The Ricer Series – ‘Rice Responsibly’

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Back to our normal automotive / photography blog posts… sorry I do shoot weddings and had to throw something out there for portfolio purposes lol.  I wish I could blog every week like Stickydiljoe, but I’d rather spend my time catching up on shows/movies and playing tennis or working out. This is during my downtime from shooting during the week, editing photos and videos.  Then once a month I’ll be out of town to shoot for a professional driver at different tracks across the U.S.  So now I find time more valuable… maybe I’m at the point where I should prioritize things better…

As we get older, priorities change… we think more about the future… and I guess that’s happening with everyone around me.   For example, we can only wrench when we have ‘free available time’.  But to have the motivation to do it?  It’s very little since there’s not much reward for it other than posting it on social media and getting a few likes here and there. Is it worth it?

My ITB 3SGE Beams Swapped AE86 Project built during Covid Lockdown

After that intro, I think I’m starting to sound like a boomer lol… Could be a good or bad thing?  Either way, everyone starts to realize what’s important as they should and if not, I have no words…

I think we should all strive to be great in life in whatever it is you want to do, but to do it with responsibly… making sure you got a roof over your head … food on the table for everyone… employees are paid on time… projects for clients delivered on time… individual health of body and mind are good… etc etc. you know what I mean.

PecX’s section at a undisclosed warehouse…

He found some time to piece the car together a bit before 7’s day…

If you don’t know who PecX is, he’s a Japanese car enthusiast and not just any enthusiast…


He collects and restomods old Datsun Z’s and Toyota’s (the 240sx and LS aren’t his :P) ….

Behind this Toyota Corolla GTS is another Toyota Corolla… 

The corner section of this warehouse contains his FC RX-7 and Montero…

He bought this FC RX-7 that was already LS swapped… so does this mean it’s more reliable?

The goal…

The other cool cars in the warehouse…

One of my favorite local EK builds I shot a few years ago… Donnie is the new owner now as you can see his Carina peaking from behind….

The Houston heat is excruciatingly painful this year with record High 100s for the month of June 2022….

So what are my plans with the AE86?

I’m happy with the car as it is but wish it was more comfortable to drive… maybe needs more insulation from heat…

I mainly need more seat time… either drifting or road racing would be fun…

But what exactly is the hold up from not driving it?

“With great power, comes great responsibility..” jk… but really, if I did my accounting better maybe I could pull it off…

We all have something going on in our lives and timing is everything… take care of what’s important now and you’ll get the chance in the future once you’re ready.

Thanks as always if you actually read this stuff.

Danh Phan (@beams_sr5)
http://www.dtphan.com
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