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Monday, August 30, 2010

Import DPS always making progress

Today I got word from my boy Rick Amaro over at Import DPS that one of their cars broke a record over the weekend. In Part 3 of the of the Skunk2 East Coast trip there was a shot of Dr. Charles and Dave looking at the motor from this little beast as it laid on the ground... well, clearly it's alive and kicking, and running SUPER hard. The thing laid down a 7.05 and a 7.06 with 102 degree track temps, the guys are expecting 6 second passes out of it VERY soon. If you are wondering, it's owned by Jorge Juarbe (Owner, driver and tuner). Keep doing what you're doing guys!

Video of one of the passes:

Be sure to check out Import DPS, they are doing things out in Philly:

For the record, yes the pics are stolen, HAHA! When the budget permits we will have our own photo and video...till then, these will have to do.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

NWP member LSD posted some footage of my good friend Greg Morgan (aka FF-Greg) at California Speedway. For those that don't know Greg owned an rad DA back in the day, he got into biking recently and looks to be taking it pretty serious, I however KNOW he still has the car bug lurking...

Pic stolen from his Honda Tuning feature...

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I can't say who is responsible for this... LOL!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Skunk2 goes East Part 3, Day 2 (Philly)

It was such and EPIC trip! Here is the Philly coverage.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

AutoLife TV is on Facebook!

Things seem to continue to come together, a bit slow at times, but who said it was a race? Now you can become a fan on Facebook!

Couple random shots... grinding.

The Jacksons... (OG Jackson racing now KraftWerks USA). Me drinking some "lemon drank" at California Speedway, during the Super Street FF Super Lap Battle.
Meeting of the minds, San Fransisco. Look at my stance, hoodie under the Peacoat, beanie barely on my head ("hipster style"), and camera in hand, such a documentary film maker, LOL!


"Brotha B": EJ1 Civic Coupe, at it's first show, back in 2000 I think. Before she was boosted and later stolen during her resurrection. Never found a piece of this car... F thieves, cowards.

The "Chapter1" line up... Extreme AutoFest 2000 I'll never forget these times.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Skunk2 East Coast Visit (part 2)

When you're shooting things like this sometimes you don't realize how lucky you are until you get back and start looking at the footage. Here is Part 2 of the Skunk2 East Coast trip. Due to my boy from Nyce1's having to take care of some personal stuff I decided to put mine up before his part two... Congrats on the new addition brotha!

Be entertained:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I think I'm being followed

This morning I went out to the car to head to work to find an envelope on my window with my name on it. Because I was running late I just grabbed it, planning to open it later. This is what was in the envelope...
Mr. Thumb knows where I live... kinda cool, but kinda freak'ed me out especially after I thought I knew who Mr. Thumb was.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Throwing in the towel.

Some things just have to stay a dream... I think it's time to get rid of my babies, things are just not working out. Taking offers on both of them, both are clean titles. Both cars need front passenger side wheel bearings...

For Sale: 89 Civic Wagovan RT4wd

The Wagovan had a fresh SOHC ZC, car is complete however it needs two new shims for the transfer case, and the headliner re-installed.

Next is my 1990 Civic Si:
This car was my baby... almost finished it, but it just seems to not happen.

I can be contacted at

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Skunk2 East Coast Visit (part 1)

Here is part one of my recent trip back east. It was an awesome trip, hopefully the videos reflect the great time we had.

Skunk2 goes East Part 1, Day 1 from Brandon Mc. (aka Lost IS BLaCK) on Vimeo.

Monday, August 16, 2010

On the Grind...

Karl Basa and his lady stopped by Skunk2 on Friday before attending Nisei on Saturday.

Be sure to check out the pics from Nisei:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Look what the boss brought into the office today!

Limited-edition Skunk2 unmeet 1.0 stickers just arrived today!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Skunk2's unmeet 1.0

—noun: unmeet (pronounced un•meet) —definition: a super-casual gathering of car enthusiasts.

