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Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GaLRaCa on June 27, 2001, 09:55:18 AM
Those who are interested we are meeting up at the BP just off the motorway (just after Papakura turnoff, just before Drury turnoff) again on Sunday morning at around7.30 - 7.45am, leave around 8am sharp.    See you there!!!!!        :D
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: madrose on June 27, 2001, 10:39:11 AM
we will be there
as im new to this is that the solar powered bp ??
i know its probably a stupid question but im pregnant and my mind has gone wandering and i cant seem to find it :p
Title: Madrose
Post by: GaLRaCa on June 27, 2001, 10:54:47 AM

Yeap its the solar powered BP, newbies are always welcome!  see you there! :D
Title: Drags
Post by: GTcrazy on June 27, 2001, 12:39:09 PM
i will be there in my Blitz GTSt ( gotta sticker under the rear spoiler hehe ) c ya all @ meremere

Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: EVIL-BUNNY on June 27, 2001, 03:22:56 PM
i would love to drive down if my damn cars fixed by then :mad:

might just have to come down in the integra again :p

Title: yes
Post by: kennydead on June 27, 2001, 06:38:41 PM
yeap deb, will definitely be there~:confused:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: RazorGTR on June 27, 2001, 08:06:52 PM
I will be there :p . Going in tomorrow to have the A/F ratio checked and wind the boost up to max level for the day ;)
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: flamenboy on June 27, 2001, 09:42:00 PM
:splat: will be there  look out for a purple gts-4  will have to get up early long way too travel:o
Title: flamenboy
Post by: brendonm on June 29, 2001, 08:26:42 AM
great to see you on the net dude. Perhaps you might wanna see if any of the other far Northeners are keen too.

Here is a special sign just for those rain gods :dfinger:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: mrmeal on June 29, 2001, 08:53:33 AM
okay just looked at the weather via  for both Auckland and Hamilton, (Meremere being in between)  Both areas showed rain starting on Friday, continuing to Saturday, but had a lovely little picture of a sun on Sunday ( namesake I guess)  for both Hamilton and Auckland.  So don't be discouraged ladies and gents when it is hosing on Saturday, Sunday will be a better day.

  That's if we can trust the weather people.:confused:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: madrose on June 29, 2001, 09:01:49 AM
thats good cos last time you needed to be in a boat not a car :p
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GaLRaCa on June 29, 2001, 09:15:24 AM
Definitly needed a boat last time.. and its very typical.. i bet its gonna be the finest day of the year now that I have found out that my car wont be ready until Monday afternoon  :(    oh well... ****e happens  :cool:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: madrose on June 29, 2001, 09:20:17 AM
bugger thats got to annoy you :( have they worked out what happend to it yet??
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GaLRaCa on June 29, 2001, 10:07:12 AM
Yeap, the turbo could have been on the way out, but they caught it early thank goodness, but still, there is a massive crack in the exhaust manifold, there are 3 bolts that have been sheared off and the oil lines still have the restricters on which should be removed when sticking on say an R33 Turbo, so the oil can be fed through more freely.  So yeah, they have caught it early but I need a new manifold and bolts etc etc, not a huge job but if i hadnt of picked it up it definitly could have been.  That would have been embarrassing sitting on the starting line at Meremere on Sunday and my car blows up :rolleyes:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: SPeeD R on June 29, 2001, 11:28:54 AM
hey debs,
would you be able to tell me where could i find this restrictor on the oil lines ? thx a lot.. :)
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GaLRaCa on June 29, 2001, 12:18:25 PM
SpeeD R,  You would be best to ring Alltech Turbo and Diesel in Wairau Road, they are fantastic and should be able to do it pretty cheaply if it hasnt already been done.    :D
Title: ME Too
Post by: SPECTRE on June 29, 2001, 12:33:38 PM
I will be at the BP as well...also in tow will be Simon and Duane i believe
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GaLRaCa on June 29, 2001, 04:50:49 PM
Yay!!!! My car will be there, probably not racing but at least i will be there!!!!!   I have been haunting Alltech for the past day and I think they are sick of my voice and rang me 10 minutes ago saying I can pick it up!!!! :D
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: RazorGTR on June 29, 2001, 07:02:09 PM
Good news everyone. I just watched the weekend weather forcast and NO rain either day for the Auckland Hamilton are, yeeeeaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!

