Archive for March 23rd, 2009

Classic Drifting

March 23, 2009

In reference to my previous post about wanting to see more Retro’s and Classic’s on the track, I thought I would share with you a YouTube video as proof that some older cars could most definitely mix it up with the new kids.  Although I by no means condone the place in which these shenanigans were performed, the focus is on the capabilities of the car to perform a task and perform it well which I think this video shows.

Classics. Do it.

Look, even the Americans try it…


Potential Features

March 23, 2009

Well this weekend was pretty interesting.  The V8 utes were on down at Teretonga and I didn’t even attend to scout the carpark looking for worthy vehicles to photograph.  A shame I guess, but being I’ll be out there most of next weekend for another event, I’m not too worried about it all.   This coming weekend, for the first time the motorsport event of drifting is coming to the curves of Teretonga.  I know a few of the Christchurch people coming down and as a consequence I should have some fairly decent pictures to show of the event.  I know, I know, it’s not entirely retro or classic infact, very little of it is.  There might however be some retro natured cars there, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you all and for myself, obviously.  I’m actually really keen to see some more classics being used in the sport.  Sure, there’s the mainstay of E7 and E8 Corolla’s but it would be nice to see a bit of something else.  Maybe some well setup 70′s steel cruising the track.  All that aside, I was out in the weekend and across the room I saw a Magnum PI looking motherf*!ker.  I got his attention and proceeded to commend him on his casual 80′s styles.  He came over and we got to talking about cars.  It turns out, he owns this;

Isaacs Rat Rod

Isaac's Rat Rod

If it looks familiar to you, you may have already seen it thanks to RT’s photographs of the Rangiora MuscleCar Madness! show.  As it happens, Isaac and his old man are big classic car fans and have quite the collection.  With his old man importing cars from the states for sale over here, so currently details are being exchanged and I’ll shoot out to their abode some stage in the near future and feature the hell out of his awesome ‘rod.  So keep your eyes peeled, modified American steel coming to an RC entry near you.