. The photo is actually over 10 years old! Even if young people in Japan aren’t as interested in cars as they once were, she loves keeping the Hachi Roku spirit alive.
Kan-san from Osaka sent in this C35 Nissan Laurel street machine, dumped low on factory Z33 rims. This shot just reminds me of how much I love Laurels. Oh what a tough choice it’d be between this and a JZX100…
In the last edition of #FeatureThis, someone asked for more info on Jeff Farkas’ AW11 Toyota MR2 from Canada. Jeff had the original 4AGE replaced with a JDM 3SGTE and the midship Toyota gets used at both local track days and on the occasional run to the grocery store. He says it’s been a “love hate relationship”, but the car is a keeper.
Damion Bush of New Zealand sent us this image of his rad looking ’67 Camaro project. The wheels on this car actually came off of Mad Mike’s RX-7 back when it was three rotor-powered.
Hideto Narisawa cruises the streets of Hokkaido, Japan in this four door R32 Skyline with GT-R looks. I’m digging those period correct Impul wheels.
Also coming to us from Hokkaido is this pair of stylish hatchbacks. The MazdaSpeed Axela belongs to Toshiaki Oka and is equipped with 19″ Work GNOSIS wheels, RSR suspension, a Bee*R ROM, and more. The slammed Honda Fit belongs to his girlfriend, Nana Hirai.
Himukai-san from Kanagawa submitted this all-business R33 GT-R street car. Timeless.
Of course we welcome your project cars as well. Travis Mathis shared his ’67 Ford Fairlane that he’s building into a drag car. It’s powered by a bored over 390 with a nine inch rear end among other things. In addition to the Fairlane, Travis is also working on a Fox Body Mustang drift project.
Ben McGill from Australia shared his S15 Silvia Spec R with a wide body setup using a mix of Veilside and C-West parts. Ben says he would like to lower the car a bit more, but the current height works pretty well as the S15 is his daily driver.
Roland Zetterström, the owner of the Volvo-powered KE70 Corolla we featured at Gatebil also owns this slammed 1960 Volkswagen. Impressively, Roland put the VW together in just two month’s time.
Roland also sent us some shots of his daily drift beater KE70 Corolla with no springs and 16″x9 OZ Futuras. “Rolle Style” as he calls it.
We always have time for a cool wagon, like this Mitsubishi Legnum VR4 from Peter Toogood in Australia.
Nick from Bloomington, Indiana gets his open air British motoring fix behind the wheel of his 1974 Triumph TR6. Perfect for those fall time backroad blasts.
Here’s a nice little lineup of Toyota history from Canada. The FR-S belongs to Jean-Sébastien Girouard while the MR2 and Celica belong to his friends Mathieu Turcotte and Mathieu Benoit respectively.
Coming to us from Cameron in New Zealand is this Mini race car powered by a built 1380cc race engine running ethanol.
Moving over to the world of Instagram now, @christheluck uploaded this photo of his mean FD3S RX-7.
An RWB Porsche on the streets of Thailand, as captured by @tennster.
Art Car E30 Wagon? It’s all possible in the mind of @kaidoj.
This shot was taken when @doribrah went for a cruise in his freshly washed Nissan Z31.
Finally, a gal and her Crown on the streets of Japan, shot by @eno_ken.
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"Beginning this week, we decided to merge the submissions from Japan with those from the rest of the world for a true global pool of automotive greatness."
Finally... this post is just full of WINS! My fave is the Toyota trio.
That picture of a Crown and a girl with a baseball bat is too sick. I wish there is a high res picture of it.
Finding my 1967 Fairlane in #FeatureThisthe Made my day. Thanks for featuring my car. It only lacks a battery,shifter and one fuel line. Thanks so much!!!!
what's interesting about the #featurethis sections is that it shows the range of speedhunters readers.
Can't believe you guys took the picture of my FD, am by no mean a photograph. It is a honor to be part of the #FeatureThis post. Thanks you.
that legnum vr-4 is sick i wish we could see more of those i've only ever seen that one and one in Gran Turismo 5.
ok i gotta ask, what's with the roof racks? i mean i get that that whole scene thinks it looks totally cool, but what's the rationale for it? trying to pull those socialist girls with wool caps and stupid fixed-gear bikes by showing them that you have the ability to not abandon their bike when you pick them up? i just don't get it
rs camaro, because hide away headlights are the best, and way to ruin and e30 touring with that paint
Yuko Hamada from Chiba-ken in Japan
Kan-san from Osaka sent in this C35 Nissan Laurel street machine, dumped low on factory Z33 rims
Hideto Narisawa cruises the streets of Hokkaido, Japan in this four door R32 Skyline with GT-R looks.
@TylerS13 You'll love or loathe this, http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/CategoryAttributeSearchResults.aspx?search=1&cid=268&sidebar=1&rptpath=0001-0268-&5=Station+Wagon&14=Mitsubishi&15=legnum+vr4&18=0&18=0&24=0&24=0&searchRegion=100&sidebarSearch_keypresses=1&sidebarSearch_suggested=10
@TylerS13 Here is one that I found here in Osaka - http://www.roryfollowscars.com/2012/06/trial-legnum.html
well, the air-cool VW guys have been rocking the roof racks for decades, then the water cooled VW followed suit, then it branched. It's just another style choice that has evolved. (not really my cup of tea though)
PEOPLE OWN BIKES..
@ClaytonPayton when i see a bike rack with a bike in it i'll believe you. the only bicycles i ever see have people on them and they're not on stupid stanced hondas