Foy called me at the ungodly hour of 8:30am last Sunday morning to see if I was making my way out to Jap Nats. Being massively hungover from a friend’s birthday party and clubbing at Mystique the night before, obviously I agreed. The girlfriend tried to drag me back to bed and the blissful forgetfulness that is sleep, but I got angry at her suggestion that I ditch my friends, bodyslammed her into a cactus and got ready instead.
On the way up to Lakeside on the north of Brisbane, Foy and I, being clueless southsiders, decided to get lost and took the wrong exit off the freeway, where we spent the next 15 minutes driving around dirt roads next to a gravel plant before figuring out how to get to the track. By the time we got there, Foy’s DC2 looked like we’d been bush bashing after a torrential downpour.
Anyway, distractions aside, we rocked up to the track to see the Advan R32 GT-R tearing up the asphalt. You may remember this car from events such as Superlap 2010.
The event was quite good, large number of show and shine cars and a lot of old Japanese metal graced the paddock, as well as the track. Seeing these old boys being driven like they were meant to be, really brought a smile to my face. Mixed with the newer metal, there was a bit of something for everyone.
There was circuit racing, 1/8 mile drags, even time attack at the end of the day!
Unfortunately the driver of this FC took the second corner a little too hard, and put it into the wall. Everyone rushed to the fence to see if he was ok, and thankfully he was. We all felt so bad for him, poor guy just wrote off his race car..
The show and shine was great too, and it was good to see some different cars that dont really get out and about at meets.
This Nissan Exa took out the People’s Choice award.
A standout of the show was Fonzy’s TA22 Celica, with its monster wheels and oil cooler hanging out, full-boso style. Thanks for making the drive up man, was a pleasure to see your ride! Was intending to come up and say hi, but didnt get a chance.
A few other Boso cars were around, like Marvis’ girlfriend’s car, which was incredible:
I would’ve taken more photos of the Boso cars, but had a run in with one of the guys in expensive flannos and a tweed cap, who reckoned I was hitting on his girlfriend after saying 2 sentences to her about the weather. You’re going to live a very insecure and scared life bro, if you’re worried about something like that..
We were exhausted by the sun by early afternoon, so the boys and I called it a day and hit up Nandos to waste some time before the second JDM meet of the month. Coverage is upcoming, Foy got some decent shots if I recall correctly!