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Well, today is one of those days that feels like it is going to be a jam-packed one filled with a ton of work so I’ll jump right into the coverage of Kday C5. It is already the first of October which means that Year 7 is just 30 days away now and I know this month will just fly right by. There are 31 days in this month but for me, I think it’ll feel like 15. I still have a bunch of photos to go through for the site, Wekfest Texas 2015 is two weeks away, there’s more prep for the Year 7 event that needs to be done and I also have a wedding I need to go to. There are also two stories on my desk for Super Street that need to be finished so I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment. The Time Attack Civic that Yuta has been working on is currently away at paint but I’ll be back providing more updates on it as soon as I get some news from Premier Auto Body regarding the status of the body work. It is coming together rather quickly so I think you guys will be surprised by how it looks once all the custom body pieces have been smoothed out. The Rywire Integra build is also nearing is final stages before the car is fired-up so I have to make a trip over to Rywire soon to see the progress on that build. Ryan is currently working on the electronics of the car, which is probably the most taxing of the entire build, so it remains to be seen just how much work is involved before we hear that thing fire up for the first time. Anyways, I gotta dive right back into work so enjoy the coverage today. There are some really good builds in this post so make sure to give it a thorough look over….Have a good one folks… Continue Reading


On my bucket list of automotive events worldwide that I will attempt to attend in my lifetime, the Kday series is definitely up near the top. For the most part, I think I’ve gone to many of the places that I’ve always wanted to go but unfortunately, I have yet to go to Kday. I’ve been covering the events as long as I can remember but it is always through the help of Shota Mori’s great photography work. The timing just isn’t right because I am typically planning my own event as well so I have to allocate resources to get the event going. Traveling during these months is just difficult and its really hard to explain to my bank account how traveling to Japan and then going to Las Vegas for SEMA right after is a good idea. I don’t have endless amount of financial resources so sacrifices need to be made. Takeshi Kobayashi has been a dear friend of mine for years now and I really want to support him. I think I’ll make my way out to Sendai eventually for Kday, I just haven’t quite figured out when. As most of you know by now, I absolutely love Japan and everything about it. Car culture in Japan is great but what I also enjoy are the people and the interactions. Kday seems like a very private event filled with many friends so I want to be there to experience the camaraderie among them… Continue Reading


The Chronicles Vlog #15 takes you into one of the more typical Saturdays that we experience during a hot summer afternoon. The winter time is usually a little more laid back because the car show season is over but most events happen in the summer time and as such, we try to cram in as much as we can so we don’t miss out on anything…

This particular Saturday started early in the morning when Der and I headed down to Long Beach to check out the annual Japanese Classic Car Show. I like to check out this show every year because it is so different than what we would normally experience at a usual car show or meet. The venue is the same as Wekfest Long Beach but the layout is completely different as are the cars that participate. If you love Japanese classics, then I highly suggest you attend if you haven’t already. Der and I hang out at the show for a couple of hours while he plays with his new 3-Axis GoPro Gimbal. We’re trying to improve the quality of our videos and I think the Gimbal is really helpful in stabilizing our shots as we walk around everywhere. Continue Reading