Saturday, June 30, 2018

Tui Jap Cars (3).

A couple of Toyotas which were once common small family cars on our roads.

Smart Honda Torneo.


Mazda RX8 arriving at the event.

Mazda MX5 all stripped out for racing.

A couple of red ones from a similar era, but from different manufacturers.
A '92 Toyota Supra and an '88 Mitsubishi Starion.

I see red...

There were a few non-japs in attendance. like this '72 E49 Valiant Charger and...

...this '73 Valiant Pacer.

From a similar era, but from the other side of the globe a 1972 MGB GT.


A couple of Holdens: '88 VL Commodore wagon and...
...a 2007 Commodore arriving.

2007 Nissan Skyline Coupe was a spectator's car.


Tui Brewery Jap Cars (2).

Nissan Gloria was discovered in Christchurch some 9 years ago with only 6000 miles on the clock.

'77 Datsun Ute is perfect.

I'm never quite sure what category a Nissan Figaro should fit in to.

The styling was unique on these Toyota Crowns. You either love it or hate it.
This one from '71 is parked next to a 1980 Mitsubishi Celeste. 

Lovely 1973 Mazda RX3 and the mag wheels suit it, unlike the Toyota above.

Honda Integra Type R is a neat and quick little car.

Surprised look from a Mazda MX5.

'72 Toyota Celica.
Not very many of these about.

Mitsubishi Evo trio.

A couple of Subaru Imprezas and...

...a Mazda RX8.
I have driven one of these and can testify that their performance and smoothness are amazing.
Despite some schools of thought, reliability can be quite good with careful maintenance, but fuel usage can be significant.

A goggle eyed Impreza.

Probably not my choice of colour, but you need nice straight panels to wear a shade like this and they are.
1993 Toyota Mk II.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tui Brewery, Jap Cars (1).

Last Sunday was Tui Jap Car Day. Some Nissan/Datsun models.
Sign on the nearby hills.

Nice to see 4 of the early Datsun Zs

This was my favourite. The wheels are of the right era, but I'm not so keen on that front spoiler.

Nice headlamp fairings on this one.



Nissan Fairlady (350Z) with lots of visible mods, front.....
...and rear.

1999 200SX.

1995 Silvia (200SX).

Another Fairlady, this time in standard form.

1994 200SX.



Nissan Laurel were a luxurious saloon for their day.
Another look at those lovely 240Zs from the early 70s..

Saturday, May 26, 2018

More 60s Dodges.

More from the David Esau collection.
The Meat Wholesaler's Dodge was quite spectacular in its day, with its bold sign-writing and its bright red wheels.
It was powered by the V6 Chrysler (Cummins) diesel.

The same truck in monotone.

The same truck again, attached to a stock trailer.

Meat Wholesalers also had this Perkins 6.354 powered Dodge.



A couple of shots of O'Connor's Transport tandem drive Dodge.

O'Connors had a single drive model as well.

Nolan's Concrete Products Dodge.

Not sure who was the original owner of this Dodge, but I'm fairly sure it is the same one...
...still being operated by Bill Neumann, some 51 years later.

Dodge light-weights used the same cab as Internationals of that time.

Generally single drive Dodges were V6 and tandems V8, but Wong's Transport specified a V8 for their single drive unit which generally transported cartons/pallets of fruit and veges.

Demonstration of the tilt cab on this model.

Two new tippers for Wairarapa South County Council.

The Dodge chassis were strongly built and were easily capable of arduous tasks like logging, but power would have been lacking compared with today's loggers.
This example was operated by Carter Merchants (Jones) Ltd.