Happy 86 Day to everybody!
I Actually thought 86Day was this wednesday and didnt organize anything till the last minute but everyone in the 86 community came together and had an awesome night!
I dont think Ive seen this many 86′s on the road at once in New Zealand since Ive lived here… It’s definitely awesome to see the culture growing!
Thanks to Chris @ Freshly whipped for the short clip! Cant wait to see the full video!
Heres another clip from the day by Matt Sterne
Awesome work guys! Keep it coming!
Filmed and edited by Slide Effect
So, went along to Meremere on sunday, which I havnt been to since I have put the manual rack and AJPS lock spacer in, and what a difference! A very wet day to say the least but it sure seemed like the 86 gods were in my favour!
Entering the return road was the goal, and as backwards as you could do it. Joel got back from Japan after a year of living there and practising with Nakamura, Streeter and the like so was keen to see if the level of NZ drivers were able to do similar.
The 86 and I tried our hardest to go as backwards as we could but the conditions made it hard to keep the angle into the return road and maybe a bit more lock would help, but I came home in 2nd place which Im very happy about seeing as Ive never competed before, I was thinking about having fun more than competing to be honest. I got a lot closer to the wall than the above photo, even scraping them at times. Now just to focus on consistency and not to fatigue as much… My back and arms are aching today haha.
Thanks to Paul at Autofocused.co.nz as he managed to grab some awesome shots from yesterday.
Check his site out on the above link for some sweet images of NZ automotive culture.
Congratulations also go to Adam and Neal who were 1st and 3rd in the competition, cant wait for the next one where hopefully its a bit drier than on sunday.
Thanks go to Joel & Adam @ C’s Garage and Waz, Mike and the Garage Slipway Team for organizing such a sweet day.
Heres a couple video’s from the Taupo Trackday that Picket organized a couple months ago,
One from Max Fouhy:
And another from Chris Smith at Freshly Whipped:
Good to see more New Zealand drift footage, Keep it up guys!
Should be a lot of fun this weekend! Getting my car ready for this, its not running 100% so the clutch will take a punishing but with a few N/A 4AGE powered cars going, it will definitely have some close battles through the day.
Plus I will try my luck at some backwards entries so hopefully will be some good photos popping up later on.
More photos to come from the Hoshino Car Style Day so stay tuned!
So, it’s been a while since the last update but here’s something to finally show for it!
Thanks Mittle for lending me his camera for this shot!
Wheels are on and guards were beaten.
I swapped the tyres over from the 7J Hayashis onto the 8.5J Superstars which was abit heated.
Need to buy 195/45 for the rear as it rubs on 185/60.
Still need to bolt my passenger seat in and do something about the inner skins on the rear guards and then go for a cert. Will see how it turns out over summer but for now Im pretty stoked.
My Zenki Front lip is also being fixed up to be put on which will pretty much finish the exterior look. Would love a goodline bumper down the track though.
Anyway, hope to get onto the manual rack conversion soon to install my AJPS super lock spacer and get my lower arms lengthened. Then hopefully test it all out early next year.
Big thanks goes out to Ressa in Beaurepaires Albany for the use of his shop during the weekend and Dillon for helping me out in time of need, one of my 185/60′s decided to make friends with the inner guard and the punctured the sidewall so lent me a hammer and his 9J Mk II’s.
Hopefully I have time to do some photo taking over the summer. Been lacking lately.
More awesome footage from 86 day!
Thanks to Olly Jepson at Taupaki
Thanks to Max from Zeroclass for coming down for the trackday!
Was an awesome day, Look Foward for more days like this to come more often from New Zealand!