Ribena Rex

28 05 2010

Well, as promised yesterday it is time for your second dose of Purple Goodness. As you can probably tell, this RX7 is the partner car of Logan Noel’s Subaru Legacy I posted yesterday. Both represent Drift Union at various North American and Canadian drift events throughout the year and are quickly becoming recognised for their unique and aggressive styling choices. The RX7 is owned by Shawn Browne and along with the Legacy it has recently been under the spray-gun to receive it’s insane colour change. Who would of thought violet would work so well on such aggressive looking cars? Packing what I would guess to be atleast 10in wide rears under those frankly fat arches this car has to have one of the best stances of any Drift Car in the world. The amount of rubber those arches must shred has to be insane. But hey, all the best drift cars are uncompromising, no other motorsport holds the importance of styling higher than drifting. And it has to be said, the majority of the time, it’s those at the grass-roots of the sport that seem to be the ones that continue to push boundaries. So when it comes to these two cars which would you own? The Legacy still stands out for me, sheerly for it’s uniqueness. But then you look at the FC, with it’s super-aggressive looks over that classic body shape and that too becomes irresistible. Damn it, you shouldn’t have to choose, both cars are insanely cool and I would say, two of the best looking drift cars out there. Props to both Logan and Shawn.

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A Legacy of Cool

27 05 2010

Now, if you’re a regular visitor to the Hellaflush blog you will have undoubtedly spotted awesome Subaru Legacy. I try not to make a habit of reposting anything I spot on some of the bigger blogs, simply because if I’m posting the same stuff as them there would be no point in you visiting Fully-Sick. However, to every rule there is an exception and this is most definitely worth a massive exception. Firstly I have always been a massive fan of the first-generation Legacy, one of my earliest memories of Rallying is that of Colin McRae hooning around in the Rothmans sponsored Legacy RS. That car always looked the part. Secondly I feel like the Legacy has become like the forgotten sibling to the Impreza, despite being the better looking car, but I guess with the Impreza’s motorsport credentials that is no surprise. However, it’s always nice to root for the underdog. So from that you can probably understand that I was somewhat excited when I spotted this little number on Hellaflush. The car has been built by Logan Noel, one of the guys behind the excellent Drift Union blog. As you can probably tell, the car has been built as a dedicated drift car and is apparently a regular sight at North American and Canadian drift events. It started out as a Legacy RS packing the 2.0 Turbo boxer engine and was of course 4WD. However due to it’s forthcoming use as a drift car the Drift Union lads converted it to RWD with apparently very little knowledge on how to do the conversion. The finished product looks brilliant, not only does the left of field choice of car make it stand out, but also the look and sheer aggression of the thing too. I would love to see more Legacy’s given some proper treatment, right now they are shockingly cheap to buy, with many being broken for the engines to be used in Air-Cooled VW’s. So, forget about Impreza’s and join the Legacy. Oh, and just a side note, Drift Union also run a matching Mazda RX7… but more on that tomorrow!





Sunday Driver

26 05 2010

The Morris Minor, the archetypical classic car. It evokes images of flat caps, picnic rugs and a flask of tea. What a pleasant way to travel through the summer Countryside on your way to Steam Rally or a Village Feat. But hang on, there’s something wrong. This one pictured does not seem to be sauntering along in a respectable manner. And wait! That isn’t a country lane. And why is the driver wearing a Helmet like he’s Sterling Moss? This is all so wrong, I mean, look at those fancy pants wide wheels, hideous! I would bet my last penny that the poor thing isn’t running it’s original A-Series either. No, I bet it’s been unceremoniously ripped out in place of something more ‘performance based’, a Fiat Twin-Cam no doubt. What a terrible waste of a classic car… I mean, who wants to go fast afterall?





Greetings from Minato, Tōkyō

18 05 2010

I’ve just realised that this blog hasn’t had a single Mitsubishi posted on it yet (the Chrysler Conquest doesn’t count) and that just isn’t right is it!?





Ready Salted

16 05 2010

Cars don’t get much hardcore than Salt Flat Racers. It will be a dream come true to hit the Bonneville Speed Week one day.





Mind-Blowing

15 05 2010

Sometimes you see an image that just blows your mind. This is one of those moments. Truly awesome.





Gorillas in the Mist

5 05 2010

I can’t say I’m the worlds biggest Subaru Impreza fan but in full WRC mode they are virtually irresistable.