Should be quite cool so the turbo guys should see pretty good performance figures out of their mills.
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Vandell on June 29, 2001, 11:01:10 PM
See u all at BP then on to the games.........hope my clutch lasts:splat: And that it will be a :jack:
Title: Drags!
Post by: power hungry on June 30, 2001, 12:48:34 AM
Hi Guys,

Anyone thought of having a cruise from Akld? We can join the party at the BP. Well i am in Mt.Wellington. Anyone who wants to organise a cruise from Akld, gimme a buzz on 021 444 750.

Hey Brendon,
If u want help on Sunday gimme a yell as i have decided not to race; was a tough decision, but my car needs tunning.

Cheers Guys
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: mrmeal on July 01, 2001, 04:40:35 PM
Just got back from Meremere, having had a go for the first time.  I had a really great time ( as in event) my times weren't too crash hot for a turbo, 15.9 being my best on the day, but it was still a really awesome experience.  

  I have to say a really huge thanks to Rob and all those others like Rhys (mic), Brenhan (gate)Debbie (give us your cash) and the Hytech guys (scrutineering), for putting a lot of effort into making the day happen, and operate smoothly.  I know there were plenty others too, but I am not great with names  :p   Thankyou to all!

  I'm really interested in seeing how some of those videos turned out Greg/ Simon, maybe we could have a get together when they are compiled or something.  

  Pity Spectre couldn't make it last minute, hopefully everything on that front is cool banana's.  

  I'm off now to go have a coffee, and try to get out of my head plans on spending huge amounts of money on my car to gain another 0.5 second.  I'm sure this drag racing thing, could be termed a disease :-)

later all.

-Mrmeal / Hayden
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: kennydead on July 01, 2001, 05:21:53 PM
back from the drags, it was awesome, cant blive i had 13 runs today, thanks a lot to all the people who helped and organised this. really appreciated. ;)
also congrats to all the people who had a good time down the strip. people like Mark, vince, bizkit, awesome effort dudes. :karate:
look forward for the next event like this, hopefully not only drags, try tracks

ps. if anyone wanna see how slow and loud my car is, download the video from the sdu site.

ps2. quick question here, i paid $25 for racing, do i have to pay the $5 spectators aswell?
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: mrmeal on July 01, 2001, 05:38:23 PM
No you shouldn't have to dude.  Brenhan was getting the $5 at the gate from everyone, and Debs was collecting the balance of the 25 to race ( ie $20) from the drivers having cars scrutineered.  At the time she was also getting people registered for Idrag as well, which cost $5, so that's why you would have paid $25 to Debbs as well as the $5 you gave to Brenhan.  Of course Brenhan might just have been collecting the money to skip the country with :-)  hehe

Waa hoo! Head for the hills!  :-)
Title: Loud!!No!!
Post by: Fusion Boy on July 01, 2001, 05:44:41 PM
What an awesome day! Big thanks to Fryline for the lift down and lots a laffs on the PA!! Kenny ,you should have heard the echo of the motorway overbridges when you went through at full noise! Could hear it over Fry's audio!! Waaaaaaay coooool.
Well done Hairy Buffalo for the messages (say no more ;) )
Jolly good show, wot wot!!
See ya's at the gokart night!
Fusion Boy
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: BABY R on July 01, 2001, 05:45:08 PM
Excellent event, excellent weather, great turnout, actually a huge turn out, the queue in the pit lanes were packed with loads of awesome skylines.!!:)

A big thanx to all the organisers and helpers to make this event one of the better one!!

Looking forward to the next meet!

Yes Kenny, I think you need to pay for the $5 at the entry even if you are racing. BTW ur exhaust is LOUD!
Title: cheers
Post by: FRYLINE on July 01, 2001, 05:48:10 PM
tah to all that helped and i must say that i was impressed with the great amount of maturity displayed by all of the racers /participants:)
have a look here (
a good day and what an exelent turnout
hmmmm, mr plod had 3 speedtraps on the way back to west akl
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: kennydead on July 01, 2001, 05:52:49 PM
i know i know i know i know, its loud, but the sound doesnt really worrying me, in fact i love how it sounds like now. but losing so much power is just not fun, HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:splat:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Vandell on July 01, 2001, 05:55:43 PM
What a day that was .................:jack: Did i have fun
Thaxs all that made it happen.......i thought i didnt do to bad for frist time.......can not wait to see all the best time for each car...
Title: yay
Post by: forsaken on July 01, 2001, 06:11:23 PM
Awsome I didn't have the slowest time of the day, just watched some of my video footage and heard Rhys mention someones 20.?? i guess my 18.4 (fastest time) isn't to bad for a GTE then.

