Speedhunters

Snakes On The Loose: Shelby Does The S550

No matter which way you look at it, the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic vehicles of all time. It’s got a huge fanbase across the world and a heritage that spans back over five decades. It’s an automotive legend by any definition.

16.07.21. 00:00

Fighting Star: Welcome To Morohoshi’s Lair

Japan is a country of great things. It’s a place that continues to interest the West with its unique mix of new and old; a place where deep-seeded culture clashes with the modern; a place where, at times...

16.07.21. 11:45

A Rocky Auto Skyline In The Lone Star State

Living in Japan and working for Speedhunters, I’m presented with amazing opportunities to see cars that before I could only read about online or in magazines.

16.07.20. 00:30

SH x RAYS: The G-Shock Giveaway

We received over 400 picture submissions on Instagram with the all-important #SHxRAYS tag attached, but before we announce who we chose to be the winning entry, let’s check out nine other images we thought deserved a mention.

16.07.19. 15:00

Tokyo Speedhunting: Rare Metal (& Carbon)

Strangely enough though, what you don’t see a lot of in the center of the capital are Japanese sports cars.

16.07.19. 05:00

4 Videos We’ve Watched This Week

Let’s get things started with a new clip from our friends at EKS… Last week, Louis gave us an insight into why he thinks rallycross is the greatest motorsport of all time...

16.07.18. 02:30

Gatebil Part Two: The Speed

It’s arguably the lesser known Gatebil. Whilst the cars in a lot of cases might be familiar, not many people outside the events really understand their purpose. For me, it’s probably the best part of the weekend.

16.07.17. 02:00

Endangered Species: The Simple & Clean S13

Take this S13 I spotted in the parking lot at Mooneyes Area 1 in Yokohama the last time I visited for instance.

16.07.15. 23:15

Time Machine: The Big X

It was organized by Nobushige Kumakubo and the guys at Team Orange and held at the Nishi course in Ebisu Circuit. It was a cool, relaxed gathering of professional D1 and experienced amateur drifters, who were all called in to put on a show.

16.07.15. 07:00

7’s Day: Rotaries Invade Umihotaru PA

We could have stayed at Daikoku PA all night on 7’s Day if the police didn’t kick everyone out...

16.07.14. 19:30

Power Hungry: Hennessey’s HPE750 Mustang GT

They say that the obsession with absolute power corrupts absolutely. The desire for power will cause us to make rash and sometimes questionable decisions in life, and once you’ve a taste of power...

16.07.14. 12:00

Is This The Greatest Motorsport Of All Time?

Raise your hand if you love sports car racing. Now raise your hand if you like stage rally. Finally, raise your hand if you’d like to see both of those forms of racing collide. Well, what if I told you that the motorsport actually exists?

16.07.14. 04:00

An S14 The American Way

Even though they might be carefree and laid back when compared to those that follow more established motorsports, drifting fans are an opinionated bunch.

16.07.13. 19:30

Gatebil Part 1: The Smoke

We’ve been covering Gatebil for a few years now, so we’ve come to expect good things each time. Every year so far it has delivered too. From my own perspective though, I’ve learned to approach it in different ways each time.

16.07.13. 11:00

Hey Car People, Let’s Be More Positive

It’s not just the news that makes us feel depressed and uneasy, but how it seems impossible to get away from it all.

16.07.13. 03:00

The Cars Of Gridlife

Late last month, I gave you guys a look into the culture of Gridlife Midwest, as well as touching on the drift action, all of which went down at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan.

16.07.12. 18:00

Win A Limited Edition RAYS Casio G-Shock

It’s a philosophy we share with many of the big brands that we work with in the aftermarket automotive world, and RAYS has always been a very respected name because of the original and ultra high quality wheels it creates.

16.07.12. 11:00

Engineering A Twin-Turbo 993 Dream Machine

Houston, Texas, is a city famous for a variety of things. There’s the famous shopping district of Westheimer and the Galleria Mall; the diverse music culture ranging from country music all the way to chopped and screwed...

