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Creating Godzilla PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Monday, 20 March 2017 10:24

If you hang out here, then you know that I'm a bit of a fan of the R32 Nissan GT-R, Godzilla. Especially in it's Group A racing guise. 

I've linked before to in-depth photos of the car, but there's a much deeper story about pretty much everything that they did. So if you're interested, click through to Speedhunters for an interview with Alan Heaphy, the man responsible for the level of war that Godzilla waged on Australian motorsport soil. 


Politics in Drag Racing? Or Not PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:24

If you follow drag racing, especially the NHRA version, you would no doubt be aware that Top Fuel returnee Larry Dixon was asked to remove his sponsorship decals at the Gatornationals in Gainsville, Florida this weekend. And the angry-at-everything crowd is crying foul. Because of course they fucking are.

Image shamelessly right-click-save-as'd from CompetitionPlus

Larry was running a sign on both sides of his otherwise un-sponsored car for the upcoming World Series of Drag Racing event to be held at Cordova Raceway Park. The Cordova facility is owned by the IHRA. And here as they say, en-lies the rub.

The Fallacy of the Performance Truck PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Friday, 17 March 2017 19:54

Earlier this week I read a story about a Toyota executive who wants to build a car. You can read about it too if you like: https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1703/toyota-c-hr-designer-wants-proper-performance-variant Hiroyuki Koba, the article says is a veteran of Toyota having been responsible for a large number of volume sellers. However what makes him different from most other execs is what he does on weekends. He owns a Twin Turbo Supra which he uses as a track toy. He also spends time racing open wheelers, the reason that WHEELS credits with him spending minimal time here in Australia. And prior to the Supra, he owned an SW20 MR2, and before that an AW11 MR2.

Image shamelessly stolen from the WHEELS article in the link. I even left their watermark on it.

It would seem that Hiroyuki knows his way around Toyota's catalogue of classic and awesome sports cars. And that’s a very good thing.

Officially For Sale... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 19:58

It's an odd feeling I have right now. The 180SX has been advertised for sale, the culmination of nearly 6 months of threatening to do so. I made the decision in August last year that the car would be advertised early in the new year. And after a quick detail and a service I've finally initiated the process.


I've not had a great track record with selling cars. The only car I've ever successfully sold was my first one, and even then one wouldn't really call that a successful sale - I advertised it for six months, then the boyfriend of my then-mother in law bought it. At a severely discounted price I might add. One of those 'better to take less and get it out of my parents' yard now' type propositions.

How Safe is Your Mustang? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Colin Brassington (aka Brash)   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 19:17

Unless you've been living under a rock, or otherwise not paying attention to mainstream media, you'd have seen the uproar last week about how the new car crash testing programme ANCAP have labelled the new Ford Mustang one of the least safe cars available in Australia. Actually that's not quite what they said, it was closer to danger danger Mustang unsafe!

IIHS Mustang Test

Amusingly Ford are a little miffed, as the Mustang scored quite well in US crash testing - better than the competitors from Chevy and Dodge to be specific. So what went wrong?


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