When it comes to car builds in the drifting scene, you could easily place owners into two categories; those who like to build a new car every season, and those who stick with the car they started with until the end. I think it would be safe to place Glenny in the latter category. For however many years I have known Glenny, he has always been building and upgrading this 180sx that you see before you. In 2009, Glenny and I headed out for an afternoon to shoot his 180 in its former glory.
Hey guys! Sean here, I’ve got a little teaser for you of my mate Michael’s (aka Smiley) RT81 Toyota Corona.
A couple of years ago after several years of living in Japan, Ben Woysky, graced our land with this pristine S14a. Ben had been using it primarily as his daily and drift car where it would be regularly seen at Sekia Hills. When he brought the car to Australia I was immediately in love with it. After having only been in the country for a couple of weeks I asked Ben if I could take some photos of it.
I think just about every automotive photographer I know has a friend with a car that they always love to shoot. For me, this person has to be Jason James; who just happens to have the most photogenic 180sx Type X that I have ever seen. From any angle this car is just gorgeous.
A couple of years ago while I was staying in Bangkok I was very privileged to meet a local ke70 drifter. Just as much as myself, Bell, the owner of the car was very eager to meet a fellow Corolla drifter from another country and gracefully allowed me to snap some shots of his car.
I have always felt that the best way to give a car that desired style is ride height and more importantly the wheels you put on it. Matt, one of my many ke70 chums, has been driving around this very clean example for a while now. The most interesting thing being that the wheels on it may not be what you think they are. You would be forgiven for thinking they are Hayashi Streets. I know this was my exact thoughts, and this is coming from someone who owns genuine copies of the things!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Seriously just look at this gorgeously bagged Infiniti G37s as it soaks up whats left of the golden rays at Queensland Raceway.
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.
Being such a Japanese and Drift orientated weekend, there were definitely some amazing cars parked around the track to take note of. A great example is this Team Sugoi S15 I spotted in the car park behind corner 5. The Work Meisters go perfectly with the tidy body that only has rear pods, skirts and a clean front bar.
It’s a popular misconception these days that the most interesting car builds are only found in the rear-wheel-drive platform. Emilio Brown’s EG Civic is rolling example of why this would be a very naive thought to have. Not only is the attention to detail on this car second to none, it is completely set up to be track driven.
In this day an age it is a challenge to build a car that is over 30 years old. The temptation to own a newer car is always overwhelming with the incentive of extra power and availability of parts. Not to mention the ever-losing battle from corrosion and body fatigue. For my good friend Nathan McKenna, the passion he has for his 31 year old Datsun 1200 far outweighs all of these issues.