4nRotary Jamboree 2012

4nRotary Jamboree weekend has come and gone for another year. Plenty of sweet cars, free V, and questionably dressed young women filled the glorious place that is – Manfeild. (yes this is the correct way to spell it, despite many media folk failing to recognise that).
Enough sharning. Here are some photos from inside the hall the rest are viewable on flickr or facebook:
First up is this 180sx – built purely to be a drift weapon. The front cut unclips in one will piece. Front bumper, guards, and bonnet all fold forward on a part tube frame front end. The little flicked out steel flares on the guards. The raw roof spoiler. Zebra painted side skirts. It’s so differently dirty and sexy.
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Next up – this early RX7. Anything with OG fender mirrors gives me wood, however, I will admit I was slightly upset it was rocking modgies.
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I get so excited when i see this Citroen around town. It’s so delicious.
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The guys and girls at Oldschool.co.nz came and rep’d hard.
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This notchback Trueno was enough to give most JDM fanboys serious wood.
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This late model Nissan Navara was pretty different to the sort of minitrucks we usually see. Never seen one this low!
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I’m pretty sure this Soarer had been painted the night before the show – I was sure I could smell the fresh paint on it…
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The FD2R Civic below is probably the only one I’ll ever see in real life…. and it was immaculately presented
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Pretty special interior in it too
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Woot – it’s Kerri and PERFK the Pink FC on the Dyno – CHUR!
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Most Wellington folk will probably recognise Nimesh’s superb S13 Silvia and with his wheels being freshly repainted it certainly looked baoss.
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I’ve also got mad love for this car. It’s nice seeing an early model Evo that isn’t de-sprung on a set of hideous Titans or Vaults – with or without centres G.
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Now for this car you will have to excuse the bad photos. the rope barrier thing was in the way and I had nobody around to hold it out of the way for me!!
This is an S15 Silvia, with an R34 Skyline front end, an RB under the hood, with a set of Shelby wheels on it. (atleast I think they were Shelby wheels – they had a wee snake on them…)
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This is most likely my favourite car of the whole day, particularly just due to wheel choice. Why run a set of Works, or Volks, or BBS when every man and his dog also has a set or a set of look-a-likes… I truely think wheel choice alone set this car apart from the rest. Also the fact that it was a Skyline front end on a Silvia, rather than 180SX front on one. A nice touch, I thought.
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A suspicious looking member of the terrorist organisation – R’s Garage was spotted on the prowl. He was stopped for questioning, but little that came out of his mouth was understood. Hungover perhaps?

Here’s a bunch of other photos:
That’s all for now!

Green Sticker Society Low Key Meet 09/01/2012

First day back in the office, and it’s the best weather we have had in weeks…. just my luck eh!

Lucky Yemo cheered me up by sending me a text telling me a few of the guys were meeting up later in the arvo. Choice!

Looks like Yemo might need to change his blog name to Glorious Subaru Society or something, judging by the amount of boxers that rolled up.

Here be some pics yo – I’m sure the GSS has a shite load more hiding away somewhere unposted!

Subaru Line

2NRRTY and RKLESS

the people

RKLESS

Got mad love for this Accord. Sits so nice!

staunch Hiace on Advan SA3R's

fuck yeah – possibly the choicest ride there. Hiace van on Advan SA3R’s. Fuck yeah Van’s! Fuck yeah Tri-Spokes! They’re def making a comeback.

Dom's Ess Fifteen

slammed bimmer

This bagged BMW is for sale – as seen HERE – CLICK THIS TEXT.

Stickahbomba

Good start to the working week.

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Clean.

Alright, so if you’re reading this I’m going to presume that you have some interest in cars, phat skids, or inhalants. Two out of three ain’t bad. Cars in particular are better if they’re clean.

I am not the best car groomer in the world; I am solidly within the 99%. But that means I can put words into this article like “skids” “poo” and “fried chicken”, and not lose any work because of it. There are people much better than I am, however if I may say so myself, I’m not too bad at it. From seeing some of the cars that have arrived to Bwarpmeets, there’s a pretty wide variety of cleanliness floating around. At one end, you have Charlie’s Torneo, which hasn’t seen a speck of dust in its life, while at the other, some people look to have gone offroad in torrential rain before arriving.

I’m not here to judge, I’m here to give a basic explanation of how to keep your shit looking shiny. I apologise for the lack of ‘action’ shots – the wife was busy.

Without further ado, we have a PFL S14 which hasn’t been cleaned in a year or two.


