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Guest Blog: Veasna Lim’s 86 Build

First and foremost, I’d like to put it out there that I am NOT a writer. Battle Garage wanted to give me the opportunity to share my build, and I am here to do just that. Before I begin the build process, I will tell you a little about myself. Since I told you what I am not, I will tell you what I am; an enthusiast. Describing myself as an “enthusiast” may not exactly be the right word, but it’s a good word. It’s pol
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For The Love of Rotary

Talk to any “car person” about rotary engines and the conversation will often involve some discussion of poor fuel consumption, failed smog attempts and broken apex seals.   “Save The Rotary” petitions began flooding social media outlets when an interview with Mazda’s new CEO confirmed the unlikelihood of a rotary engine being paired with any Mazda production cars in the near future.  So
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Norcal’s 86 Scene: More than Meets the Eyes.

I’ve been obsessed with the AE86 since 2008. Most of my 6 years of experience with fellow Corolla heads has been with others that live in sunny northern California.  The first memorable one was when I showed up at Max Perez’s garage sale at his shop Illegal Garage in my beat to shit GT-S coupe.  I was greeted by people that I could tell just loved the cars and weren’t there to judge me or my car.  F
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Sevenstock 16 Pt.1: The Cars

This past weekend,I had the pleasure of travelling to Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California with the rest of the BG staff to attend the largest Rotary Engine festival in the world —Sevenstock.  In the upcoming week I will be trying my best to share with you my experience as well as the cool rotary machines I saw. Sevenstock, an homage to the music festival Woodstock, invites rotary owners from all over to bring th
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All Star Bash: Even More Outrageous for 2013

California never seems to have a shortage of interesting car events to go to no matter where your interests lie.  This last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to make the drive down from San Jose to go hang out with my friends at ASB 2013. Ziptied All Star Bash was started some 13 years ago as an invite only, private event that was put on by an equally exclusive online forum.  If you wanted to be part of this
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Trivia: Tommy Kaira, The Early Years

Welcome to another trivia article where we at BGRS get our JDM nerd on. Tommy Kaira is quite a famous company, with features in Gran Turismo and Forza; I'm sure a lot of us remember the rare Tommy Kaira tuned cars. When you think of Tommy Kaira, what most often springs to mind are the cars we saw in-game, the Skyline R34 GTRs, Imprezas, ZZs and other modern sports cars.
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