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On to new territory.

November 19, 2017 2 comments

I bought my 2005 Subaru STi 13 years ago and I felt it was time for a change. My commute has gotten worse and I was starting to loathe the STi’s manual transmission and copious amount of noise, vibration, and harmonics. Maybe it was that I was getting older and wanted something nicer. Something I would not be embarrassed driving my department director in. I decided to let the STi go. I started the process of returning the car back to stock as much as possible. Luckily I kept most of my stock parts.

Then I started researching for the next car. I wanted something with luxury, automatic transmission, nice interior, four doors, new technology, sportiness, and not front wheel drive. My final decision was a new Audi A4 Quattro. It had a lot of features that I wanted. I sold the STi for a nice price and picked up my new A4. I will most likely not do any performance mods while it’s under warranty. I’ve been there and done that with the STi. So here are a few photos of my new steed after some spirited driving on Angeles roads.

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Gymkhana Seven

November 26, 2014 Leave a comment
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Race Technician WRX Build

August 1, 2012 Leave a comment

A nice article about two Subaru racing technicians that were asked what mods they would put on a 2012 Subaru WRX for street.

Link: Subaru Drive Performance Magazine

KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA FIVE

Oh you hoon. Ken lights up San Francisco this time.

A Fool and His Lambo Are Soon Parted

Complimentary driving lessons should go with all new exotic car purchases. I skipped past the chatter in the video 47 seconds and straight to the action. Thank you videoographer for documenting this.

Cobra Crashes at Willow Springs

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Wow, this driver is so lucky! I’m glad he made it out of there alive with just some minor injuries.

On the front straight doing 130mph, something breaks. The cobra veers hard right and off track. The car leaves a 6O foot gash in the asphalt as it veered before leaving the track and continued for an additional 500 feet off track to its resting point. I received only minor injuries to my left knee and bruised ribs.

Subaru BRZ GT300

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Subaru’s new entry into the Super GT race series. Good luck lil BRoZ!

Corvette Crashes at Autocross

November 23, 2011 1 comment

This happened at the Speedventures autocross on November 19, 2011 at Auto Club Speedway inside the arena. I drove that course before and I never liked how it was close to that curb. SCCA sanctioned autocrosses use the more open parking areas outside of the arena.

Battle Scarred Porsche Racing Car

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Porsche flaunts its racing heritage by displaying a battle scarred racing car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It looks like it just came straight from the race. I think it is beautiful.

source: Engadget

Toyota Electric Car On the Nurburgring

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

This is not a Prius. It did a lap in 7 mins 47.794 secs. It has 590 ft/lbs torque and top speed of 161.55651 MPH. That’s quick!

Ken Block’s Gymkhana Four

August 16, 2011 2 comments

Ken hooning again in his Hoonigan Fiesta! So how can I drive like a madman around the Universal Studios lot? What could make this video more epic? Have Epic Meal Time in it too!

Expensive Hooning

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I would not call doing donuts in a parking lot drifting. Those fancy safety airbags are trying to predict a rollover accident like the Camaro was a top heavy SUV.

Lucky Squirrel Should Buy Lotto Ticket

This squirrel had his whole life flash before him when a Lamborghini LP670-4 SV passed over him at 100+ MPH.

Heat Tape is Convenient

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Have you removed your front brake dust shields and worried about the heat from the rotors melting your  rubber bits in close proximity? Try slapping on some heat shield tape around them like Subaru did on their 24 hours of Nurburgring STI. They placed 21st overall! Here are the race results in PDF.

STI Runs the Isle of Man

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

A 2011 U.S. spec Impreza WRX STI lapped the 37 mile Mountain Course at average of 115.3 mph by Mark Higgins. He does an impressive save on one section of the course.