13 June 2010
06 June 2010
Yeah, so far I have been here 3 months and I have noticed some trends here in korea. Their cars tend to be pretty riced out, but most all of them have what would be pretty legit wheels in the states except for their sizing. They tend to run 15's and 16's predominantly but they are work's ray's gram light's volk's BBS's advan's.
Here are some examples
This car i saw in the parking lot of E-mart
korean's seem to like putting very long engrish sayings on the their cars
Its sitting on a set of Gram lights but with weird positive camber in the front and really an overall weak stance seems to be the norm here.
Knock off works
This car is owned by an American who works on base, I haven't met him yet but his car is pretty funny looking although it fits in with the ricey stuff that rolls down the streets here.
On the other end of the spectrum are the random dope cars I see, one of the cool things I noticed is I have been seeing quite a few kia forte's with dry carbon fiber roof skins. I am not sure if it is a factory option since I have seen very stock looking examples with CF roof's. Seems extravagant to go for that right from the get go.
this forte was mean as hell looking.
this car surprised me, a set of decent fitting(for korea) BBS LM wheels. Thats a big chunk of change just in wheels right there.
And this Z4 was riding around on work VS's
I have also been seeing a small number of Vip style cars popping up, most of them are still pretty high off the ground or kinda wack but this one was very clean and the best example I have seen here to date
I also saw this display in the yongson subway terminal advertising the fact that formula 1 is coming to south korea in october. I can't wait.
01 June 2010
.. since my last post, I have been working alot. I took a tour to the everland theme park last month specifically to go to the racetrack they have there. Its one of the only ones in the entire country. Well I come to find out when i get there that it is closed for renovations and I couldn't get any info of when it was going to open back up so well I went to the theme park for the day instead. It was your pretty standard kids theme park but since it was in april the cherry trees were in full bloom and were amazing to look at.
It was only 30 bucks to get in for the whole day and surprisingly almost everyone who worked there spoke english so I really didn't have any difficulties while i was there. I still felt bad that I couldn't speak any korean. I am still learning bits and pieces.
Yeah its a kids park alright but still all the colors were so bright i figured these pics would come out pretty decent. I mean the camera was only 100 bucks so considering that I don't think they came out to bad.
Despite being a kids park though they had a couple sick roller coasters.
This wooden one scared the crap out of me! Mostly because the support beams were no clearance for taller riders... I literally thought I was going to hit my head on these beams at 40-50 mph. I would have been ex-paul.
I could say more about the park but really the pics can give you a good idea on what it is like.