C’s Garage now powered by MAX NZ for the 2013/14 D1 New Zealand season. Enjoy this edit I put together, a quick taste of what’s to come.

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ADAMS 180SX

June 4, 2013

 

Remembering the old days

NEW TOOLS

June 4, 2013

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I’ve finally stepped into 2013.

The laptop I’ve been processing on for approx 9 years has finally driven me over the edge. With its 1.6 GHz intel core 1 CPU, 2GB of DDR2 ram and a 60GB hard drive it wasn’t exactly doing me any favours. The screen is broken on two corners, has light patches all over it from being stuffed in a bag whilst around the world, no space bar key and only barely has USB 2.0. I have used it for 99% of all my photographic life (approx 10 years now) and although it has seriously hindered me at times, has been an absolute trooper. I wanted to point that out because it shows that you don’t NEED the best of equipment to learn and produce good work. It certainly helps but in no way is it an excuse for not trying!

Having said that, I am over the moon with the new addition to the electronic family/zoo: a 27″ Apple iMac. Now I’m not a total Apple fan boy but I sure do feel like one in front of this incredible screen, frothing at the mouth.

I’m transferring most of my content over to the new HDD and along the way I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane. The above screen capture is from LR4, from the BBQ meet we had at the C’s Garage pad in April 2011. I might post a few more photos from this as I didn’t really put much up from it.

Enjoy

C’S GARAGE FABRICATION

November 22, 2012


I went out to the garage on the weekend to hang out whilst the s13 and Hugo’s AE got some work done to them. Joel and Josh were busy wiring up the recently swapped SR20 into the S13 and Adam was plugging away at the new front end on the AE. I haven’t been out there in a while now as they’re quite far from where I live but it was awesome to see the progress. Go and like the FB page or visit the blog

Sunday was a day of first starts as at the same time as myself and my friend Nick started his race motorcycle two stroke for the first time, Joel and Josh nudged the SR into life, success! Can’t wait to see this driving again.

Whilst I’m posting, I did some 555 knuckle product shots for Joel and Adam a while back and Joel dropped some graphics over them. They look good, right! I suggest you include some GOGOGO in your life for added awesome.

MEREMERE MEDIA

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!

I am excited… so incredibly excited, for what 2012 will bring (apart from the end of the world) in terms of this group of cars and dudes.

I’m going through old film photos and well, there’s a lot of goodness in there. This one’s from the BBQ we had at Adam and Joel’s place for the NZPC article that was published. It’s sad to know that two of these cars have been parted out since :(

More here, here and here

Joel’s yellow car

October 26, 2011

I was peering around my film folders for something worth posting whilst I make time to develop these TT photos and how can you go past this? Man it’s been a while homey, looking forward to seeing this hovercraft float around again one day. The kit was a bit roughed up at this time, the front lip was half its normal size. These were the last photos taken of the kranze on the rear before they were sold. C’s garage

R.I.P Corolla wagon

September 22, 2011

R.I.P Corolla wagon

Adam – 86Day Taupo

August 14, 2011

Adam shows off the Corolla’s Billspeer lock with a big feint entry into turn one. What’s awesome about this photo is that you’d usually expect it to be a spin photo due to being a corolla but in fact most of the entries looked like this and were carried well into the switch

Keeping close to the inside of the corner for the beginning of the weight transfer

I must have taken a good 30 photos of the Starsharks at counter angle, the twin star shape looks so cool with a slow shutter speed and it really shows how much the wheel sits forward in the guard.

This last photo is of Mark in Craig’s (his dad) SR20DET Levin chasing Adam into the entry. Although the SR has much more power, the wet meant the chase was a little more even. I think Mark went a bit to deep into the entry on this one but two red Toyotas in chase is to good not to post.