Tag Archives: DIY
No More Daewoo of Death, It’s the Hyundai of Horror!
THE TRANSITION My 98 Daewoo Nubira, that rusty, crusty old car my middle school students and I transformed into a competent track rig four years ago, has finally passed from this mortal coil. A chunk of concrete, set at the perfect height to go under the bumper, snag the rear subframe and twist it beyond […]
Pretty much self explanatory. My car, it seems, is only two colors now. Thanks to Chris Marsh and Choi Chan-shik for the help. Thanks to Daejeon Ilbo for publishing pornographic cartoons in the business section of a major newspaper and making me laugh. Thanks to the police department for not noticing that half a day […]
Highly Questionable Modifications Made to the Car I Depend on for Transportation
Because I’m creative (really cheap), I have decided to pursue my racing ambitions through the twin approaches of aerodynamic efficiency and superior suspension geometry. These things, in addition to their inherent spiritual, aesthetic and moral superiority, have the minor benefits of being free or nearly free. The previous two weekends, as such, have been spent […]
The Art of Ghetto Engineering
I drive a Daewoo. This is sufficiently humiliating on its own, but I add to this by racing said Daewoo in large, public exhibitions of my poor taste and minimal refinement. Alas, even these deprecations are not sufficient and I so go even farther by embracing the ancient art of ghetto-fabrication. This story begins with […]