16.07.12. 04:00

The Art Of Pikes Peak: Here’s To 100 More Years

I’ve chosen 100 of my favorite photos to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and am going to open this up to any questions on how I obtained each image.

16.07.11. 18:00

Gunsai Attack: The Video

Ever since then, we’ve been counting down the days to the short film’s release, and now it’s arrived.

16.07.11. 10:30

Time For Another Video Break

Let’s get things started with a clip from Toyo Tires, where you have control of the camera angle… As far 360-degree videos go...

16.07.11. 04:30

The Saturday Special From Rudskogen

Despite all my years coming here, I never fail to get caught up in the excitement of a typical Gatebil day. It’s only recently though that I’ve learned to get a pretty good handle on the pattern that has emerged.

16.07.10. 07:30

7’s Day: A Celebration Of All Things Rotary

Passion. This is what it’s all about. No matter how hot, wet or sticky the 7th of July gets in Yokohama, you know that RX-7 owners will converge on Daikoku PA.

16.07.09. 05:30

It’s That Time Of The Year Again: Gatebil

It’s not even bloody started yet and I’m already fatigued. I’m not going to bother repeating the same hyperbole that happens every year...

16.07.08. 02:30

Thank Gatebil It’s Friday

It was a pretty standard Friday here in Norway; many multiples of thousands upon thousands of horsepower atomising fuel and tyres in the most spectacular way possible. It was all pretty ordinary, to be fair.

16.07.08. 23:30

Time Machine: Fuji Time Attack

Many people talk about the ’90s as the golden years of Japanese tuning, and it’s a fairly accurate assessment of that particular decade.

16.07.08. 10:25

Global Warfare: The Ultimate Drift Showdown

Global Warfare brought perhaps the largest international drift battle since the inaugural Red Bull Drifting World Championship in 2008. With 15 nations represented, it was certainly the largest event of its kind that Europe has ever seen.

16.07.07. 18:30

A SoCal Car Meet In Scale

Last year when I was in Japan, I headed to Shizuoka to check out the famous hobby show that’s held there annually. To put it simply, I was blown away by what I found.

16.07.07. 10:30

Pikes Peak: Electric Race Cars Are Here To Stay

I see Rhys Millen every couple weeks, so when I approached him after qualifying at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the first thing he said to me was how full and thick my afro was coming in.

16.07.07. 00:45

The Little Life Rebel

I don’t know what is more interesting at times when I’m featuring a car – the car itself or the story behind it.

16.07.06. 16:30

Moments In Time: Global Warfare III

We always knew it was going to be something special. We even told you so. But little did we realise that Global Warfare III would exceed all expectations and raise the bar so very high for future drift competitions.

16.07.06. 08:30

Aston Martin & Red Bull Racing Join The Hypercar Game

Today, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing announced they are collaborating on a brand new road car that will be known as the AMB-RB 001, and it sounds like it’s going to be incredible, even by the standards of the genre.

16.07.06. 00:30

Climbing The Hakone Turnpike

Every car guy that lives in Tokyo has a special relationship with the Hakone Turnpike. It’s a conveniently located place to escape to; it represents a few hours of fun, or time alone.

16.07.05. 14:45

Time Machine: Flat Out On The Tokyo Aqua-Line

I had met Koseki-san in late 1999 when he took part in a Video Option top speed trial event held on a long stretch of country road here in New Zealand.

16.07.05. 03:30

FD New Jersey: The Smoke Has Cleared

Never has a single Formula Drift event caused such a reaction or garnered so much hate on social media than the 2016 New Jersey round a couple of weekends back.

16.07.04. 19:30

The Calm Before The Global Warfare Storm

There are events which we cover, where afterwards, you must really use your imagination to find the story which needs to be told.

16.07.04. 13:30

This Week’s Video Round-Up

Let’s kick things off with a nicely produced documentary from Daniel Hovdahl on the ‘The Norwegian Hammer’, aka Fredric Aasbø.

16.07.04. 02:55

Doing A Lot With A Little: The Ultimate Dana 60 Jeep JK

While the off-roading scene might seem like foreign territory for those more accustomed to road cars, the nature of the hobby itself really isn’t much different.

