February 22, 2010

A Night To Remember

A good bud of mine told me he was putting together a little "highway cruise" as a kind of farewell of sorts for his R32 GTR. Of course I was as keen as mustard knowing that it could be the last time that the big bad DARE YA 32 GTR comes out again. As I mentioned in a previous post it is for sale, and Justin said he has a very keen buyer. So a fitting farewell cruise then.

Now I have always voiced that I stand by the old saying Quality > Quantity and it is definitely something that comes into practice even more so when you are organizing late night 'cruises' as the more cars that attend the more unwanted attention you attract, which you definitely do not want. So Justin put together around 8 - 10 cars for this cruise, I unfortunately did not get shots of every car due to people parking in non lit areas and others bailing early due to impending rain.

It was an awesome night, with DARE YA proving it was to much to handle for the other cars. Seeing a GTR slipping and sliding as it comes onto boost is by far one of the best things you can set your eyes on this side of boobs. Many cars attending deserve a mention, Gus aka WPN26 of course graces our pages once again. His new 4" exhaust sounds killer, the epically loud GTR burble is amazing to the ears. A quite subtle looking S14 going by the name of 90WER showed up and is easily the most violent car I have seen coming on boost, would be one hell of a ride in that thing, rumours are it is pushing past the 520rwhp mark. A orange S13 showed up, and it is a well known fact it no longer runs an SR but in fact a 1.5Jz and an apparent 550rwhp. Also there was an anonymous white supra that attended which I had never seen before, however I am told it makes around 290rwkw. Finnally how can we forget Brad's stunning S2000 'VTEC' , which never ceases to drop jaws when it is rolling past on the road.

All in all it was an awesome night, I only got a bunch of shots as I was driving on the night, munch munch nA S13s HAH! But did a quick shoot of Justin and Gus's cars together for possibly the last time. Enjoy the shots:

The mental S14 I was talking about before, unfortunately this is the only shot I got and it isn't even that good :(

Justins 32 at the second meeting spot.

The anonymous supra, making some decent power, however I am not a fan of the kit or exhaust. Not my car though.

Spur of the moment farewell photoshoot:

Few shots of Gus's car, just because we could haha

Both Blue beasts together for possibly the last time, definitely a sad sight.

PS: Notice the girl in the background with the black top and beige mini skirt checking me out haha. If you for some unknown reason are reading this, call me ;)

February 15, 2010

Club Outrun Invades Japan

Mez recently went on a trip with the Club Outrun boys to japan, and after editing for what seems like forever, he made this short clip to show everyone that yes he did film. He is still editing away and I for one cannot wait to see the rest of the footage. It looked like one hell of a trip, missile drifting is so rad.

So check it out, it is worth every second of the 4 minute length.

February 12, 2010

Ye Old Jamboree

First up:
Lack of updates is due to us trying to throw ideas around for Downshifts Birthday Bash, which we are prepping to be all kinds of amazing, so watch this space.

I decided to sift though my old event pics, and realized that I had not posted the shots from the 2009 Jamboree which was in September last year. Jamboree is one of the premier events here in Queensland, it has been running for around 19 years now I think which is a ridiculously good effort for an event. Although in hindsight there isn't really any competition. Jamboree is based around class Drag Racing, with the usual Street class all the way up to pro class, although in recent years they have introduced a show and shine which is good so those who don't want to break their hardparked rides can still win a trophey hah.

The good thing about the Jamboree Show and Shine is that it is filled with mainly hardcore track cars and other track orientated cars. Which is what I like to see, no one likes bling at a race track, kinda defeats the purpose of being there. So enjoy the pics, as some of the cars are top examples from Queensland, especially Alex from GT Auto's absolutely amazing FD RX7.

This may be powered by an RB20, but Mario's 32 GTST is actually making some decent power, around 340rwhp.

Justin's 32 GTR is all kinds of amazing, although unfortunately he is wanting to sell it. The car is ready for track work, is making 580awhp and everything needed to run that power without blowing shit up. If anyone is interested shoot him an email on topspeed_260@hotmail.com

The King of Time Attack here in Aus, Mark Berry's Widebody 650hp R34 GTR is a monster in every sense of the word.

Low 10's and high 9's from factory should cement the owners of these in the book of mad men.

GT Auto's 'MOTEC' has been around for quite some time, however not many people had seen it before. He jumped on the track on semi slicks, ran a 10.3 and was kicked out. I think the plates will tell you all that is is running some serious shit under that bonnet.

This CRX was supporting some great fitment, and an odd choice of paint, Harlequin. However the Rota Slipstreams were a bit of a let down, nothing beats real Regamaster Evo's.

What is everyone looking at you might ask?....

.... uhhhh yeah this, 1150awhp and the most spastic exhaust note ever heard. The Godzilla Lizard didn't have shit on this.

