P-Car Love

28 02 2010

On a scale of 1-10, without doing the cliche outside of the 10 range rating, I would rate my obsession with cars honestly close to the 10 range.  I work in an automotive related field, I’ve been into cars as a hobby for countless years, and I can just stare at cars for days.  That being said, the emotions that some cars and automotive images stir inside of me do not surprise me.  Is it weird that looking at this picture gives me a warm fuzzy feeling?  On second thought…let’s keep that a rhetorical questions…oh yea, and don’t judge me.

Strength & Honor Dishonor,

Robert Chew





Forever Young

27 02 2010

Another throwback chassis with a new age heart, below is a Datsun 240z with a RB26DETT swap.  Classic beauty at it’s finest, I may be partial since my dad has one and I grew up around it.  Cream on the outside, BEAST on the inside.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Young At Heart

27 02 2010

I’m a sucker for old skool builds with new skool engines.  The idea of classic lines and modern engines is just fine by me. Check out this Datsun 510 with an S2000 engine swap.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Affluent

26 02 2010
Main Entry: 1af·flu·ent
Pronunciation: \-ənt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin affluent-, affluens, present participle of affluere to flow to, flow abundantly, from ad- + fluere to flow — more at fluid
Date: 15th century

1 : flowing in abundance <affluent streams> <affluent creativity>
2 : having a generously sufficient and typically increasing supply of material possessions

Merriam-Webster definition

It’s crazy how some celebrities have so much wealth it almost seems like they don’t know what to do with their money anymore.  Pharrel Williams just picked up a Chanel guitar, I didn’t even know these existed.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





The Zoo

26 02 2010

If you aren’t familiar with the JDM tuning brand Amuse, be prepared for a shock not only on your vision but your wallet as well.  Known for innovative aero design, as well as some of the most high quality beautifully engineered/manufactured performance parts, Amuse has definitely made a name for itself in a vast sea of competitors.  One of the most recent product offerings, has been the release of the complete aero package for the Nissan 370z.  Like two caged animals at the zoo, waiting to pounce as soon as they are released, these 370’s arguably the best looking of their generation next to the ZELE, and Sunline Racing Z’s.  I’ll take mine in white please.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





>>Flasback Friday<< Back In The Day…

26 02 2010

It’s funny how when you’re young, you feel like you already know the world, like some child prodigy.  You hear love songs and say, that’s deep, when you’ve never even been in love before.  The same can be said about this song.  I remember hearing this song when I was a kid and already thinking…yea…back in the day when I was young I’m not a kid anymore…fast forward 20 something years later and I’m truly starting to appreciate the lyrics.  Kinda sad how it’s almost human nature to always want to be older when we are young, and when we are older we all wish we were younger again.  I can’t complain about where life has brought me today, but I must admit, life was a blast when it was simpler back in the day.  It’s Friday…so kick back…relax…and reminisce over this.

Ahmad – Back In The Day

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





34 > 35

25 02 2010

As much as the current GTR has grown on me, the R34 GTR is still probably my favorite Skyline out of all the generations.

Below are more shots of my friend Gregory’s R34 at the recent Virginia International Speedway GTR day.

R34 = TUFF!

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew