The Clipsal 500 has come and put the V8 Supercars race in Adelaide in the spotlight again. This year saw the introduction of new teams and new manufacturers in the line up, Nissan and Mercedes AMG Erebus. Although the Top 10 spots in the first race of the V8 Supercars race calendar was taken by both Holden and Ford, Nissan was not far off, while the Erebus AMG Mercedes were at the bottom of the list due to a string of vehicle issues which will hopefully be sorted for the rest of the season.
The Erebus AMG Mercedes only inked the deal months before the race started, so proper development time was limited but for the teams to bring 3 race E63 AMG Mercedes to the grid is fantastic and the sound of that V8 race engines built by AMG in Germany is nothing short of amazing and spectacular, it sounded like an angry F1 engine.
The Australian GT Championship race is also my other favourite in the series, the line up varies from Mercedes AMG SLS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 458, Porsche, to Aston Martin. It’s so exciting to see these exotic supercars racing neck to neck and the difference in engine noise is music to the ears.
The Adelaide members of Z-Club Australia organised a car cruise that started from Tea Tree Plaza, up the Adelaide Hills, down to the Victor Harbor coast, and coming back along the great coastal drive of Main South Road.
This a personal project car for both Fariz and Norman and it’s an R34 GT-R (blue) and the R34 GT-T (black). These are two very powerful Japanese cars and still is quite an automotive engineering piece especially the 4WD drivetrain on the GT-R. The shots was taken at Port Adelaide industrial area, which was a perfect settings for this two fine machine.
This is Matt’s sleek looking Nissan 350Z. Matt acquired the car late last year and has invested a lot of time and money to get the car where it is at the moment. This car has turned out to be one of the cleanest and well-styled 350Z in town.
All Japan Day, held annually in Adelaide was born from a crisis developing in the import motor enthusiast community. Local car shows involving Japanese imports were losing focus on what the enthusiast wants at a car show – a opportunity to admire and and talk about the sensational vehicles on display with out being distracted by gimmicks or high prices.
The Extreme Horsepower Show is South Australia’s Ultimate Automotive Expo all under cover and in the one location. There were heaps of trade sites full of the latest gear car enthusiasts. Featuring Hot Rods, Street Machines, Customs, Hi Tech Japanese Imports, Motorcycles, Drift, Race and Drag cars, if it’s modified it’s there!
One of the hottest show car has to be the Queen Street Racing Million Dollar Drag, a BMW E46 M3 CLS drag car by the Ibrahim brothers with almost every components of the car covered in gold. Also on the show is another car by brothers featuring a Pearl White Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder with custom twin-turbos setup.
This is the Show N’ Shine of the Skyline Nationals 2010 event. There are plenty of GT-Rs around from R31 to R35. Also appearing in the show were some classic Nissan Skyline and the legendary Winfield Nissan Skyline R31 GT-R of the Group A racing.