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Garagespec Magazine 2011 August Edition

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  • Tony Angelos Hold The Line Formula Drift Pro Am Series is designed togive those drifters the chance to obtain their Formula Drift Licenses. TheHTL is based in the Northeast and brings the competition from the Mid-Atlantic regions as well as our friends at Gold in the Net Drift Team fromCanada. The HTL series is splitting time being hosted by Clubloose andD-UP Drift Companies with events at Monticello Motor Club and the homeof all Northeast guys Englishtown, NJ. What makes the event so uniqueis the Pro Am being judged by an official FD judge outside an FD event.These drivers battle hard without having the numerous sponsors and the8 Go Pros all over their cars for that corporate made video clips, 5 minutesduring a Pro Am usually means just put the car back on the trailer and enjoy the rest of the day. On this day the field was full of real tough doorto door competition with XDC Drivers, DMCC Drivers and your tough AGroup from Clubloose. The setup was a bit of suprise to all by drifting onthe course the C group practices and it made for some great action, and now I see once you conquer this course you are ready for thebig boytrack.

  • Lee Alexander after a rough outing at XDC Charlotte came to HTL more focused and ready to shred like we are used to seeing him do. He had a little mishap earlier in the day and ended up cutting some trees down withthe car but came back with a vengeance and qualified 5th for the day.

  • Congrats to Miro Ovcharik for taking the win this round, can follow himat www.mirodrift.com, Tanner Munson finished second and he is at www.tannermunsondrifting.com and Nick DAlessio in the awesome 1jZSilvia finished 3rd and he is at https://www.facebook.com/NickDrifting.

    The next Hold The Line event will be run by D-UP at sometime in the fallat Englishtown so make sure you check www.d-updrifting.com for more information on that event. The new word on the street that the ultimateDstroyr from the land of maple syrup will leave Ol Canada behind and run more events in the US so we look forward to seeing more of that awesome Toyota Mark II smoking up our tracks and putting pressure on our drivers. You are always welcome here Mr. Mats Baribeau.

  • BJ bought this 1993 Efini RX-7 R1 a couple of years agoand immediately took a plain black RX-7 to the next level. The first thing you notice about this car is its crazycolor. I think he was playing some Forza to come up thisidea to paint his car Porsche GT3 RS green. To get this job done up to his standards, he took it over to Josh atCrolls Customs, who has the knowledge and track recordof bringing a car above and beyond. When building a classic tuner car of our generation, you make sure you fit it with a set of classic tuner wheels, Blitz 03 wheels.

  • Being part of an elite car club like Technical Advantageout of Rockland County NY, you have to keep on your toes. There are no Cavaliers with hood scoops allowed.

    When you pick a RHD vehicle from JDMlandia you rarelyget one a nice body kit or lip kit, so BJ went out pickedup a nice Shine Auto front bumper and side skirts. The RX-7 in its hay day was a great circuit car and the lookof the car with his Amemiya Carbon Fiber rear diffusergive the look the car is ready for some twisties.

  • The Efini 3rd Generation RX-7 R1 model was rated at252 horsepower, and with the little upgrades and tune,this RX-7 has surpassed its stock cousins out there onthe streets. BJ has installedthe ever so important to your rotary engine the Apexi Power FC Ecu with Commander to make sureeverything is doing what itsupposed to do withouthurting anything.

  • Exterior:Porsche GT3 RS Green Paint by Croll's CustomsShine Auto Front BumperShine Auto SideskirtsAutoExe Rear Bumper SpatsCarbon Fiber Rear DiffuserRX7 BoutiqueFlush Headlight Buckets99 Spec Turn Signal/Parking LightsBlackworks rear tow hook

    Exterior:Porsche GT3 RS Green Paint by Croll's CustomsShine Auto Front BumperShine Auto SideskirtsAutoExe Rear Bumper SpatsCarbon Fiber Rear DiffuserRX7 BoutiqueFlush Headlight Buckets99 Spec Turn Signal/Parking LightsBlackworks rear tow hook

    Engine:Apexi Power FC ECU with commanderGreddy Full Auto Turbo TimerTrust FMICGreddy Throttle Body ElbowGreddy Pulley KitGreddy Airinix IntakesKoyo N-Flo RadiatorSamco HosesPetit Racing Overflow CanSupra Fuel PumpNGK Plugs/WiresHKS DownpipeKakimoto Special Exhaust

    Engine:Apexi Power FC ECU with commanderGreddy Full Auto Turbo TimerTrust FMICGreddy Throttle Body ElbowGreddy Pulley KitGreddy Airinix IntakesKoyo N-Flo RadiatorSamco HosesPetit Racing Overflow CanSupra Fuel PumpNGK Plugs/WiresHKS DownpipeKakimoto Special ExhaustInterior:

