Author: TheSpeedhunters

2024 Intro It’s at all times interesting to see feature cars resurface years after they were posted on Speedhunters, especially once they’ve evolved in a roundabout way. Frank Profera’s Lotus Elise was featured twice – first in 2012, after Larry randomly happened across it (it went on to turn out to be Speedhunters’ ‘Street Automotive of the Yr’ that 12 months) – and on the other hand in 2014, after it received its major ‘Ronin RS211′ re-imagination. In that guise, automotive media interest within the construct really ramped up and the custom turbocharged speedster made appearances all over the place, including a…

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2024 Intro Since Speedhunters’ inception in 2008, we’ve featured events from all around the world. A decade and a half later, lots of these are still happening. Others have simply faded away. BLOX Evolution is one among the latter, but that’s to not say the event was a failure. For the few years that it ran, it brought together one of the best of the San Francisco Bay Area’s tuner culture in a big way. So let’s wind back the clock and join Speedhunters OG Mike Garrett in 2014, to see what that 12 months’s BLOX Evolution event was all about… 2014…

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2024 Intro With spring now on the horizon within the Northern Hemisphere, we’re looking forward to a different big yr of Speedhunting, which suggests loads of fresh automobile features in between event coverage, shop tours, project automobile updates and more. In the subsequent few days, Dino will likely be bringing us his story on one of the vital talked about cars at this yr’s Tokyo Auto Salon – Liberty Walk’s extra-wide Countach. That got us occupied with one other Lamborghini feature automobile… Well, type of. You’re Oemmedì Meccanica’s Fiat 500, which not only looks nuts due to custom bodywork that makes…

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As we’ve seen over the course of the last week, there are a lot of sides to the Tokyo Auto Salon. And we’re not only talking in regards to the giant annual tuning event itself, but in addition the opposite gatherings held around Japan’s capital city that coincide with it. One in all our favourite ‘events’ outside of TAS is literally outside TAS – the Makuhari Messe carpark. In fact, this isn’t actually an event, but given what you will discover parked up at any time during all three days of Tokyo Auto Salon, it’d as well be. After spending…

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Tokyo Auto Salon isn’t Tokyo Auto Salon without all of the hype of a Liberty Walk automobile reveal, and for 2024, Wataru Kato and his team delivered all of the energy with one other ’80s supercar icon at the middle of all of it. We’ll get to the LB-Works Lamborghini Countach in a moment, because that was just one in every of a lot of Liberty Walk cars on display on the Makuhari Messe last weekend. Liberty Walk shared space with Tag, Bullet, and Sphere Light brands, with a complete of 100 staff working across the large booth over the course…

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Twelve months ago, once we looked back at our most-read stories of 2022, there was an anomaly. For the primary time in Speedhunters’ history, our ‘top 10′ story list was completely dominated by event coverage. Well, 12 months on, history has repeated itself. But exactly which event posts made the cut? Let’s take a look back at your favorite stories of 2023… 10 / The Modified Machines Of IAMS Despite having debuted in 2018, 2023 (the event’s third running) was our first time covering the International Amsterdam Motor Show (IAMS) on Speedhunters. Due to some amazing IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER reader submissions, we were in a position to keep…

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F40 Snow Drift If Speedhunters ever made a vacation movie, you understand there’d be a vibrant red Ferrari F40 drifting within the snow in Japan. But we don’t must dream about that, because back in 2016 it actually happened. The F40 at the middle of all of it belonged to Takeshi Kimura of Automobile Guy, and with director Luke Huxham, Abandon Visuals and Red Bull all involved, the resulting video was epic to say the least. Dino went behind the scenes of the shoot in Tokyo and Nagano, and today is the right day to revisit his story. Comfortable Holidays from The Speedhunters! 2016 Feature…

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2023 Intro It’s the gift giving season, which implies scale model cars will soon be finding their way into people’s hands everywhere in the world. Whether it’s a 1:64 die-cast or something larger and more detailed, everyone knows the enjoyment that four-wheeled collectibles can bring to young and old. We’ve covered a big selection of hobby stories on Speedhunters over time, but one particularly stands out. It’s timely to revisit this have a look at Japanese RC drifting too, because it was published 10 years ago and ranked as our most-read event story of 2013. A fast Google search tells us that the…

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2023 Introduction Like just about all performance cars from the Eighties, the third-gen Ford Mustang – AKA Fox Body – is currently having fun with a repopularization of sorts. Not that it ever went out of fashion for enthusiasts, but like other icons from the rad era – automotive or otherwise – Fox Bodys are only becoming increasingly more wanted. Back in 2013, Mike Garrett and Larry Chen took a take a look at arguably one in every of the best 5.0s around. In that story – which we’re revisiting today for Throwback Thursday – Mike spoke about how the Fox Body sat in an odd position – too…

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2023 Intro In a little bit over a month’s time, not less than a few hundred thousand individuals are expected to make their strategy to Makuhari Messe for the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon. The most important modified automotive show on the planet is a bucket list event for a lot of, and since Speedhunters got its start in 2008, we’ve attended religiously. It’ll be no different this coming January, with a giant team on the bottom in Japan’s capital city to capture the newest and biggest tuning trends from the JDM motherland. With this in mind, we thought we’d revisit TAS from 10…

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