Starting a new project is always an exciting time for anyone with an automotive passion. Projects like this will take many months of planning and countless hours of exhausting, painful work. For this special R33, what should have taken several months to complete only took a matter of weeks. After landing in the capable hands of David Lawrie from Japanese Parts & Performance the car has never looked the same again.
It could certainly be said that not much is happening with Jason’s 4agte Ae86 these days, and people who say this would be right. Anyone that has been through the turmoil of owning their own track car would know that there are always the ups and downs. At times you will get a clean streak and be consistently hitting up track days. More often than not though, you will be held back by money, work, and social issues not to mention mechanical problems.
Jason’s Ae86 is currently undergoing some freshening up by our painter; Lee Hunter, who will have the car looking better than ever. For now I thought it would be fitting to show some of the photos we took when the car was painted last time.
Chris Wheatley showed up to my place in his newly acquired family car, in fact this Toyota Celsior. I must say I instantly fell in love with this big luxury 1uzfe. Everything from the standard airbags to the back messagers in the rear seat. A car with character that’s for sure!
Hey Guys, Check out my second photo I have submitted to the Automotive Photography Awards. I was quite hesitant at first to submit this image because I felt my original image was stronger, however I am very glad that I did.
Check it out here and like it on Facebook for us too!
Just a quick teaser for you guys on the photoshoot that I did of the Japanese Parts & Performance R33 last night. I’m sure most of you have seen this car by now. Consdering what it looked like only several weeks ago, it certainly has undergone an insane transformation!
Keep your eye on Excitement! Car Magazine to see the full shoot soon!
As most of you already know Powercruise is an event full of old school cars with only a small mixture of Japanese cars here and there. One old school ride that took my eyes right away was this very stylish beetle.
It’s hard to not be in love with the old school when you have car owners like John Dollison and Zac McDonald. Both of these guys being part of Australia’s low down style group – Auszoku have truly kept to the style with their MA61 Supras.
I’m very happy to announce our latest addition to our photography team; Henry Phan. Henry has been working very hard over at his blog Dorifuto and has been shooting some awesome stuff.
Seriously just look at this gorgeously bagged Infiniti G37s as it soaks up whats left of the golden rays at Queensland Raceway.
Every year Raceline holds the King of Drift competition at Queensland Raceway where you will see the most competitive drift cars in South-East Queensland battle it out for the title. Unlike the go-kart sized tracks that are commonly used by Raceline, Queensland Raceway is a much larger track; so it makes for some very exciting battles.
I have just found out about the Automotive Photography Awards tonight and have decided to re-tweak this image of Luke Fink that I took at the recent Round 2 of the Australian Drifting GP. The image will hopefully be up in a day or two, so check it out and wish me luck!
Have a look in the gallery to check out all the other entrants: http://automotivephotographyawards.com/gallery/
Luke Fink is a very well known name in the drifting and BMX world. From the Red Bull World Drifting Championship to JDM All Stars as well as his domination across the drifting scene in Australia.
I recently caught up with Luke to chat to him about what he has been up to over the last few years as well as take a bit of a look into his day to day life in 2011.
Special credit for extra footage:
Will Shoot For Food Films
Some of you might know Sean Jarzynka from over at Clutch Kick Kids where he has been blogging some pretty impressive stuff as of late. Sean has been kind enough to provide us with a variety of recent work he has done in the Tasmania area which ranges from a Skylines Australia and BMW track day, 2011 Tasmanian Drifts at Symmons Plains as well as Tasmanian Drifts from Baskerville.
With horrendous weather across most of South-East Queensland on Saturday there seemed little hope of sunshine for the Australian Drifting GP comp day on Sunday. Despite all odds the sun rose on Sunday morning with barely a cloud in the sky. There was plenty of smoke though!
The winner Luke Fink from the first round of ADGP in Calder Park was back to prove he had what it takes to take the 2nd win of the series right here at Queensland Raceway.
Our newest contributor Scott Mitchell has been very busy and despite already being well over 800k’s away has got a teaser for Sunday’s ADGP Round 2! There already looks to be some brilliant footage in there. I certainly cannot wait to see the finished product, I’m sure you guys feel the same way!
It’s a busy week here at Excitement! Car Magazine, we have a large amount of content to bring you from the Australian Drifting GP from just this weekend as well as much much more. For now I’ll leave you with a photo of the man who kept the crowd on their toes the entire weeekend; Dan Rasell!
David Lawrie down at Japanese Parts and Performance has got a new toy. So here it is. It doesn’t look like much, in fact, it looks like a pile of crap. What really matters is what it will be looking like in a very short time.
I’m very excited to announce we will be having new contributions from videographer Scott Mitchell!! We will be featuring his footage from today’s Australian Drifting GP in the next few days, but for now check out the quality of his footage from the Australian Drifting GP Round 1 at Calder Park!
What an Amazing day of drifting at the Australian Drifting GP at Queensland Raceway! A huge congratulations goes to Luke Fink in the Holfords S14 being the round winner for the second time in a row!
I’d like to give a very special mention to Dan Rasell who was doing amazing entries all day and constantly pleasing the crowd. Josh and I will have all the content from the entire weekend coming up very soon!
TOP FOUR RESULTS:
1st Place: Luke Fink
2nd Place: Josh Boettcher
3rd Place: Andrew Paraskevas
4th Place: Anthony Bilic
Every time I go to an import garage I find myself wandering around for hours looking at the wonderful treasure trove of parts that you can find. Just recently David Lawrie, the owner of Japanese Parts & Performance, was kind enough to let me do just that to share with you some of the treasure I found in his workshop.
I don’t get to JDMST End of Month Meets as often as I would like to, but I am in constant awe of the variety and the quality of the cars that turn up. Like any event, you get a few that you just shake you head at but in all honesty the ratio is pretty good. For the August JDMST meet that was held at Calamvale Central Josh and I have decided to combine our photos to bring you the event all in one go.
It is a rare occasion at Queensland Raceway, particularly as a driver, on any given event to be strolling around the paddock several hours after the event has stopped. Let alone several hours before the gates even open. The Queensland Raceway 24 hour drift Matsuri was one such occasion that allowed me to bring you the photos you see before you.
I had this question sent to me from Daniel about having a workshop put a 4age in his Ae86:
Who would be the best to see about getting a 4age with quads etc. installed into my ADM Ae86-(currently 4ac)? I would prefer to take it to someone who takes upmost care and can do it all in house on the Gold Coast/Brisbane. Basicly i want a drive in drive out job.
The best place I could recommend off the top of my head would be Kaizen Garage. Anthony Kellum is the owner of that place, they deal specifically with ae86′s. Ant definitely knows his stuff. Send him an email here: http://www.kaizengarage.com/