    Takata 4 Point HarnessesPivot Short ShifterRazo 340g Shift KnobOMP Deepcorn Steering WheelHeadliner/A-Pillars/C-Pillars re-wrapped black microsuede3M CF Wrap Center ConsolePioneer AVIC-D3 Headunit

    Interior:Takata 4 Point HarnessesPivot Short ShifterRazo 340g Shift KnobOMP Deepcorn Steering WheelHeadliner/A-Pillars/C-Pillars re-wrapped black microsuede3M CF Wrap Center ConsolePioneer AVIC-D3 Headunit

    Suspension:Tein Adjustable ShocksTein SpringsFront/Rear Upper Strut Tower BarsBanzai Racing Transmission Brace

    Suspension:Tein Adjustable ShocksTein SpringsFront/Rear Upper Strut Tower BarsBanzai Racing Transmission Brace

    Wheels:17x8.5/17x9.5 Blitz 03 WheelsBF Goodrich Supersport A/S TiresBlackworks Lug NutsNRG Wheel Locks

    Wheels:17x8.5/17x9.5 Blitz 03 WheelsBF Goodrich Supersport A/S TiresBlackworks Lug NutsNRG Wheel Locks

  • BJ and the rest of the Technical Advantage crew is notdone by no means. If he didnt have enough to do withthe FD, he recently picked up an AE86 to do tofu runs and get sideways at local drift events. You can catch upto this FD at his crews cruise nights at The Dog Housein Nanuet NY or any Rockland Scion Car Show.

  • Photos: Ray HortonWords: Ray Horton

  • Justin from NY Rollaz Auto Club has built a very nice 1983 Toyota CorollaSR5 Hardtop. He is part of a large old school Toyota car club filled withnumerous hot rides, all of which at some point in time will be featured asImport Car of the Month, but every time I see this car I drool. I first noticed the car last year at their car show at Yonkers Raceway. I have seen plenty ofcorolla and even had one I called The Brown Hornet , yet the thing that always keeps me staring is the front end of the car. The headlights andbumpers just scream old school jdm. There are times when you do a featureyou think I wouldnt of done that or this, but there is nothing I wouldnt of done any different on this build. I guess when you roll with a bunch of high rollaz you have to keep your old school game at a high level. The word on the streets is that the crew calls this car the Pretty Bitch

  • With any feature sometimes you run into issues with location and what I had planned as short shoot ended up being a two borough tour. We were to meet at 5pointz in Queenz, but Meres and his friends from around the world were having a graffiti festival with artist from England all the way to Japan.

    We eventually ended up in Greenpoint Brooklyn and its nothing like TheNotorious B.I.Gs Brooklyn. A single feature ended up being an NY RollazPhoto op with a few dope whips joining the party.

  • Justin made sure with this build it was a mixture of OEM and a little JDMrefresh. He could of went with another paint color when bringing this SR5back to life, but he chose the factory black paint that you dont see that much in this model; he has been bitching about detailing ever since. Tokeep it 100 he went with an awesome 4AGE swap, there is no turbo underthis, just OEM Toyota goodness that flows with the direction of the car.He did a great job on this car and look out for this car at future events at Englishtown gunning for that Old School Trophy presented by our friends at Shiftgearclothing, future NY Rollaz car show at Yonkers Raceway, or if youre lucky enough to see it rollin through the rotten apple.

  • Wheels:Drag DR 20 15x7

    Suspension: Megan Racing Springs Tokico Blue Struts

    Motor:Toyota 4AGECXRacing aluminum radiator jdm clear cam cover DNA adjustable cam gearspowder coated valve covers

  • The rotary engine has received a bad reputation over the years as being unreliable, gas hungry and expensive to maintain. Fortunately there are those of us who dare to stand against the tide of conventional automotivewisdom and embrace this oddly shaped, 1.3L engine. With proper maintenance and a few simple modifications a rotary engine can provide you with years of trouble free high horsepower street or track based enjoyment. With no pistons, valves or camshafts; most mechanics will outright refuse to work on a rotary engine. There are shops that have fear of the engine but because the design is so drastically different. The Rotary engine in the standard configuration of two rotors ( 13B) is made up of 10parts.

    Unorthodox, But valid Engineering.Building a 400 horsepower Rotary engine. By Christopher Pinckney

  • Those being; one eccentric shaft, two rotor housings, Two rotors, Two counter weights and three side plates. Of these ten parts five of them move to produce power; compared to 87 moving parts in a single overhead cam 4 cylinder engine. Additionally the Rotary engine is essentially bulletproof from the factory with substantially stronger internals than a stock piston engine. Unfortunately, the rotary engine has always been an underdog from the factory due to its relatively low torque. You willsee today as we let this dog off its chain, and see what the beast withincan do. For years the primary weakness of the rotary engine was that by design the engine will not produce the same amount of torque as a