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B-B-B-Bird, bird, bird.  Bluebird’s the word.

So, I went up to Christchurch this weekend been to attend a “Hoarder’s Auction” an older Japanese gentleman had spent many years accumulating a large collection of both cars and completely random things that he picked up from other auction houses.  So when he passed, his son was so over-whelmed by the task of selling it, that he passed the job on to Christchurch Auctions.  (I’ll do another entry on the auction later)

I had initially planned on attending simply due to the presence in the line-up of another S21D-4 Prince Skyline Super, however after I inspected the S21, I soon discovered it was not worth a lot to me.  It was in worse shape than mine and only had a few parts that I could use.  The bidding soon got above a self-imposed limit and I followed along the auctions, watching many people grab many bargains.


With many thanks to Mark and Lawrence, I now have some more bits and pieces for the 110.  The most important of which are the panels that I will be able to use to help remedy the rot that exists in mine.

Who puts a sunroof in a Skyline? I mean, really.

Other than that though and scoping out some bits and pieces, not a lot has changed other than the purchase of a boss-kit (thanks Ewan! to fit this little sucker on.

One day I might actually get to use it to steer with!

Stay tuned over the course of the year, don’t expect anything post-haste but there will be progress, I’ve plans for some essential purchasing next month and from there, who knows?!  I really would like to have it ready before my birthday this year as a little present to myself but we’ll wait and see as I’ve just recently been informed of another S21…

There’s always something.


Springs, over-rated?

I finally got around to doing something to the height of the Sunny coupe.  I borrowed some spring compressors (as seen on the lower right of the shot) and played around with the fronts.  I got it down about 2½” in the front which is still about 1″ clear of the tyre, before turning on the rear and taking about 1½” out there which has lowered and evened it up (previously the rear was a bit lower).  There’s not really any more to take before having to alter the shock absorbers, which I’m not about to do in a hurry.  Money spending will be done on the 110, not the 310.


So, it’s been quite the long while since I’ve have the time or indeed the ability to post up on here and for that, I apologise.  Things got a little hectic for me, a new job, new house, no internet. A slight shift in priorities.  During this time I also let one of my cars go.  A good friend of mine had expressed and interest in the old Cedric and traveled the length of the country to retrieve it (well to be fair he cheated using a plane for some of it) but another friend and owner of a certain deathly awesome Celica traveled the full length via road in his celestial dragon steed.

The resulting awesome of having two really good cunts stay at your place for a few days looks something like this;

Day before Departure

The 260 made the drive back from Invercargill to Auckland with very few issues which I was very glad to hear and a small transformation and serious tidy is on the cards, it’s in better hands now than it was under my ownership.

Dirty ol' Celica

Some of you may recognise the Celica.  It’s powered by a 1UZ causing many cries of “Gosh, that’s neat!”, it’s quite the car to ride in.

So.  With the Sunny as the daily, the Cedric under new ownership and a new job, the 110 is starting to get a bit of attention, not enough, but a bit.  Completion is still a ways off but parts are starting to be accumulated again.  Yussssssss.



Time and a location close to the sea has not been kind on this old soul.

You may recall these earlier snaps from December of 2009.  I drove past it this weekend (almost two years later) on my way to the Waiau River mouth and had the Olympus in the car so decided to take some updated shots.

As you can see, I didn’t quite get the series of pictures correct as it had been a while and I wasn’t sure what shots I had taken the first time, also the difference in time of year is definitely apparent by the lack of Californian thistles in this set.