Saturday, March 31, 2007

Battery charger

I picked the Cobb AccessPort2 today and I hooked up the charger before I did anything to make sure the battery was fully charged.

Friday, March 30, 2007

TGIF: A pair of 2006 STIs

kuldud's World Rally Blue and veightkiller's Aspen White.
From a recent photoshoot in Steveston, BC. Photo by kuldud.

In the sun

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

STI in downtown Vancouver

Someone else's interpretation of a picture I took.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

TGIF: Tijmen's 1992 Mazda 323 GLX 1.6i 16V

Thanks to Tim from the Netherlands for sending this picture of his car. I love the clean look and the stance is perfect! Here's what he says about his Mazda:
My car is a 1992 Mazda 323 GLX 1.6i 16V. It is equipped with a full TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) body kit (front and rear bumpers, sideskirts and a roof spoiler at the rear) and a TWR leather steering wheel. A dealership in Amsterdam imported the TWR kits for both the 323 hatchback and the 626 Coupé. My Mazda was modified by them when it was new.

The car also has the TWR suspension kit, which means it is lowered approximately 35 mm, and the suspension is *a lot* stiffer. Because of this the car handles incredibly well in corners (which we have a lot of in the Netherlands :-P ) and at high speeds, but the ride is a bit bouncy when the road gets rough.

From above

From above

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Baby Aston

Arrived last night and pictured at the age of 7.5 hours - 7 lb. 13 oz.
Mother and baby girl are doing well.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

STI with clouds

STI and clouds
After all that cold wind and snow yesterday, what did we wake up to the next day? Sunshine!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sunset on Cypress

Sunset on Cypress
After talking about the rain storm we had with the warm temperatures on Monday, yesterday temperatures dropped and we had snow! It didn't last but it was enough to cover everything with white slushy snow for the afternoon. And to think I was contemplating putting the summer tires back on.

So in that spirit, here's one more winter picture that I took last year shortly after buying the STI.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

STI in the sun

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Yesterday's "Pineapple Express" dumped over 170mm of rain on us and was followed by high winds that created some breaks in the clouds. So today I was able to get some new pictures of the STI in the sun--something we haven't seen in awhile.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

STI guage opening sequence

STI Guage Sweep 1
Another shot of the guage sweep with a longer exposure.

Friday, March 9, 2007

TGIF: FunkMasta's 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Sedona Red Pearl

funksgc6, originally uploaded by nice_scientist.

Photo by know1

Cypress Mountain, North Vancouver, Canada

FunkMasta's 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Sedona Red Pearl (NASIOC)

TGIF: Happy_Days' 2003 Aspen White Subaru Impreza WRX

Photo by Happy_Days
Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

Happy_Days' 2003 Aspen White Subaru Impreza WRX (NASIOC)
  • Ecutek Road/Dyno Tune
  • Crawford S2 2.5L Shortblock
  • TD05-20g Turbo
  • PE 650cc Injectors
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • Perrin EBCS
  • APS dr725 FMIC
  • GFB Pulley Kit
  • Perrin Inlet Hose
  • Perrin Post MAF Hose
  • PDE Uppipe
  • Helix Downpipe
  • Blitz Nurspec Catback

TGIF: R32Argent's 2004 Volkswagen R32 (MkIV)

Photo by R32Argent.
Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

R32Argent's 2004 VW R32
  • EIP R32 short shift street series (25%)
  • EIP Mk4/R32 rear transmission mount
  • Exhaust flapper 2-way switch mod
  • Pirelli Pzero Nero M+S, 225/40WR18
  • EIP ECU upgrade
  • VW OEM Bosch HIDs with rheostat
  • VW OEM blue aspherical mirrors
  • EIP R32 CCAI, Special Edition
  • H&R Rear Sway Bar, 21mm adjustable
  • HPA SHS coilovers

New for Fridays: T.G.I.F.

Starting today and continuing every Friday, I will be starting a new feature called TGIF. This is where I will showcasing other vehicles owned by fellow car enthusiasts. It was so hard to choose what cars to start with and since there are only 52 weeks in a year, I couldn't limit myself to just one car--I'll start with three!

So for your viewing pleasure I present TGIF....

STI 'n ice

Cypress Mountain, BC

This picture was taken in December 2005 shortly after purchasing my STI. The location is the same parking lot that yesterday's photo was shot.

This photo was also blogged in The CAR [directory] 車 Blog on March 7, 2007. Make sure you check out that site because there are many more-worthy pictures of other vehicles there.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Two Subies

Spoolin and I on Cypress Mountain in North Vancouver last Labour Day.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A new regular Friday feature

Being a motoring enthusiast first and a Subaru owner second, I really appreciate all types of cars and motorcycles and boats and airplanes, etc. It doesn't matter what era that it's from or what shape the condition is. Basically, if it has (or had) an engine in it, if it can (or could at one time) go fast, if you could race it (even just in fantasy) I can dig it.

So because of that I've decided to add a regular feature on Fridays by showcasing a vehicle from other owners. I'll be starting this Friday by featuring cars from the local Vancouver Impreza Club, but I don't plan on limiting myself to just Subarus, or to just local cars. I'd love to see vehicles from all over the world.

If you love your vehicle as much as I do, feel free to send me a picture and I'll host it on this site and give you credit.

Check out my contact info in the sidebar.


K&N Typhoon short ram intake

Sound clip available here. Additional information and video clips here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Underground parking

STI Underground Graffiti with headlights
Coquitlam, BC - Another angle from the same shoot. The first one is here.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Tree arch

Tree arch
Barnet Marine Park, Port Moody
Handheld HDR with 3 exposures.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Electrified steering wheel lock

Auto Taser - Electrified Steering Wheel Lock
15-second exposure. This is the Auto Taser, an electrified steering wheel lock from Taser International, makers of Taser guns used by police forces.

I have a video clip of it in action.