From 1.8 to V8

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2019. december 08. 12:00 - !NagyRoli

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Jinba ittai - the Japanese term for the perfect symbiosis between horse and rider was the design philosophy at Mazda during developing the MX-5 Miata in the late ‘80s, which covers five main requirements: compact and lightweight design, two comfy seats, 50:50 weight distribution (that automatically means FR layout), independent suspension at all four wheels, and solid chassis-driveline connection for the sake of sharp and direct throttle response. No wonder it's a secret crush for many car guys to this day.

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Visitors' View: Tony and Dylan at the 2019 SEMA Show

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2019. november 30. 13:00 - !NagyRoli

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We're breaking down this months of hiatus with style, though I'm not making a single move for it (well yes, but actually no, further content is in progress in the background). This time I'm glad to present some exclusive content from Las Vegas, where this year's SEMA Show was held again - and where a 1000-horsepower Challenger demo car got stolen. But nevermind, while I was whinging at home, two nice and gentle mates of mine, Antonio de la Hoz and Dylan Young did show up there, and fortunately didn't forget to shoot some bloody nice photos, which they share some of 'em with you here to enjoy. Many thanks for it guys, hope you'll give us a short written report about it later!

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A Trophy-Winning Trophy

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2019. május 17. 16:00 - !NagyRoli

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Classic cult car modding basically has solid limits. It's a fairly hard challenge to build a car that is unique while it keeps its classic cult-charm, plus it is able to reflect the owners personality at once. Fortunately it's still can be done with a good taste. Emil Lydersen's immaculate Mk1 Volkswagen Jetta is a proper example for that.

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Carantén - The Magazine issue #0

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2019. április 14. 01:00 - !NagyRoli

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Made underground and supposed to stay there, but here it is: this is how the blog looks in magazine format. It's accessible, downloadable for one thing in exchange: I need your feedback.

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Chase® Your Dreams

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2019. március 28. 17:00 - !NagyRoli

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It's sorta a cliché nowadays, but those lines having been sang along in thousands of lyrics about following our dreams are not lying. Daydreaming is good. It feels uplifting to visualise and meditate over them and to plan everything forewards. It fills us with positivity and motivation. Like as kids, miniature car guys, when we listed all the cars we wanted to possess when we grow up. Then time goes by, priorities and dreams adapt and change. But Tony, in this case, remained as a kid. And he doesn't regret it for a single minute.

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D1 Grand Prix – The Stove Of Pro Drifting

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2019. február 11. 18:00 - !NagyRoli

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'Cos the Japanese had already been competing sideways way before Formula Drift came up the idea.

Drifting is a stylish form for moving forward. It goes hand-in-hand with eargasmic engine sound which gives you goosebumps, and tasteful, fragnant, thick tyre-smoke. And brings much fun. If you might want something to "blame" for that (in a good way), do it with Japan's geography in the first place. Approximately 3/4 part of the country is highlands and mountains, hence there are much steep, narrow, curvy roads separated from the abyss with a plain metal barrier. It was only a matter of time for the local to push the art of countersteering and turning with the right pedal to the limits.

The first amateur drifting contests were held just for fun and self-entertaining, but they made their way by time: the preparations for a professional, competitive environment started in 1999. Later the madness started spreading outside Japan. The rest - as they say - is history.

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'Cause Style Is a Choice

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2018. október 05. 18:00 - !NagyRoli

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We all know that Scandinavia has one of the highest quality car cultures in Europe. And they possess great motorsport traditions at every level as well, it’s not coincidental that Gatebil, which is probably the biggest party on this continent takes place there. It’s a shame that many of us only can take part in this by staring in front of YouTube.

Even though I haven’t seen the protagonist of today’s post in real either, this time I got the opportunity to inquire about this lovely, old cube-Volvo right from its creator. Namely, there’s 1 000 horsepower hiding under that matte black bonnet. Friendly greeting from the North.

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