Here are some of the cool things I saw on the way to the September 2012 Caffeine and Octane car show, onboard my friend's 1997 Mazda Miata...
You can see us encounter a G37X sedan, a couple Mustangs with a Firebird, and a pack of BMWs... enjoy and stay tuned!
Miata returns - Startup and acceleration
Just a quick video of my buddy's Miata after getting it back on the road,
minus a fender and front bumper...
Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Ali's Miata: Then and now
Here is a special video I made for my friend Ali, whose 1997 Mazda Miata
has come a long way from when he first got it...
When we first picked up the car, in 2010, the engine cylinders were rusted,
the body was beat up and the interior was a mess- there was obviously a lot
of work to do. Over the past couple of years the car has been upgraded and
refined little by little, and while it isn't anywhere near complete, it is
already an awesome car that is a ton of fun to be around!
Recently, Ali traveled overseas and I was lucky enough to keep the car for
him, so I made this video to show how dramatically the car has changed
since he first acquired it... there have been a lot of good times in this
Miata- here's to many more!
The first song is Cry Over you (Black Moon Mix) by Psychadelik Pedestrian:
The second song is Parametaphoriquement by GMZ:
Music used with permission from CCMixter.org.
Caffeine and Octane September 2012 Sounds (1/3)
I compiled some clips from the September 2012 Caffeine and Octane car show,
each including some nice sounds from the awesome cars that showed up...
Stay tuned for more from C&O!
Mazda Miata onboard drifting/donuts!!
I recently took a ride in my friend Ali's Miata to test out the great gift
he gave me: a camera mount! This is just what I needed to take my videos to
the next level, so HUGE thanks to Ali!!
In the video, you can see footage from both my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC H70
(mounted on the side window) and my CX-100 camcorder that I also took
along, as we mess around a bit in the Mazda...
More videos of Ali's Miata in action can be found here:
And, of course, photos of my new mount can be found on my blogger page...
Thanks for watching! What do you think of my new camera mount?
Miatas At The Gap XVI, July 27-29, 2012 - A Highlight Video
Miatas At The Gap XVI, a gathering of Miata enthusiasts at Deals Gap, North
Carolina, took place the weekend of July 27-29, 2012. This is a video of
highlights from the event, including footage from the vendor's area at
Fontana Village, the Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway, the
Fat Buddies BBQ Run down Wayah Road, the gathering at Fontana Dam for the
group picture, the Saturday Night Beer Swap and Wine Tasting, many of the
other area roads and of course the beautiful scenery. Enjoy the highlights
along with my music, which was written specifically for this event.
Special thanks to Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam, NC for yet again
going above and beyond to make sure we all had a great time. We will be
back for MATG XVII!
Music featured in the video:
ARKiV - Calderwood Curves
Mod Slammed Black NA Miata
Bored one day so I thought I would make a video for the first time. Its
rough but I wasn't expecting much either. Didn't dust the car off so it
might look dirty. Enjoy in 1080p please.
The Answer is Always Miata - /TUNED
Ask any car guy, what would make a good first car? Miata. What would make a
good weekend car? Miata. What would make a good tuner car? Miata. What
would be a good race car? Miata. What could I drive that Chris Harris won't
like? Miata. It seems the answer is always Miata. This week, CJ Wilson
Racing and Continental Tire invite us to Austin, TX to test two of their
best Miatas on the track.
Best GTR launch control reaction ever
Courage is strong in this beautiful GTR Pilot! She took the directions
given to her and just rolled with it!
I love the part where the fear takes over body control, which makes it hard
for her to think straight to let off the gas to make it stop. Hahahahaha
This is by far the best GTR Reaction I have ever seen with for GTR Launch
Matt Farah's $500 Lemon -- /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Alex teams up with TUNED's Matt Farah for a 3,000-mile trip into the wilds
of Canada to pick up a Honda CRX Farah bought for $500 -- sight-unseen.
Will it be the perfect 24 Hours of Lemons entry, or too much crap to
Fluid MotorUnion Getting Fabel Off - The Lowest Static Car in America??
Miles said he wanted Fabel to drag frame. And with a little bit of
wrenching, we accomplished that for him :)
The car's a smidge higher now, just to make sure the frame rail
reinforcements dont rip off the frame rails, but it's still dangerously
We wish Miles and Fabel the best of luck on his way to H2Oi this year.
Because luck will certainly come in to play here :)
Work Performed on Fabel (the Miata, if you haven't guessed) at FMU:
-Oil pan skid plate install
-Underbody skid plate install
-Front wheel spacer install
-Custom Exhaust midpipe
-Custom muffler exit + shroud
-Custom Exhaust tuck (for maximum lows
with minimum risk)
-Jackson Racing header install + heat wrap
Turbo Miata Differential Upgrade - Part One
In this episode, we begin work on our turbocharged 1992 Mazda Miata differential upgrade
by getting the parts we need and tearing all of the stock stuff out. Also,
Torch the giant Lego man makes his triumphant return by offering some of
his unique skills.
You can see a modification list, photos and complete build details at
For go fast parts, installation, design, fabrication and tuning, visit
http://www.jayracing.com I use their parts and so should you! Tell 'em
Tom sent ya!
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How to Spray Paint a Car at Home Yourself (Aerosol)
See the Materials Used Here
Refinish Network consists of various professional and enthusiast painters
whom work collectively to help eachother out using the websites discussion
forum. You will also find various helpful 'how to' articles from painting
to body repairs.
This video illustrates how to paint a car using only aerosol spray cans. It
is best to use a spray gun where possible, however it is possible to paint
a car yourself with an Aerosol Spray Can.
Mazda Miata LOUD sounds/donuts!
Once again, I have made a video of my friend's 1997 Mazda Miata. This time,
I mounted my Cybershot DSC-H70 on the rear bumper, next to the Exhaust, and got some great sounds! There are
also some shots from inside the car using my CX-100...
Hope you enjoy all the loud accelerations, downshifts and donuts! :)