What I’m reading

August 25, 2009 at 8:38 am | Posted in Magazines | Leave a comment

Just bought a couple of new magazines to peruse, of course they’re both a few months behind the rest of the world but what can you do?

Retro Cars July 09. I’m a big fan of this mag, I just like the fact they feature nearly anything and from all over the world too. Mostly Europe but I read it to see how the other half lives, in NZ most modified classics are ex Japan, Toyotas, Datsuns, Mitsis etc, so I don’t get to see hot VWs, Opels, Vauxhalls at all. In this issue there’s an article on a tidy Hillman Super Imp, I have quite a soft spot for these (amongst everything else of course), feature on 7 turbocharged Minis to commemerate the 50th anniversary, a 240Z with a L28 on triple Webers, a 2.9 stroker volvo 240 and a good tech article on rebuilding Weber carbs.


The other mag I grabbed was the August issue of Honda Tuning. Now, I love the Honda scene in America, just like the Vdubbers, I love seeing the innovation evident in lots of their builds. The clean, subtle look of the cars, using OEM and/or JDM parts is refreshing considering what they used to be in the early 2000s. It is somewhat of a pity that many of the parts used are from places like Mugen and J’s Racing atd etc. The thing is, they cost moonbeams and are rare as rocking horse shit but the fact is that they are the often the best performing  and best looking item for the job. But I digress, that is perhaps a discussion for another time.



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