Well, another month has dawned on us (granted that was a couple of weeks back) and I’ve got another kitset to give away, as such, I’m going to need an answer to this question.

“What other car model shared the same platform as the 1st Generation Skyline?”

If you’ve got an answer to this, leave a comment and I’ll put all the correct answers into a tin/hat/barrel/my pocket before picking out the winner.

This month the prize is as follows;

Custom Skyline Hardtop 2000GT-X

If you click the picture it will take you to 1999.co.jp which will then allow you to see more pictures of the model itself.  You don’t have to run the square lamps, it comes with stock options as well.  Custom as.

Good luck! and once again thanks go out to Ewan @ hayatonka.com


The result of an uneventful evening’s tow mission last night sees my track-spec TX3 finally join the other one in their permanent new home.

aka, Operation: Moneypit.

These two cars alone have cost me infinitely more in time, money and sanity than all of the others combined…

And I’m still determined on resurrecting the black one. What on earth could be wrong with me? No, wait, don’t answer that.

Words cannot describe the level of happiness I reached after I returned home today to find my solution for this problem;

Oxide activate! ..form of.. BOOT LID!

The scary part is that the above photo is a good one, it doesn’t even begin to visually relay just how destroyed that boot-lid is, if rust wasn’t the only problem, the previous owner hacking into the skeleton like a flailing zombie would have proved more than difficult enough to remedy.

Thankfully though with big, big ups to the wonderful Ewan of hayatonka.com, I placed an order for and subsequently received this replacement;

Replacement Lid


FRP, from external to skeleton.

HUGE thanks to Ewan, again (and again and again) and massive respect to restored.jp for providing such a fantastic product.  I’m quite sure my mind is made up to wait for the cash to get another few things before I send the car in to get sorted.  No point fixing steel to then rust again at a later date when there’s FRP of this fit and quality about.

Care Instructions - Don't fuck it.


Yes, we did it again, winning “Best Club Attitude” at last weekend’s 4 and Rotary Ardmore Showdown inaugural event.

Have a trophy!

Thanks to everyone who helped with the stand; compared to Nats it was a far more laid back approach with the added advantage of spectators being able to walk around all the cars and view them up close. The feedback we got overall as a group was amazing – the velo bike gained a lot of attention, I personally fielded a lot of comments about Taistorm’s Mirage Turbo, and a lot of people seemed intrigued about the audio setup in squid. Clearly there is still a heap of interest in the nostalgic/oddball stuff!

This'll look good in the pool room...

Alright guys, I’ve completely forgotten about this for a long, long time but Ewan (the venerable hayatonka.com) has sent me some models to use in a competition for you folks.  We’ll start with this little sucker.

Nissan Silvia S12 RS-X

In order to add this to your collection of things that might not ever be completed then be the first to tell me what this car is;

Mystery Car, wwooOOOooooOooOoo

What am I?

Much thanks to,



..aaaaaaaand GO!