Made the trip down to Barstow for Super D Matsuri last weekend. Got to sleep in an enclosed trailer, and wake up right next to the track. Loud SR20’s and V8’s weren’t the best alarm clocks since people were unloading all through the night. I did get to meet some new people and see some familiar faces though, so the rough night’s sleep was well worth it.
Currently on repeat at the CoolQidsTable. Nothing better than some funk for your day. I’m really starting to notice that all these are just love songs, but I really can’t get enough.
After seeing the John Player Special 635csi at Laguna Seca, I knew I wanted to build a model of a similar car. The long lines and low down stance of the car really make it unique among the BMW racecars of the day. After building the last model, I knew I wanted to get into some of the customizing of the cars. Since the JPS 635 had BBS turbofans at the front wheels, I wanted to do something similar. I tried searching for a 1/24 replica of those wheels, but came up with nothing. I did however find that the BMW M System wheels were made in 1/24 scale. I think this adds a nice touch to the racing aspect of the car. Now on to the next one.
It’s Sunday. Perfect for cleaning the house, and dancing around to this mix from Krazykidsradio. Definitely some great songs, all from one of my favorite music focused blogs from the Bay Area! Got to meet some members of the site at a Fatlace Friday. It’s nice to have an outlet of great music to listen to.
Even though it was my last event with Laguna Seca, I’m glad I got to see some of these amazing cars up close and in person. My ears were definitely ringing after every race. The pure power that comes from these cars simply puts a smile on my face.
The HKS R32 GTR has been my favorite car for a while now. From the iconic livery to the fire-breathing RB, everything about this car screams awesome. I had seen this model at Berkeley Ace Hardware last year, I’m still sad to see the hobby store close and the store move. I finally found one available online since Tamiya had discontinued it, and bought it as soon as I could. I’m very happy with the final result, minus some parts like the passenger door where some of the decal was torn off. I’m trying to focus more on detail now, so smaller brushes will definitely be necessary for whatever I build next. Model building is much like meditation, I guess it’s my form at least.
Oregon is definitely the place for color film. With green trees everywhere and awesome landscapes, I just want to return and stay in Oregon.
The last month has definitely been filled with some cool cars. It started with a Fatlace Friday, and their pre-bimmerfest meet at the Fatlace Paddock. It was a fun filled Friday evening with great music, good people, and some milk tea. I will definitely be going to the next one on June 24 for their collab release with Mooneyes.
Next is interning everyday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Even though most of the work is in the office, it’s nice to venture down to the pits and look at whatever cars show up that day. From trans-am racers to Porsche’s, it’s awesome to see people that share a common love of cars race at the track.
Some film from our Oregon trip will be up once I actually get the prints back from being developed. Can’t wait to share them!
Well I really don’t like the amount of participation I’ve been putting into photography, and creating content for this blog. I hope to be doing some cool events this summer, so expect to see some coverage from those events. I may try some video, since I’ve been wanting to try it out. Since I’ll be staying down in Monterey this summer, I really want to work on bringing everything to the next level. Also, can’t wait to get some rolls of film back from being developed.