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Posts Tagged ‘Skyline

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!

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17
Aug
10

JDM Legends

Total legends … Hit the blogroll for more!

Loads of amzing attention to detail:

I’ve read the whole blog now about 3 times; they are literally living my dream life!

15
Aug
10

Retro Rides Gathering 06-08-08-10 Part #3

It all seems so long ago now…this time last week I was cruising home into the sunset.  Well, here’s my last few pics.  Roll on next year!

10
Aug
10

Retro Rides Gathering 06-08-08-10 Part #2

Eclecticicity.  It’s a new word I’ve made up to sum up the range of cars on display on the Sunday.

Hard-slam hero!

Party Bus – still with food in!

BOOOOOST – 30 seconds MAX.

Reverse-rake racer.  Yeah, I went there…

Starion: All the medallion.  Yes, yes I want one.  A lot.

Judging. Happening.

Papped

This Sprint-filled Toledo had to be one of the cars of the show for me

Chris Pollitt: Actual Wizard.

Even more soon!

09
Aug
10

Retro Rides Gathering 06-08-08-10 Part #1

“Epic” is  Probably the best way to describe the last 3 days of carnage, old skool cars, alcohol abuse, chillin’, illin’, maxin and relaxin’.  It all kicked off on Friday with a 5 hour convoy down to Yeovil with frankly some of the most outstanding human beings I have ever had the pleasure to meet.  The rock and roll excess began immediately on arrival (post tent deployment) with a Chinese being ordered.   Yes, that is how we roll.

Skip to Saturday night and the good times were rolling.  So much so that all of the following pics were shot out of the back of a ’66 Triumph Herald we took the roof off.  I know, I’m lazy, but it was better than walking and my legs had gone kinda soft by then…

More soon…

03
May
10

PPC in the Park 01-05-10

Fuelled by optimism, and leaving common sense to one side, I packed the tent into the car in the now sideways rain, and headed out to Mallory park for an over-nighter at the PPC show.   At several points I questioned if it was a good idea, especially as I only live 30 mins from Mallory, but the lure of friends BBQ and beer was too tempting, so I suck with it.

It paid off too; by the time we arrived the sun was shining and while the gale force wind made pitching a tent more like flying a kite, it was drying the place up quickly.

Some of you may recognise the yellow MK1 Escort in the corner of that pic…

Yep, my buddy Ryan’s Zetec powered, throttle bodied play car.  Following him down, I saw more of the side than the back…not that we skid on public roads officer.

Having survived the night we burned some more meat for breakfast and headed down to watch the track for a while.

I pretty much fell in love with this EF.

Yep, I’m fairly sure the session we watched was a Honda club….

The main show was in the paddock area so we took a stroll down to check it out.

Now, I’ll be honest, we didn’t stick around long as there wasn’t much that blew us away.  Maybe I’m turning into a show snob or something, but it kinda missed the mark for me.   Here’s some of the cream (in my humble opinion…)

Bike engine’d Imp.  I spotted this last week at Curborough.

The fab work was first class.  I’m hoping the rear plate means it’s road legal!

You know when I said “it kinda missed the mark”? Well this is why…

I appreciate all the work that’s gone in to them and blah, blah..but seriously, this is a PRACTICAL PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW.

I will immediately rectify this with more pictures of “that” EF

Massively honorable mention should go to my friend James Hill and his S4 Imp.  It’s well worth checking out his 27 page build thread.

All the supercharger install and carbon work is home-grown, by James, in his garage.  AMAZING.

You’ll also notice: No jubilee clips or band clamps anywhere!

So there you go; some inspirational engineering and motors, and some not so much.  Following a swift de-tent and pot noodle we rolled out (handirack in full effect).

25
Apr
10

KPGC10 GT x L28