Thursday, December 24, 2015

Farewell 2015

2015 has been another fantastic year. I (just) got the car to Beach Hop, and have since greatly enjoyed the machine on many little drives around Wellington. Especially the trips around the stunning South Coast of this beautiful city. It's a real treat to have such great roads and epic backdrops just down the road from my house.

2016 begins with a big move over to Los Angeles, which is super exciting. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to live and work over there, being the center of the film design industry I fell in love with thanks to films like Aliens and Star Wars. I've spent over 4 months this year in LA, and love it. I can't wait to enjoy the Kuda on some of the awesome canyon roads around the place. I have big plans for photo and film productions once I get the car over there too, the opportunities are endless!

As much fun as I'll have hooning the car up Angeles Crest and taking it to Supercar Sunday, I think I'll miss these scenic trips around the South Coast on the way to a delicious brunch at Maranui cafe (ok, mostly I'll be missing the coffee and the epic food, New Zealand could sure teach the US a thing or two about good coffee and cooked breakfasts!). I still have a few weeks before I head to LA though, so I'll be sure to get a couple more trips in.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stormy fish

A little trip to the coast after fixing the cuda from it's last trip out.

Snapped a rear universal joint testing the traction of some 325 wide Mickey Thompson ET Streets. It was nice to feel the car grip and go instead of blazing the tires. Till it went bang.

All fixed now. But I'll have to leave those fat tires off till I get a new driveshaft with bigger universals. Lucky burnouts are almost more fun than launches.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dash light

Got the dash lighting wired up. Been looking forward to seeing this for a while, it was always one of my favourite things about the old car. Dim green top-down lighting, such awesome cinematic 70s style.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

70s F1 at the Corkscrew

Some of the awesome 70s F1 cars that were at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. A real treat to see and hear! Such iconic shapes and colours.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rennsport Reunion V

Enjoy a bunch of my favourite pics from an epic time yesterday at the fantastic Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca Raceway. Cheers!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Checked out the Japanese Classic Car Show down in Long Beach. Some awesome little cars there, the location was great, and it was hot as hell. Loved this Skyline, gorgeous shade of blue with grey watanabes, perfect.

Always loved these big box flares on Toyota Starlets.

Awesome event!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monterey Machines

Here's some of my favourite images from the recent trip to Monterey, for the car action that takes over the town for a week in August. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours are truly bucket list material. If you get a chance to go, make it happen, they're incredible!

Seeing cars you've loved for years (and stolen the wheels off of in photoshop a lot) racing around the awesome Laguna Seca circuit is fantastic. This 80s badass, an Audi 200 Quattro Trans Am, has some especially epic turbo sounds.

The pits are just as incredible. There is a truly staggering amount of the raddest machines ever built juxtaposed amongst each other. This was the first time I saw a 959, and it was definitely not a case of being disappointed meeting childhood hero's. It was easily one of my favourite cars there. There was a 288 GTO there that was in that category too.

There were heaps of Kiwi's over, racing in Formula 5000. Awesome 70s machines.

No damn Cuda again! I can't wait to see one of Gurney '70 Cuda Trans Am around this track. Till then all the other Trans Am cars offer no shortage of the most glorious sights and sounds.

I'll leave you with the rest of the images now. It was an incredible trip once again. Looking forward to next year!