Time to shift the limelight to the cars that weren’t on the track. One of the most impressive is this unfinished ‘Drift Hilux’ build by Nigel Petrie. Amazing that I had to jump on a plane to Sydney to see this in the flesh, rather than the short hour plus drive to Geelong here in Vic.
Now I personally have never been a massive fan of the rear end of an S15, this wide body example had me dead in my tracks for quite some time though.
One of the meanest looking cars at the event, hidden behind the pits. The Uber Motorsport Evo was covered in so many wide body additions it barley looked like the car I’m used to seeing on the road.
Aftermath from Friday nights practice, the damage from a 100kph+ side impact… NZ driver Cole Armstrong will be sending the V Energy R34 back home to be re-shelled ready for the next wave of comps on home soil.
This clean Honda EP3 hiding at the back of the show and shine was a breath of fresh air. Perfect clean lines, with some Spoon brakes hiding behind the wheels, this model has become increasingly popular since the latest re-imagining of the Civic Type R fell short.
It was only a matter of time when the local VW scene would take after the overseas trends, BBS rims with some serious lowering. looks great to me!
Caught this late arrival to the show & shine finding it’s spot, a very nice V Spec GTR.
It was a shame this 180sx got assigned to show duties rather then the task it was built for… Skids, with an RB conversion too!
One very tough looking soft top s13
Found these two white EP3′s parking together up at turn 12 ready for the drift challenge, now I know why there are no white EP3′s in any other state.
This 350Z was so simple it out shone a lot of the flashier cars parked around it, perfect use of ones wallet.
Here is something I thought I would never type on my computer, let alone see with my own eyes… A Ratrod Volvo! very unique indeed.
My second favorite colour on a GTR after Bayside Blue, even a Nur Spec too!
Now this is something Australia needs more of, Evo Wagons. absolutely the best (fastest) way to get the kids to soccer!.
The Meguiars show & shine was full of surprises, a complete drag built S15. I returned later in the day hoping to get an engine shot… no such luck unfortunately.
This fantastic Ke70 hiding out in the car park belongs to the brother of competing Australian drifter Beau Yates, tasteful Toyota’s must run in that family because Beau’s AE86 was easily one of the better looking drift cars at this years event besides Mad Mike’s RX7.
That concludes our cars off the track, thanks for reading and be sure to check out the full coverage of WTAC 2011 and the Tectaloy International Drift comp here on Grip Shift Slide!