16.07.02. 02:00

Trophy Truck Vs Drag Car

What happens when you pit a 900hp Trophy Truck against a 10,000hp (yes, 10 thousand horsepower!) Nitro Funny Car? Well, the guys over at Snap-on recently invited me out to see for myself. Going into it, I had no idea what to expect.

16.07.01. 10:00

Happy Birthday To The Honda Accord

While the Accord might not be a car at the top of too many enthusiast’s wish lists, there were times when they were a lot more than just reliable sedans.

16.07.01. 00:30

When Two Become One: A W8-Powered Volkswagen K70

What I’m about to show you is the latest in a long line of ingenious builds from one particular UK man, Pipey McGraw.

16.06.30. 16:30

Time Machine: The VeilSide Supra

Just like the company’s BNR32 R-1 and famous BNR34 high-speed car, this Supra is one of the demo machines helped put VeilSide on the map, years before the Fast & Furious franchise boosted its fame.

16.06.29. 02:00

Road Course Action & An Epic Finish: NASCAR At Sonoma

One of the most common complaints you hear from critics of NASCAR is that the cars only turn left. They’ve got a point I suppose; the vast majority of NASCAR events are indeed held at oval tracks.

16.06.29. 19:00

VTEC In Mini-ature

One of my favourite parts of British car culture is the freedom allowed to create pretty much whatever the hell you want. It encourages creativity, engineering and an appreciation for craftsmanship that is second to none.

16.06.29. 11:00

Project FJ Cruiser: Chasing Off-Road Racing

It was bound to happen eventually. Bitten by the off-road bug, I went out in search for an off-road vehicle of my own. Of course, my friends had plenty of suggestions.

16.06.28. 02:00

12 Years & Counting: Who Will Beat The Irish This Weekend?

Is anyone else fed up of the Irish unbeaten streak? Year after year, the Irish invite some of world’s drifting elite to compete at the annual Global Warfare event at Mondello Park...

16.06.28. 19:00

Evolving Style: A New Era Mazda RX-3

The Australian car scene is peculiar. I don’t mean that in a bad way either; it’s just quite different to what you might expect as an outsider.

16.06.28. 11:00

What We’ve Been Watching…

First up, we have a short film from an Illegal Night event in Košice, Slovakia… Despite its name, the Illegal Night series is totally legal, albeit with the genuine vibe of a late-night meet up.

16.06.27. 02:30

Breaking Nine: Millen Breaks The Pikes Peak EV Record, Again

For the last few weeks, we’ve been closely following Rhys Millen’s venture to break the nine minute barrier at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

16.06.27. 18:00

All Orange, No Pulp: A Different Kind Of Mustang

Hello Speedhunters! Last month you might have caught my guest coverage of Driven Calgary in Canadian Car Culture On Display; now I’m excited to be back to share my personal project car at the request of some readers.

16.06.27. 11:00

Rhys Millen Answers Your Pikes Peak EV Questions

When we posted last week about Rhys Millen’s ambitious target of breaking the nine-minute barrier at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb behind the wheel of his Hankook Tires backed Drive eO PP100 EV...

16.06.26. 01:15

R32 Low Style: The A-Bo-Moon Skyline

Satsukawa-san is the leader of Nagoya-based drift team A-Bo-Moon; the name a play on his own and that of the famous Japanese manga Sailor Moon. Today, I want to give you a closer look at the car he has owned for 17 years. Yes, that long!

16.06.25. 04:00

Forgotten Nissans Of The ’80s & ’90s

Do you remember how awesome Nissan was in the ’80s and ’90s? Unfortunately global economics, mergers, market strategies and many other factors have resulted in a modern Nissan brand that doesn’t offer a whole lot for car enthusiasts.

16.06.24. 14:00

Project GTI: One Year In

It only occurred to me yesterday (when I say occurred, I mean Facebook sent me one of those memory posts) that I’ve owned Project GTI now for exactly a year.

