Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chocolate Milk

HAHAHAHAHA... Goofin' off during the GT-R Battle Round 2 at Buttionwillow Raceway

Friday, March 27, 2009

L4P Dub Show 2009

Met with a few friends last Sunday at the Los Angeles Dub Show and saw some interesting things.

L4P: DUB Show 2009 from chris payne on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Funnies

The Unemployed Stuff To Do List
The Best/Worst Wanted Singles Ad Ever

Monday, March 23, 2009

Willow Springs Track Day

Here's some footage of a few of my friends having a good time at Willow Springs. I wish I was able to make it, but I had to work on Fast and The Furious 4 movie. I don't plan on missing the next event.

Gravity Masters from Craig Lieberman on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Superman Seat Covers

So today I went to AutoZone to pick up a few things for the Bronco and I couldn't help notice the Superman seat covers in this guys basket. I wanted to laugh, but I had to keep it real and take a picture, post it, and put him on blast hahahaha. Are you serious about buying those? LMAO
It reminds me of that Dave Chappelle's Show Episode from Season 3 about the pixies. The Mexican pixie that tries to talk the guy into buying the leopard seat covers HAHAHAHA. check it out.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Very Expensive Lesson Learned

I'm a very nice and generous person. I look out for my friends and family if and when they need help. I really dislike being taken advantage of and being lied to. Back in August of 2007 a friend of mine that I used to work with back in the day got laid off and he was struggling looking for a job. He finally found one, but he needed money to pay his rent, utilities, and get his car back from the repo guys. I hate seeing my friends struggle because I know how it feels to struggle. Getting back... So I agreed to help him out and I loaned him a good sum of money. He had told me that he would pay me back by the end of the year of 2007 or early 2008. I was cool with that. When that time came I wasn't too worried about it because I was busy. Summer came up I hit him up and he still had nothing for me. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago. I finally get hold of him and he tells me that he was going to pay me next week. I'm like cool and thank you. I hit me up last week and left a voicemail saying, " Hey could you at least give me a call and let me know what's up?"
Today I gave him a call and I got an unpleasant recording that I thought would never ever happen to me. His service in no longer in service or disconnected his line. This is no longer a friend of mine.

It's funny how money can change a relationship. People do fucked up shit when they can't just come out and be real with you anymore. I have learned an expensive lesson and I'll carry it with me forever and teach to others. When it comes to money and friends, I’ll choose the friendship.

This just brings me back to a quote I posted awhile back
"If you want to be remembered borrow some money. if you want to be forgotten lend some."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here's the recorded call that was made before the check was made.
Apparently math is just a matter of opinion LMAO

BBI Autosport Harness Bar

Well my car is now officially a two seater. Betim and the rest of the team (Joey and Jared) from BBI Autosport have completed the harness bar and is going to get painted. The seat belt harnesses have been ordered and will arrive around Friday. Once complete I will give you guys a run down of what the cost is on the harness bar if you're interested in putting it in your very own GT-R.



Scion, Asian and Asian-American pop culture magazine Giant Robot and artist Shin Tanaka bring cut-out fun to all ages and paper toy enthusiasts alike through special templates included in select Giant Robot issues.

Tanaka’s first template appeared in Giant Robot issue 56 which also featured an interview with the artist himself. The second template followed in issue 57 which is out now, and the third will be featured in issue 58 which hits streets on February 9, 2009. Readers can cut out the templates and fold them following the simple instructions to make their own robots. Readers who create all three figures can assemble them to create Tanaka’s larger “4-in1 Robot” commissioned by Scion.

Shin Tanaka is someone I've posted about before. He is an excellent artist who has made some great paper toys. Check out his site again here.

link: http://paperforest.blogspot.com/

A Good Laugh

I thought this would be great to start off the morning. I found this on failblog

The person who wrote out the math thee was wrong. it

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Something Cool And Different

I was reading my boy's blog and he posted something really cool. I've seen this about a month ago, but I lost the link. I suggest you all check it out.
link: gavinsd

kutimanPEEP THIS LINK! –> http://thru-you.com/
Kutiman engineers a bunch of unrelated youtube videos together to compile 7 tracks. They’re all fresh and there is something for everybody, but 7 (embedded below) is the one you should peep. You can easily follow the original samples that were used in these videos.

Such a sick concept; fresh, simple, creative, turning a media site into a canvas. This kind of creativity inspires all. It’s the reward for those who expresses their soul through youtube. Sounds cheesy but watch, we’ll start seeing more of these.

