Thursday, March 29, 2012

Outsiders – The Kids Heart JZX81 Mark II

highest credit to the original posting by Daniel Bridle of Driftworks
the reason im reblogging this simply because i want to keep it in my blog,becoz i was kinda disappointed when Powervichles blog was corrupted and lost it content and they couldn't retrieve it  (so many cool content i wish i have saved) =(
 Now for anyone knows me I’m pretty much a self-confessed drift geek and proud of it too. I love the history of drifting, the people who defined what it is today, and the cars that made it so cool to watch in the first place. There’s something about the style and driving of those early years when drifting was taking off in Japan that, in my eyes, just isn’t around anymore.
On the Outsiders tour I was fortunate enough to get up and close with some of my favourite cars in drifting; one of those is Tsuyoshi Tezuka’s Kids Heart Toyota JZX81 Mark II.
 For fans of drifting in the early 2000s and massive Toyotas, this car is an icon. With it’s big power, big looks, and Tezuka’s driving style, it defintely left it’s mark on drifting. The car ran in D1GP from 2001 until Tezuka got on board with Bee☆R and started driving the also iconic Bee☆R R324 Skyline in 2005.
I’ve loved this car ever since I got interested in drifting and the chance to finally see it in person was a dorky dream come true. The car has been sat with a dead engine for god knows how long and it’s starting to look a little sorry for itself. Despite that it’s still a rediculously cool car and I couldn’t help but take a few photographs.
 I always forget how big cars in the JZX family are, and the Kids Heart JZX81 is even more chunky thanks to it’s Dart Izumi Destructive King front bumper, Hipposleek sideskirts, and rear bumper. Destructive King is also quite possibly the best name I’ve ever heard for a front bumper. 
 Unless things have changed in the past few years, under the faded carbon hood sits a 2JZ-GTE with a Trust T78 turbo that produces a whopping 530HP; Tezuka likes big displacement and big power!
The car sits nicely on a set of rare Kei Office TD6 wheels thanks to a set of even rarer Kei Office coilovers.
Classic D1 style liveries never get old.
Speaking of liveries, while I was looking around the back I noticed there was a little signature underneath the right rear light. The car was painted by a bodyshop called White River which is located pretty much at the other end of Japan in Kumamoto City. White River have a history of building some seriously cool JZX81s as well.
Getting to see Tezuka’s JZX81 in person was easily one big tick off my “drift related things to do before I die” list. I can only dream about doing a full photoshoot, but clambering around the front of Kids Heart squeezing between other cars trying to get pictures was good enough for me. I really hope one day the engine is replaced and Tezuka get’s this amazing car back out on the circuit.
- Daniel Bridle

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

always winning


Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Fighter Tale

Thursday, March 15, 2012

freaky friday

and Jyu said HI

Monday, March 12, 2012

like a love song


because the tittle and caption doesn't make sense~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

the Drop

Monday, March 5, 2012

garage chillin

Sunday, March 4, 2012

talk crap monday~

credit to JDM Legends

since ages ago,i have a dream of rebuilding an Old Skool rides,at first im considering the datsun 240z or Kpgc10,but lets be real~ in boleh land? it ain't gonna happen =P

next best thing would probably be a Celica TA22 with a 3sge BEAMS 6speed engine from an altezza~

end of talk crap monday.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

From Pinoy with Cress

Thanks to my friend Paolo Arespacochaga from the Philippines who have been a long time follower of this lame blog! here are his clean X83 Cressida
rocking a panasport G7
even without the bodykit,u can really tell that the car is kinda low
nice fitment
i personally like this shot!

 so if u think u got a cool X chassis and would like to share it with all the readers,
email me ur car pictures at 
i will gladly to post about it!