Oh boy! I have been super busy, going everywhere in my wagon so sorry for the lack of updates but here we go.
So this last weekend I entered my car in the 4 and Rotary Nationals. I wasn't sure how well it would do because it is just my little Avenger wagon, up against all these wicked show cars. Going in to the event I thought maybe I had a shot at best V8, but that was all I was hoping for. At the prize giving they called out the best V8, which went to a V8 Silvia. So I figured I wasn't going to get any awards. Then they called out Best 1970-1989 in the Piston Class and it was my little wagon!!! Being super stoked with that I went up and got my trophy. Then they called out Best Piston Conversion and it was me again!! At this point my mind was well and truly blown because there was some seriously nice competition at the show. It was the first time I have entered any of my cars as a show car, and to win two awards was absolutely amazing.
Here's a shot of the wagon at the show. I also went to Caffeine and Classics, and the Orewa beach show. So quite a busy weekend.
Now jumping back in time a bit. Back in December I went to the Oldschool.co.nz drag day and had a total blast.
I was doing 13.2 runs at 103.66MPH here is a onboard video
Here is one of my time slips
We had a nice little Avenger get together. My two Avengers and Billy was also drag his stock Avenger, sadly his diff did not like drag racing much and his spider gears broke
Later in the day Hamish turned up in his Avenger
Then we went and did some group photos
For the dial your own racing I dialed in 13.2 but I missed a shift on the first run and didn't get through.
Lots of rubber on the old back guard
A few photos from Facebook at the drags. https://www.facebook.com/DCGPhotographyNZ/
In other news, finally got round to Dynamatting the boot.
And I'm going to Wagnats in a week so I will be camping in the back of the wagon so I tried out the "Bed Mode" it works really well.
Tons of room for a twin airbed
Went to the Kumeu hotrod show a couple of weeks ago and brought a sweet roof rack for when I go camping. I found it at the swap meet there, I went specifically looking for a roof rack and only found one and it was the perfect size!!
So busy couple of weeks, off to leadfoot festival this weekend, then Wagnats camping in the wagon!!