The Big Blog Theory

Do you wanna get comments? I’m afraid not.

As a blogger and as most of you bloggers that follow a lot of blogs over whole internet you sure have reached some targets. Some are have fixed as target views, some is write just what you like whatever is more commercial or isn’t, other look for comment trying to get loyalty.

You write because you like it, because you want to show trends, what you think is cool to people. Sometimes you write for no one as most of us aren’t big blogs.

When at the start of car blogging, there were a bunch of bloggers trying to show people the automotive culture out of the standard media press. Because I’m sure when you were young and you used to walk towards your kiosk looking for a new magazine with the quality you expect since you paid 5$ in best of cases. So to solve that and taking advantage of internet blogs start emerge and some of them today are biggest blog on internet. After sometime single bloggers did its best to earn a virtual space out there.

Over that era, the big blog had thousands of comments and created the first Facebook pages reaching hundreds of thousands of people and everybody started an automotive related blog.

But unfortunately  most of them died. And as a consequence surviving today is quite difficult due to thousand of blog fighting for the same carguys. And then you start thinking about how can you stay out there. How can you get subscribers, comments and views to let people know about your website, that at the end of the day is just the way you see the automotive culture and life.

Cheking Fatlace I noticed that not even Fatlace got many comments. I took a screenshot but you can check it by yourself just clicking the link.

How is that possible?

They got thousands of views every day. They are business, sold stickers, clothing, what ever you imagine. They run shops, japanese photographers and big events each year in different locations. I also checked other sites like StanceWorks or Speedhunters obtaining the same result, few comments. So is just time for pictures, as today’s world. Everything is about the photo. Instagram, Facebook, Blogs, Tablets and Smartphones. We see what our friends did last weekend in pictures instead of meet him at your local coffee shop. We spend hours on youtube, flickr and watching someone’s photos on Facebook. So we prefer to watch than read for only reason of what a picture can say without words.

What can we do?

Nothing. It is not so clear what begins first. Is it internet that can make something become a world trend? Or are trends in the streets and internet is a window? So if we can’t reply that question right, you can’t know what people wants to watch, to read or to comment. What is impressive today for us? Have we seen everything on today’s world? I am sure not. And I am excited about what blogs will post in future, which is car is gonna be posted in everysingle forum or blog, the drift video going viral because its production.

Fifteen52

I recently saw this Jetta wagon on Motormavens and instantly loved it. If you havent heard fifteen52 yet be sure to check them out.

This quote is from co-owner of the company.

Fifteen52 is better defined by our concept rather than any specific line of products or services. Simply stated, our number one goal is to offer our customers whatever is necessary to make them feel they own truly unique automobiles. Approaching everything we do from an enthusiast perspective, we are a small but dedicated operation that prefers to take each job and each sale on a case-by-case basis. Customer service is our number one priority and our true measure of success is how well we manage to foster a customer’s love affair with his or her vehicle.” –Matt Crooke</blockquoteard

Mod list.

Custom Recaro seats

Audi TT pedals

MOMO club sport II steering wheel

18×8.5 Fifteen 52 Tarmac wheels

Falken FK452 215/35/R18 tires

Air lift slam xl front struts

Air Lift rear bags over Suspension Techniques sport shocks rear

Air Lift Auto Pilot Digital Management System

Ebisu Minami Jump by Sumika

Every year D1GP and D1SL are celebrated in the Minami Course at Ebisu Circuit.
As you know, this course is very famous as a difficult track.  The D1 drivers start from the downslope and compete through the last corner.  The downslope is not horizontal; the inside of the slope is steeper than the outside.  If they pass there at high speed, the body of the car comes off the ground.  During the D1GP in 2009 Tetsuya Hibino started to solve that problem by jumping.  Since then, several drifters have entered the courner jumping.  I saw impresive high jumps by Tetsuya Hibino and Daigo Saito.  Their jump were really awesome.

