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JDMYARD END OF YEAR MEET 2010

20 Dec 2010

THE-LOWDOWN.COM "This past weekend marked the final meet of the year for specialist automotive parts distributor JDM Yard and forum OzHonda, with quality vehicles on display, amongst a great crowd, line of freebies and BBQ. JDM Yard meets have become somewhat of a tradition over the past couple of years, with the distribution of specialist parts beginning back in 2002, owners Yonas and Zi have continuously expanded and grown to become one of the most reputable distributors nationally, with multiple accounts of exposure internationally. Their End Of Year Meet displayed the best of what we’ve come to expect from..." Read more

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MODIFIED CARS FOR FORMALS & WEDDINGS

17 Dec 2010

To many people, Weddings and Formals are all about grand entrance, clean and classy styles and all things glamorous. There is certainly a growing number of interest in hiring high performance and modified cars for special events such as these for making the grand entrance and stylish look more appealing and memorable. Highly modified supercars, muscles, imports and classic cars have been in the forefront of it all. This year’s high school formals have seen this trend growing like never before. These cars are for hire from as little as $50 per hour to over $500 per hour...

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17 Dec 2010

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INTERNATIONAL TRENDS IN CAR MODS

17 Dec 2010

In addition to Australia's great Car Shows, the huge 2010 SEMA show in Las Vegas and similar shows around the US and Europe have always been the ideal place to see how the most radical cars and trucks will shape the outlook of the Car Scene. SEMA show reportedly had over 1,800 exhibitors, from major vehicle manufacturers to trim fabricators, showed up with products and services that will (hopefully) define the coming Cool Look. The big boys rolled out their concept cars... Read more

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NEW PRODUCT: EFR by Borg Warner

02 Dec 2010

What started as a dream-team of engineering partners designing a turbocharger line up from scratch - refusing to be limited by availability of what already exists - resulted with EFR turbochargers. Engineering decisions were made that embody the state-of-the-art in high performance turbocharging. Top shelf aerodynamics were developed. Features like ceramic ball bearings, FMW compressor wheels, and Gamma-Ti turbine wheels were combined with Twin scroll stainless steel housings as our intention to maximize the performance of these turbos in every possible way. Read more

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TWILIGHT DRIFTING SESSIONS

01 Dec 2010

The rapid growth of Drifting adoption in many countries has prompted the third film in the Fast and the Furious Franchise to be based solely on drifting. A high volume of JDM imports were brought to countries such as Australia, however it is not unusual to see Australian domestic vehicles such as the Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon utilised in drifting competitions. Drifting has evolved into a competitive sport where drivers compete mostly in rear wheel drive cars, and occasionally all wheel drive cars, to earn points from judges based on various factors. SO WHAT IS DRIFTING? It refers to a driving technique and to a motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. A car is drifting when... Read more

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MODERN CLASSIC DAILY DRIVER

01 Dec 2010

THE-LOWDOWN.COM "It's not often you see a car this immaculate rolling out for everyday use, but that’s exactly what owner, Simon, is all about. The Altezza platform has been built upon by many modifiers worldwide thanks to it’s classically well proportioned looks and adaptability to a wide range of styles (and motors!). For the build of this IS200, simplicity was the key to Simon’s choice of modifications, and the proof is in the pudding as you can see here. This has to be one of the best presented Pearl White IS200s in Aus. The whole car features well chosen modifications like the OEM lip kit, that compliment the IS200 rather than spoil it. The grille is a legit JDM Altezza item, as is the Junction Produce Fusa. The ride height stays as is for daily duties, and it’s about as low as..." Read more

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HOT4S ISSUE 201 ON SALE NOW!

29 Nov 2010

What’s up readers! Here we are, a hop skip and jump before 2011; where has the year gone? Who’s looking forward to 2011! I know we are! We’ve got so much planned for the New Year; more cruises, model comps, giveaways, and competitions. With Summer here it’s certainly time slide off the car cover and hit up your local strip, stretch or beach road, and enjoy the sun for the next 90 days! Here’s what you can expect from issue 201... Read more

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AUZRUN'S SUCCESS BRINGS YOU 2011 RUN

26 Nov 2010

What is Auzrun? It is Australia’s first and only road rally that takes place on public roads each year. Ross Scutts created Auzrun in 2008 and launched the first event in March 2010 to give Australia its own luxury lifestyle rally event. The event sees entries from supercars, classic cars, muscle cars, high tech tuners and character cars. Auzrun is not a race as the focus is on enjoying the drive from destination to destination where parties are held each night. Auzrun 2010 Kicked off on 16th November at Star City Casino in Sydney leaving between 6 - 730 am Wednesday morning and... Read more

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WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: iMODIFY R34

25 Nov 2010

A BIG THANK YOU to those who took the time to enter and participate in our 2010 giveaway for the amazing modified Nissan Skyline R34. We got a huge response from people aged 16 to mid 40s across all Australian states. With great cooperation from Warringah Council who conducted the draws, in great confidence, we have concluded that the winner for 2010's car giveaway.

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