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Two Years in the Waiting.

After two years of waiting, obbsessing, and fawning over project FT-86, the time has come. Yesterday I finally took delivery of my very own 2013 Subaru BRZ. Quick impressions after the jump…

*Thanks R. Shiroma for the pic!

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BRZ, Up Close and (Not-So) Personal


Look, by now you’re all probably sick of hearing me profess my love for this car from the top of my blog mountain-top, and if you are I apologize for maybe over-saturating it. However, I’m NOT going to apologize for the borderline obsession I have over this car. Read more of this post

My Own Car Never Looked So Good!

Friend of the blog Reese is back in town, which means more high quality eye-pr0n!

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Second Take: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

So I spent a good three days behind the wheel of a 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe this past week. And I have a couple of things to say…

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3000 Miles with the 2011

You know, I hate to make it sound like I’m tooting my own horn here, but I’m really really pleased with these two pictures I took. The time and location were perfect, and my new lens (Canon 28-70mm f/2.8 L) is amazing.

Oh yeah, and the car’s not bad either! Sure, she’s not a looker. But then again, she sort of is.

Off Into the Sunset….


Off into the sunset…., originally uploaded by touge-n00b.

So I was bored and went shifting through some of my old pics, and I found pics of my old WRX. And then I miss it. Haaaaaah, why did I ever sell it again?

2500 Miles with the 2011

So 2500 miles in now with the 2011 WRX. And let me see, yup, I think I still love it!

I do have an issue here though, and it doesn’t have to do with the low-rent interior (yet). When I was first looking at buying one, I was torn between the hatch and the sedan. I’ve always been a hatch guy, I love hatchbacks and never understood why they never caught on in America. It really pained me, but as you can see I went with the sedan. Everyone I asked told me the sedan was nicer and would be more unique. This is a problem I have, I sometimes rely too much on the opinion of others instead of going with my gut. And while I said that I do sort of like the way the sedan looks, after staring at it for about 2+ months I’ve come up with something: to me it seems like the Impreza was designed to be a hatch from the start, and the sedan version looks like the hatch with the back roof cut off. And now when I look at it, I can’t help thinking I should have got the hatch. The hatch just looks more…..right. Sigh, I knew this was gonna happen…


My 35 Seconds with the GT-R

35 seconds may not sound like much to you, but for someone as obsessed with cars as me 35 seconds on a track with the GT-R is enough to make my day, and then some.

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Three Generations

Fun with the Fifty, originally uploaded by touge-n00b.

Three generations of Impreza. Amazing how the breed has changed.

1000 Miles with the 2011 WRX

1000 miles in (okay, 950 miles, close enough!), and it’s time for my report!

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