Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vanquish Products Visit - Sacramento, CA

Did a quick visit to Vanquish Products Yesterday.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

TMRm'zine on at NHRA Museum Bergenholtz Display

Rod Chong of gave us some mad props with this photo spotlight on as Ron and Ed Bergenholtz included us in their NHRA Museum showcase with their groundbreaking Honda CRX drag car. Read the whole thread [link]. Thank you Rod, Ron and Ed!!! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Rodney Wills - TMRm'zine ARCHIVES

Those that know me and knew TMR and the inner working of the magazine remembers the garage-office and the "collection" of archives.... after EIGHT YEARS it's coming out. Time to go through some memories...

Monday, October 25, 2010


The author of this blog stated "

"The Worst Car Modifications in the World?" 

While yes on a couple a couple of these are just super cool! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010


check out Daijiro's crashed Discount Tire Lexus now on display at Discount Tire Direct Mail order division.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rallycross @ New Jersey Motorsports Park

while the press release states that it is the first rallycross event held in the USA, it's not, but it is a cool event!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Track Revealed

Formula 1 USA - Austin Texas is set to host the race from 2012 to 2021 more info [link]:

Friday, August 20, 2010


BEFORE XGAMES was on the rally tip and on this day MR. MARVIN RONQUILLO of the GRAVEL CREW out jumped TRAVIS PASTRANA! And if the "true story" be know, this man right here was called to be the "test jumper" at the first XGAMES as no one wanted to jump the big air jump first! Yet, at the same time, the powers at be said that the GravelCrew was not professional enough to actually be in the event.

Yea, we know who Travis is... And he knows who we are too:

This is not just a "one time bumping into" Travis either... as Subaru dealers in SoCal called us to bring "some of those rally cars" to make it all legit... 

Here is Travis Pastrana at the 2001 GREAT BRITAIN RALLY TRAINING, held right after the 2001 WRC RALLY GB. If you care to read all about this trip, just read my 8,000+ words and tons of photos [Travis @ Rally School images are at the very bottom] click the link to my Flickr page [link]

Monday, August 2, 2010

Audio Logo History

Audio Logo History
Originally uploaded by GCRad1
A cool look at Automotive Logo History and Evolution at Designer Daily:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Spotted a Drag Spec Civic being towed on 405FWY July 23, 2010 Irvine, CA

Seems like so long ago, dragging Civic... onto trailers to go drag racing up in Palmdale to Frank Choi's Battle of the Imports. 18-years later, Front wheel drive drag racing is still happening. Everyone thought is was just a fad...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Moto Arena – the world’s first radio-controlled model and virtual racing destination - launches at Silverstone

This came through my email box today!!!
 For Immediate Release: 06 July 2010

The world’s first radio controlled model and virtual racing destination – Moto Arena – is set to open its doors to the public in six weeks’ time, when it is unveiled at the iconic Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit.

Moto Arena, the product of years of development, will offer a full range of radio control (RC), slot car and simulator attractions for motorsport enthusiasts, professional RC racers, corporate groups and families alike, including:

·        A world-class outdoor competition track for RC circuit racing
·        The world’s largest permanent indoor RC model track
·        A ‘rock and rubble canyon’ and dedicated ‘green lane’ track for the ultimate RC off-road experience
·        World War Two diorama (mini landscape) for tank battles
·        Dedicated RC helicopter and aviation zones
·        Replica Formula 1, WRC, Superbike and dune buggy simulators
·        The world’s largest 8-lane slot car racing track

Visitors will be able to hire remote control vehicles and buy practice sessions, with on-site tuition provided by Moto Arena to test their skills on the various courses.

Experienced RC drivers and pilots will be encouraged to bring their own kits and participate in Moto Arena’s official race meetings, or simply set new track and air assault times.

Moto Arena guests will be able to make a pit stop at Delmonico’s Cafe, a chic, contemporary cafe offering a taste of Italy, or will be able to ‘try and buy’ an unrivalled range of model and remote controlled vehicles and other Grand Prix and general motorsport products from the venue’s showroom-style retail outlet.

