First of the year, well nearly three years.


So last weekend I attended the first major event of the year.
The 12 hour Mallala Matsuri at Mallala Motor Sport Park.
After having a test and tune day at JDM X park in December last year I finally felt like the car was at a stage where I could enter it into events again.

It was an early 6:00am start and I woke up the whole neighbourhood loading up the car onto the trailer.
Big Mike was the only other crew member entered into the event and I was to meet him track side at 8:30, surprising to say I was on time and so was he.
We had our cars scrutinised and as we where getting ready for our first track session.
Sadly tragedy struck and good friend Sven had an accident in his daily driven E30 BMW. Fortunately he was back on track in no time

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As we prepared our cars we spoke about how long it has been since I had been to Mallala in the AE86 due to the problematic 7AGE conversion and it wasn’t far off 3 years! With that in mind we decided that we should both head to the skid pan to re-fresh our skills.After a few sessions there we hit the track, let me tell you how much ive missed the speed! It only seemed fitting that I take my best buddy for a hot lap as he has been a great help right from the start it took a 3 laps for me to get my groove back as you can see from the photos below the new engine set-up pulls like a train!

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IMGP1525Thanks to Luke Salmon for the photos
As you can see, smoke coming from the rear of my car is something of a new experience to me!

This last photo really sums up the day for me
id just like to say thank you to all who came out to watch and who helped me along the way
( i had 7 people in the car moving them around track 🙂 )
Here’s to a year of skids and improvements!

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3 responses to “First of the year, well nearly three years.

  1. tom October 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    You guys still operating under Ghetto Garage? Do you blokes have an email i can contact you on or facey?

  2. Coxy March 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I was so stoked to get the opportunity to go for a spin around the track in the car! It has come along way since that first day we went to look at it all those years ago to what it has become now. That last pic is my favourite of the day, it really sums up GG in general – just a bunch of mates brought together through the love of cars and shenanigans!! ❤

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