May 27, 2010

Oh My Lord

You know that thought you get when you discover something that you have known about, but just never really took interest? The "why the hell have I not been doing this?" thought? Well, on a cold and chilly Monday morning about a week ago I spoke that very sentence (albeit with quite a few profanities in there as well).

You see, my boy Mez loves his drifting. You have all seen his videos and shit and you probably gathered he has a thing for the sideways action. He has been telling me about these 'Monday morning sessions' for a while now and I have always either forgotten, not been bothered or just been too slack to attend. Never again will that happen. My expectations were not just blown away, they were fucking obliterated. I had never seen Aussie wheel fitment like this before.

Almost every bro out there was rocking there cars low, wide, and with hell good stance. I even spotted two previous Hellaflush feature cars: Ben's purple 32 and Todd's black S13. Ben was supporting some seriously hilarious and original sticker placement which I got a kick out of, however Todd's 13 managed to not only steal the show but by god it managed to drop my jaw all day long. There is another drift day coming up again soon, and there is no chance I will be missing it. I can't explain how dope the day was...definitely one of the best days I have been to in a long time (and I have been to my fair share of events). All I can say is...

...ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Australian stance at its finest.

Nathan's 15 is, believe it or not, N/A. One of the special Autech editions; definitely an awesome first slider.

Jamie is a recently acquired homie. He is mates with a lot of my friends and it was good to meet him and his 14 out at the track. I have always favoured the 14's over all the other Silvia's; something about the shape. Jamie's 14 is super clean and such a nice example.

RG's baby.

This is such a cool get up on a 13. 33 GTR wheels sitting great on the front and 34 GTR wheels also sitting great on the rear. Hand me downs never looked so good.

As I mentioned before, Ben and his 32 have previously appeared on Hellaflush, and you can see why. Shot the shit with Ben for a bit, and what a great guy. He was happy to chat to some kid with a camera and we ended up having a good laugh.

Ben representin'.

Some slides.

Before I continue, let me be honest: I was slightly distracted on the day. One car had the focus of my attention and it really showed in the pics. 10 shots of one car, uhh my bad. Will get more variety next time, although I am sure you will understand why I was distracted.

As you can see, this car is phenomenal to say the least. The way it sits on those MASSIVE SSR AGLE's is ridiculous. The ride height of the car is equally ridiculous (just look at where the headlights are in relation to the boys looking at it). The engine is apparently pushing around 400whp and it is just an overall top quality build. Todd (the owner) has some serious taste when it comes to car styling and stance in general. Hopefully I can get a closer look and a chat with Todd at the next morning session.

Oh and just to prove that it doesn't just sit pretty on that fitment...


Massive props to Secret Drift for putting the day together; such an awesome morning out. Cheers to Jamie and Levi for putting up with my shit all morning, and to all the other homies who were out.

May 20, 2010

Good Food, Great Friends & Dope Cars

This weekend passed was a massive weekend for me; so much shit was on and I took so many pics. But hey, I am sure you will all appreciate it as it was one of the best weekends of my life. So many awesome cars in one weekend, my brain was going into overload. Anyway, first up is the JDM Meet. We decided to have a day time BBQ instead of the usual late night carpark gatherings this time around.

The BBQ days are always a good way to catch up with people and check out the cars a little better. Less people turn out, and obviously day time means you can actually see shit instead of looking at utter black hoping to spot a wheel or some decent fitment. Not much else to say really. Cooked up some good chow, kicked the old soccer ball around and shot the shit all day. Could not think of a better way to spend a Sunday, really.

Roll out the shots:
A clean rex rocking TE's. If only it had a bit more aggressive offset.

Robbie's DC5 is always a favorite of mine.

Good to see more and more people rocking good fitment. Sportmaxes are always a good option for some flushness.

Normally brown and purple wouldn't work, but luckily for cars you can throw normality out the window.

Nhan's 180 is so badass. Work Eurolines always look killer in awesome offset, and Nhan's definitely has that covered. It is also good to know (and see) that he slides the car. So this ain't no hardparker.

Cresta's are not really common over here. This is probably the only one I think I have seen. This one is supporting some white XD9's and crazy good fitment. It also has a full cage in it.

I think GTR's are the only cars I couldn't care less about fitment on. Not sure why, but I think they just look badass enough. In saying that, good fitment never takes away from a car, but just check the stance the 32 has. Badass factory stance for the win.

So glad to see fitment taking off in Aus. It really shows how much it has grown when so many cars rock up to a small BBQ meet holding A+ stance.

This 15 really shows how all you need is wheels with good offset, a height drop and your car is virtually complete. So glad to see GTC's polished as well. I bet some people out there think they are only made in gold.

