Low Origin Part 1

An Evening with Low Origin: Part 1

In an era where most content is fed to us in the form of a single photo or a short video clip on social media without a back story or further details, it’s increasingly easy to make our own assumptions as to the subject matter shown in said content. Don’t judge a book by its cover is what we’ve always been taught, despite social media continuing to cause us to disregard this outlook and form our opinions based on a single image or short video clip alone.

I like to see that, despite the continuing rise in popularity of repost pages (STL content tends to be reposted daily, often without any form of credit) to appease the ever decreasing attention span of an internet-savvy generation, quite a large audience still continue to enjoy lengthy features or longer videos that offer a more in-depth look at the subject matter at hand. As this has been the core of STL’s output since I started this blog back in 2010, I don’t plan on dropping this approach any time soon.

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Meihan S15

Cleaner than Most: an S15 at Meihan

I didn’t know too much about this S15 or its owner when I stumbled across it in the pits at Meihan Sportsland last September but I knew I needed to take a closer look. The type of cars present on this particular mid-week practice day generally fell into one of two categories; either they were competition spec cars that were being tested prior to upcoming major events, or they were slightly more battered and bruised practice cars. There were a handful of super clean street cars in attendance though that were also being thrashed on track, with this Silvia being one of them.

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Low Origin Drive By

On the road with Low Origin last night. It felt great to have the time to do a proper photo shoot with two of my favourite S-bodies, along with getting buffeted by wind and rain so I could get some cool rolling shots. Stay tuned for a full feature very soon.

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Alex Side Skirt

Lows vs Fibreglass: the Battle for Durability

With Alex’s S14a being as low as it is, fibreglass parts tend not to last too long. The side skirts in particular have an especially hard time, with the bottom section consistently rubbing the floor on acceleration and eventually just eroding away. Now that he has a new Origin Labo Racing Line kit to fit, it was time for Alex to make some preventative measures to ensure the parts last that little bit longer than usual.

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Mark E36 HM-Sports

An E36 With a Difference: Mark’s Saloon Drifter

E36s in the UK drift scene often get a lot of stick and, sometimes, it’s for good reason. There seems to be a very fine line that separates well-presented, almost show standard cars from mangled missiles that are fit for the scrap heap, complete with their fluorescent coloured OEM wheels and amateur graffiti sprayed up the sides. When you do see an E36 that walks this fine line between presentability and balls out usability though, the result is often fantastic. Mark Hughes’ Saloon is one such example.

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