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Silver Bullet

The Bugatti Veyron, The ultimate speed machine.

The Bugatti Veyron, The ultimate speed machine.

The one and only Bugatti Veyron. The worlds fastest production car.

Sitting at a stand still with the warm summer sun shining down on it you would never know that this car is capable of near 250mph or over 400km/h. A man made, road going object that can cover distance faster than you can react to it.

If you ever have the pleasure of taking in this car in person you will understand the level of excitement us car “nuts” feel when we push the limits of a car. Just sitting still this car gives you the sensation of speed while still covering you in some of the most luxurious appointments available in a car. With the warm off yellow leather, air conditions, navigation and any other creature comfort that money can buy you are hard pressed to realize that this machine can get you from one point to another faster than any other road going car in the world.

Enjoy the “Silver Bullet”

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One Clean 510

Lerking around behind some bushes, off in the corner of a parking lot in Victoria, BC I found this gem.
At first glance it looked like some old boxy 4-door family car. As I got closer I picked out that iconic outline of a Datsun 510. Since I was a kid I was in love with this car. It is one of the most simple cars on the road and I think that is what draws me to it. There is no extras, nothing more than what you need and that makes it even more fun.
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As I picked over the car I began to notice that this is not your average 510, this one was a little special. I notices the 16×9″ Rota RKR-F wheels with BFGoodrich KDW wrapped around them. But why in the world does an old 510 need this kind of wheel and tire on there?
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As I peaked around the car I spotted the owner and went over to talk to him. He told me his dad had bought the car brand new from the dealer when he was a kid and when his pops passed away he decided that it was time to show the car some love. He has been putting this beast together for the past 10 years and it shows. The car is used often but well taken care of. As I travelled around the car I spotted the only defect on the whole car…..it had cancer. Luckily it was relegated to the old North American spec rear bumper bar. He was quick to point out that he had some OE JDM front and rear bumper bars on the way to finish off the car.
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As I worked my way out to the front of the car I noticed something out of the ordinary. There as some red silicone couplers visible through the grill. I knew right away that this was one special 510, a fire breathing 510. Under that hood rests a black top SR20 out of the legendary Nissan Silvia giving this little 510 one heck of a power to weight ratio.
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Through that dark tint I spotted another piece of awesome. A full roll cage was installed in the car. Custom built for this car allowing use of the rear seats of the car for moving the kids around. I dont know about you but I would have died and gone to heaven if my dad drove me around in a SR20 powered Datsun 510.
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I left this one right where I found it. Hiding off in the corner of a parking lot in Victoria. The last place I would look for such a car.
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1969 Datus 510 Sedan

Drivetrain
S15 Black Top SR20DET engine
S15 6 speed transmission
Custom FMIC
Custom Exhaust system

Footwork
ROTA RKR-F 16×9″ wheels
BFGoodrick KDW Tires
Custom Coilover setup
Wilwood Big Brakes

Chassis
Custom Roll Cage

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3 Rotors Are Better Than 1

She may look a little rough around the edges but inside beats a heart of a monster.
This blue beauty has the heart from a Mazda Cosmo, however this one has seen some reconstructive surgery. Sporting a large GT40R turbo and Microtec engine management, this machine is capable of some amazing feats.

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Looks just as good leaving us!

Looks just as good leaving us!

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Cellblock D #23 – Agassiz Raceway, B.C.

This was my first time going to one of the Cellblock D events and it will not be my last.

We showed up early on in the day and it was covered in fog as all the local drifters rolled in. Everyone found there places in the pits and began the prep work to get there road going cars ready to do battle out on the cold and wet track.
The weather on this day was not very inviting, it was nearly freezing outside, the rain was not falling it was moving sideways. This did not deter any of the local talent from throwing it sideways.

Matt's green Silvia sitting waiting in the pits for his turn to blast around the trask.

Matt’s green Silvia sitting waiting in the pits for his turn to blast around the track

There was a bit of everything that showed up at this event. We had the usual “drift sluts” with there rainbow coloured body panels and zip ties holding most things on. Then we had the more polished cars that were out there. No questions, even the show quality cars were built to slide. Then there was the lone american muscle trying to throw it sideways. Sadly there was little luck behind the wheel of the Mustang that showed up but, boy oh boy, did he put on a good show to watch.

Matt, showing everyone how to link the whole track up with, what seemed like, no effort at all.

Matt, showing everyone how to link the whole track up with, what seemed like, no effort at all.

Chris coming around to give everyone a blast with his loud pipe mounted under the door of his R32 Skyline.

Chris coming around to give everyone a blast with his loud pipe mounted under the door of his R32 Skyline.

This little blue eyed drift monster had the track down perfect. Every run seemed to come out just right.....i think it was the colour that did it.

This little blue eyed drift monster had the track down perfect. Every run seemed to come out just right…..i think it was the colour that did it.

V8 Toyota Carolla....the possibility for traction does not exist in this kind of combination and the sound made the ground shake.

V8 Toyota Carolla….the possibility for traction does not exist in this kind of combination and the sound made the ground shake.

No hood.....no problem.

No hood…..no problem.

The day ended on a sad note. A freshly built up 240 coupé with a LS swap was making his run around the track and the front end washed out. Sadly this car left the track on a flat deck but the driver was fine. I only managed one shot of the car before it kissed the wall.

More V8 fun in the rain.

More V8 fun in the rain.

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Godzilla visits Canada

1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R. The one and only "Godzilla" straight from Japan.

1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R. The one and only “Godzilla” straight from Japan.

The fine rear of "Godzilla", this is the most common way that the R32 GTR is viewed by other road users.

The fine rear of “Godzilla”, this is the most common way that the R32 GTR is viewed by other road users.

 

Kilby Historic Site – 10th Annual Car Show

This years event had a wide range of cars. From one of todays most pure sports cars all the way back to the first mass production car ever built.
A great collection of cars and people, an amazing way to spend an afternoon with the family.

Here are some of the automotive highlights from this years 10th Annual Car Show out at the Kilby Historic Site.

Was a good time with beautiful weather and great people. Look forward to the 11th annual show next summer.

Cruise For Your Cause 2013

This years Cruise For Your Cause was the biggest year yet. 65+ cars showed up on this wet and cool April day to support there choice in charity’s.
Collectively they raised over $7000 for charities of there choices and had a heck of a time touring the lower mainland.

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Already looking forward to next years event and raising even more for this great cause.