No talk. Just look.
Not a whole lot has been happening here at Excitement! Car Magazine over the last few weeks, but I have been recently re-living my Japan travels so I thought I would share this rather striking 1200 ute that I found outside of an Up Garage near Tokyo. E!CM
I know this post is slightly overdue, but the short track series ended with some spectacular driving that can’t go unmentioned. The drivers were out in full force with plenty of amazing entries and extremely close tandems. This series has been one of the best so far in Queensland for the drifting scene, and I definitely hope for it to pick up again. The atmosphere at these events is super friendly and of course with Mez M.C.ing, the night was even better. Flynn Dowling didn’t participate in the tandems as he had, somewhat unwillingly, entered the competition side, rendering him unable to join in on the tandem fun, but he did very well in the comp…
As many of you guys will know, our goal here at Excitement! Car Magazine has been to bring you interesting daily content from automotive scenes around Australia and the World. Considering what we have is a very small team I am proud to say since we officially opened on October 7, 2011 we have succeeded in that.
While we would love to continue doing this we feel that the more interesting articles that we post (for example car features, track days & events) are being diluted by filler posts throughout the week that may not be as captivating.
We have decided that from now on we will regularly post every Friday at 7pm.
We will be reducing how often we post in an effort to ensure that every article will be of the highest quality!
Last time we received feedback from you guys we heard many more grassroots car features, builds and events.
We definitely plan to keep doing that, but we need your feedback again this time!
If you see only one post from us each week, what do you want to see?
We definitely want your constructive criticism as well! We need to know what works for you guys and what doesn’t.
So let us know whether you like the changes over the next few weeks, as well as what we can be doing to improve in the future!
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A bit of a Midnight Mechanics video for you guys today. I finally edited my GoPro footage from the March 9th Queensland Raceway Morning Session. I seriously love these events for the people that turn up and the time we get on track. I’m really happy with some of the tandems Jason and I go on the day, I can’t wait for us to get back out there asap!
It is always amazing to meet someone that is truly passionate about their car and the culture behind it. One such person that have I met recently is Milton Watkins; the owner of Caddy Daddy, as well as this very fine 1961 Cadillac De Ville.
Here you go guys, a full size wallpaper of this very classy gentleman and his Lexus!
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It was 18/3/2012 4:30PM Sunday, as I have arrived to the mysterious location in Advancetown which looked like in the middle of nowhere with no inhabitants. Just a few empty streets and 2 houses in the process of being build; a perfect place for everyone’s sliders to come out and play as well as have a bit of a get together.
Well while the Streetkarnage and Excitement! Car Magazine slider session really didn’t go to plan, we still had some fun. We got some decent photos coming to you guys in the next few days, many of which are thanks to James Dean of James Dean Photography.
Once again, I’m very sorry for anyone that received a fine on the afternoon. I assure you I copped the worst of it by being stranded there until well after dark. The fact that my car has been defected off the road has never been what I have been upset about, the fact that the police deliberately cornered us to defect our cars while we were doing something as nonthreatening as sliding tricycles is what really pisses me off. Believe me when I say I will not lay back and take it, especially when that is what we are expected to do.
I would like to ask anyone that has thought about revenge or wrecking havoc due to all this to not give them the satisfaction. It won’t solve anything, and it will only justify their reasoning behind all this.
Apparently in this day and age, sliding a tricycle in a deserted street is just as likely to get you defected and fined massively as if you were using children in a school zone as clipping points.
I would like to take this opportunity to comment on how incredibly defunct the policing system is in this day an age. I find it sickening how a group of people cannot ride a form of push bike in a deserted undeveloped residential area without being hassled.
SURELY, surely there is something more threatening going on other than a group of youths ‘terrorising’ a deserted street, in tricycles no less.
I would like to again personally thank the man who decided to call the police to state that we were “hooning”. You have done a great justice to your community, dear sir. Well done. I would implore you to maybe try asking us to leave next time. Maybe during the point when I was chatting to you, instead of just calling the police on us. Not every 24 year old in this day and age is on methamphetamines and ready to stab you at any given moment.
So what an eventful afternoon. For the simple act of populating an area and causing harm to no other, I now have to take my car off the road.
I am not the only one either. I would like to take this time to personally apologize to anyone that received a fine this afternoon. It is not right.
God help us in this world.
