Archive for June, 2010


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I checked out this C211 Hardtop recently.  Taking donations to try and purchase it if anyone is keen to help? :P


I’ll let the photos do the explaining:

kdr30 industrial '10 (wide) (by decypher the code)

From this...

kdr30 telephone rims (by decypher the code)

to this.

One step closer to fitting the Watanabes, although I’m strangely enamored by the standard DR30 “telephone” wheels that I could almost be tempted to leave them on the car. The only thing stopping me from doing so is the fact that all four tyres happen to be different brands (and not to mention completely rubbish).

As it stands, they’ll do the trick as temporary get around rims… for now!

…bug in a rug? Skate in a crate?

Either way, the KHR31 is now loaded into its cosy little container and awaits its final journey to the shores of New Zealand.

Ship sails Monday!

One Skyline to go, please

The Skyline contingent, they’re a popular car globally (now) though this is really only a recent thing when you compare it to the length of time that the Skyline range has been about (over 50 years, by the way.)  In Japan however, the Skyline has been popular for as long as it’s been produced though a lot of that is to do with it’s foray into racing and subsequent successes with the S54 and C10 series of cars.   This entry is dedicated to the Skyline range on show at the Nagoya event.

Army Green C110 Yonmeri

With C10 Racing Lamp Covers & Rear Spoiler, C130 indicators and C110 GT-R flares this Yonmeri has a clearly recognisable presence.  I recognised it from another picture I have kicking about somewhere of it on a sodden race track, battling a yellow Celica.  I’ll try dig that up.

C210 and C10

The appearance of the C10 going part way to replicating that of the first Nissan Skyline GT-R race car with the C210 to it’s right (your left) doing it’s best to join in on the race look with front lip, over-fenders and wide SSR MkII’s to fill them.  The C210 being another (beside the C110) that missed out on dedicated track time.


Here’s a neat little video of Shaun’s new KHR31 Skyline being driven through the streets of Nagoya to the dropoff point at the container yard, where it will be sent on its merry way to NZ. This clip was thrown together by my friend Nik who took Ewan’s original 1GB (45 minute) file, edited it down to 9 mins via Premiere and then chucked it onto Youtube for better accessibility.

A couple of surprises: Nagoya isn’t as heavily built up or crowded as you’d think, the pavements are strangely devoid of pedestrians (lots of bicycles though) and 100 octane petrol isn’t actually that expensive. Ewan’s running commentary is a nice touch for any aspiring tourists, myself included.

The wonders of modern tech… would you believe this was filmed entirely on an iPhone?

The original full-length Shockwave file is here.

Not long to go before the container leaves (you catch a glimpse of it right at the end of the vid). A word of thanks to Scott from Ellery Freight for liaising with Ewan and getting all this sorted for a very sharp price. If this mission goes well it’s a distinct possibility that more containers will arrive after this one at more frequent intervals.