To clean it, we need a place. I have a driveway. It has a garage (somewhere out of the sun is key for wax application).

And cleaning products (in order of use): Meguiar’s Gold Class car wash, several buckets full of delicious water, my badass (read: old and crusty!) chamois, Meguiar’s Clay Bar, Meguiar’s NXT wax and waxy puff applicator, microfibre, Armor-all protectant and generic engrish silicone spray. Autosol metal polish makes a guest appearance later in the programme.

First thing’s first: hose that bitch down. If your target is as grubby as this, it may help to take a cloth with you to wipe off dust/dirt while hosing – we are using a pair of buckets later (one ‘clean’ water with car wash, one ‘dirty’ for rinsing the cloth once you’re outta clean water), and this keeps the clean bucket’s water clean for longer. Make sure you hose in and around wheel wells, and inside bumper grilles. If you’ve got stones etc caked on, don’t rub these while wiping.


Obviously, doing so will just gouge your paint, which isn’t very helpful since we’re trying to make your car look better! Hose them away, then wipe if necessary.

Next up, we get those buckets into it. Wipe over the entire car with soapy water, rinsing in the dirty bucket periodically, then getting mo’ water from the clean one. We’re trying to get dirt off a car, not put it back on. Get into gaps between panels, around grilles.

Once you’ve finished the car itself, get onto the wheels – these are left till last, since they’re generally dirtier (oh lawd brake dust). Depending on the wheels, this might possibly be the most time consuming part of this entire process. You will regret buying BBS RS.
Once you’ve soaped that entire bitch up, we hose it down to remove the suds. Start from the roof, go with any flat surfaces from there, so you don’t wind up resoaping parts you’ve rinsed.
All going well, you should end up with something looking like this:

Its summer. Its hot. The water will dry in crusty looking spots. Thats all good. Bring out that moist chamois and rub it real good, all over. Get in there real deep-like. This will remove most, but potentially not all of the waterspots – not a big problem, we’ve got a few more steps to go. We’re now clean, but not shiny enough.


Take that mofo into the garage/car port/bat cave. You need it out of direct sunlight, so the panels can cool. Wax hates heat, and your finish will be crappy (though better than dirt).

Once we’re all garaged up, take a spray bottle of water (for sleeper-spec cleaning, I have my water in a BAM POWER DEGREASER bottle. Rinse first.), and a clay bar (which is probably still horrifically overpriced at Repco/SCA. $70/bar wtf?).

Wet the paint with your spray bottle, and rub that clay over every inch of the paint, to help remove tar spots/sap/invisible poo – while you might not be able to see it (and the camera I’m using likes to disguise imperfections), it’s still there, it’ll still feel rough, and it’ll mess with your waxing.

The clay won’t glide if you’ve not lubed it up with water, so cover everything. This serves a second purpose – cooling panels down if its been sitting in the sun.

It looked clean beforehand, but panel after panel, the clay looks like this:

Reknead the clay so you have a clean surface to work with, and keep on trucking. Once you’re done, chamois the car dry (again, ugh).

Once you’ve finished that, you’ve got something like this: A nice smooth surface for getting your Miyagi on.

Note that the S14 has gotten its sun fade on – we’re not working with any cutting compounds here (they basically shave into the paint to remove the top layer(s), to show up a stronger colour), so that will remain – this is week in/week out safe cleaning here, and cutting can easily go bad if you’re not careful.

Take wax. Apply to wax puff. The puff will stop you applying it unevenly, but make sure you get everywhere covered, and avoid rubbing it on rubber/plastic surfaces, because it can stain creamy, and be a right PITA to get off. You’ll end up with a matte surface.

Then, the great unveil. Take your microfibre, and wipe off the wax. That bitch be shiny. Then, small touchup things. Silicone spray re-blackens your tyres, plastic grilles, side mirror arms.

Autosol will, as well as shine up yo exhaust,

remove scratches and assorted crap from plastic surfaces – headlights and taillights specifically.

Before:

After all is said and done:

Now, this took me a little under 2 hours to do errything (including drinking a beer, talking to the owner, bouncing on a pogo stick) – it might be a bit of time to sink at once, but do this once a month, even, and the rest of the time you can basically just hose it down and it’ll stay clean.

Alternatively, if you like the results but don’t quite have the dedication to get into it yourself, I do casual work of this nature so get in touch with Luke and I’ll polish your big end (or something).

