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  • Mazda's suitcase car is the retro roadster you never knew you wanted

    Picture this: your plane lands smoothly at your holiday destination. You get off the plane, collect your luggage and walk out the front door. Wonder what KLIA's security will say about this...You scoff as you promptly fold out your suitcase, start the engine and leave all the other travellers waiting for their taxis in the dust.Sounds cool? Mazda thought so too, and they made it a reality 29 years ago.Open wheel, one-seater, rear wheel drive fun.In 1991, Mazda’s engineer

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 09, 2020

  • When Isuzu made sports cars – 117 Coupe, Piazza, Gemini

    Isuzu is currently the world's biggest manufacturer of diesel engines. The 1.9-litre Ddi Blue Power engine is one of the most reliable engines today and their line-up only consists of pick-up trucks and, occasionally an SUV. But there was a time when Isuzu made cars. Like regular cars.Isuzu’s car history was pretty much a mixed bag. The company was first established in 1916 as Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd. It started using the Isuzu name from 1949

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 09, 2020

  • Proton Putra WRC - The Malaysian rally prince with lots of potential

    Before you cry out to Proton for yet another sad state of historic concepts and rally legends, let me just say that the Proton Putra WRC is under capable hands. So, please put down your keyboard gently and stop preparing a rant to Geely in the comments section. Let me tell you a tale of the wild Malaysian rally car that could’ve fought with the likes of Colin McRae and Tommi Makinen in their Imprezas and Lancer Evos.We’ve written an article featuring Proton’s PERT cars a while

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 08, 2020

  • Here's how important the Honda Civic EK is  - without it, there'd be no Civic Type R

    Ahh, the Honda Civic. Like it or not, everyone’s heard of them and chances you may have even considered one - brand new or otherwise.The coveted badge - a symbol of pride and envy?Sure, they’ve got their fair share of stereotypes (ahem, budak lambang H) but you can’t deny they’re damn good at what they do.This 'all-original' 1978 Civic is for sale at the time of writingRuns practically forever, parts are cheap enough to source and most generations still look the p

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 08, 2020

  • Malaysia Boleh – Proton Wira 'Teksi' takes on the Nurburgring

    I remember the first time I heard of the Nurburgring was on Top Gear when Clarkson tried to make a lap time of under 10 minutes in a diesel Jaguar. He barely made the time but was outclassed by Sabine Schmidt. Needless to say, I always imagined how fast a Proton would go round the famous “Green Hell”.Well, a pair of Dutch twin brothers did just that with their taxi-liveried Proton Wira! The Gravemade brothers from Dutch DIY Mechanics (DDM), Jochem and Ruben turned a regular Proton Wi

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 07, 2020

  • Let’s look at this life-size Mitsubishi-powered Tamiya car & watch it go!

    If you grew up watching an anime called “Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go!” or even read the manga of the same name in the 1990s, you would surely recognise this iconic Tamiya Mini 4WD.For those who don’t know or have vague memories about it, the anime and manga revolve around two brothers, Let’s and Go Seiba, as they compete against one another to be the best Mini 4WD racer. You know, typical shounen stuff – think Yu-Gi-Oh or Naruto with little toy ca

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 06, 2020

  • On a tight budget but need a holiday? Time to convert your Myvi into a campervan!

    Campervans have always been a popular way to travel in the USA, but who knew that the trend would make it to Malaysia as well? This Perodua Myvi owner converted her car into the perfect camper car for just RM 500 and has already travelled the entire east coast of Peninsular Malaysia!Farah Nabilah wanted to make a solo trip around the Peninsular but she couldn’t afford a van, so she converted her Perodua Myvi into a camper van instead.With her CamperMyvi by her side, she spent 10 days trave

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Aug 04, 2020

  • Meet the kawaii Kei sports cars of the nineties

    Kei cars are some of the most fascinating segments of cars. Yes, they are restricted to certain regulations but the Nineties saw an explosion of some unique little sports cars.Kei car dimensionsEver since it was introduced in 1949, keijidosha or Kei cars are meant to be the Japanese people’s car and are strictly regulated, from the length of the car to the size of the engine.In 1990, Kei car engine regulations were increased to 660 cc with a maximum output of 64 PS. Coincidentally, Japan s

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Aug 02, 2020

  • This 1,200 PS Lexus RC F is the world's most advanced drift car

    Professional drift cars are powerful, that much is obvious. All that grunt is needed to go sideways, vaporise tyres and send vlouds of smoke up in the air. This Lexus RC F you see here is one of the most powerful professional drift machines out there today, but that's not what makes it special. The proof of the pudding is in its chassis. For once, the 1,200 PS in this Lexus isn't the biggest headline-maker. What's truly remarkable about this particular RC F is the fact that

    Jason

    Jason

    Aug 02, 2020

  • Yet another Honda Civic Type R sold for nearly half a million Ringgit. What gives?

    I bet to the outside world, us car people look like a bunch of loons. We ogle over what people think are just tools to go places, and sometimes, those tools look like normal Honda Civics but cost a lot. Almost RM 400,000 a lot. Make no mistake, we love the Civic. We think the 8th-gen Civic FD is the best of the bunch. Perhaps someday that too will command RM 300,000 as this 25-year old EK9 did recently.The hottest Civic of its timeThis time, the car in question is a little bit newer. You&rs

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 02, 2020