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The Challenge Of Modifying In Japan: Project Rough Goes Through Shaken

How is it possible for Japanese car enthusiasts to get away with that? It’s a phrase I’ve heard countless times on various social media platforms. And for good reason, too – here in Japan there are no

Project 51: Meet Mr. In Too Deep

As enthusiasts, we’re naturally more in tune with our own cars and the ones around us, than those who just see automobiles as items of convenience. We apply just that little extra bit of throttle

Six Sets & Counting: My Year With The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

We’re divided by car choice, engine aspiration, driven wheels, gearbox type and even the vehicle’s country of origin. We’ll take this to the point of arguing blind with strangers on the internet to

Project NSX At The Honda Nats

In the last Project NSX update, we were spinning dyno hubs at Chequered Tuning. A couple of weeks later it was time to push the rubber down the road. It all started a few months back at the packed

Project NSX: Dreams Of Power – Part Two

In Project NSX: Dreams Of Power – Part One we had the Honda’s engine out for some hardware upgrades and a general freshen up to improve power and reliability of the 27-year-old C30A. Since then the

Project Cars: Knowing When To Stop

Firstly, I’m about to talk about why it’s important to know when to stop messing about with a car, so that pretty much renders the 106 useless as a project. And secondly, despite the Peugeot popping

Building A DIY Carbon Fiber Airbox For Project Rough

The internet is a fascinating place. Besides providing a perfect safe zone for trolls and keyboard warriors to unload their mindset on others, the internet can be an endless source of information

Project RS4: More Noise Please

Most of what I’ve done to the car has involved maintaining it, addressing common issues and weak points, improving upon them and actually making the car look more OEM than when I bought it two years

Take The Finest Ingredients & Season With SCHROTH

Accessories can make or break an outfit, just like how the final finishing touches can make or break your car build. The devil is very much in the detail and a slip at the last hurdle can either make

Just Because You’re Old Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Cool

Ask a kid to draw a car and you might find it will resemble this three box coupe. Yeah OK, the E21 was the first of the 3 Series breed and perhaps the purest form, and the 2002 certainly broke more

Pew Pew! Project NSX Gets Seated With Cobra

In the last update, Project NSX had the engine dropped for some new go-fast bits and was due for a tune. Let’s press pause on that story for a second and move from the engine bay into the cabin, where

Project 10AE: Hello & Goodbye

Before I get started on this, I should probably preface my ownership of this car with a bit of a disclaimer: This car was never meant to be a Speedhunters project car, and it isn’t a particularly nice

Project NSX: Dreams Of Power – Part One

At the end of my last Project NSX update, the car was deregistered at the Saitama Land Transport office and ready to make the journey Down Under to its new garage in Melbourne, Australia. The car

If You Can Dream It, You Can Break It – Introducing Project Thirty Four

The world was braced for complete chaos as the Millennium bug ripped through computers faster than an itchy rash at Coachella. US President Bill Clinton was finally acquitted from having his stars

Driving Flat Out In Project Nine

Project Nine is one of the more humble builds within the SH Garage, so much so that quite often its full capabilities are forgotten as it chugs along reliably through its mundane daily duties. That

Project Rough Hunts For Grip… & A Bit Of Style

A wise man once told me that a car’s suspension setup and tires are the most important thing if you want to be quick around the track or on your favorite backroad. He’s obviously right; without the

Project GTI: To The Green Hell & Back – Part One

While I’m all about choice and individuality, and I’m certainly a strong supporter of a person’s freedom to do what they like with their own vehicle, but only to a point. There is a proverbial line in

Project RS4: Back & Better Than Ever

Hello. How are you? It’s been a while. Project RS4 has finally made some progress since we last spoke. The fun started, and ended abruptly, following a cover shoot that I did for Modern Classics

Saying Sayonara: Project NSX’s Last Drive In Japan

Since I left Japan, I get the same question all the time: ‘What do you miss the most?’ If I’m feeling a bit philosophical after a few beers, I might say that seductive mix of old and new worlds. Or,

Project GTI: Planning The Ultimate Road Trip

Later this summer, I will have owned Project GTI for four years. Since day one, there was a plan with the car which we’ve stuck to fanatically: to maximise performance with as little drawback to the