Kutiman is a one-man show from Isreal who usually brings his friends to improve his sound. It’s a fusion of afrobeat, funk, heavy psych, reggae, rnb, and general groove. His album seems timeless and fits many moods. Below are some tracks from his album.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I know it's early in the morning, but I was craving something grape this morning.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Round 3 for more mods

Today my car went back to Betim over at BBI Autosport for a few mods. This time around they will fabricate a harness bar, a custom cold air intake package, and tune. I can't wait to hit the track at the end of the month.

L4P Roosevelt Party

These pics were taken on Saturday of our little get together at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

Looking forward to see you all again in the goldRush Rally

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cruising Thru NYC

I got this picture sent to me over the weekend from my boy Adey and Tyson Beckford.
I like this picture a lot, it reminds me of being in Japan.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Day Of Driving

This footage was taken about a month ago from the L4P Malibu Run. Good times were had with good people. I hope you enjoy. Sorry the edits are long. I have other things to do than to sit around and edit HD video. :p hahaha

L4P Malibu Run from chris payne on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Throw Back

I haven't heard this track in a long time. I was going through my Ipod and I came across it.

Update on April Whang's Case

April Junhee Whang Rest In Peace

Brittany Deanne Schuetz, 20, of Santa Ana, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of murder. She is accused of killing April Junhee Whang during a high-speed crash last month.
Whang was driving her 2004 black Acura Integra south on Beach Boulevard before turning left onto eastbound Imperial Highway when she was struck by Schuetz. According to police reports, Schuetz was driving between 90 and 100 mph east on Imperial Highway in a 2003 Mazda 6 when she failed to stop at a red light and collided with the Integra.OC Register

FULLERTON – A 20-year-old woman suspected of driving under the influence was charged today with one felony count of murder in the death of 26-year-old April Junhee Whang in a high-speed car crash last month, authorities said.

Whang's family and friends sat in the court gallery as Brittany Deanne Schuetz pleaded not guilty to the murder charge during an arraignment this morning at the North Justice Center in Fullerton.

"Nobody saw any kind of emotion from her until she found out she was going to be charged with murder," said Whang's boyfriend, Thomas Sleigh. "That's when everyone could see her emotion and tears," he said.

Schuetz, of Santa Ana, is accused of driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.24 percent, three times above the legal limit, while on probation for a 2007 driving under the influence case.

She is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, said Susan Kang Schroeder, a district attorney's spokeswoman.

Schuetz is scheduled to appear in court March 12 for a pretrial hearing, Schroeder said.

If convicted, Schuetz faces up to 15 years to life in prison.

Whang's untimely death shattered the hearts of those who loved her.

"We are devastated," said Kimberly Whang, April's 21-year-old sister. "It's not easy to wake up in the morning and realize that April is not coming home. It's been really emotional and hard for our family."

Last month, more than 1,000 family and friends gathered to memorialize the woman with an infectious smile and a warm heart at Sky Rose Chapel in Whittier on a rainy and cold Friday evening.

"We had plans," Sleigh, 24, said. "We wanted to get married. We wanted to buy a small place to begin our life," he said.

But those dreams evaporated during the early morning hours of Feb. 1 in La Habra. Whang was driving her 2004 black Acura Integra south on Beach Boulevard before turning left onto eastbound Imperial Highway when she was struck by Schuetz. According to police reports, Schuetz was driving between 90 and 100 mph east on Imperial Highway in a 2003 Mazda 6 when she failed to stop at a red light and collided with the Integra.

Whang was thrown from the driver's seat to the cargo area of her Acura, the investigation revealed.

Whang, who was about one mile from her Fullerton home, was pronounced dead at the scene.

La Habra police found Schuetz sitting in the driver's seat showing signs of intoxication, including giving off a strong odor of alcohol, having bloodshot eyes and watery eyes and not being able to answer basic questions asked by officers, according to the District Attorney's Office.

On Jan. 31, Schuetz is accused of drinking alcoholic beverages at a party in Sherman Oaks. On Feb. 1, she is accused of dropping off her friends in Whittier and ignoring their offers to obtain alternate options for her to get home, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The irony, Sleigh said, is that Whang always insisted that her friends didn't drink and drive.

"She was always really adamant about no one drinking and driving," Sleigh said, adding that she was often the designated driver of the group.

"I just want to make sure people learn from this … that you shouldn't drink and drive. It's a horrible thing that nobody should ever have to go through," Kimberly Whang said.

Before the fatal crash, Sleigh said, Whang was at his Whittier home watching an episode of "Saturday Night Live" and both fell asleep on the couch. Whang woke up about 1 a.m. and said she had to go. Sleigh walked her outside.

