Take 2: Car for Matsuri

Posted: July 30, 2011 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

With less than one week until we leave Canberra and no car for Matsuri, I was worried. The main purpose for this trip was to drift at Ebisu, a task difficult to achieve with no car. Andy from PowerVehicles was confident he could find a car in time for the event but since I had already bought tickets and accommodation, I emailed Andy on Thursday to increase the car budget by a little bit so at least I would have something to drive. On the same day another car was bought at the auctions.

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Not as cool looking as the other car, but this one appears to be in much better condition.

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The engine bay looks neater, parts are tied down or secured and does not show signs of weathering like the first 180.

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From the auction sheet, the car comes with more suspension modification and no engine mods. This would be better for reliability, which is a good thing as I will be drifting for 6 days!

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Interior is very clean from the photos. Unfortunately the car does not come with a cage, but still has a wing, which I might try and get some sparks to come off it. The car does come with a Tomei LSD and Racing Gear coilovers, people tell me these parts are expensive.

Nic and Rohan are still yet to secure a car, hopefully we will hear more news about it soon.

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