Hot rods are slowly becoming a new obsession of mine. A crackling V8 through short exhaust coming out the side of a small roadster and wire wheels wrapped in skinny tires has got to be the coolest form of transportation on the road, hands down. Ben Thomas builds hot rods full time at his shop, Rancho Deluxe, in Melbourne Australia. While the rest of the world progresses with new technologies and methods for making cars faster, safer, and the like; Ben has been working his way backwards. He apprenticed with Porsche for four years at age 18 and since then has stuck with the classics. By classics, I mean 30′s and 40′s era cars. I think that makes the jump from ‘classic’ to ‘OG.’ His pristine 1932 Ford is the perfect example of what hot rods are all about – small car, big engine, and a driver’s seat. (more…)
ATTENTION! Justin Pawlak’s truck & enclosed trailer that housed his legendary green FC has been STOLEN! We’ve been blasting this all over Facebook and Twitter since this morning, but here’s a photo of the car in case you don’t know which FC3S RX7 we’re talking about! (Highly doubt that, since this is one of the most famous FC3S RX7s in the US drifting scene!) Please help JTP get his car (and truck) back! (more…)
We received this link from one of our loyal readers, Shakotan Oscar. Thank you Oscar! We just love the internet for reasons like this. We just posted up some photos that demo car builder David Huang found of Garage Miniz in Japan… and shortly after, we received a video link from Oscar that shows more detail in both trucks!
I especially like the awesome rear mounted radiator in the white RB26 powered one! Not to mention its stance and the incredibly detailed fuel setup in the bed of the truck. Well, both trucks are incredible, but damn… that white one! Aside from me, who else is now interested in building a truck?! Garage Miniz shows the possibilities…
:: Jose Gonzalez