Category Archives: Cars

Old & New Japan 911 Sticker Design

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Late last year I flew to Las Vegas to cover SEMA for Toyo. I took a photo of the Old & New Japan 911 and David from Import Bible Canada has turned it into an illustration, and now a sticker design. They look great! Find them in the Import Bible shop: https://importbible.com/

SEMA Feature: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2016/11/sema-trip-day-5-sema/

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Hangs with Nana

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Hangs with Nanami today! This is what she’s working on at the moment.

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Nana got gifted this gear from Sony Australia (jealous!!!!!).

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LEO!!!!! I love this man.

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Darlinghurst.

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Scuderia Graziani.

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Would daily this 100%!

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LAAAAMMMEEENNN!!!! Chaco Bar. OMFG I so needed this! I tried the Yuzu Scallop, was tangy and not at all what I was expecting.

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Nana went for the Fish Salt, which is the pick on the menu for sure. Broth was so complex!

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Ariel is back on Oxford St! Sadly nowhere near as amazing as the old store though.

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Then we checked out this sweet little Warhol exhibit at the AGNSW which showcased Andy’s design work (he was a designer before a famous artist).

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Roy de Maistre. My mate in high school studied this piece for his HSC. Always so amazing to see it in real life after seeing it only 5cm large in an art book in high school.

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This digital wave rocked!

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Captain Cook.

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Rapha.

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ZEN X TOYO R888R

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New ZEN x TOYO R888R collab design.

Because 8’s my number!!! I’ve placed a small sticker run on order with Nippy, but I kinda need this on a T too though. Will see if I can make that happen!

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The Wheel Man

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I lose sleep when I gutter a rim. My mum does too!!!

Thanks to The Wheel Man for repairing my mums guttered wheels on her A250. These wheels were a little harder to touch up than usual, but then again so were bronze Japanese wheels in the past. These guys come to you (mobile wheel repair). Great job as always!

Their web site: http://www.mobilealloywheelrepairs.com.au/

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Goodbye Watanabes

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Finally SOLD! Didn’t mind that it took a few years… always thought they’d go on another NA8 one day (or even Ved’s MK1 Golf!). Needed the money though, Mia pee’d in my bed whilst I was gone, that’s how upset she was!!! I’ve had to buy a new mattress, really wanted a Tempur, but nowhere near enough funds right now to justify the cost. I ended up with a pretty interesting choice, might blog about it after a few more sleeps.

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Day 11: Hong Kong

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Hung out with young car obsessed 14yr old Anthony today. We dropped past Reinart Design unannounced, which is how we like to do things at Zen. IE: We don’t like workshops ‘preparing’ for our visits! #keepitreal !!! Justin at Reinart was super chill, he even moved this beauty into the light for me to shoot. Dead set legend!

Also caught up with Jim, who answered a callout I put up on Facebook the other day. Jim moved from Sydney to HK 10 years ago, how time flies. He runs an automotive workshop here in HK and he gave me an all access pass to shoot whatever I liked, over all 4 floors! I’ll be writing up a feature on Zen Garage soon!

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#TR86 2017 Season Launch at SMSP

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Old school cool (forever a Celica fan).

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Sign a fair few of these a year!

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Matt Hart from The Escape Road, and Adam from Downshift.

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Crompton!

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And Skaifey had a few words too, legend!

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The drivers.

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Aussie Speedhunter Matt Everingham.

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BIG MAN NICK!

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Zen Racer Trent Grubel.

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ZEN RPRSNT!

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My ride.

I got to do 3 hot laps in a #TR86 race car today on the full GP circuit (my fave!) at Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, we were given access to Mark Skaife, and Neil Crompton too. Was a great day, great vibes!

The car I got this time around was meant for a much taller driver. I could barely reach the pedals, and couldn’t see over the dashboard!!! I even hung a couple of wheels off the dirt because I just didn’t feel comfortable pushing the car. I had Pro Race Car Driver Ben Porter in the car with me so that was kinda nerve wrecking as well, though I’m sure he was WAY more scared than I was with me behind the wheel haha! Still, ANY excuse to get onto the full circuit for hot laps (such a privilege to get to drive at EC).

You can find out more about Toyota 86 Racing Series here: http://www.toyota.com.au/86/racing-series and to check out my full feature on Zen Blog, clock here: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2017/03/2017-t86rs-official-season-launch/

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HIN – Hot Import Nights Australia

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Any excuse to wear a suit, right?!

Remember that scene in F&F Tokyo Drift where it’s a nightclub, but in a carpark? Well that’s been Dennis from Night Shift’s dream ever since, and it’s awesome that the guy has teamed up with HIN, to represent the franchise in Australia.

Star and I were invited to the VIP launch night at Establishment (swanky as!). Super excited for the guys, and I’ll be more than happy to support the HIN Australia crew.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/hotimportnightsau

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Australia Day EOMM

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Photo by Full Flutter.

Didn’t make it to my own meet last night (was drunk by lunch time!), but some pics are making their way online.

Pic above of the S15 that we (ZEN) built for Need For Speed, which has now changed hands once more. Great to see it’s looking just as clean as when I sold it!

Kudos to all who went, and thanks to all who took photos for those who didn’t. More photos from other photographers here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777400605856951/?active_tab=discussion

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Import Bible Old & New

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Original photo.

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David’s artwork.

David from Import Bible sent me a message the other night to ask if I could try and take a front on shot of the Old & New 997 Slant Nose at SEMA for him. I did, and this is what he’s come up with (so good!).

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