Adam Corolla dorting

August 8, 2011

I can’t say to much about these photos, it pretty much looked like this all day. Tonnes of angle, tonnes of track time. I took 300 photos just of Adam yesterday, it’s hard to take a bad photo of this car. It sucks there’s no passenger seat otherwise I would have definitely hustled a ride out of him.

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.

May 21, 2011

HYPER STEERING BY BILLSPEER

I did some quick product shots for Adam and Joel a few weeks back of their growing Billspeer line. We both know you want some so go here and tell them you want to go backwards.

April 30, 2011

Making the most of a rainy weekend / BBQ Grillin at C’s Garage / April, 2011

April 27, 2011

Red wagon / C’s Garage / April, 2011

If you follow beeoneoneoh, then you know I have hammered on about how much I believe the Motorfix cars exemplify the true spirit of drifting. I really do. Their ‘have fun and make use of what you have first’ spirit means the act of drifting is placed in position ichi. This leaves the ‘I’m going to build the coolest car I can before I even start kicking clutch’ placed about 4th down the list. Granted there is room for compromise… which leaves a lot to be said for this rusty, faded, dented and abused wagon which resides in a paddock outside C’s Garage.

Step one – according to the western Internet motoring world at least – identify how well the chassis sits on it’s rolling stock. 14 x 8.5 SSR Starsharks and 14 x 7.5 Watanabes.  They rule, move on.

The Motorfix banner was a gift from Nozomu when we visited in November, I think the wagon does the name justice. Elliot’s tropical palm scent keeps you in check.

BILLSPEER! Say it twice, BILLSPEER. Remember it, know it, buy it, drift it, love it. Adam and Mark are making some cool stuff but the cherry has to be their knuckles. When trying to drift a car with stuff all power, the ability to steer into your switches and keep the clutch pain going helps an ass tonne. Case study: drifting Nick’s NA6 is 200X more fun with BILLSPEER, even with 100% stock power. Buy them.

Interior, what interior? Who cares! It lives in a paddock! hahaha. A bucket seat and a comfortable steering wheel, done. The less weight in this thing the better, you wouldn’t want that passenger seat and/or rear seats dulling down the elastic like switches. You couldn’t hear a stereo over the 4AGE anyway.

Simplicity. Adam and Joel have nailed this 80s wagon in all the right ways and I thank them for it. In a time far from now, in a land where things actually get done and when I’m not so distracted, my truck will move again and when it does I promise to get someone to video them drifting together.

I don’t think much more needs to be said really, I enjoyed taking photos of this car and love watching it drift. Come listen to the 4AGE wail through the end of it’s stainless exhaust some time.

April 26, 2011

Joel is off to Japan soon but that doesn’t mean the yellow car will be left to wait. The VSXXs and Kranze have been sold and things are on the onwards and upwards. In light of this and the BBQ meet the other weekend, I felt it appropriate to catch it as it sits now. The ability to look back on each stage of a cars build is invaluable. I can only imagine 20 years down the track flicking through these images and thinking something, what exactly… only the future knows.

The yellow car is looking better than ever. New bumper with fresh paint makes all the difference. It’s unfortunate that the driveway is gravel but I think because of the tone gradients, it kind of works. Lets face it, it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo of a car so menacing.

Yellow car / C’s Garage / April, 2011

April 22, 2011

C’s Garage BBQ and meet / April, 2011

April 21, 2011

TEASER

April 20, 2011

C’s Garage BBQ and meet / April, 2011
Nick’s NA6, Mark’s FC3S, Josh’s E30, Jays JZZ30, Shaun’s S14A, Joel’s S13, C’s Garage KE70, Adam’s S14 build

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

March 15, 2011

If Joel wasn’t my friend, the amount of photos I have of his car would be borderline psychotic. One of these days I’ll set up a proper shoot but for now these will tie me over.
C’s Garage, Yellow car / Meremere Feb 2011