HaterProof - Since 2009

Friday, 28 November 2014

Honda X McLaren

Honda are Back!
There has been a Honda Shaped hole in this motorsport for too long now.
It's a shame they aren't entering as a constructor buty hopefully these engines will be in a Honda Chassis in the near future.


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

I've been busy.

I haven't posted on here in a long time. I have been a little busy. I'm now a proud father and a Home owner. (With garage!)

A few cars have passed through my hands since the last post.
I moved from the Air'd TT to a Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo R. which if you are from Europe is a JDM Mitsubishi Outlander with the Evo 7 GTA Running gear. 4G63 engine and a semi-auto gearbox. 1 of only 50 officially imported by Xtreme when the car was new.
Fitted Evo 9 wheels from a rally companty which had been removed from an Evo 9 new. put some Yokohama Advan V105s tyres on, these were recomended by Revolution Motorsport in Gateshead. Also bought a host of Evolution parts to up the power; front mount intercooler, TD05HRA Turbo, Injectors, Evo 6 intake as the injectors are small on the Airtrek and HKS downpipe. . .
Sadly I sold the car without fitting any of those parts and they returned to eBay and the Forums they came from.

I then purchased a Land Rover Discovery 300tdi Auto which was also a Japanese import this time not for rarity or spec but for lack of Rust. UK models have seen a lot of miles and a lot of poor weather, the model I bought was solid underneath and already had some goodies for playing off road,
I kept this car for around 6 months, and it served me well, a few big off road days out and I was hooked on mud again.

Time for an upgrade! Which takes us to my current vehicle a 200tdi Land Rover Defender.
I bought this from a local(ish) dealer who was selling it spares or repair as it was taken in as part-ex.
Not the prettiest of things when I bought it but the potential was there. I quickly fixed the few parts required to get the car sorted in the short time till its next MOT.

I removed the awful bull bar from the front and upgraded the wheel and tyre size right away,
Sanded back any panels that needed attention. Re-moved all the chequer plate painted them black and sanded off the raised pattern then cleared them.
Went down to a local auto paint suppliers to get some recommendations for a hard paint for the car. He said a synthetic paint would be hard wearing and easy to roller on, not requiring any thinners or clear coat on top.

after painting the car I've fitted a few parts which I will stick in a proper build thread when I get the time. This will be an ongoing daily/project to play offroad and haul a trailer if needs be. As the new house has a garage I have the space and facilities to have a more adventurous build. I have more than a few ideas floationg around about what to build. Once the garage is in order, I'll get myself a base car, something road legal but for track days/hillclimbs.

I will be updating more often now I have the time.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The TT.

So. It's 2013. And I haven't posted yet this year. And it's the back end of September.
Well I have an excuse I'm my defence. In February arrived our first beautiful baby girl.
Also had a couple of cars since the last update. A 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Then I fancied a 4x4 so I got a Nissan Pathfinder. I raised this 2.5" and fitted some Cooper Discoverer STT. Then did a little off-roading.
Then I got a Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8. I swapped the 20" OEM. Range Rover sport wheels for 22" Kahn wheels.
And now I have another "Fitment" car. An Audi TT Quattro on Air. With Rotiform BLQ. 18x8.5j.
The plan is to upgrade the air suspension. With either a larger or second tank. And upgrade to dual Viair compressor. Then change the factory 180bhp K03 turbo to a 225bhp model K04 turbo.
Happy with the aesthetics of the car. It has exhaust outlet delete. Front number plate and side indicator delete too. I may change the wheels eventually.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

End of an Era

"Nostalgic tears will be shed this weekend on news that Subaru UK has imported its final Impreza WRX STI, and its last Impreza full-stop."
How long will The M3, Evo, and the like survive in this market? Will we all have to drive hybrids in the future?
This, I do not like.
to commemorate here are my favoutite models. The P1
and the Hawk-eye.
My favourite Hawk-Eye of all is Revolution motorsports STI Project "Ring Raider" Specifically designed to take on all at the Nürburgring. I have seen this car parked up at Revolution as it is a local business, but i would love to see it in action at nordschleife.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012


Aother stunning video from the US of goddam A. This time the "cup cake meet" courtesy of Aspire. Truly jealous that the UK doesn't do this shit.

Aspire - Cup Cake Meet 14 7/21/2012 from Aspire on Vimeo.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Good Press

My Civic was recently on the Wheel Whores stand at Japfest 2. Some HQ pictures were taken by Fast Car magazine.

2013 Subaru BRZ

My last post was January? . . . It's been a quick year. Here's a beautiful video from Subaru as an apology. I promise to post more. Pip.