Couldn't judge on the day as there was no other GTE's :mad:

does that make me the fastest GTE :D

and to all the people out there that were caught hassling the little smoky GTE :dfinger:  atleast I'm having a go mate.

all in all an enjoyable day

and DOH:homer:  almost forgot congrats to Mark (aka. VSpec) for breaking the 12 sec mark and to Baby R for breaking 13 sec (and you didn't think you could) :)
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GaLRaCa on July 01, 2001, 06:25:59 PM
Finally finished writing all the names down for the new IDRAG database, so far we have 60 names, nearly all of those were racers! absoloutly fantastic! and thats just the start!  Thanks to all of those who helped out on the day, Im glad everyone had a good day, awesome weather although terribly cold, I cant seem to get warm even now!  :D   My car survived another race day, was really pleased with the result with my best time being 14.8, which im totally rapped with as I havent done much to it at all yet!  Thanks again to everyone who showed up etc.. it was a lot of fun!:D   looking forward to the next one!
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: GSR32 on July 01, 2001, 06:39:11 PM
Yay, what a great day. I have some in car footage ready to upload to the internet. Just need to work out where???? Almost 50Meg worth.

Some great footage of
- RazorGTSt's 14.5 best run of the day :)
- Baby R 12.7 runs :)
- Kennydead's awesome sounding 1/4 (you have to hear it :D )
- Arithon
and of coarse
- V Spec's personal best 11.8, caught on tape.

Thanks everyone for a great day :)
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Lee on July 01, 2001, 07:12:37 PM
What a great day.
A huge turn out & fine weather.:D Freezing cold wind all day though.

A few personal records were set. Congrats to Mark V-Spec with his 11.8 (fitting the roll cage is going to make a hell of a mess of that nice GTR interior:p)
Baby R with the 12.7 sec runs in a pretty standard R33 GTR. (I see a big smoking hole in his bank account soon.):splat:
And all the others who attended & supported the event I hope you all had a good time.

One of the pics we took before racing started of most of the competitors cars.
Title: Congrats
Post by: Wildcard_NZ on July 01, 2001, 08:35:49 PM
A big congradulations and thank you to everyone who was involved in the SDU drag day.

Its always unfortunate that someone has to give up their time to make these events happen [i.e the people in the tower, not on the track!]. So a big thanks to them and SDU for allowing other clubs, such as Toyspeed etc to participlate.

Keep up the good work ;)
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: SDU President on July 01, 2001, 08:43:35 PM
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: RazorGTR on July 01, 2001, 08:57:10 PM
I would like to thank all those who braved the cool sunny weather, and put off any other possible plans to attend today. What a turn out! It was great to see all those from SDU, Toyspeed, and the other car clubs thrashing their cars to the max.

The track was in great condition beyond the cement pad, which was shockingly slippery. For those who it was your first time the conditions of the start line were as tricky as I have ever seen, and a few others who race more than I.

Those who did not stick around or run too much after lunch missed out on the launch pad finally start to come around. 14 runs latter I finally broke into the 14's as I had been loosing traction in 1'st through 3rd. My last two runs were my best all day with a 14.85 and a 14.5 @ 99.12 mph. That makes this my quickest time yet and highest top speed. The mods I had done finally paid off. Can't wait to run on a bit better track.
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: SPeeD R on July 03, 2001, 08:21:36 AM
you're welcome :D

it's always good to have a good turn out
Title: Drags
Post by: Hytech on July 03, 2001, 08:38:26 AM
Congrats to everyone who achieved new personal best times on Sunday. It was also great to see a good turnout.

The best part of the day would have to have been when all the GTR's decided to go hard against each other in grudge racing.

I hope everyones cars are all right after the thrashing you guys/gals gave them. I've got a new clutch on the way, hopefully by the end of the week, after killing my one on the first run. I knew my clutch was a little dodgy but I thought I would give it a go anyway. The second and final run was the definate killer of the clutch.

