This post is quite late due to my computer being totally FUBAR, but better late than never.

It is once again that time of year, the coming of winter means that Powerplay is upon us and the biggest cars in Queensland will be rocking up to Queensland Raceway to prove their worth. I have been attending Powerplay events for probably 5 years now, but this was the first event that I would be entering in my own car, so to say I was excited was an understatement. Sharpy and I got to Queensland Raceway at around 5:30am in the morning for scrutineering, after queuing for what seemed like an eternity they opened the gates and we were lining up for our first run. Since I would be racing all day I was not going to have a chance to get any coverage, so Josh tagged along and took some rad pics of the day.

Rotors are always out in force at Powerplay.

Alcon front brakes, TE37SLs and apparently a 2.2L. This Evo VII means business.

You’re probably thinking, “Man those wheels look familiar” But you just can’t pick it? Well…

…do these look familiar?

I am not just talking shit when I say Queenslands biggest cars turn up for this event. Having previously made 1700rwhp, but making a measly 1200rwhp currently this car is certainly one to keep an eye on, and yes it is registered. Unfortunately the previous owner who built it passed away, RIP.

Josh decided to jump in for a few runs with me, which is the best part of Powerplay. Just cruising with mates.

This TEKNO Performance FPV G6E on BBSs was ridiculously fast.

Graham from Turbowerx Automotive had his Ford 4L powered VL out. The man knows how to build insane cars.

Josh and I literally fell in love with this R34 GTR. Everything about it is perfect.

Powerplay isn’t just about the cruising either there is also a drifting showcase, powerskid competition, Miss Powerecruise modelling and off street drag racing competition.

We decided to park up and go watch the powerskid competition. Josh’s mate had his 408ci TT VE ute out and surprised a lot of people. Keep an eye out for an upcoming feature.

The ON SNIFF R33 GTS-T loaded up boost on his trans-brake and proceeded to light up the entire front straight. This car is serious business.

A lot of the entrants opt to use the Kumho coloured tyres. At $600 a piece they are not cheap, but they certainly look the part.

Tess & Trent from Mercury Motorsport had a massive contingent of cars out once again. With their flawless R34 GTR on Advan RS-Ds sitting front and centre at their booth.

A bit of a closer look at the insanity that is the Turbowerx Automotive VL. 8sec passes are its forte.

Scott’s R1000 Ute is definitely a favorite of mine and most of the attendees. FN SYCO plates are so fitting.

For those of you who have been reading and following the site for some time now, this next car will come as no surprise. Chris’s IWIN R33 GTR is utterly amazing, and it is common knowledge that I have quite the crush on it. Midnight purple, perfectly fitting Volk GTCs, Porsche front brakes, HKS T51R under the bonnet, 6 speed dog box and 650awhp, this is how GTRs should be done.  Been wanting to feature it for years, but things just haven’t lined up… yet.

To finish off here is a picture of me. The little Golf did well and surprised a shit tonne of people, but I didn’t go out to win races I went out to sit alongside cars I had been watching for years, and it was possibly the most fun I have ever had. I hope to see you all out at Powercruise in September. If you see me out come say hey and line me up for a race.

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