Archive for May, 2010

We might be back?

May 14, 2010

Testicles testicles, one two?

WRC madness!

May 10, 2010

Not quite retro nor classic, but I had a chance to scope out Rally NZ on the weekend. Cheaped out this year and didn’t go to any of the paying stages – but the Domain super special stage was a good enough approximation, albeit rather dark…

this Olympus E-30 continues to impress with its ability to perform reasonably well even in crap low light conditions. And don’t get me started on the merits of the “trashy” 40-150mm kit lens that came with my old E-500. (I like it, actually)

check out the flickr collection here:

otherwise there’s a selection of photos for quick perusal after the jump!

Rally NZ - 9th May (by decypher the code)

Rally NZ 2010 winner: Jari-Matti Latvala, Ford Focus WRC



May 10, 2010

OK, normally I wouldn’t put anything on that didn’t have some kind of automotive deal going on, this is borderline at the very best, but I saw it and I loved it. It does have some cars in it, so that will have to do.


Super Silhouette Showdown

You’ll note in the comments of the videos that the uploader states the Silvia is an S12, this is technically untrue, though it wears the nose and tail-lamps replicating such, the Silvia is still the S110 body shell it was in seasons previous. What I wouldn’t give to see these cars in person.


Some of you who have been around the e-nets for a while,on the retro and classic side of things at least, particularly those who frequent may recall the infamous “Crazy Octopus” it belonged to a chap from the US, it was his track hack and it’s general unkempt condition and amusing paint-job created a bit of a following.  For those of you unaware this is the first Crazy Octopus;

It's an octopus... and it's crazy!

There was just something about the car that had quite an appeal, FC’s are a wicked beast on many levels, I guess it might have been the diversion from regular appearances of these cars that gave the Crazy Octopus it’s appeal.  However!  Slowly the FC faded into distant memory, though it may well have existed it was out of the spotlight as it were… until recently.  The owner of the car re-appeared on the retro-rides forum and I clicked on his thread with much anticipation.  The FC was no more, there was however a new candidate to replace it…

An S30Z of US "Datsun 240Z" persuasion.

..and so began the documented build to turn this dilapidated Japanese classic into the next incarnation of the Crazy Octopus.  I had planned to wait until the car was complete before I shared it with you guys but I couldn’t help myself.  After there were videos posted of the noise that bellows from the L24 w/ triples my mind exploded with awesome and possibilities and inevitabilities of what my own machine will sound similar to, as such, I present you with a few photos of the progress and the glorious aural pleasure that is an L-series 6 on song.