It’s almost a year since we featured Benjamin”s AE86 here. To many of those residing overseas, an AE86 wouldn’t mean much to begin with, or cost much so as to speak.
A second look at this AE86 since last year.
Sadly living in Singapore, all our cars here are slapped with a 10-year certification that is worth around USD$80,000 that allows the cars to be on the roads. Owning a car here is like having a depreciating asset pegged to the years left on that piece of paper. Cars like the AE86, would have renewed this certificate at its age.
Text by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo & JieYong
I actually chanced upon this car on my way home one weekend with my music turned up loud, listening to a state of trance with Armin Van Buuren when I heard the screaming of a loud exhaust note over the music. A loud exhaust will always catch my attention and I checked my mirrors trying to make out what car was emitting that heavenly noise. The only hint were a pair of bright HIDs in my driver side mirror.
The only other thing I remember was letting out a “WOW” before turning my music down and winding down the window to fully appreciate this low sitting S2000 that shot by me. It was dimly lit and late in the night on the expressway when I first spotted this car and yet, something about the car appealed to me greatly. I immediately set out on a mission in hunting the owner down, making phone calls to friends in hope that somebody might be able to introduce me to an S2000 owner that could point me in the right direction of finding this car.
Guess who was the very first S2000 owner I happened to be introduced to?
Text by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo, Randy & BigDub
This post has been delayed for so many months now that I’m sure that most of you must have forgotten about the existence of this car. This shoot was held many months back, but the specifications of this car were ONLY sent to me two days ago. There was no point for us to upload a bunch of pictures of a random race car without providing further information and so, we chose to wait.
The Mazda MX5, affectionately known as the Miata is a popular Japanese roadster that is quite uncommon in Perth. Definitely not a car sought after by the pony hungry motorheads, this lightweight machine with its DOHC 1.6L churns out just a miserable 115bhp (86kW) with 136Nm of Torque at 5,500rpm is a cornering machine.
Words by : E3lipse Photography, Photos by : Sng Wei Jie (E3lipse Photography)
David or Vinnie as he known within his circle of friends is a car enthusiast. When I was over at his house to meet him , his dad rolled in in a classic MA70 Supra. Sometimes the motorhead grease flows in the blood, not for me though, whose father believes a car is made to go from point A to B with bare minimal power.
Words by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo, RandyF & BigDub
We’ve put up teasers of this Civic Type R quite a some time back and have left you hanging for all this time. We’ve been a tease yes? In the midst of completing projects and studying for my upcoming exams, it took me a while to find the time to complete writing this feature. Even now I’m supposed to be digging through my ridiculously thick stack of notes but I didn’t want to be a tease any more.
“Fat” is a word that is being shunned in many contexts in the world today. Women, men and technology have been pushing the limits of skinny and slim. Mobile phones, television and all electronic devices are being engineered to become as slim as possible. Its also all over celebrity news of many individuals becoming excessively skinny after weight loss regimes. Continue reading →
Singapore’s a society where a driver of a souped up hatchback is deemed to be a hoonigan. Hoonigan – as defined as someone who participates in any type of reckless driving including but not limited to drifting, drag racing, and burnouts. There has been countless news reports over the years battering some errant drivers, having no legal circuit here in Singapore taking part in illegal night races on the roads.
Personally I don’t condone such acts that resemble those seen on Fast & Furious, but ever since those reports were out, there is a certain prejudice against owners of such hatchbacks that actually visit neighbouring Malaysia for a track day. Likewise with Nigel, he does up his car to suit the racetracks in Malaysia – he changed 3 oversized brake kits just to make sure he gets what he wants.
Words by : Alex Leben & Jamie Cashmore Photos by : LEBENLife Photography
We’ve got a new contributor from Auckland New Zealand. What originally was a reader’s submission from Jamie about his S15 turned into me asking Alex Leben from LEBENLife Photography if he might be interested in becoming a contributor. Took a look at this photos and we were sold. Loved the photos and more car porn and events coverage from the around the world is always a good thing isn’t it?
“My professional photography career began in 2009. My passion in this field of art inspired me to contribute and provide my services to fellow Kiwi’s. Mum tells me the first car I came home in from the Hospital was a Rolls so that must be where the petrol head life began! My love for stance and power has made me become the car aficionado I am today.
Anything with wheels interests me but my true love lies with Euro Exotics!
Photography has always been a hobby of mine but in recent years it has funded a great university lifestyle and allow me to shoot cars I had as posters on my wall dreaming about.
Very excited to shoot for The Right and Wrong this year so bring on the rest of 2012!”
That love for Euros might probably explain why Alex is rolling in this.
E92 M3 sitting on BBS CH-Rs - Its wallpaper sized btw
Alex’s first contribution comes in the form of this clean S15. The title was termed chasing dreams because Jamie had put in quite a bit of effort for this particular S15.
“When I left high school, I had one thing on my mind – buying an s-15. I got a job at the local garden center and I can remember being given a broom to sweep the yard and having to tell myself ten minutes later that it would all be worth it in the end.
After seven months of saving every penny and staying home on the weekends I bought a 1999 NA S15. I had a bit of a road trip with my dad bringing it up from Wellington over a couple of days.
This is the final installment of Evolution features and we have saved the best for last. The Singapore motoring system does not allow for the preservation of old cars very well. This is one of those old cars that should be preserved because what you are looking at is Singapore’s last and only road registered Evo 6. There are certainly several look alike Evo 6s roaming the streets which have been converted from Evo 4s and Evo 5s., but none of them even come close to rivaling the aggression of this true and legitimate Evo 6 RS2.