16.06.24. 06:00

Time Machine: Veilside’s 0-300km/h King

The Japanese manufacturers were churning out a ton of cool, fun and sometimes weird and wonderful turbocharged cars, and people just couldn’t get enough of it.

16.06.23. 22:00

The Drive: Automotive Culture In Print

I met the creators of the book late last year at the Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, and after hearing what they were working on I signed up to contribute immediately.

16.06.23. 15:00

An All-Electric NSX For Pikes Peak

Housing an updated version of the electric powertrain from Honda’s previous PPIHC Exhibition class CR-Z, the NSX 4-Motor EV Concept will be attacking the mountain with Testuya Yamano behind the wheel.

16.06.23. 06:30

This Is Gridlife: The Ultimate Track Day & Concert

The shirtless man stood in the middle of the roadway and yelled, “THOU SHALL NOT PASS… unless you do a burnout.”

16.06.22. 02:45

From Zero To Hero

The build. The transformation. Taking a base car in dire need of attention and modifying it into something more special. Isn’t that the absolute goal of every enthusiast out there?

16.06.22. 18:45

That Road Legal Group 5 Capri

This is a bit of a strange one, as it was probably the last car I ever expected to see show up at Players Classic.

16.06.22. 14:30

Attacking The Gunsai Touge

It isn’t often that one gets a chance to hit up a legit drifting event on a touge; much less a touge that was made world famous by the likes of Hot Version videos.

16.06.21. 14:00

Ford & Porsche Triumph At Le Mans; Toyota Left Heartbroken

Colored in red, white and blue, there were four Ford GTs running in the LM GTE class – exactly 50 years after the original Ford GT40 achieved its historic victory over Ferrari at Circuit de la Sarthe.

16.06.21. 05:30

4 Videos We’ve Watched This Week

Let’s get things started with the official video from Players Classic… Paddy’s started bringing us some great coverage from the 2016 edition of this annual event held at Goodwood Motor Circuit in South-East England...

16.06.20. 02:00

Kong, The 8th Wonder Of The World

This is a special one. I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen a lot of the world on this crazy Speedhunters adventure, and a lot of cars in the process of said travels.

16.06.20. 19:30

Subtle In Black: The Turbo E30 Built To Seduce

Players Classic is a visual feast for the automotive enthusiast, and as such it helps you to refine your palette and discover what really appeals to you.

16.06.20. 10:00

From Bare Shell To Podium: Inside The Mustang RTR

Well, that seemed like the case about 10 years ago. Now, if you are not spending countless hours building, developing and testing a new platform, then good luck being competitive.

16.06.18. 12:00

The End Of The Honda CR-Z

Launched back in 2010, many of us hoped that the CR-Z would be a worthy successor to the CR-X of the ’80s and early ’90s, but the model never quite lived up to that ideal.

16.06.17. 23:30

Time Machine: A Legendary Tsukuba Track Day

As I mentioned last week during the retrospective story on my first visit to Japan exactly 10 years ago, I spent a lot of time in Ibaraki Prefecture where my wife’s family is from.

16.06.17. 12:45

High Voltage Meets High Altitude

On June 26th, competitors from around the world will begin their ascent at the world famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

16.06.17. 00:45

Relax, It’s Players Classic

I often worry about the good things in life. I’m not sure why, but there’s always that feeling that eventually everything must come to an end, good or bad.

16.06.16. 16:00

World Beater? The New Civic Type R’s European Attack

Using a group of talented touring car drivers, the goal was to set new lap time benchmarks for a front-wheel drive production car.

16.06.16. 01:00

What If Tesla Built A Supercar…

There are many questions that make us contemplate the eventuality of the electric car’s evolution, and once I set eyes on Khyzyl Saleem‘s latest render, it prompted me to share my thoughts on the subject with you.

16.06.16. 08:00

A Perodua Viva Inspired By Japan

What this little Daihatsu-based Perodua Viva does very well, is emulate styles and touches that we have seen come out of Japan. Take the rear end for example.

16.06.15. 17:00

The King Kong ‘Cuda Is Coming

By no means am I a connoisseur of vintage and classic American automobiles, but then again, you don’t have to be to appreciate this.

