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January 28th, 2010 by admin

A while ago I was offered a good price for my Work Equip wheels. I thought about it for a bit, and took it. I loved the look of them, but wasn’t too happy with their performance. They were heavy.

So the Work replacements are focused on performance.

This is the main reason I bought them:

9-inches wide, bit over 5kgs. And they fit MX-5′s 4×100 PCD

They also feature hardcore design points such as dual air valves, used for purging nitrogen.



January 22nd, 2010 by admin

Last night in Japan, so I had to do some bed jumping.
Willy is packing, so his bed is a bit of a mess.

Japanese robe on, I has to try some karate moves.

Japanese beds and rooms are rather small, so I did manage to bang the walls a bit.

Heading home

January 22nd, 2010 by admin

We leave Tokyo for Sydney early tomorrow morning, but today was one of the highlights of the trip.
If you have never heard of the tuner Mine’s, please watch this video now.

The Mine’s R34 is regarded as one of the world’s greatest street cars.

The President of Mine’s, took me for a lap in their newly modified R35 today.


I want one.

Japan Update

January 20th, 2010 by admin

We have been ridiculously busy these last few days, walking, touring, shooting. Alexi measured how far we walked on his phone, and to everyone’s surprise it was 24.8 kms.

Here is a small selection of pics from the last day or so.

Cool puppies

It was a bit frosty yesterday morning

William asked me if there was a shop called “Carol” what would they sell?

Meiji Jingu Shrine always has nice light

The sun never gets high in winter, this was around 9am

Even Linhbergh has his own shop in Japan

more to come…

New Hat

January 15th, 2010 by admin

So I’m in Tokyo right now, and scanned through my suitcase looking for a beanie to wear on these cold winter nights.

I couldn’t find it, so just had to go into Loft to see what their range was like. These two style’s caught my eye.

I couldn’t decide between them.

Thanks to Alexi and William for the pics.

The End of ASM

January 13th, 2010 by admin

Issue 85 is going to be special.

I’m about to jump on the plane to Tokyo so for the time being you can read the press release here before jumping onto our Twitter here.

The Kids of Dubbo

January 5th, 2010 by admin

I recently flew to Dubbo for a charity event, involving some of the local kids.

Groups from local schools as well as several kids around the area, who were either suspended, or just didn’t go to school.

It was interesting to see many of the non-indigenous kids in their school uniforms.

While so many of the indigenous kids wore whatever was available.

I also let a few of the kids play with a camera of mine, which they all loved looking through and taking a few shots of their friends.

It was an eye-opening experience, to see how much of a struggle it can be to live in outback Australia.

I guess the local kids are presented with fewer opportunities to make something of themselves, so when charities such as the David Peachey Foundation try to help, supporting them is greatly needed and worthwhile.


January 3rd, 2010 by admin

Since everyone is so reflective towards the end of a year or at the beginning of a new one, I thought I would post a couple of pics I took in about 1993.
This was my first car. I didn’t drive it much, as a mechanic fault made it difficult to start.
There is a part of me that wishes I still had it, another part which says I should have bought that 13B RX-4 instead, and the part I live with which says everything happens for a reason.

These pics I’m pretty sure were also taken with my first SLR, a Nikon F-801s and 50mm 1.8 lens. Now that I think about, I reckon I loved the camera more than the car.