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FRESHLY WHIPPED AT JAPANESE CLASSIC SERIES – FEBRUARY 19TH

Last Sunday, Hampton Downs hosted the Japanese Classic Car series. This series is made up of many different older Japanese cars. I went along to the event to see what cars this section of NZ has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised.

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AE86

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Some of you may have seen this sick AE86 featured in Performance Car recently. It’s a sick car with obvious original Japanese influences.

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Datsun 1600

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This Datsun which was once a 1600, now contains a SR20. Cool to see some new life put into these cars, engine wise.

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260z

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The love of Z Cars runs in my family, and this car is no different. I love seeing 260z’s cleaned up and put to use.

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R35 GTR

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The Dodsons R35 GTR was out racing around the track, leaving every other car for dead. These R35′s never cease to look staunch.

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Evo

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For a car better known for it’s Rallying roots, this Evo was doing a great job in keeping up with the better suited Street Cars.

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Ford

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However I quickly found out that this Japanese Series was not just Japanese, but more less a Classic series. Here we see a classic Ford Falcon that’s been racing for longer than I can remember. 

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Mercedes

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This classic Mercedes SEC500 was also doing very well around the track.

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Holden

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However not everyone had got the hang of the track yet. This Holden dropped a wheel or two on the apex of the corner, kicking up some dirt.

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R35 GTR

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For a stock looking car, this Impreza was making some good pace and I believe was placing 3rd.

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Civic

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I never did see this Civic racing, but I love the means of transporting it. Looks quite convenient.

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Holden + Ford Safety Cars

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Sadly I had to leave early after realising I had something stuck on the sensor of my camera..

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If you ever have the chance to see this series, do go watch them. The cars that race in this series are so diverse that there’s something for everyone.

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More photos as usual @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/spinaltapped/sets/72157626113490788/

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-Chris 

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