Editorial: The Calm Before

And another one gone…

While Dino has been neck deep in it since January 1st, I think the rest of us have been spared somewhat through 2019’s grand opening. It’s probably a good thing, too, as even Speedhunters need to recuperate when they can, particularly when staring down the barrel of another hectic year.

The last 12 months have been quite good to us. There have been changes, and there were tough periods but now that we’re out the other side, there’s a hunger here to do more. I see it everyday when interacting with the rest of the team. There’s no feeling of complacency amongst us, and we all know that despite how big Speedhunters has become, it still has a lot more potential to realise. I’m so proud of them.


So far in 2019, we’ve already added three more contributors from very different parts of the world to the roster. All three served their time on IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER and are now bonafide members of the team, who have already hit the ground running. You might remember Vladimir Ljadov‘s escapades last year involving ice drifting and Ladas? Well, Vladimir will be bringing us tales from his own adventures across Russia, Europe and beyond in the coming weeks, months and hopefully years ahead.

We now have representation in South Africa for the first time, courtesy of Stefan Kotze. His ‘Black Death’ Mustang feature was one of the biggest features on the site last year, but that’s only the tip of what’s to come from the Rainbow Nation. Finally, I felt there wasn’t enough Irish representation around these parts, and that we definitely need more rallying, so you can expect to see more from Cian Donnellan soon, too.


I can’t overlook the rest of the crew either, who are quietly and diligently working away behind the scenes at either planning or putting the final touches to content you should see shortly. I also can’t forget the incredible submissions which keep coming through IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER, which we’ve just recently got back on top off.

Honestly, I’m glad it’s not a physical mail-in service or Brad & I would be literally drowning in submissions. It’s a great complaint, mind you.

2019 Ferrari F355 CrossGlow by Mark Riccioni Speedhunters-06

Pictured above are just some of the stories you can expect to see and read about in the coming weeks, and we hope you can appreciate the variety that we try to bring here. While we know that Japanese content is the most popular with you, we will always strive to ensure we represent global car culture as best as we possibly can.


And just one more thing, which was inspired by a recent comment on the site. There was a time not so long ago where we would share monthly desktop calendars on the site, so we’re going to bring them back and in 4K resolution.

The idea of a desktop calendar is probably redundant in an age where the lock screen on your smartphone tells you everything you need to know, but sometimes it’s just nice to remember where we came from.

Paddy McGrath
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Right on with the desktop calendars! Thank you!


yessssss. the more desktop calendars the better


I estimate there will be probably 10 more this calendar year.


That's some quick maths


Can't wait for more to come
I hope I get to create an article for you guys


Looking forward to it all, especially thar f series truck


I know you guys are drownig, but I’m sure I’ll be throwing some more IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER submissions on top of you guys this year. Sorry, not sorry.


Is Charles Wong's R34 coming soon?


I did a quick spotlight on the car a while back which might help to keep you satiated. I think Dino did one later, too, and knowing the owner it's all upgraded again now anyway haha - http://www.speedhunters.com/2017/12/five-of-the-best-from-rs-day/


95% of my current desktop wallpapers are downloaded directly from Speedhunters features. I like the featured desktop calendars idea, but personally the resolution you already upload in is perfect for me already.


YUS!!! desktop calendars!!!!!!! Thanks guys !!


I like


Definitely will enjoy the desktop calendars. Finding good 4k walls is tough enough as it is.


I'm all about the desktop calendars back.

Thanks for all the great content.


WOOP WOOP !!! Looking forward to it man


Really looking forward to that F355 feature, if at least for the photoshoot that looks to scream, "Outrun," haha.

As always, thanks for the work you guys put into this place!


I have more than 5.5k wallpapers that I keep rotating, almost exclusively consisting of SpeedHunters and Petrolicious work. ily guys!