The other side to this day of madness involved grip and lots of it, oh, and a huge amount of speed.
There was a mix of time attack, open wheel, classic cars and even the street cars went out for a few laps.
There was a great mix of cars out on field, both old and new. In this case the car was immaculate and could have been brand new if it wasn’t for the iconical retro style that is embodied in the venerable Toyota AE86.
This wasn’t the only EG6 out on track, and with good reason, they are seriously quick cars, this one was leading the pack for the best part of the classic car race.
I didn’t get to see what this Hillman Imp was running, but it certainly had no issue holding it’s own against the newer and more powerful of the classic cars. It really howled along the straights!
This time attack ITR had a K series engine swap, it was quick through the corners and on the straight, the ultimate recipe for race success.
Even the “Street cars” were packing some serious mods, like this R32 GTR.
I didn’t see this Saker out on the track, but it certainly looked mean in the pits!
This Honda Shuttle was all about JDM. It had the Mugen wheels and steering wheel to match, feature on this one coming soon.
These open wheelers were phenominal to say the least. Dirty great V8s in a chassis that weighs as much (or rather as little) as the motor itself with unimaginable amounts of grip with the huge slicks they were all on proved to be a recipe for mind boggling corner speeds.
The main event, the RNZ rally, is coming in the next story…
~ Stephen Geddes