Archive for July, 2011

Thankfully you don’t have to try and scour the memory banks for visions of your own any longer as the AACForums have kindly posted the Hardies Heroes (Top 10 Qualifier Shootout) from the 1984 series.  It’s far more exciting to watch than the modern fodder, that’s for sure.  It has other such wonders as Moffatt driving an RX7 also.  Awesome stuff.  I suggest you have a gander.

Of course, then this whole incident happened, which was a bit of a drama… (more…)

Having been through a myriad of components I would like for the 110, I thought it would be interesting to see what I could find that I would like for the Sunny that’s on the mighty YAJ.  Things for the Sunny seem a lot more sparse and sporadic in terms of availability compared to the 110.  Odd given the age difference and production numbers.  I guess though that the fan and support base for the 110 is just that much greater and there’s more parts that are shared with other cars vs. that of the Sunny which really only shares parts with other Sunnys.

First up, Genuine Nissan 8-spokes in 8J & 9J 150000JPY

…and of course, they’re not likely to fit within the stock bodywork which would mean I’d have to get some of these;

TSCup style B310 Flares 18000JPY

Then of course there would likely still be some issues with fitment unless I got some of these…


So, a padre of mine, one Richard (who has been mentioned many times previous on here) recently went to the title mentioned event and took some snaps with his camrangle device.  The results are very pleasant.  As you can imagine there were more moderns than classics but the classics that did attend are well worth a gander so I figured I would throw a few up here onto RC and you can scope the rest of the attendees via his flickr account.

Toyota Celica in Period Attire

BMW 2002ti in resplendant orange glory

Datsun 1200 Rally Car

Photographs: Richard Opie


Can’t help but think: one drive around the block here in NZ and that front spoiler’s gonna break off…

Looks like a lot of time and effort went into reproducing the Silhouette kit, and the price tag reflects that. The rims aren’t exactly right and it may not be running a LZ20B under the bonnet, but there’s more than enough cool bits attached to the FJ20 to make it sound like it could be pretty fun!

Yours for a cool 2.5 million yen.

I don't even think I could get it into my driveway.

Tomica DR30 Skyline Silhouette replica for sale on Yahoo Auctions Japan »