July 24, 2012
Sunday was without a doubt the happiest I’ve been since I left Australia in March. This Datsun of mine has been off the road for an eternity due to a number of distractions and money guzling activities so to have it driving and to drift with my friends again after so long, made me grin from ear to ear. Note to self: don’t start projects that are outside your current financial and time means. I only entered for a half day as I was yet to give it a real beating and didn’t know how it would handle it all. It worked out for the best however as on my last run before lunch I did a particularly heavy footed run and put a hole in the radiator! It looks like the factory plastic fan flexed enough to catch the bottom tank which is placed (foolishly) close to the fan. The blade slid off and put a hole in one of the core lines. I haven’t had it out yet but it should be fixable. The biggest entry contest that went down in the afternoon was what I was really looking forward too and I’m super gutted I didn’t get to compete… next time.
Massive thanks to my homies Joel and Mike for organizing a killer day and to the photographers who where out in the rain (I know how it feels haha) Mr. Roo Wills shot these photos and there are more on his blog stay classy that you should go look at, thanks Roo!
July 23, 2012
I’ll do a quick run down on how the drift day went soon but here’s a prelimary photo from autofocused.co.nz, thanks! And yes, it was wet. That’s Keisuke in the passenger seat, many laughs were had.
July 21, 2012
I’m all loaded up and ready for the first drift day with the SR20 tomorrow. Here’s hoping nothing big goes wrong! Between driving I’ll definitely be shooting so I’ll post some photos up next week.
January 3, 2012
Why you so happy Keisuke? Is it because you’re drifting your notch after a dope 21st birthday drift session? Yeah I’d say that’s probably it. How about a big mac in your combo there too?
Keisuke, that penis, munches his bigmac in the dying minutes of the day and loves it
Keisuke’s father is over from Japan at the moment and came down for most of the day to get some seat time in. He’s probably over the moon to see the thing actually move after sitting on his property in Japan for 30,000 years
This will be the last meremere day for some time I think. Both Nicks NA6s need a tidy up and in all honesty I am pretty sick and tired of manjis.
December 30, 2011
More photos of Nick from this December. More here and here
It can be a total ass to try keep photos looking consistent when you shoot over a whole day. Even more so when heavy rain turns into blaring sunshine. I tried but sometimes there are photos you have to put in a set regardless of it not fitting in at all. I’ve converted a bunch of video to begin the painful journey of making a video on this sack of crap laptop. It won’t be up for a while yet as I’m going away however.
December 21, 2011
Here’s some photos of Keisuke doing his thang. I can’t wait to get some time to make the video I have lined up! The 4age burrrrrr keeps repeating in my head after a whole day of it and people are starting to question my insanity when I walk around making 4AGE noises.
December 18, 2011
We went out to a private track day at Meremere yesterday with fingers crossed it wasn’t going to pour down all day. It got a bit wet at times but for the most part it was dry and super fun with only a handful of people on the track at once. Nicks NA6 has seen a tonne of track time lately and it’s starting to show on that front bumper. It’s well overdue for a clean up and for the 1800 to go in but with lots of track days coming up I’m unsure if it will get much attention, this car is for driving.
Keisuke came down with us and with an practically stock 16V it was an almost perfect match for some tandems, although the 4AGE is noticeably faster than the B6. I shot a load of video for Nick over the day so he could see what he looks like driving (no one’s really videoing much lately?) so I will put together a rough edit at some point.
I put down the camera for about 40 minutes in the middle of the day and took the NA6 out on the full track, working on someone else’s cars has its perks! I’m still amazed how fun it is for how little is done, although Keisuke’s 86 is much easier to drift (thanks dude). It took me a while to get used to limiting the speed to keep it sliding but once I did I got smoother fairly quickly and it felt much less forced. Nick’s getting a lot better with all the seat time and had full track manjis pretty locked by the end of the day. A little more power and it’ll be able to comfortably do the hairpin and link it with the rest of the track.
The drift area is actually the braking area of a drag strip and having only one corner can get kinda boring near the end of the day. To have a bit of fun I was pushing Keisuke and Nick to sit on full lock as they passed me for a few BILSPEER propaganda shots and they came out pretty cool.
Somehow I still managed to shoot way to much out there so there is still lots to come. I can’t wait to be driving instead so I don’t have to go through 18GB of media. Currently working as much as I can to afford the next stage of the build as well as a surf trip in February. Stay tuned.
December 13, 2011
Here’s some video that Kris’ dad took from the weekend that just passed, see his blog for more of the white notch. I couldn’t make it because of work but there is another drift day this Saturday… pity it’ll be raining.
October 23, 2011
Brad sure knows how to make an 86 look good! Jason’s a lucky dude. Pity the blue top didn’t survive the day
I’ve just done a bunch of developing from the CMRR Classic TT motorcycle event this weekend and should have some photos to show soon. A few miscellaneous drifting photos for now though.