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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Freak of the Week: Dammit Jalopnik! Big ups to Speedhunter!

Welcome to our fifth installment of Freak of the Week, where for every weekend, Weimann, Chin, and I look for something balls off the wall crazy, weird, or just polarizing and worth talking about.

This week, we found a particular VW powered Fiat 600. We came across the car on eBay a couple of days ago and we were attracted to its humble appearance and to something its got beneath the shell-- A turbocharged VW engine with 185 horsepower.

What's more, if you respond to the post on eBay, you've still got just about 6 hours to make this FIAT yours! Click here to get redirected to the eBay posting.

Strangely, Chin has found out that this very car has already been covered by Jalopnik a couple of months ago. And we just can't allow that.

So, undeterred, we continued our search for the Freak-of-the-Week elsewhere. Which brought us to a rotary.

Now we know that modified Mazda FD RX7's used to be extremely popular, but since production has ended back in 2002, clean examples are definitely becoming more and more uncommon. This one in particular, affectionately named the "Yellow Fever" RX7, is a private daily driver's car belonging to loving owner Mr. Rami Sadi, who shares with us every step of his journey during his interview with MotiveDVD, featured in Speedhunter's site.

We hope our readers can appreciate his devotion in the pursuit of his vision of what an RX7 should look like. I can't put a finger on it but there's something Chin and I both agree on. We love the Aussies and the Kiwis. We love their style and we love what they're doing down there. Big ups! Keep doing what you're doing!

In addition, we highly recommend everyone to check out Speedhunter's site. They provide very thorough coverage on the import tuner scene and their photographs are of another level.

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