The Big Day

Well today was the big day, I woke up at 10am and gave the car a good detail, Before heading out to meet up with Steven and the gang. Anyway, We found a nice little spot right in the heart of National Park, And that’s were the photo shoot was done.

Enjoy some of these teasers from my point and shoot.


Oh Noes!

Well tonight a bit of mischief was ment to be had, the gang had planned to hit up National Park. So we met at my house and went down via Heathcote road. Anyway, we get to the beginning of national park and met up with a few more people. Hung out for a bit and were ready to go.

Oh shit, my cars not starting! Out came the mobile phones, checking over everything in the engine bay, nope nothings loose. So we then notice that the fuel pump wasn’t making any noise, ripped out the carpet and had a look at the wiring … A-OK!

So then we try to clutch start it, again and again and the same thing kept happening, it would struggle to stay alive. So I threw in the towel and called for a tow truck.

We ended up getting Daniel from “Prestige Towing”, they are a 24/7 towing company. His service was beyond exceptional, he actually got my mind off my car being on the back of his truck!

So we got the car home at about 1am, diagnosis? well it seems there is a wiring issue, as the fans and fuel pump are not on when they should be, it was impossible to diagnose in the darkness that National Park processes, but tomorrow I should be able to get an idea of what went wrong and why.

Ah, the MX-5 … no stranger to tow trucks unfortunately.

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.

Royal National Park!

This weekend, I’ll be putting the RoadsterGarage MX-5 through its pace’s at one of my favorite places … The Royal National Park! I haven’t been to the RNP for quite some time, particularly in the MX-5. I’ve taken the micra down a few times, whilst the MX-5 was out of action, but it just wasn’t the same.

If anyone is keen to come for a drive on Sunday, then send me a message!

Stick around!