Some mixed driving showcasing the sounds of my JDL 4-2-1 EL header paired with my Invidia R400 catback exhaust. Stock overpipe and front pipe. If you want some more info on the build and the numbers, check my previous post.
After a long and snowy winter in Canadaland, I am free from the shackles of my trusty beigemobile-now-beater Camry and my BRZ is finally out of hibernation!
So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. British Racing Green is the ultimate expression of classic sports car colours to me, and one that is hugely underrated; you just don’t see it anymore.
I had a blast of a time at the Rolex 24hr race at Daytona this past January. Met tons of great people, including Nick from Bee Line Coffee Co. who hooked me up with an Enduro roast made specifically for Turner’s 24hr effort (thanks again Nick!).
Would love to meet any fellow jalops!
I am! Well, more specifically: my girlfriend and I decided we should go on a much needed vacation for our upcoming 8th year anniversary on the last week of January. Thoughts bounced between staying domestic for our trip, but a desire to get away from the coldness of winter in Toronto pushed us to look south.
Had tons of fun at yesterday’s event, put on by PITL (Push It To The Limit Autocross series), with lots of 86's out there (and even an AE86). Blew a gate on my first and last run, but did not hit any cones the whole day!
Still trying to find the time to pick up my Shure DSLR microphone from my friend, so in the meantime, and iPhone video of my Invidia R400.
With some extra hands courtesy of some friends, I was able to install my Invidia R400 very easily on Friday.
Had a friend of mine reach out to me as one of his friends is trying to sell his 1985 AW11 MR2. He said it was mint, and I figured “mint” meant as mint as you’d expect your average AW11 would be for $5500 canadian.
Going back to school for a few weeks to finish my last few exams (and the fact that my driveway at my rental there is all mud, gravel and shaded by trees which like to drop little seedlings all over the place) meant that the BRZ is now sitting in the garage, safe at home for a few weeks; I’ve driven the Camry to…
After almost 5 years of lusting after this thing, I can finally post this headline. Over that time, I’ve gone to university, made tons of new friends, and during that, worked in accounting, construction, and engineering (which is now where I will hang my coat). So after tons of hard work, this is my early graduation…
Taking delivery of my new car on April 8th! Take a guess at what I’ve bought.
Went down to CIAS last night, going on a Sunday night really is the next best thing if you can’t get press passes.
Looked like an awesome little car. Cheap, tiny, light, and most importantly, RWD.
Going to be graduating soon and I’ve been eyeing down the BRZ for a long time. But not to buy completley blind, I really want to drive its competition so I can make an informed decision once the time comes. That includes other cars that I’d consider outside the specific lightweight & RWD segment, but still have…
Had some fun on a “realistic trackday” online server in Assetto Corsa, with me new (to me) Oculus Rift DK2. Crazy how realistic the footage looks in terms of head movement, looks like watching a real lap POV. In the Tuned FD RX7 lap above, everything was going great until I spun at the last section :(.
Authors Note: I’m riffing thoughts about my brief drive below pretty much verbatim, so if it doesn’t make grammatical sense, sorry! It’s just a lot to take in when you’ve been daily’ing a 2004 Camry for over 4 years, and very rarely get the opportunity to drive something more “enthusiast” centred.
So, after 4 years, and tons of good times and good service, I’m starting to get tired of driving my beloved 2004 V6 Camry (auto-tragic, which I’ve lovingly made worse as a commuter with Eibach pro-kit springs and KYB struts, which are coming off in the fall) around everyday and am thirsting for something more... fun…