This week we have two new contributors on board; Cooper Macmillan and Misko Martinovic so we will be revisiting the 2011 Queensland Raceway Matsuri. Both of these guys covered the event and have some fantastic content to show you. We will also be showing you some of the photos that you didn’t see during our coverage of the event. One of the cars that I think basically defined the Queensland Raceway Matsuri has to be Cameron Macleod’s S13 that he built especially for this event. There were plenty more amazing sights to see during the weekend, and we all cannot wait to see what the 2012 Matsuri Brings us.
So we have just recently found a new spot to take our sliders to and are very happy to announce we will be organizing a session in the future in conjunction with Streetkarnage!
Michael Harris from SK will have a flyer for you guys with all the details in the next couple of days so be ready!
Every so often things in life work out to bite me in the arse. A few weeks ago I was covering the car build of a very good friend of mine, Aaron Squires and his Ae86 Build. Despite only starting from only a shell this car was looking very promising, and while it still is, Aaron no longer owns it. Luckily for myself and especially for you guys, the ae86 is now owned by another good friend of mine; Beau Best, who swapped his 20v ke70 for the Ae86 shell. The ke70 you see before you however barely resembled itself only weeks ago. Both Aaron and Beau have been very busy over the past week sanding and prepping this ke70 in order to cover the previously army-green panels in a fresh white.
In the short time that I have been going to Archerfield for drifting I’ve seen some pretty talented drivers getting around the tight track that was originally intended for go karts. Sarah “Sez” Rogers is one that stands out from the crowd with skills that exceed quite a few of her male peers. In her bright pink S13 Silvia, Sez is carving her way up the field and putting her foot down on the comments that women can’t drive. Maybe she has trouble parallel parking or getting it straight at a shopping center, but ones things for sure, she’ll whip you’re ass when it comes to taking corners. Sez took some time out from a session to have a chat to me about her aggressive style.
Early this week I dropped down to meet the guys at Workshop One to check out their new shop front as well as what they get up to. These guys typically work on Japanese cars but there were a few interesting things to find around the workshop as well.
On the weekend I attended the Japanese Classic Car day at Banyo. There were still modern cars attending but the classics were the main focus. I arrived a bit late and many cars were starting to leave. As I first walked in, I was greeted with a Crown wagon and this Corona Mark II. Just a few of many beautiful cars.
Hey there guys, we have a new contributor on board the team so I thought I would give him the chance to introduce himself to everyone. We have been watching the content that Cooper has been covering for a short time now and he has impressed us on a regular basis. It’s worth mentioning too that, while he covers a wide variety of exciting automotive things, he is only 14! That’s a fairly impressive effort. Anyway, for now I will hand it over to Cooper to introduce himself – Grant
Here’s the collection of our final images from Streetkarnage Slider Session that was held on the Gold Coast.
Sometimes the most amazing things in life are so simple. It amazes me that as people that spend so much time, money and agony on high performance cars we can gain so much fun out of something as basic a tricycle with plastic wheels on the back. If you haven’t seen these things before, you’re in for a treat because huffy sliders are an insane amount of fun.
Oh, and did I mention that A Current Affair doesn’t like them? So you will LOVE them!
Over the last few weeks, Tim Lince, a journalist for Influencing.com.au has been interviewing me to discuss a feature of Excitement! Car Magazine. Influencing.com.au is a website that covers the latest Australia media and publishing news. They also feature for a large audience of PR professionals and fellow journalists. Several days ago I was very excited to be informed by Tim that the article has now been published.
Check out the article, and spread the word. I’m very proud to have this sort of recognition for Excitement! Car Magazine. The magazine would not be where it is today without the help of all of my contributors; Josh, Courtney, Henry, Sean, Nathan, Scott and Kory.
Thank you to you guys as well, the readers. Keep sharing the articles we send out, and make sure to like us on Facebook if you haven’t already.
As for us, we will keep trying to bring you everything Automotive that you love!
I have just come back from the Streetkarnage slider session and I have to say it has been some of the best fun I have had in a loooonnng time. Aside from being hassled by yet another Woolworths owner (we seem to be having a bad run with those guys) the entire day was pretty well awesome. I have a tonne of photos to shot you guys from the entire afternoon and Josh has a few photos from his 5D which he strapped to the front of his slider. This photo here give you just a small glimpse of how many people came out.
I’ll have all the shots in the next few days, so till then sit tight!