Oh, and I vacuumed/armor-all’d the interior so its all shiny, but it appears I didn’t bother taking photos of that.

Come at me bro.

Craig.

Burgerfuel Meet 26 October 2011 – PHOTODUMP

Aloha,
The weather was a bit… well…. wet on Wednesday night for the Monthly Burgerfuel Meet….
Aparently that doesn’t turn a large group of people off, because the turnout to this meet was still superb. Shout out to the kids from Oldschool.co.nz for rolling out for a feed and a yarn too.
As usual we chilled and ate our Wednesday night roast. The weather was shit, so we didn’t stand round fapping over Kerri’s rotang for long before a smaller group of us convoyed out to an undisclosed location in Pori-vegas. (What a bustling metropolis it is…)
Here’s some shots:
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As we parked up a few local hoodlum children sprinted our way to check out the cars. This standard of vehicles must be fairly foreign to them as they distinctly lack Enkei G-Zeros and random panels covered in primer. One of the young kids was quoted saying “dis is like some shit out of fast n furious, deez are da badst cars in Porirua!”
I think errbody LOL’d at that.
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Kerri brought out an FD RX7 named PIE.
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Errrrbody loves PIE…. and FD RX7’s.
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Usual suspect, Charlie was there.
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The paint on his Accord looking so wet, so clean – I’ve never seen this car dirty.
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Craig and Josh decided to get to work on polishing some yellowed headlights on this DB8R. What lovely young men.
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Finished result – CHUR!
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Dan has recently got to work on his AK Shuttle and repainted the bumpers to black, and chucked some different wheels on. Looking SA-WEEEET.
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Mudflaps FTW!
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Jasper came out in his Matty-B Ute. Minitruck <3 IMG_6493resized
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Jaymee brought his recently acquired EF Civic along.
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This wee Morrie is hiding something a bit special under the hood.
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Oh why hello there little 4AGE.
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Mean as night as usual.
Thanks to all who came out for it, it was most enjoyable to get to know a few more of you.
Until next time.
PEACE.

Road and Track Day, Manfeild, 27 August 2011

Manfeild. The place to seperate the boys from the men. and the women from the boys too I guess…. bu that’s not all that hard usually.

Anyway – Road and Track day. A few of the boys were going up to do some sweet laps of town… i mean… laps of the track. So I followed on up in the Cube (no it didn’t make it on the track).

Sean and I snapped some photos whilst there for all the punters who couldn’t make it.

Line up

Escort

So much guard work on this Escort.

FXGT rally spec

180

Silvia

This S14A was LOW!

S14A

Bluey

S14

datsun

starlet

All sorts of people fanging it up in what they brung, no matter what it was. From wee FWD NA Starlets, through to standard base spec Misti Lancers (this guy thrashed this like a boss!)

mitsi

A number of fast Mitsi Evo’s were about too.

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datto

Rumour has it, that the above Datsun coupe was running a mid mounted rotary engine…? I didn’t spy it myself, but it sure did sound pretty mental.

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silvia

corolla

laser

The above Laser (?) went hard for what it was.

civ

porsche

This Porsche sounded feral at near full tilt down the front straight. Word is that the driver never managed to put his foot flat in it… Scary shit.

silvia

Skyline

Honda Cup car

Slammed S13

Andrew

Andrew and his Civic went hard all day. Andrew was cranking out 1.25 laps. (That’s quick)

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Andrew put the pass on this R33 at pace! Skyline had no chance. Needless to say, we all went bananas in the pit lane watching him pass it with ease.

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My favourite Civic shape ever!

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Yemo had a good first round in the 180sx.

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Ignition trouble saw him running on three for his second heat, and he threw in the towel early.

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Team SC.

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Bottoms were fondled in the making of this article.

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This Corolla was KILLING IT out there. Iain, here’s some inspiration!

Now.. Here is my favourite car of the whole day.

Nissan N15 Pulsar VZR. Engine is an SR16VE + T. Making over 200kw at the front wheels. Had a chat with the owner (a bloody good bastard) and he says it fries up the front tyres round every corner, so there’s certainly a knack to driving it.

VZR Turbo

VZR Turbo

As we left, We spotted a few sweet cars sitting in the carpark. I requested Sean take a photo.

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GT Corolla Sedan. Rare as rocking horse shit, and looked LEGIT on these wheels.

and this:

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Look at those wheels. DAYUM

That’s all for now. Looking forward to the next one.

Hi-res photos can be viewed:
HERE
AND HERE

PEACE.