Perfection at Tsukuba Circuit

August 31st, 2012

One weekend Park and I decided to postpone a couple of events, meets for the ever so famous Idlers event at Tsukuba Circuit. Not only were there an uncountable amount of RWB Porsche’s but a serious variety of mind blowing cars around the paddock. Here, I spotted this perfect Fairlady Z about to queue up for his class. I have a fair few other photos of this car from the front and rear but thought I’d post this one first. Who wants to see this as a desktop? x

Fabulous Fabrications

August 30th, 2012

Yesterday I finally had my car booked in to get a custom exhaust made up by Nathan from Fabulous Fabrications. You might have seen a lot of posts here and there in regards to Effsqaured or Fabulous Fabrictions purely because I want to help a good friend of mine get a kick-start in the industry. Nathan has been welding for a little over 5 years now but has generally been caught in a job where his skills couldn’t really shine to the surface, however that has changed over the past couple of weeks. He has recently transitioned from his full-time job at a welding company to his own fabrication business.

Yesterday I had booked in for a full exhaust which I was seriously excited about. I offered to hang out with him for the day, talk smack, give a helping hand and help time fly by. These selected images below go from the exhaust being tacked up all the way through to the finish product alongside the standard exhaust. I have to say it was awesome watching Nathan work his magic on his own stomping grounds, so relaxed in every way possible and is super swift at getting his work done.

If you’re located in Brisbane, or even Australia and looking for fabrication work for your car be sure to contact him I actually feel privileged to have a good friend of mine who can produce such stunning metal work locally. Specialising in extractors, exhausts, custom bash plates and engine piping I’m sure Nathan can fit you up and produce something of such quality for you. Be sure to head over to his site and follow him: EFFSQUARED x

All images shot with iPhone4S as I’m currently without a DSLR.

Since returning back to Australia from Japan I have been thinking how I can somehow preview my work to each of you individually as a solid, in your hands, in front of your eyes. These days everything, as you know is on the computer with a few clicks of the mouse. I thought about doing a café styled booklet however the budget for half a dozen of them is out of my range, for now anyway. Compensating that idea I’ve thought of a more balanced solution – 2012/2013 Automotive Volume Shirtstuckedin Calendar.

These past few weeks I’ve been scouting through my galleries and archives from my trips to Japan trying to source the best possible images to use for print. Above is the design I will be looking to go ahead with for the front and back of the calendar. I, however want your help as an audience of Shirtstuckedin to submit in a comment below what image(s) pop into your head that you think are worthy of getting featured in this calendar that could potentially be hanging in your garage, workshop, kitchen, work office or even the bathroom. Whatever, wherever you hang it I don’t mind, I just want to make sure I can proceed this idea in the best possible way for you all.  The calendar will be from December 2012 through to December 2013 therefore 13 specific images must be chosen. It will also be showcasing a handful of images that are yet to be leaked all over the internet which I’m really excited to show you all. If you’re willing to share your opinion, comment below. Really looking forward to this! Thanks a bunch, Casey! x

Funky Racing S15

August 28th, 2012

Funky Racing is yet another one of those teams I’ve been trying my best to follow over the years. I managed to catch the RB26 powered S15 at Nikko Circuit for the RB Meeting a few months back. Absolutely everything about this car is pure aggression when it is on the track, especially the noise of it selecting through the gears. Here it is throwing down a perfect lap, up on 3 wheels and all! x

YZ Circuit x MSC Challenge x motorFIX E7, the simplicity… x

If you’re based in the USA be sure to pickup the most recent issue of Super Street Magazine. This current issue showcases my first collaboration with them – Hellaflush Kansai 2012 which previews a huge variety of breathtaking cars from the southern region of Japan. I am very excited to be working with an awesome group of people again in the US. Here is a preview of what is in the issue – Masayoshi-San’s RPS13 from Nagano Koubou, aka Rose Bud x

GP Sports RPS13 Drift Muscle

August 25th, 2012

Kawabata-San steering the evil looking RPS13 from GP Sports. Drift Muscle Round #2 Sugo Sports Land x

Nakagawa Shuichi-San’s RPS13 from Team REVIEW all the way from Hiroshima. True style x


August 24th, 2012

LOWBRAIN: ゆーさん JZX90, しんごーさん R32, むこさん GX71x

S13 Update

August 23rd, 2012

If you remember a couple of months ago I posted this article on my new car. Selling my old KE70 was a good, but a bad decision. I had to do it in order to go to Japan, period. When I was in Japan I noticed how much I missed having a chassis that I could pretty much spend money on and play around with. Since returning I found a clean PS13 which has kept me busy these past few months. So here is a little update on it.

I purchased the car dead standard. Since then I have done a few simple, essential changes such as: 4.3 shimmed R200 diff, Silkroad RM/A8 coilovers front and rear, Driftworks caster arms, 16×7 +30 AVS6 front and rear tyre sizes being 205/50/16 up front and 205/55/16 on the rear filling the guards a little more. The engine has been left alone apart from removing all the emissions. Today I got a Exedy Heavy Duty clutch fitted from the guys at Workshop One who did a really clean and swift job not only installing the new clutch but refreshing the gearbox oil and checking over the car for me. I drove the car in at 8:30am and left by 11:00am. If you’re a local around the South East QLD area be sure to hit these guys up for any type of car related work. Next week I will be getting a full exhaust fitted up by a good friend of mine – Nathan Domorow who has just transitioned into full-time fabrication work. You can check his site out here: More updates on that next week! A few other little things such as GT-R swaybars and seats are going to be put in this week sometime but that is about as far as I’ll go, for now anyway. The car, exterior wise is going to remain how it is in this photo, lowered slightly with 16″ wheels. More updates coming soon x