Thursday, December 30, 2010


I know its a bit late but if you're in the area please join us! A lot of good stuff to look at. Shinya Kimura/Chabott Engineering, David Choe, Giant Robot/Eric Nakamura and I will have art/works at the exhibit.
A good way to end the year.
Happy hoildays !

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pixel Pushers show recap

A fun night indeed. Got to meet some really nice people and I got to see friends from the LA area which i dont see enough!
Eric/Giant Robot/Scion did such a good job on executing the concept. An art show, yes. But one thats interactive allowing show goers to play with the art (pachinko machines, car/video games, projector art and mini arcades). ALL the artist had really neat work.
It was really cool seeing everyone having fun with all the games.

The music for the night and the game (Return of the Quack) was created by this. Yes Gameboys.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Congratulations to Jensen and Crystal on the new addition to their family! See you guys in December!
On another note this guy likes to make me miss home with pictures like these... Usually ill get them once every two weeks. Thanks guy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Giant Robot + Scion Present: Pixel Pushers

Centering around the Famicom inspired custom Scion art car, which will project the Giant Robot produced video game, Return of the Quack, Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura curates an exhibition featuring not only video game inspired art, but a bank of retro custom pachinko machines in a pachinko parlor-like installation, an interactive environment, by a renown digital
conceptualist artist, 8-bit sculptures, projected digital visuals, and 4 mini game consoles.

Heres a preview of the Scion/Giant Robot Xb that we built.
Work from some of the artist

Here are some links to check out for more info and pictures.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Had the honor of having a write up in the latest Giant Robot magazine (been a fan since 1999). Eric and Martin are the masterminds behind the magazine/stores/restaurant. Super talented and smart guys. I like the way they think and see things. As I listed The Clash as one of my favorite bands. They named the article Garageland... Perfect. A favorite Clash track.
In the feature, theres a section called Project Blackbook. In it, one of the questions are proudest moment. With the magazines on the stands now... I can easily say this is one of them.

This is the cover... Support independent magazines. Especially any of the ones that have inspired you one time or another.

It also comes with this rad video game

Thanks Eric!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Laguna Seca USGP recap

Courtesy of Alpinestars, we were invited to the Laguna Seca Moto GP last July. Here is a video of some of the guest that were invited. An interesting take on design and art and how it correlates to functionality and motorsports.

Also, Thanks to Vespa for loaning us our rides

New project

Ended up getting another project... Should be fun as well as a lot of work. 1988 Hawk GT, a.k.a NT-650, a.k.a RC31. Cant wait to start digging into it. It came with a CBR F2 front end and a VFR rear wheel with a bunch of other goodies.
These bikes have a cult following, especially since it as only offered in the states for 3 years. The frame design is rad. Pretty much the same style frame as an RC30, RVF750, NC30 and MC28 NSR250... So yeah for its time, it has a lot of racing technology into it. Its going to be such a fun bike.
Cant wait to do this again. Circa 1994. My first RC31. HRP sweeper
My second one. Circa 1995. This one was dialed in. probably the best handling bike ive owned. HRP off camber. I think this is the year I won the Lightweight SS/450cc/twins class. CJ Remington and I won the Endurance race series in the same class that same year.
1995. Same year as above I also borrowed Paul Umholtz RS125 for half the season... And I think I got 2nd in the formula 3 class series.
Fun times. Now I just need time to work on it.
Anyone got a Fox twin clicker rear shock?

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Sunday!

If you're in the San Diego area, check out Motor Union. 5&ADime and Crooks & Castles putting it together. Going to have good vibe and a nice mix of automobiles.

Although its the 1st annual Motor Union... The same bunch put on The Daily Driver show last year with an unreal turn out. For a good cause too.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Karlson Tea Party 2010

Saturday was the Karlson Tea Party in Costa Mesa. Went to see a few friends and support their work. Since I was busy talking story I didnt get to take much pictures... But I did get a few of some of the bikes.

Adam Wright from Road Course had a neat display as well as Scott Pommier

Friday, September 24, 2010

Troy Lees Moto Lab

1st annual Moto Lab... At the Lab.
It was trippy seeing all these bikes posted up all over the mall... Or anti-mall as they call it

Danny and I also went to the annual El Camino Cycle swapmeet and show.
Usually dont care for BMWs but I really liked this one.
never get sick of these things
This ones for Jensen!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Japanese Classics

Last Saturday was the annual Japanese classic car show. Good to have it back at the Queen Mary in Long beach. Nice weather and a good vibe.
Motul oil brought out some neat BRE datsuns. Racing legend John Morton was there as well.
Moon has this Crown for sale.

Love these 411s ... One day.
Wild Zero!
More old race cars...
Mark Fatlace had his Hakosuka on display... Later drove it back to the bay area.
A few old Skylines there
This Kenmeri was stashed in the parking lot. Had a good feel to it.
This Toyota Crown was pretty tuff

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hawaii trippy

Flew back to Hawaii to help judge a car show. Stayed for a few extra days to hang out with family and friends of course. Heres what we did in short.
The winner. Pretty much had it picked out early on... Wish i took pictures of the engine.
Thanks for the board Mike

Pretty much surfed everyday... I need the practice

Koko head shooting range
Kaena Point !

Some swag I got from Jensen. Its his new gig HRD LCK. For everyday people enjoying their everyday lives... Sometimes life is tough. Hard luck
Thanks bully