On the 19th and 20th of May the D1SL was celebrated there.  Just one day before the competition our Drift Queen, Sumika Kubokawa  started to try to jump there.

  

She tried it during the qualifying race and she got the 3rd position.. ^^  I’ve got her video on board during the practice time..

Enjoy it with Sumika.. ♥

Introduction: Fumie Imaoka

I’m Fumie Imaoka. I’ve lived in Spain for 19 years.

Five and half years ago I met a German guy who asked me if I knew Hachiroku. I knew Toyota Trueno, but I didn’t know AE86. He showed me Initial D and the Drift World. I visited Ebisu with him four years ago. I fell in love with Drift.

What do I want to show you?

Especially the Drift World which I love.

When I was young, I liked to watch F1. I was a fan of Ayrton Senna. When he died, I left the motor sports. At that time drifting was not talked well by the people in Japan because of illegaly tuned cars and bad manner of some drivers. But now it has been changed by the efforts of Kenichi Tsuchiya and several middle aged drifters. I’d like to show Drift as a motor sports and to show how fascinating it is.

Why do I love drift so much?

I like Super GT, Super Endurance Race, WTAC and WTCC as well. However at Drift race I feel an amazing power and sence of presence there, and the drivers are very near the spectators. Especially if you visit Ebisu, you’ll feel it without doubt.
The drivers of Drift usually work on their own cars. In Japan even famous drifters work on it, so they love to talk about the cars, tuning and setting-up and they help to repair the cars each other. Even at the race the drifters are very humane and they don’t mind helping others to repair the cars. I always feel someone’s personal warmth there.

I hope that you can enjoy the pictures and the videos which I introduce to you.

Thank you.

Toyota Verossa JZX110

YES, you are right! Or maybe you haven’t notice.  This Toyota Verossa isn’t filed under JDM because isn’t in Japan.

The Verossa is an “Italianated” model version of a Toyota Mark II, that in fact is a Verossa. This name is formed by combining two Italian words:  Vero (“true”) and Rosso (“red”).

In terms of auto dealers, this machine is the continuation of Cresta, the sister of our glorious car Mark II. But unlike the Cresta, which had a classical form, its successor Verossa dramatically changed appearance.
The rear plate is from Russia. I remember seen that plates in other Russian cars so I am sure.

The Verossa is uncommon outside Japan. And the fact is that the front end in a stock car is a little bit rare.

SPEC LIST

* 1JZ-GTE 
* Turbo BLITZ K1 450 hp
* Gearbox R154 - 5MT
* Clutch: Single disc Exedy ceramic
* Lightweight Flywheel TRD
* APEXi Power FC
* Speed limiter HKS SLD
* Ignition HKS TwinPower
* 525cc injectors BLiTZ
* Spark Plugs HKS 9
* D1 Spec oil catch can
* HKS Razminusovka
* Intercooler BLiTZ 100mm
* Three-layer COOLER BLiTZ
* Thermostat 68gr C-One
* TRD Radiator Cap
* Oil Cooler TRUST
* Oil Cover TRD
* HKS Exhaust Manifold
* Intake Manifold HKS
* HKS Nulevik
* BLoW Off Greddy TYPE RZ
* Downpipe MeisterR
* FUJiTSUBO Track Edition 80mm 
* TOMEi fuel pump
* TEIN FLEX
* Cusco Body Spacers front and rear 
* AVR-Cusco Back
* Chassis TRD
* Vertex Damper 
* LSD TRD 2 WAY - 04.01 

BODYWORK

 * Vertex bodykit
 * Lattice Vertex
 * Spoiler Trunk Vertex
 * Cilia Vertex
 * GANADOR mirrors
 * Increased rear wheel arches
 * MeisterR Hood Carbon 
 * Spoiler rea
 * TRD Brakes 
 * Work emotion CR-Kai
 * F 8.5 OffSet +20
 * R 9.5 OffSet +12
 * F 235-40-18
 * R 265-35-18