Archives for September 2014
That moment when you realize the rumbling V8 you hear isn’t the lifted truck, but the slammed Nissan Silvia in front of it, and your whole perspective changes. Half a second earlier, it was just another pickup truck. Another generic short-wide with tacky, chrome 22s from Pep Boys. Now it’s a relatively rare, V8-converted S13 on meticulously selected rollingstock.
One afternoon a couple years back, I found myself brainstorming a motto for GBXM|united. I wanted something simple and elegant distilling our mindset to the bare minimum. Something people would immediately understand. (Something we could put on shirts and stickers and shit.) First, I had to decode the big idea swirling and evolving in my head since 2009. I started breaking it down into single words. Almost immediately, I came up with equality, brotherhood, and freedom.
There was just one small problem with those three words…
From the Sir Mix-a-Lot AMA on Reddit, 20 September 2014
While browsing Bacon Reader over the weekend, I came upon what looked like an interesting AMA (ask me anything). It was Sir Mix-a-Lot, and he introduced himself as follows: I’m Sir Mix-A-Lot, Artist, Producer, Engineer, Entrepreneur and Car Nut. AMA. I remember Mix-a-Lot talking about his Buick Regal and Porsche Gemballa back in the day. Knowing him to be a gearhead, I figured I’d check it out.
After a 2-year hiatus, I found myself back in Norwalk, Ohio, drinking craft brews in an overpriced hotel parking lot with my extended family. If you want to split hairs, the only real DSM I’ve ever owned was a fire-gutted 90 GS-T I bought for its engine and left for a shitty landlord to deal with when I moved out. Otherwise, I cut my teeth on 2GNT (2nd generation, non-turbocharged) cars, ground them into dust with not-a-DSM GVR4s, and now, well, there isn’t much debate about 4G54-powered Pajeros being mistaken for DSM. That said, I’ve always considered myself a DSMer. Once a DSMer. Always a DSMer. [Read more…]