November 2018

If you're reading this, congratulations - you cared enough to inform yourself. The story is pretty long and after you read, you'll understand why I can't post it on Instagram. Let's start with an article that chronicled the downfall ot MotoRex. It's important because it was the root cause of the whole ban on R34s. The following article was written by Richard Chang, a former editor of Super Street magazine, back in 2008. Here is his article that essentially explains why Skylines are illegal in the USA. Begin article -------> IN OCTOBER 2005, Detective Raymond Serna, a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, arrived at the warehouse, one of several identical concrete structures that shared a cul-de-sac in Gardena, California, two turns off a stretch of the 110 Freeway that could be best described as monotonous and drab. Exit anywhere along this particular corridor from Carson through Compton and Gardena, and you won’t notice the difference. Here, the sky loses much of its blue to the smog, which is the color of soap scum and exudes the uniform tang of industry. The call came from a company called "Motorex," reporting that five cars had been stolen from its lot in front of the

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me how they could replicate the Fast and the Furious engine sounds, I'd be a billionaire. Or at least, it sure seems that way. Without question, the sound effects used for the cars were a big part of the reason these movies have become cult classics. But before you get all fired up and try to go out and replicate any particular cars' sound, you need to know a few things. It was always fascinating to me how many people asked about how they could get those Fast and Furious engine sounds for their own car. Obviously, you can never make a Honda sound like a Supra, but for those people who the same make and model of car that we used in the movie, the desire was very real. In fact, it's still real today. The Fast and Furious Engine Sounds Were Mostly Faked While it's absolutely true that Universal went to great lengths to get authentic sound recordings of the cars, the final edit include many other layers of sounds added on top of the sounds of the cars. The Sound Department (or Foley Department) has the task of creating sound effects