Kurt Blackwell has been a friend to the folks here at Stance Stories for a very long time. He and his boys from AutoProject have supported this site and helped it to grow practically since our conception. Kurt and the boys have been a heavy part of our culture for a long time. Hosting shows such as AutoFresh and keeping in constant contact with almost everyone they meet in the industry. It seems like nobody has a bad thing to say about Kurt and the boys. However, what few people have seen is the rip snorting, fire breathing machine that Kurt calls his daily driver. With that being said, read on for a feature of one of the sickest Scion tC’s to ever roll down the sunny streets of Los Angeles.
Question 1: Tell us about yourself, and how you got involved in the stance scene?
The name is Kurt, and I work in the Film Industry. I have love and passion for all cars no matter the make, model, or build type. I’ve owned multiple cars over the years. Mostly older chassis (such as Chevy Novas, Late 60s Volkswagen Bugs, and many others. After picking up my tC I took a step back and decided, why not try something newer? So I decided to take a stab at the import scene.
Question 2: Tell us how you obtained your car and why you chose it above all your other options?
I bought my 2008 Scion tC in 2007 right when the ’08 models came out. As I drove off the lot the hype grabbed hold of me and said, “build it”. I know I could of bought something different, but the fact that the tC had a lot of aftermarket parts already developed and available drew me in. When Rotiform hit the scene in 2009, I thought to myself “Just do it” (Catch that Nike plug?). I picked up my first set of Rotiform BLQ’s after sitting on my TRD’s for what seemed like forever. After a while the BLQ’s grew old and I wanted something bigger and wider… So I scooped up the Rotiform NUE’s I have today. Now I love the stance of my ride, but like they say, “wider equals rider…”. Yes it’s on air, and yes theres tons of haters, but I like to ride low and park lower.
Question 3: Is there anyone you’d like to thank thats helped you on the road to getting your build to where it is today?
The AutoProject syndicate is always working on our rides and keeping our ears to the street. I’d like to give a huge shout out to the Autoproject family, Fat Boi Detailing, Anglecity Bandit Klothing Co, Status Marketing, Stance Stories, and all you MILF’s out there. Holla at your boy!
- Rotiform NUE’s (18×9.5 +35 Front)
- Rotiform NUE’s (18×9.5 +25 Rear)
- Flaken 502 Tires (225/40/18)
- Air-Lift 4-Way Analog Air Ride Setup
- TRD Front & Rear Sway Bars
- Scion Flint Mica Paint Job
- Carbon Hood (w/ Pin Kit)
- Carbon Side Skirts
- Carbon Front Bumper Lip
- Hercules Quick Release Clips
- Status Leather Racing Setas
- Takata Racing Harness Belts
- Authentic 1940′s Plaid Wool Trim
- Custom Tweed Headliner
- Custom Tweed Amplifier Box
- Pioneer Double Din Head Unit
- Image Dynamic Speakers
- Image Dynamic Amplifier
- Toyota 2-AZ Motor
- Turbonetics T4 E50 Ball Bearing Turbo
- Turbonetics Raptor Blow-Off Valve
- Turbonetics Evolution Wastegate
- RC 550cc Fuel Injectors
- TRD Stage 2 Clutch
- PasswordJDM Engine Dress
- PasswordJDM Carbon Fiber Accents
- Spearco Intercooler System
- Story by Aleksey Royt
- Photos by Jordan Adkins
- Edited by Aleksey Royt