Earlier in the month my family and I got a break from our busy schedules to check out the first all Japanese Car show located in Canberra ACT. There was a really nice gathering of all types of Japanese Cars and Motorbikes from early to late models.
Some of my favourites were an older 70’s civic, Celica GT4, multiple FD RX7’s – one with lots of carbon goodness and another Spirit R, TME Evo 6.5, Neil Bates TTE Corolla WRC, some very nice R32/33/34/35 GTR’s and heaps of other amazing vehicles.
Was a great quality turnout and I’m looking forward to next year.
……Was also an excuse to have a few runs against my Wife’s MY14 R35 GTR with the Supra 🙂
November 22nd of 2014 was the 3rd running of the Snowy Mountains 1000m event – http://snowymountains1000.com.au/.
This event is to see who is the fastest (and has the highest top speed) from a standing start over a 1000m (1km) airport runway in an regional Australian town (Cooma, NSW – close to 1000m altitude). No race fuels, no nitrous, and only on street radial tyres.
This year the event was even better for my car, no ignition or major boost issues, I had a tune on e85 with some adjusted cam tuning, new tyres and the new turbo setup. More details on my build can be found HERE.
November 9th 2013 was the 2nd running of the Snowy Mountains 1000m event – http://snowymountains1000.com.au/. This event is to see who is the fastest (and has the highest top speed) from a standing start over a 1000m (1km) airport runway in an regional Australian town (Cooma, NSW). No race fuels, no nitrous, and only on street radial tyres.
I thought I’d start a page with pictures of anything VVTi related such as engines and parts for people to reference.I will update whenever I have any further pictures. Thanks to the various resources for taking some of these pictures.
If anyone has any they would like to share please contact me using the contact form below
Some more pictures below;
Back in late October 2012 myself and some friends took our supras and other cars down to a 1000m sprint event organised at an airport in a regional town named Cooma which is in NSW Australia. I had gone to a similar event the year before and had great fun but also the car was just tuned and I was sorting out bugs, this year I still had ignition issues but car did run better top speed.
I managed a best run of 24.1 seconds @ 240kph and 27th out of 95 overall, bet the lambo so that’s all that matters! Another supra guy ended up with a 21.6 second and 281kph with a 3.4lt beast, which was the top speed of the day. 35′ GTR took out the top stop with a run of 20 seconds flat at 261.8kph due to pesky AWD!
Start line was really bad loose surface, bad 30kph head wind and also runway was slight uphill. Hopefully next year I can improve with all the bugs in the car sorted and the start line getting re-surfaced.
Some video and pictures below.