"I was able to tell her 'I love you,' " Sleigh said. "I had her roll down her window and kissed her one more time."

Whang said she would call him when she got home and drove off.

But Whang never called. Instead, he got a call from her sister Kimberly.

"She was sobbing so much and said April was killed in an accident on the way home," Sleigh said. "Kimmy said she died, but I didn't believe it. I still don't believe it," he said.

Whang was a former figure skater and had been working at Ultimate Skate and Hockey at Anaheim Ice for three years.

"She had like a magnet that drew people to her, especially kids," said Sandy Steindler, co-owner of Ultimate Skate and Hockey.

"She was strong, but kind and a great role model for the girls that came in here and were hockey players and figure skaters," said Roxanne Steindler, co-owner of Ultimate Skate and Hockey.

Photos of April Whang were displayed at the store after her death, along with a journal filled with messages to remember a young woman who was a "ray of sunshine," Roxanne Steindler said.

"She was 26, but she is probably one of the best people I've ever known," Roxanne Steindler said. "She was like a daughter to me."

In addition to her sister, Whang is survived by her parents, Kyung and Brian Whang.

A donation fund has been established for the family at Washington Mutual, account 9402368181. Donations will be forwarded to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Sleigh said. Donations are also being collected at Ultimate Skate and Hockey at Anaheim Ice.

I'm A Follower

I've been on twitter for a minute, so if you're on it too hit me up. I'm illpayne

I've been following Tina Fey and she is too damn funny

  1. Amos probably didn't start out Famous, but with cookies this good, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  2. Am I eating a Caramello bar for lunch? Yes. Yes I am.
  3. What does Monica Lewinski say to her new boyfriend? "It's close, but it's no cigar."
  4. I like my men like my peanut butter: chunky.
  5. Are Eggrolls just Chinese Hotpockets?
  6. I don't know why I even bother chewing corn anymore.
  7. I'm not ashamed to admit this can of cheetos has been rolling around my desk drawer since 2006. And they're still good.
  8. I love the happy laundry day accident of putting on what you think is unmatching, and then realizing you look more stylish than usual.
  9. You tell the sandwich artist "a dab of mayo" and they slather it. It's almost like they're not being paid a living wage or something.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Craig Robinson Screensaver

The best screensaver EVER!



Darin has locked down Buttonwillow Raceway RACE 13CW for March 30th, right after RedLine Time Attack weekend. We will be making a weekend out of it like last time, Watching Red Line on Sunday - Our very own NEO will be in Red Line with his GTR and Silvia! Then staying in Bakersfield and Ripping it up on Monday! The top cars on the West Coast scene will be in attendance!

Craig Lieberman has confirmed to do a full video coverage of this event in HD. He is bringing all of his equipment and we will be recording various in car, on car, and trackside HD video. We also have pro photographers coming out to take shots all day. Darin will do HDR photos of your car near end of day as well (See Sample Pics Below).

- 12 GTRs Max Private Track Day
- Total cost of Track, Corner Workers, and Standby Tow will be split between us. (Est $420 Each)
- Cafe is open and stocked for menu orders throughout the day.
- Ride alongs of course!


- Sasha Singleton (Import Model - See Pic Below)

- Candace Pitman (Import Model - See Pic Below)

- Jason Kusagaya (GM of Mines USA! Hoping he brings his Mines 370z!)
- Greg Mark of Aeromotions.com (Geek out with him about Aero)
- Alex Gorodji (Author of GTR Book, know something about GTRs? New Performance book coming out in Fall)
- Invited Stay Overs from Red Line Time Attack!
- More Surprise Guests!


- Driver meeting 8am
- Two group, lead follow, slow/fast groups


- All 12 cars running on track at same time for video coverage and pictures!
- Pictures with everyone and their cars. Group Pics, Models, etc!
- Various HD cams mounted on different cars for coverage of different vehicles on track!






If you are interested in this event, post here and the current confirmed group will determine if you will be invited to this event and you will be added to the lineup. -> Only 2 POSSIBLE slots available! <-

The current confirmed lineup: (list contains people from Nagtroc)

1. Kunani (Darin)
2. illpayne (Chris)
3. Neo (John W)
4. Z06 (Jonathan S)
5. 700credit (Matt B)
6. JIC Magic (John K)
7. Greg S (Greg S)
8. Peter KL (Peter K)
9. Terrance (Payne's Friend)
10.Axis (James C)
11. Sean Morris -R32.4