16.06.15. 00:00

50 Moments In Time: Formula Drift Orlando

I guess you could say Formula Drift Orlando was kind of lost in the smoke. That was definitely the case for most of the drivers competing in Round 3 of the Formula Drift Pro championship series, and also the case for fans and teams alike...

16.06.15. 08:00

A Factory-Original R34 GT-R In Tokyo

I know that many of us dream about owning a GT-R one day. We have even visioned every single part that we would upgrade.

16.06.14. 13:30

The Car Meet That Shouldn’t Have Happened

I’ve been home from Australia for a week now, but it still hasn’t really sunk in.

16.06.14. 00:00

Time For Another Video Break

Let’s get things started with a new clip from AMS Performance… Over the past 12 months we’ve seen the potential of Nissan’s GT-R reach all new acceleration and speed heights...

16.06.13. 02:30

Time Machine: VeilSide Back In the Day

I get asked this question quite often, and the best answer I can give is that the famous Japanese tuning company decided to step away from performance modifications and focus more on aero kits and dress up.

16.06.13. 10:00

Simple Always Wins: Hakosuka Perfection

But a car doesn’t always need to be modified to the hilt to make a big impact. In fact, one of my favorite vehicles from the recent Wekfest Long Beach event was actually one of the most lightly modified cars in the entire show.

16.06.11. 15:00

A Toyota-Powered Ford Escort

I had images of Ken Block wrestling his highly-tuned Mk1 through a gymkhana course as I looked over the turquoise example.

16.06.11. 04:00

Welcoming Project 33

Another GT-R project on Speedhunters? Well, why not!? Dino: I’ve been chasing fellow GT-R owner, Aki Itoh, for almost a decade, continuously pestering him to allow me to feature his immaculate BCNR33.

16.06.10. 18:00

Time Machine: Spoon Type One In 2005

Most of the time I just look at the pictures, ponder on the good old days and then close everything up, pull the USB cable off my laptop and get back to actually being productive.

16.06.10. 10:30

Odaiba After Dark: A BMW Mini-Meet

The question I get asked the most besides the quickest way to learn Japanese and how I was able to become a journalist for Speedhunters, is ‘where can you find hidden car meets?’ Perhaps thanks to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift...

16.06.10. 03:30

USDM & Proud: Reinventing A Civic Icon

On the Acura side of things you had the Integra GSR, the legendary DC2 Integra Type R and of course the later model years of the original NSX. On the Honda side, a new rear-drive roadster called the S2000 had just shown up.

16.06.09. 19:30

Tommy Kaira ZZ Trio At Tatsumi PA

But I don’t what on earth was going on last Friday; there was so much rare stuff coming in and heading back out of the PA that I didn’t know where to look!

16.06.09. 12:15

A Datsun Truck With Skyline Tricks

Datsun pickup trucks began their legacy in 1934 with the Model 13; a vehicle that was later used as the basis of the Datsun DC-3 Roadster.

16.06.09. 04:15

A Scion FR-S Built For One Thing

I first met Paul Mortensen, the dad in this father/son drag racing tale, when he was trailering the FR-S you see here from Texas to California for a big meet.

16.06.08. 02:00

10 Years Ago, Japanese Car Culture Changed My Life

It was May 24, 2006. Or maybe it was May 23? I guess it depends which side of the international date line I was on. I was 21 years old and had just hopped off a Boeing 747 at Narita International Airport.

16.06.08. 19:30

It’s Never What It Seems…

No, it’s not a GT-R, but it pulls the look off extremely well thanks to a full body conversion adding that unmistakable front bumper and those pumped guards.

16.06.08. 11:30

A Blown, Neo-Vintage Miata

Some folks build their Mazdas for performance above all; others build theirs to cruise and look cool; and some go crazy with retro styling parts from boutique shops.

16.06.07. 18:00

Tokyo Nights: An Alfa Romeo 8C At Tatsumi

You can fabricate and set up an image as much as you want to make it stand out, and it will look special. But in my eyes, nothing quite grabs your attention like an snap taken out in the ‘wild’.

