Mark and Mel from BLINK!!!, and Callum from Christchurch. There are some good things happening in New Zealand at the moment!
Top photos are from MGN Inc, second to last one is from adailydream and last one is from awesomepowered


June 14, 2012


December 16, 2011

QUICK SWITCH @0:44! Via: Callum Gooding


Callum’s KP

July 23, 2011

It’s been a long time coming but finally someone in New Zealand has built a killer KP Starlet. That someone is Callum Gooding from Christchurch. The K series has been binned and replaced with a 16V 4AGE, always a good move and I’m sure it goes much better now. The front struts have been shortened and T3 coilover sleeves have been added with 350LB springs to make up his coilovers; tein keepers hold it together. Cut down springs and KE70 rear shocks temporarily keep the rear on the floor and under those tiny factory gaurds live 13×7 (+7) and 13×8 (0) Hayashi Streets. Callum managed to find one of or even THE last set of 165/55R13 Nankangs in the country which really is the deal breaker here. I really am jealous of this wheel setup. Although Work Excels and SSR MK2s are cool I don’t think many wheels can be as classy and clean as the Hayashi Street in small sizes. One day I shall have my own set too.

Although it’s not certified for the road yet Callum said it’s on the way but only after he has tidied it up a bit. I’m sure you will have heard about the massive earthquakes Christchurch has been having this year; I can only imagine how his chassis is going to handle the torn up roads. Thanks Callum for sending in the photo, I think I much prefer it to any overly processed and posed photo. It sums up working on these cars quite nicely. To see more of this car, check out his build thread on

White KP1

July 22, 2011

One of my absolute favourite things about these old Japanese cars we are so keen on is that essentially they are family cars. Econo-boxes turned cool over time and adored for their simplicity and honesty in design. More so to the point however, is that they look so perfect with few changes. I guess now everyone recognises the basic ‘lower and cool wheels’ formula, but I think there is no better group of cars that are appreciated by this, than the KP, KE and the B.

This is my all time favourite colour combo for any old Japanese car and it’s almost exactly what I’ve been planning for the truck. That is: white with black grill, halogen lights, chrome bumper, fender mirrors and polished wheels. I can only look forward to when the truck is looking this perfect!

Iwai at D1 Tokyo, via Doriten. This car keeps getting more and more radical, although I still wish it ran the SSRs.

Iwai at D1 Minami, Ebisu.

More: 1 2 3