Category Archives: Brian Arthus

Scraped.Crusaders. at TOPP Drift by Gill

It felt awesome to get the first show/event under belt.  Winter needs to frickin die.  The weather was great enough to warrant only t-shirts. That made the TOPP Drift season opener even better. First and foremost we were there to watch and support Steve and his e30.

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#kristofflovesthis

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From show car to drift slut. I’m sad i won’t see this car on the road anymore, but I’m excited to see it going sideways. Expect more changes for Steve.

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Maybe painting it white, wasn’t such a good idea.

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Drifting is an expensive and dirty sport.  Luckily with the help of sponsors like Wheel Direct, many grassroots drivers are able to lap all day.

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You might have seen Marin’s 240 in this Sylvania commercial.  Though, with more fenders.

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More pics from Geoff soon.  He was able to grab more sideways shots.

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Scraped Crusaders | H2Oi 2013

As seen by Matt.

Enjoyed this year a lot more and didn’t shoot as much, but still got enough to throw together a little video…hope everyone enjoys.

Cheers.

Disclaimer*   Mauncho is drunk as fuck at the beginning of the video.  It was taken 10 seconds after changing his clothes on my rear seats.  Contemplated burning those seats.

Golden Showers.

IMG_4026 We were able to set up a few shoot with Matt over the week.  This was our first one.  Think it’s safe to say we started with the best. Us – “You sure you want to do this?” Anthony – “Ya” Us – “You should probably put your windows up” Anthony – “they don’t go up” Not verbatim, but that’s pretty much how we prepared for the fountain shots.  Sometimes you just do what you have to, to get that shot.  Glad Matt was there, as I forgot to take photos of this.

It’s a rarity for myself to be this attracted to old VAG content at H20i.  It’s dat character.  We’re glad to have met you Anthony, see you next year.   IMG_3962IMG_3960

 

Cruisin’ USA

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For me, H20i is the strip.  I’m not a VW guy.  I’m there to cruise up and down Coastal all weekend long.  And have the occasional race.  Considering Bron’s BMW and my Subie are both slow as balls, he was the only person I’d race.  Our first race, I missed third so hard I didn’t even bother searching for it and let off.

Steve is washing off the newly painted E30.  Silver RS’ on White looks great.  I MAY be biased though.  :)

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Shits going down when Matt has his trunk open.

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Stopped by at the DQ to reminisce about our first H20 trip.  LINK>

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Caught some rollers and this purple B5 pulled over for a few warnings.

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Cruised some more and stopped at 56th for some more shots.
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Jess Kang’s EF

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Older stanced cars are my favourite.  Whats better than showing an older chassis some love.  No need to scrap them.  They may not have the same part support as newer cars but they make up for it in character.  Jess Kang’s EF is one such example.  The parts list isn’t extensive.  The final product that she was able to create, is certainly noteworthy.  People say you can stance any old car and get internet points.  Not true, your mods still have to come together in one cohesive body.  If you have to mangle your fenders just to fit those RSs you bought.  THAT isn’t cool.  If you leave the small nicks and dents your 20+ year old car have inevitably accumulated, that’s just personality.

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While Jess is an accomplished photographer she asked Jon Schusteritsch and Ivy League East’s Brian Arthus to take over the camera duties.  I’ve found a lot of photographers are hesitant to shoot their own cars.

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White on white with black trim and retro grey interior.  The woodgrain wheel brings it all together.  Be it NRG, Momo or Nardi they as ways look good in a retro ride.

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Your name, Your car:

Jess Kang, 1991 Honda Civic DX (EF sedan)

What do you do?

I am a Sales Lead Supervisor at White House Black Market and photographer for Canibeat

What do you love more, your boyfriend or your car?

Well right now, I’m single haha, but there’s nothing I could love more than my car :)

When did you buy your car, and when did you start modding it?

I bought the car in May 2012. I had just moved out of home with nothing but my bags. I scrounged up the money I had and bought the car with 134k miles on it. It was stock for a week and lowered on it’s stock wheels right after. A few weeks later, I received my first set of wheels and threw them on immediately.

What mods are currently on the car?

The car is basically stock besides a custom suspension. People ask me what suspension I’m on and I can’t really answer them other than “custom.” The suspension is a hybrid combination CRX and Accord coilovers. With the car being as low as it is, it still travels very well. My rear suspension is maxed out but the front can go lower. I also have a NRG woodgrain steering wheel that I absolutely love. My wheels are custom widened steelies.

I also have a mk3 lip on my front bumper. The front and rear bumper sits much, much higher than the actual frame of the car so the lip levels out the undercarriage. I had my motor raised but my motor mounts have been shot for a while so I’m really taking a risk everytime I drive the car haha.

Is there an older car that doesn’t look better with a mk3 lip?  Same goes for the wink mirror.

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Do you cringe or smile when you drag frame on an obstacle?

At this point, I don’t think I make any facial expressions haha. It’s such a normal occurrence that I’m used to it by now. When it doesn’t scrape when it should is when I start to get worried

If you didn’t own your current car, what would you be driving? Would it be modded?

If I didn’t own this EF, I’d probably be driving a 3rd Gen Accord Sedan with the flip-up headlights haha, and it would probably be lower. People ask me why I never considered an Euro car, and believe me I have, but I figure realistically, old school Japanese cars are better for me, and they go lower.

How long are you holding on to it?

EF sedans are pretty hard to find in good condition. I have a line of people that are waiting for me to sell this car, and maybe one day I will, but not anytime soon.

Whats next?

For the spring, I plan on coming out a little lower by switching from 175/50 tires to 165/50 tires. I also will be ordering top hats for the rear so I can drop the rear a bit more. Other than that, there’s not much that I plan for the car other than normal maintenance. I want to keep it a simple and clean daily.

Shout outs.

Id’ like to thank a few people for helping me with the car. I wont mention their names because of unfortunate events that lead us to drift our own ways, but I will always be thankful.

Thanks Jess, for allowing us to post you car!!

H2Oi by ScrapedCrusader

This is the first time I’ve taken and edited my own photos.  Disclaimer: I do not know what I’m doing.

In my top 5 for H20.


Nickprophoto’s awesome wagon.

One of the lowest.

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Bavarian threesome.

The ladyfriend wanted to take some shots.  They actually turned out pretty good.





Deathlens’ death stare.

Brian’s 92-x.  Repping Ivy League East so hard he had to remove his wipers lol.

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Wasn’t sure which one I liked more.



Scraped.Crusaders. X Ivy League East

What H20 is all about.  Meeting new friends, cruising in cars, and taking pics.  The guys (and gals) from Ivy League East and the Scraped.Crusaders.  ended H20 in style with an improptu photoshoot.  Brian’s Saab 92-X and Ashley’s Mini were definately one of my favourite cars at the strip.  So when they were down for a shoot, we couldn’t resist.  We also threw in our Legacy and A4 for kicks.  Brian and Ashley…..we need to set up a really big shoot next year.  :)