Where did this go?
Bring back Group B. What seemed to be a near limitless class of racing. Mental over-powered cars going full noise down narrow roads and tracks. AWESOME.
Continuing on from the previous post from the OldSchool.co.nz meet, I felt the need to do a seperate post for one car that showed up on the night that really made an impression on me.
Joe’s Peugeot 205 Gti – with Mi16 lurve.
These cars usually come with either an 8 valve 1.6 or an 8 valve 1.9 engine. From the factory they put out some bloody good numbers. Joe has gone to the next level with his build, dropping in one rare piece of metal between his strut towers. The infamous Mi16. 16 valves. 1.9 litres of capacity. and one hell of a mental exhaust note.
I won’t go into extreme detail with engine specs because I’m not too clever at it.
So I’ll let these couple of pictures speak for themselves.
This is certainly no pretty boy JDM spek Honda. It’s build to go fast. It’s ruthless as hell.
Joe seems to be all about function over form. When asked why the top cover of his dash board and speedo cluster was missing he replied “It was rattling, so I ripped it off”. Just the way he likes it.
Not only is it fast, it’s got character too. This rubber chicken on the rear wiper is just one hilarious addition to the vehicle to really make it something different.
What most people would notice first is that the bonnet is … well…. fairly rusty…. This bonnet is quite sought after as it only ever came out on Automatic 205’s and most of them get raped and pillaged pretty quickly because the bonnets have a slight rise or ‘bulge’ in the middle of them. Some Peugeot enthusiasts pay top dollar for those bonnets, so as a big “FUCK YOU”, Joe decided he would strip the paint off his rather valuable bonnet and get some rust up in dat.
Who needs chromes, bags and candy paint to turn heads?
All you need is rust.
Oldschool is a car club that has been around for some time now and has a pretty well established user base.
I’d been a luker for a wee while, but the opportunity presented itself to get amongst and go to a local meet. So in the name of all things Automotive, I packed the Cube, picked up the ever faithful Sundeep and made the epic long journey to Thorndon New World car park for some Old cars, Wholly Pizza and some yarning.
Pics as follows:
The people at New World Thorndon didn’t like us standing about in the car park, so we were asked to move on, which we politely did. Thanks for the use of your carpark while it lasted!
So, for so much planning, a grand total of 3 cars showed up. Luckily there was more than one person in each car and luckily the people that came were true good cunts. It’s apparent that some people don’t like driving their cars in the rain…..
The morning was looking bleak. The clouds hadn’t cleared over night as I had prayed for, and it was still pissing down with rain when I got out of bed.
Packed up our shit to meet the most dedicated car enthusiasts ever. Josh and Alex. And their loyal Crew, Neill and Courtney.
First meeting spot was Westpac Stadium – Level 2 car park.
What an awesome place for a photoshoot – Check these out.
So after waiting for a couple of no-shows we made our way to Waikanae to hopefully pick up some more people.
We arrived at Waikanae Skate Park.
Nobody was there…
Just as I was getting angry a familiar sound came within ear shot. it was…. THE VAN.
Kane and Stac were here.
The sky was beginning to clear – we weren’t being rained on anymore. This is a good sign.
Snapped off a few pics as follows:
We waited round for some more people who didn’t come and then left on our merry way up SH1.
Headed towards the 66 on 1 Diner at 1 Norbiton Road Foxton. We didn’t know if it was going to be open or not, but we went for a drive anyway.
We arrived. It was open. Food was cheap and tasty, but nothing really to write home about.
Snapped some more pics in the car park…. the weather was playing nice too.
Left here did a bit of tiki touring round Foxton. Saw the windmill…. shWOW…..
Went to Bulls and had a beer in a bar called ‘The Rat Hole’. If you ever stop off in Bulls, I suggest you have a drink there. Great place with extra friendly people. We got off lucky and made it out alive.
Sun was coming out. It was HOT outside.
Made our way back south. Stopped at a gas station for the obligatory piss.
Left here and had a rapid drive back to Waikanae. Sat in the sun at Kanes, had a cold one and buggered off back to Wellington.
WHAT A DAY.
BE READY FOR THE NEXT ONE FOOLS. RAIN OR SHINE MO FUCKS.