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Event : Behind the pits, WTAC Day 1 and 2

Event : Behind the pits, WTAC Day 1 and 2
WHAT? That's almost a 4 month delay in getting these photos up! What have you been doing during this time? - That would probably be your first reaction when looking at this post. I took a whole bunch of pictures intending to post them up the minute I got back from my trip to Sydney Australia. School projects, exams and pretty much everything else had a lot to say about that though. New, locally shot features also took greater priority and I ended up working on those first, never getting around to putting these WTAC photos up. So here I am, stuck with a whole lot of pictures that was meant for the blog but never been used. No sense in letting them go to waste so I will still post them up, despite the 4 month delay. So lets have a brief recap about what World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) was like for me shall we? When I decided on heading to WTAC, it just made simple sense that I should take photos for coverage on this blog. The problem? I DON'T TAKE PHOTOS! I have used Neo's camera once or twice and know the basics of it but I have never actually figured out how to take decent photos. All I have ever done was write while I left the photography to the professionals. Those professionals also needed their cameras for work and so, I could not borrow their cameras for my 2 week trip. There was a lot doubt whether or not I would even be able to provide any sort of coverage on WTAC. 1 month before I was due to make the trip over to Sydney, I finally made the decision to purchase myself a Canon Eos 7D, just to be capture a few photos of the entire event. The pictures you see before you was probably the 3rd or 4th time I've ever used a camera so admittedly, they aren't as good as they could have been. I didn't even have any idea of how to use photoshop back then, so.... you get the idea. Here's WTAC Day 1 and Day 2. IMG_7888 The sound of wastegates, exhaust screams filled the air while this V8 royal purple UTE rolled in on the way to entering the Sydney motorsports park compound from the parking area. IMG_7893 Saturday was notably much more empty then when everything was running at full swing on Sunday. IMG_7894 img_7899 Couldn't stop grinning to myself upon seeing this sign. Several years of longing finally come true. IMG_7896 The legends of Era cars on display. Many of the old time rally cars were out on display. IMG_7901The first race car I saw, Massive GT wing and all, Mercedes C Class AMG. IMG_7912Spotted this little devil hidden away under the stairs img_7904 IMG_7913 American muscle IMG_7934 IMG_7935 IMG_7959 IMG_7961 Mad Mike's 20B RX8 getting at tyre swap IMG_7967 show grounds were empty on Saturday. show and shine was only held on Sunday IMG_8048 If I ever need sponsors, I'll be sure to approach Royal Purple first. IMG_7963 IMG_7988 IMG_8052 Wish I could pull a fast and furious on that truck. IMG_8053 IMG_8472 IMG_8474 Yonas from JDMYard and his EGK-24A, admired by EG owners around the world including our very own Neo who drew much inspiration from his car! IMG_8475 IMG_8477 Sitting at the Hankook booth.IMG_8478 IMG_8482 And also at the Hankook both sat this crazy AltezzaIMG_8484 IMG_8487 With an engine that just looked mad, but I still have no idea what engine is that. If you do be sure to leave a comment!IMG_8491 IMG_8493 IMG_8496 IMG_8497 IMG_8498 IMG_8499 IMG_8502 IMG_8503 This car has been on the web for several years now, those are legit 24k gold plates RE30 rims!IMG_8506 IMG_8511 IMG_8516 First saw this sexy S15 from SX developments featured by The-lowdown.com.IMG_8519 IMG_8521 IMG_8522 IMG_8528 So many rims that you would struggle to find in Singapore.IMG_8530 IMG_8531 IMG_8533 The MoTeC people were displaying their car for the 2013 V8 super cars season. They also gave us a couple of MoTeC caps to keep our ears warm from the crazy cold winds!IMG_8537 The cool thing about WTAC is that the race cars actually drive straight through the crowd into their pit garages. IMG_8539 IMG_8542 IMG_8552 The girls from Just car insurance were more then willing to flaunt their assets the whole day. No complaints here!IMG_8553 IMG_8554 Sparco booth where I picked up a pair of Sparco shoes, not the racing shoes but casual shoes similar to the kind sold at Puma for just 100 AUD!IMG_8623 Stretched combi that all the drivers arrived to the track in. Sunday had a lot more going for WTAC. They had more cars on display including a show and shine area for street cars to participate! These were lined up along the entrance on the way in.IMG_9127 Not quite sure of those rims, but to each his own!IMG_9129 IMG_9130 Sunday also had more race queens present as the Advan race queens were trying to get a photo of the NOS powered bicycle also on display by the entrance. IMG_9164 Flown from Japan, these are the authentic JDM girls! Some how be able to brace the cold in those short skirts while I had to be wrapped up like a popiah. img_9173 img_9174 IMG_9179 IMG_9180IMG_9182IMG_9165 IMG_9166 Couple of GTR engines on display at the High octane booth. They also brought Team Orange down from Japan for the drift competition. IMG_9331 Team Orange looked a little different then expected...IMG_9168 IMG_9171 And Made Mike's mad bull was screaming as loud as it could.IMG_9190 Hankook babes were all smiles parading the grounds.IMG_9193 Look closely, The bike is Turbo charged. IMG_9196 IMG_9204 IMG_9205 IMG_9208 IMG_9209 Over at the show and shine area the first car that caught my eye was this Matt black R34 GTR and those sexy as hell deep dish rims.IMG_9211 IMG_9213 IMG_9215 IMG_9216 IMG_9217 IMG_9219 I was surprised to see a Japanese cop car on street plates on site.IMG_9220 IMG_9221 IMG_9222 Never knew people still had a thing for rim styling like this!IMG_9223 IMG_9225 This Rx7 had an airbrush job that even covered the engine bay. The details on the airbrushing was fantastic.IMG_9226 Engine bay was wire tucked, chromed and airbrushed.IMG_9228 buggin. IMG_9229 IMG_9230 S15 from our previous feature Oliver!IMG_9232 Thats a Boss GS, one of the sickest VIP cars in the entire show grounds.IMG_9234 IMG_9235 IMG_9236 And here's my heaven, Evos EVERY WHERE!IMG_9237 IMG_9255 IMG_9252 IMG_9256 IMG_9257 IMG_9259 IMG_9258IMG_9238 IMG_9239 IMG_9241 Some brought their R/C cars out to pass the time.IMG_9244 This clean FC on CE28s was getting unloaded from the tow truck to be put on display.IMG_9245 IMG_9248 IMG_9249 IMG_9254 IMG_9260 IMG_9261 IMG_9262 Our buddies from Club ITR out representingIMG_9265 IMG_9266 Kevin's car that won the Just JDM prize. I did a mini shoot for him HERE.IMG_9267 IMG_9268 IMG_9269 IMG_9270 IMG_9271 IMG_9275 IMG_9276 IMG_9278 IMG_9325 IMG_9329 And.. That's all the photos I have! There will be more back dated articles and photos coming up soon so be sure to check back regularly!

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