Picked up a really neat set of these a couple months back, and a brochure to match..!
14", Full Reverse mounting
2-piece welded construction
Marked as 'Ewing - Emotion' on the centrecap; so may have sat as a sub-model of the Ewing range. However it isn't listed as such in the Emotion catalogue, while also getting no mention at all in the period Ewing catalogue..
The Emotion name later became a sub-range of models from the late 90's to present; with wheels such as the CRkai, CR Kiwami, 11R, XT7, and XD9, all using the Emotion name.
Anyway, the 80's Work Emotion in detail..
Like the Ewing ones I wrote about recently, these are plastic. No provision for a locking mechanism, and like the SSR collars, these can only be mounted in one position on the wheel face..
The collar only mounts in one position, and the plate has the locating pin hole; so the plate is cleverly locked in one position on the face of the wheel.. not just lining up with the spokes.
A retaining clip holds the plate down onto the face, with the clip sitting in a groove on the collar.
Nice electropolished finish on the entire barrel, perfect weld, and good paint coverage.
Curious what the reason behind the 2-piece construction was, compared to the 3-piece setup used on the Ewing..
Really nicely printed, and naturally full of the some of the coolest cars in 1986.
An early BMW M535i on the cover suits the euro image of the wheel..
HR31 Nissan Skyline Passage GT.. with the TWIN CAM TURBO RB20DET...
..I think that'd be refined... but as for how you refine an expression to prepare for a suitable road..?
I'd say this is showing a compass was the inspiration for the design. Fair enough - yep, I can see that.
..But damn, I'm still waiting for that point in my life - just sitting at a polished wood desk.. with a compass, pencil, map of Munich.. and a random wheel sitting right over the top. Killing it.
available in 12" full reverse; then a larger face used in the 14" full reverse, and a larger face again used for the 15" (full reverse) and 16" reverse wheel.
The price list shows the 4x114.3 6JJx14 +40 Emotions above were 37,000yen each in 1986. Not particularly cheap.
For comparison; the Work Ewing and equivalent SSR EX-C in full reverse 1460 +40 were both also nearly 40,000yen a wheel..
Done. As always - damn that took a surprising amount of time!
Friday, 21 November 2014
Three-piece, forged centre, and factory anodized gold faces - one of MANY colour options available over their 10+ year production run.
Not quite sure who, what, or where an Auswuch is; but it sure sounds German - and why wouldnt that be a totally appropriate name for a sub-family of off-road wheels from a Japanese manufacturer...?
I've actually been sitting on them since the start of the year. Couldnt bring myself to take of the sweet, blingin', factory chrome 16" jobbies..
Sunday, 16 November 2014
And no engine bay pics either.. so whether or not the compact 3litre VG30 V6 is particularly photogenic, or a likely not-quite-colourmatched bay.. I dont care. The bonnet can stay shut.
I just like the blue.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014
A couple interesting cars from the Porsche club display outside Motorclassica 2014.
These were amongst a ton of great cars in that club's display.. but these's two you just dont see often (and being products of the 80's makes them obviously relevant to this blog..).
Same Marque, opposite ends of the decade, and really not a whole lot in common..
First up - a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster. The low-screen version of the 911 Cabriolet.. and a throwback to the 356 Speedtser from decades before.
Available in both standard/narrow and widebody/'turbo' look. This car is clearly the latter.. and is by far more common.. for obvious reasons!
The low screen looks awesome with its heavily radiused edges..
The large rear cover is also very neat compared to the standard car's cabriolet top..
Red over tan, with colour-coded interior details. Its definitely loud.. and I love it so much for just that.
First time I've ever seen tan gauge faces too?
Next up, A 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT.
..introduced the year before; as the flared, intercooled, racing homologation version of 1978's 924 Turbo..
Love the 'Carrera' down the front driverside fender/quarter panel.
The offset NACA duct and nosecone vents were standard 924 Turbo fare..
The subtle PORSCHE in the rear spoiler is a great detail; but that rear quarter view really belongs to those wheel-arch flares..
..as damn do they look cool.
As I said; totally different types of 80's Porsche. One I'd love to cruise in, and one I want to drive hard - as very likely they were both originally intended!