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Archive for May, 2012

17
May
12

16-05-12 – Predators Hot Rod Meet

A post-work pint and car park full of Rods? I was all over it.  This month was the first Predators Hot Rod meet at the Bowling Green Pub in Litchfield and on the basis it wasn’t raining for the first time in what feel like forever, I jumped in the Herald and checked it out.  This is what I found:

Awesome.  This meet has got some history dating back to the ’80s; legend has it at one point it all got a bit roudy so the feds shut it down! It’s on the up again though and I’m definately going agian. Everyone was super cool and friendly and there was plenty to check out.

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17
May
12

Project Herald: The Cover Break

Well, the new issue of Retro Cars Magazine dropped last week, so I can finally post up some sneaky B-roll from the build up feature!  Make sure you check out the mag for all the detail, but for now get a load of this:

13
May
12

Project E28: The Classic Compromise?

Considering this car is 27 years old and I’m dailying it, I’m struggling to see the “running a classic car” compromise:  It’s economical (we’re up to 36.9mpg after a service and plug/ lead change), comfortable, practical, will cruise at 85mph in pin-drop silence and (with no fear of jinxing it) is totally reliable.   I actually nearly sold this thing before I’d even started building it….then I nearly sold it again when I’d finished it…I’m just glad I stuck with it; this is literally the best “old” daily I’ve ever had!  The only problem is now I’m looking at even older BMWs thinking they will be as good; 2002 anyone?  Don’t encourage me…

 

 

05
May
12

Project KP30: Speedhunters Shoot – Behind The Scenes

You may have heard of a little website that goes by the name of Speedhunters? Well, I’ve been showing my support by having them in my blog roll for a while now and a couple of weeks back I got a call from Bryn (Musselwhite – Speedhunter’s newest features man and my long-term media crush) saying they wanted to feature the KP: AWESOME.

After we cancelled once due to the rain, there was only one other date we could do it…and guess what?  It was raining, though just the term “raining” doesn’t really do justice to what felt like all the water in the world being thrown at a quiet corner of the Cotswolds where the shoot was taking place.   The KP has only be wet about 4 or 5 times in 7 years, so I held back the tears and went for it.  Luckily when I arrived there was the full Speedhunters service:  Car wash and coffee.

Despite the freezing deluge it was an awesome day and, as always, a laugh with Bryn.  Here’s a few “behind the scenes” pics.  Bryn’s barns hold a number of cool cars, parts and memorabilia – worth a SH feature on their own!

Thanks again to Bryn and Speedhunters!  Check out the full feature here:

PART 1

PART 2

P.S If you’re a new visitor to Racer86.com don’t forget we’re on FACEBOOK and TWITTER – Social overload?  Probably, but all the cool kids are doing it!

 

02
May
12

From the Archive: KPGC10 GTR

Sitting digging through some old pics I found these I shot at Retro Rides Gathering back in ’07: Alan Thomas’ KPGC10 Skyline.  This thing is the real-deal, rebuilt by ex-Nismo engineers for the Nismo festival and now living in England.  I even got to sit in it!

This had to be done!