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Aug 9, 2012

Photography By: Andy Carter

Words By: Andy Carter

Random Beat: A Lady in the Streets but a Freak in the Bay


As popular as V8 swaps have become in Japanese imports these past few years, the benefit cars are usually purpose-built monsters destined for drift events or racetracks. Steve Richardson’s RX-7, however, could easily pass as a stock cruiser, intended more for preservation rather than devastation.  The contrast of an OEM+ exterior with such an unconventional power plant is the classic recipe for a sleeper, but does the proverbial heresy of ditching the rotary engine leave you with a bitter taste? Personally, I love it. This is classiness and ingenuity together at their finest.  Let us know what you think in the comments.


Feel free to check out the full shoot over on my Flickr page!



Editor: Andy Carter