RollaLife Podcast: Pilot

Fan of AE86s or automobiles in general? Join Wes, Turtle, and Reyson as they explore the wonderful topic of “Rollalife”. We plan to give you a peek into the various lives and personal stories of drivers, builders, and car enthusiasts. Rollalife is an ever growing term, catch a ride in our passenger seats as we take this drive.

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Frankie’s Garage: Euro Hot-Hatch Battle

hothatchbattleBattle of the top Euro-spec hot-hatches, the 2015 Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R Limited Edition versus the 2015 Honda Civic Type R.  EVO takes a look at both cars on the track.

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Viral Video Friday: Honda “Paper”

hondapaperA week ago Honda released a tribute video “Paper” of their 6 decades in the auto business.  This flip-board animation took many animators and thousands of hand drawings to manipulate movement and other details.

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Frankie’s Garage: PLAYMOBIL Porsche

playmobilporscheI remember seeing my first PLAYMOBIL toys on the Toys’R’Us shelves as a kid and always been a big fan of these toys.  Now comes a more “real world” vehicle, the PLAYMOBIL 3911 Porshce 911 Carrera S and PLAYMOBIL 5991 Porsche 911 Targa 4S.

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Frankie’s Garage: Datsun is Back … well, sort of …

datsun backdatsun goGearheads and fans of JDM cars will probably remember the brand Datsun and cars like the 510 and 240Z.  Nissan discontinued the Datsun brand here in the U.S. (1984) and now is bringing it back as a budget car brand.

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Frankie’s Garage: Retro Car Tuning in Japan

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A look at classic car tuning culture in Japan on tuning, restoration and restomodding from 5 of Japan’s legendary retro tuners.

Production I.G x Mercedes Benz x Ramen Noodles

How does Mercedes Benz launch a new car?  Well, Mercedes Benz Japan teams up with famed anime house – Production I.G (Batman Gotham Knights, Halo Legends & Ghost in the Shell) for the launch of the new Mercedes Benz A-Class.  This short anime film follows 3 protagonists chasing a ramen food truck in the city.

Okay, I’m hungry for noodles now.

If Mercedes Benz and Lamborghini Had Mated

Image via SteelDrake Blogspot

So far, this is still just a concept but designer Steel Drake can sure make a car-loving grown man drool. Production cars borrow heavily from concept cars and this design gives us a glimpse of where Mercedes is heading towards the future. There are some similarities to the Lamborghini from the hard sharp lines at the door and also the bottom vents in the front, but the front grill and logo is unmistakeably Mercedes. Though no matter how much influence is drawn from either car company, this is still one SICK looking car.

For more images, go to:  Steel Drake Mercedes-Benz SF1.

Frankie’s Garage: Hyundai Mad Max Elantra Coupe

Image via Uncrate

With the apocalypse so close at hand, it is comforting to know that our car companies has our back. Hyundai might soon introduce the new zombie survival machine equipped with the state of the art CB radio. I’m not sure how you will fuel this thing but at least you will get great mileage for every gallon you salvage. I wonder if these will come in different colors …

Source:  Uncrate – Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine.

Frankie’s Garage: Stonehenge Made with Škoda Cars

Inventive PR campaign by Škoda, since they’re launching their new car the Citigo in the UK.  “Citihenge” by Škoda is a recreation of Stonehenge.

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