75INZ is once again another car proving GT Auto definitely have what it takes to build goliaths in the import scene. This FD is actually pretty famous in the Queensland car scene as it was one of the first to really push some serious power. Now supporting a bridge ported 13b with a t51r making around 600rwhp it is one hell of a weapon. Also who doesn't love those polished Buddy Club P1's.

Old school cool ftw

So we see here what not to do. Blitz stickers haha seriously what on earth would it be running that is Blitz.

Aza's 6.5 was on show, as you may remember it was featured last year.

Wasn't expecting to see a Clubman out there, but oh well still looked cool. Well as cool as a car with retarded doors for a boot can look.

So yeah, what can I say other than, this car takes my breathe away. The wheels, the engine, the parts are all nothing short of the best of the best. It also makes 360rwkw on piss all boost and is tracked quite a lot. So much love for this car.

hahaha Holy shit this is mental

This Datto 1200 Ute runs 8's, also notice the snow on the intercooler. Liquid Nitrogen cooler ftw?

Setup on a 7sec FD RX7

Unfortunately I didn't get many awesome action shots for whatever reason. But here are some decent ones I managed to get.

Boosted DC2 ran a best of 11.2, damn fast for a FWD street car.

How to skid a bike 101..

This little APC Evo has ran a best of 9.1 I think, open to corrections.

Posted a shot of this CRX in the Honda Dyno Day post, this is where it proved it can run an 11.9 with a Turbo D Series.

Also as a treat for all those reading my blog, here is a hella shitty shot of some of the gorgeous girls that are at every Jamboree. Also have a go at the sponsoring on the drag car haha.


February 2, 2010

The Purists

Unfortunately I had no pics from the December JDM Meet, which is sad considering it had around 100+ cars turn up, however they were not under good circumstances as the meet was posted on a forum which has quite a bad reputation for ruining meets and cruises, but there was no drama. I did somehow lose my pics though, no idea how.

Well the January meet rolled around, and this time no losers posted the meet on other forums so it was the usual crowd. I think what makes the meet so appealing to everyone, and loved by everyone who attends is the community we have created, everyone gets along, it is amazing how you meet friends through one common interest, and some of those friends stay with you for life because of it. No matter what the media say, the car scene is never going to die.

As per usual not much to say about the meets since its mainly chat and looking at cars, so roll on the pics. I decided to once again post up some of the boys shots to show some love and also give it a bit of variety.

My Shots:
Dan's S15 is pushing some fairly serious numbers for an SR, and with his newest purchase being a set of SSR Type F's in black, with ridiculously sexy offset and insane fitment, this is one to watch. Hopefully will do a feature on it in the coming months.

Alex is a good mate of mine, and a wheel whore through and through. This kid knows fitment like the back of his hand and has crazy good taste, example is his Eg Civic. Seeing it always makes me regret not buying one :(

3 Evo's, all making big power and running 12's or lower. Also well thought out plates definitely add to a cars notoriety.

Gus and Justin brought out their tough as nails 32 GTRs for the meet, with Justin now running E85 and close to 580awhp it is one heck of an animal. I am sure Gus's 32 needs no introduction on here, just look at that fitment, for a GTR it is A++.

Got to love the plates, honestly i froth over that RS front bar every time I see Sam's 930.

Kyrin's Shots

The fitment on this S14 is absolutely crazy, I think everyone was speechless when it rolled in.

IS200's are not really touched on to often over here in Aus, sad really, such an awesome shape. This is a very clean example.

Amazing colour and a twin turbo V6 under the bonnet...from a Holden, totally left field swap but an awesome one as well.

Coolest plates around...

Foy's Shots:

This Eg is amazing, those Work Equip 01's look the goods on it, didn't get a chance to meet the owner, but he/she sure has some quality taste.

More shots of the truly badass S14

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Duy's Pics:

With some coilovers this Sw20 would look the goods

See if you can work all the number plates out haha

Dan's Shots:

+10 points to anyone who can guess what this is, awesome sight to see that is for sure.

Sam's tracked prepped 930 is just awesome, notice the cage and semi's.

Couple of immaculate S15s, check the quality fitment on the white one, those TE's are damn hot.

According to Justin a fair few people have voiced their dislike of his SSR Type C's on the 32. No idea why, they look amazing to me, and are quite rare to boot. Would look great with some semi's wrapped around them...*cough Justin cough*

This DC5S was amazing, those BBS LM's are rarely seen on Civics or Integra's due to cost and people being a bit iffy about the look, this teg proves that shit works WELL.

34 GTR wheels suit Evo VI's so well and from what I have been told, yeah it can rock those plates.

Sorry about the giant post, although I am sure you enjoyed it. Cheers to everyone who turns out for the meet month in month out and makes the night as good as it is. Sorry to those whose cars I did not post, had to cut the pics down as it was big enough post already.