A Very Tough AE86

This car made me a little bit moist when it came out of the pits on Saturday at Manfeild.

So much want all in one spot.

Drivers PB of 1:17.9 round Manfeild means it’s pretty damn quick!

Toyota AE86 Race car

Toyota AE86 Race car

Toyota AE86 Race car

Spotlight: Kerri Mareeba and PERFK at Superlap 2012, Round 1

JD and I turned up in Feilding to go to Palmerston North Swap Meet 2012. Part way through wandering the main hall, I flipped open my phone to check Facebook as JD was hunting through a box of old shit.
A new photo had been uploaded by Kerri.
The photo showed a wing mirror snapped off some car…┬áThe colour of the car was gliterry pink….
Oh NOES – PERF has been in a smash.
We promptly left the show hall and made our way to the pit garage. (via a quick pitstop for lunch at KFC… we hungry)
Luckily nobody had been hurt, and PERFK was still running. Bit of broken glass here and there and some dents in the door and guard. Jamie managed to bash out a bunch of the dents with his superior panelbeating skills (which he only discovered he had on the day).
Luckily Kerri wasn’t thrown off by this at all, and jumped straight back on the horse that bucked her off.
And managed to smash her own PB and laid out a 1:20.5. AWH SHIT YEH.
Here’s some pics of the damage, and some other random shots of the day.
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
Pink race tape? SUP!
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
Lucky charms
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
The waterboy races to give Kerri her helmet.
Kerri and PERFK
Kerri and PERFK
Hand signs and rotary drivers go together like bread and sausage. Mad Mike has obviously given her some coaching on best hand signal techniques.
Kerri and PERFK
Chasing Dan Currie out of the pits
Kerri and PERFK
I live for this shit.
More pics from Superlap R1 to come.

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.
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.
I get so excited when i see this Citroen around town. It’s so delicious.
The guys and girls at Oldschool.co.nz came and rep’d hard.
This notchback Trueno was enough to give most JDM fanboys serious wood.
This late model Nissan Navara was pretty different to the sort of minitrucks we usually see. Never seen one this low!
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…
The FD2R Civic below is probably the only one I’ll ever see in real life…. and it was immaculately presented
Pretty special interior in it too
Woot – it’s Kerri and PERFK the Pink FC on the Dyno – CHUR!
Most Wellington folk will probably recognise Nimesh’s superb S13 Silvia and with his wheels being freshly repainted it certainly looked baoss.
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.
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…)
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.
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!

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


So much guard work on this Escort.

FXGT rally spec



This S14A was LOW!






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!)


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




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.





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



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.



Honda Cup car

Slammed S13


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



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.

legit old school civ

My favourite Civic shape ever!


Yemo had a good first round in the 180sx.


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



Team SC.

sunnys bum

Bottoms were fondled in the making of this article.




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.


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

and this:


Look at those wheels. DAYUM

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

Hi-res photos can be viewed: