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    • Wtac 2016 – Switching It Up


      12:52am Mon 17th Oct


      Since World Time Attack has been run at Sydney Motorsport Park I have been there, initially as a spectator, then a drift competitor, then a trade stand holder and a drift competitor right up until this year. This year I decided to step back from driving and fo...

    • Supercar Invite – Shell V-power Djr Te...


      1:49am Mon 10th Oct


      Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine myself being in the position I was last weekend, as a kid I had many hero?s, so did my dad, influenced by my parents love for the blue oval our family?s daily driver was a 351 V8 Ford Falcon XD, there was one weekend ...

    • The Deus Bbo – Getting Scrambled


      10:34pm Mon 3rd Oct


      How your journey through life goes is entirely dependent on your outlook, calculating risk, sticking your neck out, taking chances and working with the right people is a big factor in what comes next. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with a ...

    • Ps13 Build Update – Functional Art


      10:22pm Sun 2nd Oct


      This weekend just gone has been my first weekend in the garage since heading up to Sydney with the Deus crew to judge the Deus Bike Build off. I will post a full run down on that in the coming days but first I want to show you whats happening with the PS13 aft...

    • Garage Spring Clean


      11:51pm Sun 18th Sep


      Over and over again, the idea of making a dash ran through my mind. I decided to make it out of fibreglass and so it began, a huge mess and hours of sanding. But first I needed to make up a frame, something to allow the shape to flow. Once I had the profile so...

    • A New Breed Of Style


      10:54pm Mon 12th Sep


      I was always looking forward to the end of winter, the longer days bring with them the warmth and colours that make everything more enjoyable. Spring in Victoria Australia signals the beginning of the good times, a progressive mix of exciting event?s all lead ...

    • Ps13 Update – Goodbye Winter


      3:41am Wed 17th Aug


      Builds??.. A true test of ones patience and persistence. Every single day my alarm goes off before the sun rises, I lay in bed for ten minutes wondering what I can do today to make tomorrow easier, I always have a list of jobs rolling through my head, the enor...

    • Forward Thrust – Pursuing The Ultimate...


      11:10pm Mon 18th Jul


      A few weeks ago I wrote this post without publishing it, I hadnt made up my mind what to do with the engine in the PS13 at that time so I thought it may be worth posting so you get an idea of where I am coming from. Firstly I want to give you a [?]

    • Ps13 Update – Long Cold Nights


      12:54am Thu 16th Jun


      The beginning of winter always puts me in a crappy mood, I have always been a self motivated person that?s driven by the pursuit of creation, the drawn out excitement of something coming together piece by piece right in front of me. The artistry in what I do i...

    • Ps13na Update – Kicking Goals!


      10:14pm Mon 16th May


      I checked the weather for the upcoming weekend, sunny and clear, I had no plans for two days and had one goal in mind, to finish the chassis and etch prime the interior. Finishing the chassis involved adding the harness mounts, the last large job on the list b...

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