Entry to Moto Arena is free, with RC sessions costing from a few pounds. Visitors will be able to purchase ‘smart cards’ which will be redeemable against the RC attractions, purchases from the retail outlet or Delmonico’s Cafe.

The new Moto Arena leisure attraction will be based at a dedicated 36,000 square feet, three-storey venue in the heart of the Silverstone circuit.

Moto Arena has already teamed up with its neighbour to provide joint motorsport packages which will include a visit to the remote control venue and either a Silverstone track tour or rally experience, to create the ultimate day out.

Grant Collins, Managing Director for Moto Arena, said:

“Moto Arena has been a dream of ours for over seven years. The joy of seeing that dream become a reality is overwhelming.”

Richard Phillips, Managing Director for Silverstone

“We are delighted to welcome Moto Arena to the Silverstone complex. This unique new concept will complement the many world class experiences we already offer.”

Friday, June 25, 2010


Just when you think it’s about time for HPI Racing to announce a new 1/10-scale 4WD Blitz or maybe a Full-Size short course racing program… well, HPI likes to do things a little differently. And you better believe there is going to be some FUN involved. It’s in our motto, “Creating Fun Since 1986!”

Luis Costa - Esporão Vindimas 2005

It will be like this in a TOYOTA LAND CRUISER!

Smart Dakar

AWESOME! Anything and Everything gets the RALLY TREATMENT!!!
This both TMR and GravelCrew APPROVED!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jeff Zwart Luminox Watch Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Pikes Peak car driven by Jeff Zwart


Zwart, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Racer Feel at Home as Pikes Peak Practice Opens; Turns In Fastest Run in Time Attack Class Outrunning All 4WD & 2WD Vehicles

Full Details: [pdf press release]

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The BMW Art Series of Cars are some of my FAVORITE!!!
See the SPEEDHUNTERS story [link].

Check out the full line of BMW Art Series Cars [link].

And there are tons of video's of the BMW Art Cars:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

VW Takes Majority In Italdesign Giugiaro

The Volkswagen Group and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. (IDG), Turin, are to intensify their successful cooperation, putting it on a new footing. This was announced by both companies at a joint press conference in Turin on Tuesday. The Volkswagen Group will take a 90.1 percent stake in IDG, including the brand name rights and patents. The shares are being acquired by AUDI's Italian subsidiary Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. The remaining shares will stay in the possession of the present owner family Giugiaro. [Source & more info]

Formula One returns to the United States

Austin, Texas, from the east. The Austin skyline by night, Texas. Austin hill country, Texas. The Austin skyline by day, Texas.

Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.

Source & More info:

Mishimoto Heart Beat T-Shirt

Cool shirt from Mishimoto [link]

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TESLA Tesla Motors and Toyota Motor Corporation Intend to Work Jointly on EV Development, TMC to Invest in Tesla

WOW!!! My two companies are working together!


A British lawnmower has cut the world land speed record twice in a weekend, with a new top speed of almost 88 mph.
Rider Don Wales took the gas powered lawnmower into the record books at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire.Full story and video here:[link]

The previous lawnmower land speed record was 80.792mph (130.022km/h), set in the United States in 2006.

More info on the team - Project RunningBlade [link]

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nitto Tire Drifts Downtown Long Beach [Director's Cut]

WOW - exquisitely produced! There is a lot of work in capturing all those images and lacing them together! While it's a great showcase of Nitto team and driver talent, it's equally a great showcase for Formula-D as well. Again, AWESOME JOB!

Monday, May 17, 2010


WOW! My man Chris Hull started working over at Alpinestars a while back and told me they would be doing some collaborative work... [link]

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Honda & Acura Car Show in Middletown, NY

Honda & Acura Car Show in Middletown, NY
Sunday - June 6th 2010
Formula H Motorworks
794 Route 17M, Middletown, NY 10940
10 am - 2 pm FREE to attend and/or participate!
ALL Honda or Acura vehicles welcome.
More Information »


Found this while poking around... Ran across this site: This Old Honda

 "My love for all things Honda started in 1998 when I saw my first issue of TOY MACHINE RACING magazine."