Sunday, 22 April 2012

Autumn in Wellington

What's good, people?

A spur of the moment led to a few cars, good people and some photos. That's the crux of the any grassroot scene in any part of the world. I enjoy these far better than bigger meets (although, they have their place and often are significant for their own reasons). Everyone knows everyone, people get along, have a laugh and be merry. Ain't that right, Milk (of the Phresh and Phruity Crew)?

Let me introduce James and his Evolution 1 RS (ed: I wrote it as a Evo 2, my bad!)


One of the tidiest, if not the tidiest, Evolutions in Wellington. Quietly unassuming, yet incredibly powered under the bonnet.



Look under the bonnet and it's nothing to sneeze at. It's been a long road to where it sits now with 322kw at all four wheels.


The iconic HKS cam gears hints at the prowess of this car. Having had a quick ride in it, I have to say, this is one serious street car. Look closely at the exhaust manifold, you'll find two wastegates for the twin-scroll Garrett snail that resides in the engine bay.
Although it rarely sees the light of day, the car is always presented in pristine condition. I look forward to the next set of modifications this car will receive.

Another cool dude from the local scene who's done well on the national level is Rich with his tough S14.
One of the first things that strike you about this car is it's aggressive stance. Running super wide SSR wheels and some hearty stretch, this car has the looks as well as the ability to place on the podium at D1NZ.
Look for a full feature on this car soon.

A dark horse of the NZ scene has to be Gung of the Circle Jerk Crew, owning two immaculate Hondas.

He brought with him his cool (and rare) daily - a EK coupe in black (Black cars are notoriously hard to get right in photos!). He is a self confessed wheel lover and connoisseur so every time I see this car, it pretty much has had a different set of wheels on it! You might know him for the white 2008 Civic Type R.
Again, no slouch in the "fast" department either; with a B18 block with B16a head. ARC intake, Mugen twin loop and a few other nifty little things to keep this car interesting
Interior has seen an update - Recaro seats and Type R floor mats.

Finally, Dom and his S15.
Been on the street scene for years and still keeping it cool.

And the 180 - well, the engine stuff has been done, and you may have noticed some new wheels in the front. Currently waiting on the side skirt to come and to complete the BN Sports bodykit. No, I'm not selling my Type X stuff - that's being tidied up and put somewhere safe. It'll come back onto the car another day.

The stickers have been a hit and are almost on the verge of selling out now. So if you want some and haven't gotten any yet, hit us up on facebook for details!

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