HA! I’m Back! And I’ve Been Busy
So yeah, it’s been a while since there’s been anything new here on Hatchtopia. But I do have a bit of an excuse – I’ve been helping out with the construction of a truly insane twin-engined hatchback known as the FX32 below. The FX will be racing in an upcoming 24 Hours of Lemons event – if you’re unaware, that’s a racing series for cars costing less than $500, and quite a riot.
Why FX32? Well, it was originally a front-drive Toyota Corolla FX16 hatchback – but through some genius sawzall-ing and welding, it’s now got the back half of a rear-drive Toyota MR2 where your giant speaker box would usually go. 16 valves on the Corolla + 16 on the MR2 = 32. Best of all, from a distance, it looks like a fairly stock hatchback.
An impressively complete history of the build of this Frankenyota is available over at Hooniverse.com – written by Friend of Hatchtopia Scott – who incidentally will be a part of the FX32 team as well.
A massive photo dump will be forthcoming over at Hooniverse.com as well – I’ll make sure to hit the hatchback high points here. And most of all, welcome back – I hope you choose to make Hatchtopia a regular stop. I plan on keeping things up a little better here, so send in tips if you got ’em.