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November 21, 2005

Had To Put The Dawg Down

The Supie's home for the next few months.

With the temps taking a dive from unseasonably warm 70's to the 40's and fallen leaves and other debris littering the roadways, it was about time to put the ol' [Sup]dawg down -for the winter. I'd like to perform some much-needed maintenance and, ideally, upgrades over this upcoming period of inactivity.

November 21, 2005 08:48 PM | Comments (1)

November 14, 2005

Got It Covered

I tried on a custom-fit "Superweave"* car cover for a stock Supra from California Car Cover Co. yesterday. My friend made the comment that you couldn't really tell what the hell was under the cover. It could be an El Camino with an airplane wing if the exhaust didn't give it away. I was really impressed with it overall. The Nextec material was very lightweight and thin while supposedly being very element and UV resistant. It seemed to fit well, with the only exceptions being the baggy mirror pockets and being a little tight up front for my Top Secret replica bumper.

*Note: It appears that Covercraft makes most of the custom-fit covers for California Car Cover Co., Big Sky, etc. and the covers made out with the Nextec material are marketed under "Weathershield" by Covercraft.

November 14, 2005 07:28 PM | Comments (0)

November 07, 2005

SSR Professor SP1: School The Competition

As many car enthusiasts know, Speed Star Co. Ltd and Speed Star Sales Co. Ltd went bankrupt on January 27 of this year, leaving many prospective buyers out in the cold. It appears, however, that the reports of Tanabe Co., Ltd purchasing the business rights and assets of Speed Star Racing and Speed Star Wheel were true. I check for updates regarding the buyout almost religiously and to say that I was ecstatic when I saw the Speed Star Wheel link on the front page of the Tanabe Japan site today would be the understatement of the year!!!

I have a one-track-mind when it comes to certain things, and wheels for my Supra is one of those things. Just a few of the qualities the SSR Professor SP1s have that that make it the right wheel for me are:

  • - wide range of widths
  • - wide range of offsets
  • - simple five-spoke design
  • - stepped lip that provides a sense of substance

I look forward to Tanabe setting up US distribution and hopefully I will have some new shoes for my 'dawg after nearly five years of ownership.

November 7, 2005 08:58 PM | Comments (0)