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Long Time…

5 May

Wassup guys! Man it’s been a long time since I’ve been back here and I’m sorry but my life’s so hectic right now.

Well for this post I’m gonna give you some classic web mines of my favourite shit and let me just say that there’s gonna be some very real, fresh material coming up from one of my little projects… It can’t be missed!

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Obviously I wanna keep this site going but as I’m doing most of my event work with Togethia it would be impossible to post stuff from those events. So this is more than likely gonna be the place I update my own little epic projects and that may mean that at times the blog might be a little dry. On the other hand, I’d just like to thank all you people cos my number of views have barely dropped which means you guys are always checking back, for that I’m so happy and grateful.

Take care people! I’ll be back soon!

:: James Young

Dreams or Cash?

16 Feb

What’s good everyone?

Yesterday I was faced with a pretty hard choice, a choice that effectively could destroy a huge dream of mine.
Let me explain, as most of you regular readers will know over the last year things have got increasingly bad for me financially and its not really getting any better. My main source of income at the moment is a minimum wage (at best) bar job, which currently is hardly getting me by at all.

Yesterday I was offered a pretty good job, vehicle repair related and it was pretty much right up my street not to mention that I’d probably be on a better wage and a solid salary with a few more perks… What am I moaning about?

Well it’s all good yea but where does this leave me with my other commitments? The job offered to me was from Monday to Saturday which means this…
No car events, drift events, car shows ect ect which in turn means a whole lot else. No Photography or coverage on JDY Motorsport and worst of all is that I would have to give up my work with Togethia.

I made no snap decision thats for sure! I rang a few close friends and my mummy to talk about it which was also difficult because they all pretty much said the same thing… go for the job!

This made me feel incredibly upset but I knew that at the end of it all, it’s only up to me and I should do what I think is best for me. I sat back and thought for a second…

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Right, I’ve decided I will give up my weekends and photography and simultaneously end my JDY Motorsport and any chance of a dream career in Motorsport media, meaning I call up Togethia’s executive producer and tell him that I am unable to do any more work for the company in its crucial first years. I’m gonna go for the job and get a bit more financially secure, buy a bigger car and maybe pile on a few more pounds around the waist.

….Obviously this thought was worth committing suicide over so I then thought to myself…

I’m going to continue doing what I love and continue my dream of working with and along side, in my eyes the next best thing to happen to the world of alternative and mainstream Motorsport media productions, not forgetting meeting and working with some of the most interesting and fun people I’ve ever met. To say I am a part of Togethia gives me great happiness and I don’t think any amount of money could ever make me happier but if by chance I win on a few scratch cards along the way then that’s fine with me.

By all means I may look back in a few years and think maybe I shoulda’ gone for the job instead…

Naah! No way!

How many people can look back in their life and say that they followed their dreams and not their wages? In fact I think thats a great saying and I may have to copyright that saying.

“Follow your dreams, not your wages”
James Young

I may struggle but at least I’m happy

:: James Young

Kyouto Hacker

10 Feb

Brad Hacker, one of the front drivers of legendary Bristol based drift team, Kyouto Drift has been working on a new project as you may remember from I previous post…

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Here’s the 13b single turbo powered RX8 before its session in the paint booth.

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Here a few sneaky shots I stole from the Togethia Facebook page ;)…. They won’t mind!

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I haven’t yet seen it up close since completion but I bet that color is mind blowing!

Luckily I’m heading up to Dragon Performance this week in Devon with Tim and Pete from Togethia and il get a chance to see it up close!

Can’t wait!

:: James Young

Trumped…

10 Feb

Why must my birthday be so far away?!!

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Mustsave-mustsave-mustsave-mustsave!!!!!!

They will go pretty damn good with my Megasquirt…. Whoops, did I just let that slip? Oh damn!

:: James Young

Bored…

2 Feb

You know that feeling…

When you start to feel less of a man?

Na, I mean I’m supposed to be this hardcore car enthusiast but lately I feel I’ve spent too much time behind the shutter and tapping on the type writer. This morning I woke up with a change of heart.

I got my lazy ass into the garage and got my hands dirty… Very dirty!

Remember this?

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Well for those who don’t, this was the ’94 NA6 motor I swapped into Hayley, my old silver import. It’s literally done less than 2k since it was fully rebuilt and 1200 of that was a run in. In fact it’s still on it’s 2nd oil.

Well being a lover of pre 1991 roadster unfortunately I’m cursed with the inevitable short nose crank failure if I push the engine to it’s utter limits, so eventually I will wanna swap this motor in to the new roadster after I’ve done a little work on her.

As you can see from the shot above, it’s not looking it’s best in terms of clean. After this was rebuilt I gave it all a coating of heat proof black, polished the head and painted the valve cover but it’s all seemed to pit quite badly.
So I’ve split the motor from the gearbox and am gonna chuck it on the engine stand. Who knows, I may even buy some parts for it.

I have a few very nice little bits saved up for the project now, performance wise but I’ll talk about those another time.

Keep an eye out for updates on this as I think I have the bug again!

Now I gotta go to work 😦

:: James Young

Get Down…

1 Feb

Hello everybody!

I’ve decided that it’s time I had a little help with the blog.

I need a couple of guys to help out with write ups and photography, you don’t need to be a whizz at both, you can just specialise in one.

This year is going to keep me very busy and although I will be attending a lot of shows, meets and events, most of my work will be through Togethia so could do with a regular attender of various interesting automotive events, particularly drift. The reason I say this is because you will need to make your own way to events but I can provide media passes and JDY Motorsport high vis vests, providing you live in the Uk.

Although JDY is not able to provide payment for anything you do it also means that any work you do is your own and is not the property of JDY Motorsport which means it can be used for other purposes if you like.
Being part of JDY means that your work will receive plenty of exposure and may lead on to a dream career.

As a contributor, you will be given access to all posting facilities with a login username and password.

Like last time I’m going to hold a competition style audition process.
You can enter a number of ways, as follows…

1, Email me a bunch of automotive photography with water marks, before and after editing. (photography without watermarks will not be counted)

2, Email me a short 3 paragraph write up of an event or show you have attended. Must be car related and must be your own article.

3, Do a full feature write up using your own photography and wording. These must be supplied with non edited photography for proof of originality.

4, Provide a link to your own current blog, state how long you have worked on it and and average monthly views (based on last 6 months)

Emails must be send to:

Jdymotorsport@gmail.com

Feel free to email with any queries you may have, for example people living outside the Uk.

Competition ends 1st of May 2012

Thanks for the interest.

:: James Young

Broken Records

28 Jan

Its coming up to the end of the first month of 2012 and in terms of views, January 2012 has broken the record number of monthly views making it my best month yet!

Not a bad way at all to start off the year!

Thanks to all the viewers, fans, likers, sharers, Tweeters and ofcourse subscribers!!

For this, you all get a new header shot. The Jap Performance Parts built GC8 TypeR RB25det Impreza, Driven by Walton ‘Wheres Wally’ Smith.

Can’t stress enough how grateful I am to everyone for a great start to the year. Thank you all so so much!

:: James Young

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