January 10, 2012
WARNING: This video contains 4 minutes of munjis. Watch in HD.
I put this together last night from the day we all went to in December. I still have plenty more footage left that will make it into another style video for those who fizz on small NA cars. Yeah, pretty keen for some actual corners sometime soon. Anyone know if the Hampton skid pad is still as slippery as ice?
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.
August 16, 2011
Three entry photos of Nick S. The flimsy convertible got a weld in cage a few weeks ago, unsurprisingly it stiffened up the car hugely.
Note: factory 1600 with is pretty painful on a dry track unless it’s second gear stuff, can’t wait to nab a drive of this thing with a bit more power
August 8, 2011
Adam set up to pass Nick in the last corner, both cars run Billspeer. Although not quite showing full lock yet, trying to drift Miatas without them sucks big time.
8/6/2011, day of the AE86 2011. In celebration of this (any excuse to go drifting) Katsu and Picket organised a drift day at Taupo’s Track 3 with priority on AE86s and similar low powered cars. The drift gods took pity on the small engines and dampened the track for about half the day. At first I was pretty bummed about this because wet drifting sucks but it was actually a blessing which allowed for proper 3rd gear entries. It was the first time on the track for many so the day started out some what slow but after a few sessions most got right into it and it was good to see everyone improve greatly by the end of the day. The rain stopped in the last few sessions and the track dried out, which made it harder for most of the field but allowed dudes like Brendan and Teeboon in their high power AE86s to get some proper runs in.
I spent the weekend with metal in my eye making me feel and look like death (going to the hospital today to get it out). I also haven’t picked up my digital camera for months now so the photos are kind of rusty but I managed a few pretty cool ones none the less. I’m sorting through them now so expect to see more over the next few days. Mr. Olly J was also there getting video so keep an eye out there. It was a killer day, one of the best track days in a while. Thanks Katsu and Picket for organising and cheers to those who gave me rides, hopefully it won’t be long till I can add some Datsun to the mix.
July 15, 2011
I haven’t posted any of my own photos (besides the lightning one) is quite some time but I suppose with it pouring down outside what better time to start again then now. I haven’t shot any drifting in a long time but looking back on the last Meremere day reminds me exactly why we go through all this. Can I just say for all those thinking about drifting a Miata: with the BILSPEER knuckles in it, it really is one of the most fun cars I’ve ever driven. Even with a completely stock engine it was able to manji in second gear – that is, with 5 degrees rear camber and 195/45s.
On the weekend something awesome happened. After years of building, track days and what not, finally most of the cars are together in one spot at the same time! I had to work both Saturday and Sunday but pitched up in the afternoons between howling wind and torrential rain. Many cars didn’t make it unfortunately, I don’t know if we could fit all our friends cars in the driveway. Cars missing from the above photo that were there: Wazzy’s JZX81, Olly’s 180SX. NZPC is doing a feature on the garage so the next issue should definitely be worth picking up.
More to come
Damo’s raspy NA6. This is when the wheels first went on the car, we proceeded to lower it some more as soon as. It may have even been lower than Nicks as some stage?