May 15, 2010


In the recent Time Attack post I spoke about a mental little red escort, and how I was pissed I couldn't show you all how truly badass it is. Well I actually can show you all, thanks to Richard who was piloting a stripped out and caged BMW 130i hatch, and pumping out consistent 62sec laps (insane white evo was doing 60's). Watch the vid and witness the ridiculousness of this car.

Also try and ignore the lame overlapping, it won't let me embed it any smaller.

That shit is off tap. It runs a low 58sec lap time, and it is not a very clean lap, it would be in the running for 56 seconds if it was a little more tame. As an example the mental Group A R32 GTRs from the early 90's were doing consistent 54-55sec laps.

May 12, 2010

Tuesday Chill Session

Some footage our boy Mez got at a recent Tuesday morning drift session. Seems like the drift kids are the ones killing it fitment wise here in Aus. Loving the Toffee Apple red KE70. In the states they always have dope filmers covering their events, so it is good to see Mez is stepping the game up here in Aus.

Tuesday Chill Sesh from Mez Productions on Vimeo.

May 10, 2010

Time Splitters

In the past 2 years, Time Attack has gained serious worldwide appeal. From humble beginnings deep inside Japan and Europe outside of the limelight, it has suddenly gained momentum and is now prominent in the U.S as well. As we all know, the States are currently killing it in the stance game, and they are now taking over in the Time Attack game. The move to mainstream has been a little slower here in Aus (actually, a lot slower). 2010 is, technically speaking, the year of Aussie time attack, with the time attack worlds being held in May down at Eastern Creek. And, of course, we will be there.

What I wasn't expecting was that the usual Time Attack events that are held on a more regular basis here in Queensland would have exploded to the extent they have today. On the weekend just passed I went out to support a mate and get some shots of him and his EG out on the track. I was definitely not expecting the badass shit that rolled out for the day. When I look back at our first feature, which was a Saturday time attack session, it is insane how much the quality of machines has increased 1000 fold in such a short amount of time. It is good to see a form of motor sport that I love so much growing so fast here in Aus.

Not much more to say, so roll on the pics.

Time Attack guys always have great taste in wheels. The 33 sounded amazing at full noise down the straight (also, nice colour coordinating with the lug nuts).

You know you're baller when you peddle a C63 AMG for a circuit car. Plates are also a laugh.

Got brakes? 355's to be exact. Expect to see this animal a lot more. Tess and Trent from Mercury Motor sport are on the hunt for 1200hp.

One of the many Evo's that I had never seen before, yet had crazy money put into it and was so well prepared. This one had some DC Shoe & Co sponsoring and was rocking matte paint. Would love to know more as it was running super consistent (and fast) 1:01's all day long.

Why is this not sideways?

This VI was crazy fast, but looked totally stock.

My boy Alex getting out and throwing his EG around. Once again it is on different wheels from the other times it has appeared on here, but massive props to him for going out and using the car, especially with that fitment.

This little 130i was piloted by Alex's mate Matt's dad. He is a gun behind the wheel and was running in the top group with the big Evo's and STI's. Was also posting some insane lap times at 1:02sec.

Clean Aristo & Evo VIII. Also Robbie's DC5 was out, of which I am a HUGE fan of Wedsport SA90's and Robbie's car in general.

Now this car was not only the fastest car of the day, but also the most insane. It posted a 58sec lap time which was so out of control and insane it had everyone's jaws on the floor. I am not positive on the details of it, but apparently it makes around 450hp and my does it use all of that. Pissed I cannot show you all a video of it or something.

Evo's are always inconspicuous track cars. The things that give this IX away are the brakes and the carbon Ralliart mirrors. I was also in love the the Ralliart Special wheels; very LM-GT4ish. Which leads me to believe Nismo, TRD and Ralliart were all given similar wheels by Rays for whatever reason.

These were on the top of a trailer when we arrived. I first thought the wheels were CE28N's but after closer inspection it seems they are actually Rota DPT's. However, being wrapped in Advan AO50s is not cheap. So I was thinking: 'what the hell would be using DPT's and AO50s as it's spares?'...

...and then I saw it...

What is by far one of the most insane track Evos in Aus. The money put into this car is truly unbelievable and it had what looked like a full on team alongside it. With their laptops and shit out every single lap, big dollars for sure. Just look over the car and you will keep noticing the best of the best parts. HKS Carbon intake, lobster welded titanium exhaust, carbon doors, bonnet, diffuser. It was also running a full sequential gearbox. This is more like something you would see in the states, or Japan. So good to see people and money getting behind Time Attack.

Props to Mercury Motorsport for supporting and getting behind Time Attack. Also if anyone has any info on the Evo's posted please comment and I will get in contact with you. Remember click picture, select 1240 for wallpaper.