Scissor doors! I know they're a bit cliche, but I always like 'em
Should've mentioned this meet in the last thread--I might've been interested. Did that LS1 converted RX go over well at the Rotorfest?
New thread! The old one was close to 1000 posts, my #1 thread ever made.
Yesterday I went to the Bay Area Rotorfest held on Treasure Island. It was a great time. Tons of rotorys came out from a sweet old RX2 to my RX8. I got to meet a lot of the local RX7 guys and see some really cool cars. I was drooling over FD's all day. The FCs had the best turnout though. Pretty sure one of them blew a seal revving the engine at a couple of Z06 Callaway supercharged Vettes that pulled up. When he left a huge cloud of white smoke was spewing out. I'll get on with the pics.
I didn't take any of these, I grabbed them from the other RX8 guys who posted them at rx8club
overhead view. This was taken early, a lot more cars showed up
FD with an LS1 conversion
FD of the show
RX8s! I'm the grey one on the very end that can barely be seen.
Turbo'd 8. Too bad the engine cover is still on
RX2 mid restoration! It was in great condition, just needs a real coat of paint and it will look amazing.
The Bay Area 8's. I'm second from the left in the row of cars
Last edited by stormy; 28 Jun 2008 at 05:18 PM.
nice pics of the meet. I'd love to own an rx-7 but I don't think I'd be able to handle it. Were the female drivers hot?
btw, more pics of your car.
Yeah everyone there was cool with the LS1 conversion. Even the couple of rich boys out revving their tuner vettes that came by were welcomed. Everyone went over and they popped the hood and revved the engine. HUGE supercharger sitting right on top. It sounded loud and angry. It was pretty cool but a little over done with the body kits. It looked like a Vette with a rip-off Saleen rear end. Only a couple people were muttering insults behind their backs .
No one was too impressed with the lineup of mostly stock 8's so there aren't many pics of my car from the meet. I lost my camera a month or two ago so I hardly have any myself .
I don't think any of the females there were drivers, but there were a lot of people sporting the JDM asian girlfriend mod in the passenger seat.
edit - here's one with my car. The one on the far right. I have a different grey than the others, mine's a nicer shade IMO
Last edited by stormy; 19 Aug 2007 at 04:14 PM.
That RX2 is cool. I'd love to see a restored one in person.
The Cosmo is cooler. Or the pick-up.
I didnt take any pics, but went to a car show this weekend. It was less classic and um, more eh, "urban" than what I usually go to, but there were a trio of Toyota Starlets with 13Bs stuffed into them, one of them turboed, caged and on a serious weight loss program.
Last edited by Wildkat; 20 Aug 2007 at 04:45 PM.
It ranks up there with the weird guy that keeps driving a Miata to the RX7 meets, asshole.
They don't close right 90% of the time because the door seals are designed to work with factory hinges in and out, and not up and down, so you have that awkward out-a couple inches-then up motion.
I saw them this weekend on everything. A Box Caprice, a Scion XB, a bunch of civics, a GMC Denali, several WRXs and even a neon .
Its also funny, when they do this and leave the factory paint on, as the bottom of the doors usually get little to no care on the quality of the paint job, so its orange peel and drip mark city.
That turboed RX8 also reminded me of another bit pet peave of mine.
Manufacturer stickers on street cars. Enough already. Your not sponsored. I dont care if you have a K&N airfilter or streetwires connecting your amp. It doesnt make you car faster, nor look good.
If the car has no interior and a cage inside, its acceptable, track car? No Problem. Anything else, stop it already.
Last edited by Wildkat; 20 Aug 2007 at 04:59 PM.