Skunk2 presents unmeet 1.0, the opposite of what the modern-day car meet has become. Today’s meets and car shows have gotten too serious. Dance competitions and lingerie shows overshadow the cars. Egos and trophies take the fun out of it. Relax, leave the quick detailer at home, meet us at the park, maybe bring your car out, and enjoy the company of old friends while making new ones.

Don't miss this one!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

We simply did a test...

The video says it all...

Full article and video:

Embedded version for the lazy folk, the related articles on the link above are worth checking out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Arn of Abunai Racing came by the work spot

Skunk2 Street Team homie Arn Reyes brought his GNARLY whip by the facility to visit. I took the opportunity to capture it on tape in the warehouse of Skunk2... damn near shut the place down in order to use the warehouse, lol.

All the cool video guys us camera "sliders"... seems like that and a 5d makes everybody a video maker... BLAH!!
White on gold under the lights looks nuts!
Hydrogen powered K... you do the damn thing Arn!
Another slider shot... to appease the critics.
Thanks for coming to visit Arn, I look forward to seeing you again SOON, congrats on the baby homie and I'm excited about how the footage came out.

After NY, we did some camping at Kern River

So after the gnarly trip to the East Coast with Dave, and Dr. Charles I took some time to go hang with some friends and relax, the "old lady" had been stuck in the crib due to a pinata accident slitting her lip in half, literally (I promised not to post those pics). I also needed to starve myself after Dave made me eat until I almost puked and soiled my pants at the same time.

Getting to the actual camp spot took 40 minutes of off-road action in the CR-V...

Hiking down to the river, for out "lazy" float back to camp. If you have ever swam in a river like the Kern you already know the current is strong.
A quick picture before near death experiences... the "old lady" was smart and stayed at camp.
FYI, black people do swim. Technically I'm native american (choctaw indian), but I still count. I should have never tried to so the swim in those shoes though...
The homies got together to take a pic while the girls talked about how much we smelled and snored all night.

Few pics from my visit to the East Coast a couple weeks ago.

I was lucky enough to visit the East Coast for work a few weeks ago. Video will be up soon, but here are some pics for the time being. If I was to post everything I did or saw and all the shops we went to it would take FOREVER... remember this is just a taste, and vids will be out soon.

Aki, Julian or NyCE 1's, and I at HiBoost in Jersey City, these cats keep it real HOOD! Shop had some CRAZY cars. I don't think Aki turns down a race, EVER!
Shot some of the whips and the shop
Me and Dr. Charles doing what we do... not too sure what that is. Enny got the shot, thanks PIMP!!!
Me, blabbing about how the Westside does it...
Caught a NyCE 1's race on the TV, they had a DVD spinning, I think drag racing was the only type of TV any of these dudes watched. No "Jersey Shore", not "Weeds", JUST DRAG RACING!
Got a chance to go to ATCO raceway for the Pan-Am drag races. Puerto Rico vs. US. If you have never been to ATCO, it CRACKS OFF! And, now I officially know where all the Toyota Starlets went, LOL!
Think about this car before you junk the trashed one on your front yard.
My mom, had one of these... not NEARLY as cool or powerful, hers just backfired a lot.
This thing ran hard and was super clean.
Yet another super clean old school racer
I also got a chance to go the New Jersey Motorpark, place was SICK! We were there to see the Compass 360R boys lay down the law in the championship series. I can't believe people don't keep up with these guys or the series.
Be sure to peep the Compass 360R video a few entries down...

Few pics from my visit to the East Coast a couple weeks ago.

New Skunk2 Street Team BLOG!! YIKES!!!

Yep, it's official! Skunk2's Street Team has received it's own blog! Skunk2 may not say it but I have a feeling this blog will not simply highlight the Street Team and their awesome cars but also stir up the "game" a little. Be sure to keep an eye on it!