Hype soon built with the large number of people expected at the meet, and the hardtuned.net Facebook page soon lit up.
I arrived a little late and didn’t expect to find a park, though myself and the lucky few behind me quickly snapped up the last ones.
Just coincidence, or was I seeing double? The R34 seems to be regaining popularity and for good reason.
The wide variety of cars showed that no matter what type of car you have, the overall reason for coming together is the same.
Though not quite as big as Sydney, Melbourne is really starting to show its force in numbers with each meet seeming to get bigger and bigger.
Some nice guard work going on here!
Without a doubt the most powerful car at the meet. With head sized turbos and enough noise to deafen people 3km away, this car was a true monster.
Burnouts between cars in a stupid crazy drag car! No worries, except for all the cars that got sprayed with stones!
Two Mitsubishis that deserve more respect. Both very underrated cars.
This forth gen Civic with complimenting wheels really looks clean and unmolested.
Some pretty funky aero going on here! Looks like this may not be just a hard parker.
Strange, I didn’t realise that there was a whole other mini carpark at the back of the place. I guess when you need to find a park you find a park.
More and more cars continued to flow in!
Two door R31… Amazing!
Aggressive fitment! There is a hard line between having flush fitment and a daily driver without smashing the shit out of your guards.
Love the superlites and the tight tuck that’s going on here, the Escort is one car you definitely do not see on the roads anymore and that’s a real shame.
The P-platers are really sticking it to the oldies and showing them how to modify. Great selection of wheels and ride height.
Check out the attention to detail on the valve caps and white tyre highlights! These small things really made this car stand out.
The camber on this Silvia really helped to make this car look lower and phatter than it really is.
Hey look the suns out! Okay, it didn’t last long, only enough for me to take a photo of the huge crowd.
An old favorite of ours, MREVO returns to show the evo crowd how it’s done!
Don’t you hate it when you have to drive directly into the sun?
Yet another fine example of the R34.
This photo racked up 200+ likes on our FB, and it’s easy to see why. This car truly is a masterpiece and it seems that you guys think so too.
Some nice classics, it’s good to see that these great cars haven’t been forgotten.
Back in the day I used to see quite a few great looking Jazzs hanging around, but these days not so much… So where are they all?
If only we could add another level to this carpark! There seems to be plenty of height to build up…
Not just a Honda thing, sticker bombing is a trend that is here to stay.
A Super straight KE! So clean and well looked after.
The price on these has skyrocketed in the last few years and it’s easy to see why. What a shape and what a legend! It was great to see one in person.
Complete with its original engine, which looks like it has been lovingly rebuilt.
I couldn’t get enough of this Honda Legend! I still remember when it had the standard wheels and bags. I have to congratulate Oxer on his fine choice of wheels and incredible stance.
So tough! Mugen M7’s re barreled here in Victoria to offer some ridiculously low offset!
Ready for war! With a fat tyre profile and decent offset, this KE70 looks like it wants to rip your arm off and beat you to death with the wet end.
The crowd assembled on the road to witness the drivers giving their cars hell all while attempting not to crash them.
Checkout the weight shift! With the extra weight in the back and the foot to the floor this chaser’s ass nearly touched the ground!
No smoke, no steam, only astonishing speed. When this R35 flogged it, it disappeared within a couple of seconds!
By this time it was getting pretty dark and the majority of people decided to call it quits…
… Except for this large group of S2000 owners!
What a view! Right on the water, it was the perfect place to take shots of one of Honda’s most loved cars.
I didn’t waste any time quickly sneaking in and taking a few photos. Where else do you see this many S2000s together?
With so many nice cars and quite a few people displaying some decent driving skills, the Hardtuned Meet was a huge success. This spot has seen some of the biggest car meets in Victoria this year, and if the scene continues to grow we’ll have to mark out measured parking to fit in as many cars as possible!
Thanks for looking,