Sunday, February 3, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

JD's AE70 - classic gas station photo.

Let's get Diabeetus

Considering we are all huge burger fans (most of our meets revolve around greasy food) it was no surprise we made the effort to convoy to Carls Junior that had recently been opened in Palmerston North.

If you don't know what Carls Junior is - I suggest you click THIS LINK and check out the menu....

Or - watch this short video:

So here's some pics from our epic adventures.

When we arrived, Carls Jr carpark was PACKED. so we took over a local heat pump suppliers car park. Thanks guys!

Usual suspect, Craig came out, and a new face, Max, also came in his Subaru Legacy. 

Some classic banter after a hearty feast

We stood here for about an hour watching Palmerston Norths 'best cars' roll past. They certainly do like their de-sprung rides

Finally got a photo of Charlies CL1 with his new Advan wheels fitted. Looks heavenly.

A few of us then decided to kill more time in Palmy, so went and cranked some mini golf. Here is Gemma getting super excited about it!

JD lining up the shot

taking the shots

End of the game, Reuben shot a lowest score of the day and has a photo with Skrillex to prove it. 

Now the drive back was really nice until we got to Paraparaumu and we encountered this.... a two hour wait due to some roadworks that had been destroyed.... not a great end to the day - but some good banter was had for the 3 hours we spent in the car. <3 my friends.

That's all for now. 

Keep your eyes on the blog for more pics of JD's AE70 Corolla (now for sale HERE) that James took while hanging out the window of the Accord. 

until next time.


Sunday, January 20, 2013 Meet Wellington January 2013

Wellington Chapter of brought in the new year with a Dennys meet in Porirua. The weather was atrocious, but the turn out was good. new faces, and plenty of regulars too.

Here's some pictures I took after cruising into an underground carpark to get out of the rain!

The noise this Buick Sportwagon made as it creeped through the underground carpark was outstanding. Gives me butterflies.

Sigmas were in quite an abundance at this meet, they're rapidly becoming quite a sought after collectable car. The above two sigmas are very tidy factory examples.

Cute is the first word that springs to mind every time I see Shaz's little blue lancer. such a sweetie.

KK's Citroen BX used smoke screen. It's super effective.

Another sweet Mitsi. This time in the shape of a Lancer wagon. Not many of these kicking round. Super cool!

Gotta love an old Austin. I'll own another one of these one day!

This van is kick ass. Hiace Supercustom on 17" SSR Mesh wheels.

Joe's not-so-old-school-but-still-very-cool FD RX7 makes all the right noises.

This Datsun 120Y Coupe on Hayashi's was my favourite car. perrrrfect. More photos of this to come in a future blog update.

Wellingtons most famous matte black Datsun.

Ye olde two tone Skyline. awhh yehh!

dat line up

Maximum banters

Parting shot - this just shows how enormous that Buick Sportwagon is... They certainly don't build them like this anymore!

If you want to get involved with the old school car community here in Wellington (or anywhere in NZ for that matter, log onto and check out that happenings and come along to the next monthly meet.



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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dan's Kaitoke camping trip

Dan did a write up for the blog after his recently organised camping meet. Here's the deets and a set of photos from Andrew and Lyle. Enjoy.

The week between Christmas and New Years eve, everyone is glad the family stuff is done for another year and the anticipation of seeing in the new year is high, so what beats going to a camp ground and sleeping in tents for a night or two.
The invitation was open to most people but being “that” time of the year a lot of people were out of town or already had plans but the ones that were local and available made the most of it.

Lyle in his Mitsi, Geoff and myself in our Shuttles met up with Andrew in his Accord, Iain in the infamous white EG Civic and Craig in the GTFO Celica at Craig’s place and convoyed out to Kaitoke.

When we arrived it was raining but that didn’t dampen our spirits and we quickly found a nice sheltered area to set up camp.

During the evening we had Aaron and Max arrive in their Subys, Glen and Kat brought their Civic and Pajero out, Naomi turned up in her Accord and of course we got a visit from Gemma and the rowdy R’s Garage boys that have a tendency to get naked and show off their dangly bits.

As the evening progressed we drank, ate beautiful barbequed food, talked shit and made a sweet fire on the riverbed.

However mother nature had other ideas, she started out with light rain, progressed into heavy rain and then we got an amazing light show in the form of an impressive thunderstorm. We sat under the gazebo drinking and appreciating the entertainment that nature provided.

Come the morning the rain stopped, a few of our crew decided to go home and the rest of us had an amazing breakfast of bacon, hash browns, onions and steak before deciding to stay a second night….that is a story for another time though.

Cheers to everybody who came out you guys made it what it was, I had a blast and can’t wait for the next camping trip.