Weekend Photoshoot

Well today I decided to give the car a wash and take some snaps of it. Thanks panda for coming out and giving me a hand <3.

This will probably be the last time the car will be clean until the kit is painted.

Enjoy the photos guys!


Random Snap – 014

Still sorting out the ride height, But heres a decent picture with all the wheels mounted.

Full Steam Ahead

The Driving Sports twilight drift event was awesome! I had an absolute blast. Great atmosphere, low waiting times, and lots of sliding is what It’s all about. Adan and I squeezed in at least 10 runs on the night, And it had us begging for more. I was the lone MX-5 at the event, and the only car rocking top down all night. I’ll be at next months event for sure, hopefully I’ll be a little more prepared next time too.

So anyway, the night managed to mangle my rear tyres pretty badly. I thought about it briefly and figured I’d get some second-hand tyres for the Superlites. I managed to get a pair of Fire Stone’s for under $100 … Score!

As soon as I got home, It was time to mount them to the car. I’m pretty happy with the result, The blue goes well with the car colour, and the tyre profile is just a tad bigger then the 195/50’s. It was just what I was after. Saying that though, It needs to go a tad lower.

That’s not all I did today, I ended up fitting the bomex bumper too. Fitment is … ok, The passenger side’s fitment is pretty spot on. The driver’s side isn’t so good. Still, it’s good enough for me, Hell the factory bumper didn’t even line up properly.

Oh yeah, Yesterday the sideskirts rocked up at work. These weren’t so bad fitment wise, but needed to be trimmed down in a few places.

All fitted up using nothing more than a bunch of cable ties, And race tape. I want to see if I have any problems with the way I have fitted it before I paint the kit.

I’ll be looking for another pair of second-hand tyres for the Superlites, sort out the height and get a wheel alignment. Paint the kit and do some more skids.

Stick Around!

The Journey To National Park And Beyond

Words: Adam Zitka
Pics: Gian Cruz

Yesterday, a bunch of friends and I set out on a journey to revisit the Royal National Park. It has been a long while since any of us have actually been there, so we were all pretty keen to get out onto the exhilarating, winding pavement that RNP is renowned for.

The journey began at Top Secret Imports, where a small group of us met up before hand to get there. Seeing that I haven’t been there since they relocated to Blacktown, I took some time to have a look around. They had plenty of cool cars that are literally fresh off the boat! Top Secret have also started to import European exotics.

There were an abundance of those cool little Nissan Cubes hiding around the corner too.

Moments after, we all hear something angry had come to life, and slowly emerged out of the darkness. The Top Secret Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Vspec. With over 400KW at all four wheels, this thing is an absolute menace!

So at 11am, the group was ready, and we were on our on way to our favorite destination … The Royal National Park.

We went through Eastern creek, Onto Heathcote Rd and ended up on the princess highway. Unfortunately we overshot most of RNP and shortly after, we ended up at stanwell tops. The view is breathtaking, and never gets old no matter how many times you see it.

Speaking of which, anyone ever seen a biker with a dog on board? it was quite an interesting sight to say the least! Notice the “DOGGY” number plates on the bike beside it? The dog was prepared with some cool little goggles too.

Anyway, we decided its time to grab some lunch, as none of us had eaten anything on the day. We went through RNP back to Heathcote to grab some Maccas. Some of the group decided to go their separate ways.

So the rest of us had a discussion of where to go next, and it was quite simple, we all wanted to do it again! As Lionel said “I don’t want just an entre’, I want the main course!”. After the breakfast/lunch settled off, we went down to Loftus to do the complete run, And boy was Lionel happy!

We were so hooked on national park, that we did it again, and again, and again. We ended up doing one short run, and four long runs. It was sure great to catch up with everyone, and RNP.

I’m happy with how the MX-5 performed, it had a tonne of response, and the new-found height had my mind at ease, i no longer needed to worry about the banking in certain spots which used to cause grief to my oil pan. It held its own with cars that have twice the power too. I really missed driving the MX-5 like this again!

I offered Gian a ride in the 5 on the day so there wasn’t many pictures of my car in action but he did manage to get some snaps of it.

All in all I had a great time, and I’m sure most of the boys did too. Props go to Andrew C and Jason F for organising and everyone for turning up and creating a great day!

Till next time.