16.06.07. 13:00

A Supra That Likes It A Quarter Mile At A Time

When I first came to Japan in the early ’90s, I used to hit up my local illegal drag racing spot and check out male testosterone being put to the test in the most infantile of ways.

16.06.07. 05:00

This Week’s Video Round-Up

Let’s kick things off where we ended last week, and that’s with Blackbird’s Automotive new Group 5 short film series...

16.06.06. 02:30

When Automotive Imagination Runs Wild

After far too long seeing Khyzyl Saleem’s CG images doing the rounds on social networks, I decided it was time to get in touch and ask whether he’d want to be the subject of an interview for Speedhunters.

16.06.06. 21:00

Fitted Friday IV: Build It & They Will Come

Like many ’90s kids in Australia, I grew up with magazines like Hot 4s and Speed stacked 30-high on my bedroom floor. A ‘souped up’ Honda CR-X was ‘heaps rad,’ but an FD3S Rx-7 or R34 GT-R was even hotter.

16.06.06. 07:30

15 Years On: The Fast & The Furious Memories

Earlier generations had American Graffiti and Vanishing Point, but The Fast and the Furious was the car movie for the 21st century.

16.06.04. 02:00

Wörthersee x Rotiform: Flat Out From England To Austria

They say it’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with. So why not head to incredible places with great people? This is exactly why I love going to Wörthersee with Paddy.

16.06.04. 11:15

A Shakotan Amazon In Malaysia

Sitting in the main show hall was this Volvo 123GT, or Amazon depending on where you live. It was clean, slick and dropped with as much aggression as you would want on a car of this vintage and origin.

16.06.03. 18:00

Random Snap: Drifting In The Sunshine State

Last year in Orlando, we did not get to see a final battle due to Chris Forsberg not being able to start his car after he was told to pull his fire suppression system...

16.06.03. 12:00

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Gasztro hirfolyam

Világevő, 16.07.20. 21:12

Jön egy székely és egy magyar külföldről Budapestre...

A vicc folytatása szerencsére az, hogy itt meg is állapodnak, és aztán nagyon egyéni, különleges és főleg laza és mégis magas színvonalú ételeket főznek a megújult Babelben.[...] Bővebben!

Világevő, 16.07.19. 19:33

Szombaton lesz a talán legjobb balatoni program!

Tavaly ott voltam az első Bohém Légyotton, és nem túlzás azt állítani, hogy egy hihetetlenül hangulatos programról van szó, finom borokkal, jó hangulattal, nagyon normális emberekkel egy fantasztikus helyen...

Limara péksége, 16.07.17. 17:43

Amerikai almáspite

A kedvenc pitém. Vaníilia fagyival verhetetlen.A piacon gyönyörű, zöld színű nyári almákat kaptam, talán fontosalmának nevezik, de ebben nem vagyok biztos. Savanykás, az tuti.

Chili és Vanília, 16.07.15. 20:15

Egyben sült csirke nyári céklákkal

Vasárnap délelőtt, lassan ébredezik a város, a Tűzoltó utcai kézműves söröző udvarán azonban már korán reggel nagy az izgalom.

A bűvös szakács, 16.07.05. 09:41

Iskolatáska teszt

Nyakunkon az iskolakezdés. Ilyenkor minden szülőnél felmerül a kérdés, milyen szempontok alapján válasszon iskolaszereket a gyermeknek.

Chili és Vanília, 16.07.04. 09:21

Sütés nélküli sajttorta csatos üvegben

A Nők Lapja mostani számában amerikai ihletésű recepteket találtok tőlem: hamburger tépett sertéshússal, nyári lazacleves csöves kukoricával, ragacsos, csípős csirkeszárny, többek között.

Limara péksége, 16.06.29. 14:19

Ropogós sajtgolyók

Számtalanszor hallom az ismerősöktől, hogy imádom a rántott sajtot, de nem készítek, mert annyira macerás.

ZIPP legfrissebb cikkek