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FRESHLY WHIPPED AT GARAGE H’S ADVANCE TRACK DAY

When in comes to drift track days, the Garage H team put on a pretty damn good day. With cars from all over the north island, you get to see a diverse range of cars. 

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With this day being the first reverse drift day, I was really keen to see how the drivers would react to a ‘whole new track’. With some big names such as Jason Sellers and Nico Reid out drifting, it was great to see how the pros take the track too.

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Sadly with the weather being horrible, this was another test of my dedication. With a Pak ‘n Save bag covering my camera, another track day was about to start.

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Jason seemed to take the track easily. Although after a chat with him yesterday it seems it was not as easy as it looks, with the reverse track being something very different to the normal.

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Nico also seemed to take the changed of route easily, with clean lines after only a lap or two.

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Sadly with typical Auckland weather, it was off and on showers all day. This made the track even more harder to get right. Cam took the wet reverse well though.

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The reverse track makes photos look like we’re at an entirely different track. Here’s Justin taking the track with force.

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Although the day was about drifting, the cars that show up are often awesome. Such as this SR20 powered KE70.

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Classic Skylines are surely one of my favourites.

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Image20110709-IMG_7178I spotted this evil looking car chilling in the car park. We don’t get many of these Camaro’s in NZ. 

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Back to the track we see this S14.5 hitting the course on its normal non-reverse state.  Lovely amount of smoke pouring off the car’s tail.

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Image20110709-IMG_7147Speaking of Silvia’s, this two tone S13 surely knows how to take the big rear corner.

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Troy’s S15 was looking great without it’s black decals. I like the clean look.

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Sunny was out with the Juiced Magazine car. I hear they have a new car in the works for D1NZ 2011/2012. 

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Jumping back to the pits we see ‘custom pipes’ are the new thing, with this Corolla rocking a couple of love hearts. It’s a nice little touch.

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Reverse track tandems do look quite incredible. 

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Cute, but staunch. This car is very admired in NZ, with a recent feature in NZPC.

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Wagons look awesome sideways.

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Nico always conquers the track easily. I can’t wait to see him out in his new car; should be awesome.

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E&H POWER!

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Cam was out with his freshly painted R32; looking very swell. Sadly his rear bumper got taken off, but with a few little touch ups it should be fine.

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As the day got darker Luke continued to drift his little MX5. I’m always impressed by the car and Luke’s driving ability. I wonder if he has plans to do D1NZ with his MX5.. I’d love to see that.

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As always, more photos up on the Facebook page.

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Oh and..

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-Chris

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