A while ago a group of my friends decided to gather under the name TheRightWrong to take part in a car event named 100mm in Melbourne. Was the first time that a few of us took part in an 100mm event and this year’s event was under a completely new organiser. Lots of controversy surrounded the event prior to the event actually happening. Nonetheless, we decided to put on our best form and enjoy the event any way. The bump in time for our group was 7am, so we met up at Footscray at 6.30am before a brief squirt through to city to get to the registration carpark.
Now the show participants that displayed their cars were not allowed to leave until 5pm and me deciding not to sleep the night before was the worst idea you could possibly think of. The original plan was to leave my car in the morning and head home to sleep but the rest of the crew had other plans. We ended up playing Dota 1 until it was nearly time to leave. Yes you read correctly, dota 1. Struggling to stay awake through the day with no sleep, it was a day that would have been torture if not for the company that made it so incredibly enjoyable.
It got me thinking about car culture and what it does for us. You often hear car guys talking about how it is a lifestyle and not just a hobby, most car guys have close friends who share the same passion. In fact, I’m certain many of you reading this post would be able to relate and think of the friends you have met through cars.
We watched everyone setup before heading out to a nearby cafe for breakfast. Caleb‘s first of two cars that he brought out. Authentic AP2 s2000, also sporting a authentic spoon hard top, voltex front bumper and gt wing and some fat ce28s. My Rx7 in Porsche GT3RS grey, no regrets on colour and body kit choice!Paul‘s midnight purple R33. He tends to shy away from attention because he feels most people have a negative view of the R33 GTR. He was also nominated for best paint at the show and sitting on 18 x 10.5 advan TC3s, I’m not sure how could any one not like the R33.
Steven‘s and Paul‘s Evos. Supposed to be joined by Allan in his Evo 7 to make up the entire Ct9a family, Allan woke up late from getting too hung over the night before so we ended up having to park him seperately.Allan‘s Evo 7. Got quite a bit of attention on the day. Not often do you see a midnight purple evo as stanced as his. Looks insanely good in the flesh.Thuan‘s hatch back sti, daily driven on some custom polished te37s. Its just a clean car all round with new power mods and flexifuel, quick too!Jett‘s s2000. Recently finishing a make over with the wide fenders front and rear, with a lot more power mods to come. This car gets regular track time at winton! Justin‘s stanced s2000 sitting on two difference wheels just for the event. The presence of this car on the road to and from the event was insane, its hard to believe he used to daily this thing.Tamothy‘s Golf R, meaty fitment and properly driven. If you don’t like his car you can also read his plates.Once again, thanks to boys for coming out to hang. Made the day the most fun I’ve had in a while despite the extremely sleep deprived state.
A few stanced Vws further down the row from us. The lack of space put many of the cars in the far corner of the event grounds. Felt like an abandoned corner where they dumped all the rest of the cars. It was quite the waste because there were quite a number of nicely done cars that never got any attention simply because many people did not even know there were more cars in that corner. This R33 was sitting at the furthest corner. One of the most aggressive and track looking R33s I’ve seen and it certainly deserved a lot more attention than it got. In the main show area you had the center of attraction. The Liberty walk M3 by Sunus motorsports, RWB Porsche in pink that was built to represent Australia and the Carbon plus GTR. The 100mm event organiser spotted guiding the “Kaiju” cars into their lots. Oliver walked home with 2 trophies that day. His RB swapped S13 drift car has a pretty large fan following, building the car from ground up on his own while juggling a full time job was no easy feat. Much respect to the man. If you’re interested in looking at his build you can see it on his Facebook page. The frushlife crew certainly knew how to make old Japanese cars look good! Love the FC and R32 they brought out. Athid’s sexy Porsche sitting by the OTR booth. Wasn’t a detailed post but I hope you guys enjoyed the cars any way. Looking forward to organising another recreate Japan meet since the weather is getting good now!