Archive for March, 2010

The best stuff always seems to pop up when you’ve got no way of getting it.  Example, these two auctions finish tonight and are the EXACT wheels I’m after for the C110.

RS-Watanabe Type-R 16x8.5" -6 offset

RS-Watanabe Type-R 16x9.5" -19 offset

Ahh well.  One day…


Event; Winton Motorama

March 16, 2010

As referred to yesterday, here’s the rest of the photographs I took at said event.  Well, here’s a few and then a link to the gallery where you can enjoy the rest.

Aussie Muscle

This picture I think grabbed all the respective elements of your typical Aussie Muscle car.  Dished Slot Mags,  White Lettered Tyres and a ’5.8′ badge on the quarter.  It belonged to this well kept car; (more…)

So, I went to this little car show event on the Sunday just been.  I had initially planned on going just to take photographs but then when I showed up the chap asked if I wanted to put the H230 in the display.  Saved me the entry fee ($5) so I figured, hell, why not?

So, here’s a few quick snaps while the rest of the photographs upload;


Vintage - All Class in Brass

British Gubbins.

I apologise for the quality of them right off the bat.  I didn’t take the time to adjust to the day, it was overcast and the photos suffered accordingly.  Still, something  is better than nothing right?  Stay tuned for near a couple of hundred photographs later on.

There were things there sectioned for Australian, American, British, European, Japanese.  Was a far greater turnout than I imagined it would have been.


I ap0logise for the delayed coverage of the track time at this years OS Nats, I had offered to me a CD of pictures so we had to wait for the NZ Postal system to do it’s thing.  This morning however, a CD arrived from Markku (Truenotch) of oldschool AE86 Race-car fame.  Although his EightSix didn’t take part he took a lovely selection of snaps, I’ve uploaded all the track ones onto the RC flickr after I filtered and edited through them and will get on to the Spectator/Helper cars and other such things later on.  So!  onto the action…

GX61 with 2JZ Fitted

Carina & Corolla


Southern “Style”

March 11, 2010

It goes without saying that when you’re modifying your car, it’s all about personal preference though what is around you often influences the end result, it’s this phenomenon that leads to different areas and greater still, different country’s often having their own recognised style. What made me think of this recently was a post on the forums about Simmons Wheels, during said post, the inevitable pictures of Rotary powered vehicles were posted, in particular an Australian RX2.    This one;


This is the exact style I think of whenever the Australian car scene is mentioned.  Large wheels that make any attempt at lowering the car essentially redundant.  Some shiny paint but nothing excessive done to the exterior, perhaps some ghastly airbrushing but for the most part not all bad externally except for the exposed front mount coolers.

Now, if someone was thinking NZ “Style” the horrific image that comes to my mind, is crap like this;