All in all a good day!!!!

Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Big Phil on July 03, 2001, 09:18:37 AM
Hi All..

What a great day !! Absolutley enjoyed myself, even though Shane had me working as Slave labour for some of the day.. :)

IDRAG sounds interesting, I must have a good read of it when the info comes through..

Hey GSR32, if you want some web space I would be more than happy to shove some vids with a write up on the Silvia Site.. Chuck me an email if you want..

Thanks again..

Title: drags
Post by: kai on July 03, 2001, 09:55:50 AM
Great day well done guys for organising it..... congrads to everyone who ran a personal best as always with drag racing the person your trying to beat is really yourself. A BIG well done to Mark for finally getting it all together and cracking the 12's....its an amazing feeling running in the 11's and its not something everyone has the chance to do. I have as much fun racing the olds RS as I do racing the gtr....hmmm strange that but I really need to learn how to do a burn out, just to damn used to 4WD :) Hehe Ive found a FJ20 turbo motor for the RS as you GTSt guys had better beware....4cylinder turbo skylines are the way to go.

Hey Pat you so have to take me for a ride in that damn infinitiv8 rocks man.
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Brenhan on July 03, 2001, 10:26:37 AM
Thanks for all the donations , that was the "help Brenhan buy some HKS products fund" I really appreciate all the generosity.
I think I will have a stand permenantly at the drags , I made more money in 5 hours there than I do in 5 days. :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: power hungry on July 03, 2001, 10:44:57 AM
Yeah Tazdev.
my gtst did a 20.2 sec,,,(that was the stripper skyline) and the car almost hit the fence. However managed to pull out a 14.7s@100.8mph,
wot an improvement?:)
no traction, car was still going here and there on 3rd gear. Need 225's at the back i guess.
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: The Great One on July 03, 2001, 12:58:35 PM
Glad you ppl had heaps of fun.. too bad I couldn't make it.

Hey Tazdev,
Maybe next time I'll bring down my GTE and we could have a go.. :D  hmmm was always wondering what a GTE an do.
What mods have you done to your car?

Title: Whopee
Post by: GodzJr on July 03, 2001, 02:27:09 PM
Add another personal best trap speed of 105mph @ 14.4. Every launch I was sideways it wasn't funny.

 kenny.. you must've lost heaps of power.. I think I was running you on my last drag at standard boost and left you far behind from halfway down!

 SpeedR.. didn't see you around.
Title: drags
Post by: GTcrazy on July 03, 2001, 05:00:16 PM
well i'm glad i did slowest (20 sec) and one of the fastest times for a GTSt on the day. that was my first time too. best was 14.7@100.8 mph. had heaps of fun and it wasn't even my car.
great day
thankz to all the organizers
looking 4ward to the next event
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: forsaken on July 03, 2001, 05:58:49 PM
Mods what are they my times were on a stock standard RB20E which is slowly dying. I would love to know what a healthy RB20E can do:p
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: FRYLINE on July 03, 2001, 08:59:56 PM
i might be able to get a hold of a healthy gte.......:confused:
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Velocity on July 03, 2001, 09:10:16 PM
Well, travelled three hours to attend the drags.  Had a great time thanks to the organisers!  Pitty the track had to be so slippery, great for power sliding, not so good for times.  Couldn't get anywhere near my best time no matter what I tried:( .

 Looked on at the GTRs times with envy, very impressive cars!
Title: great day out
Post by: Phil on July 03, 2001, 09:15:24 PM
Have to thank the people behind the event.  FANTASTIC.  I've been overseas for a few months, great to see so many skylines around.

Sad day for my, nothing stuck, and my poor old gts-t only managed a best of 15.8.  Disappointed I didn't hang around till the end.  Sounds like the track got heaps better.

Go Hard

Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: RazorGTR on July 03, 2001, 10:50:29 PM
GSR stopped by tonight after work and we watched the in-car footage. We managed to score Mark Vspec's 11.86 pass and it was impressive!

As I watched my last run on video my concerns were realized. I have rooted my clutch :splat:
When I shifted from 3rd to 4th you could hear the revs come up and hold for about 1 sec or so. Not good on a tight budget right now and being my only mode of transport. So I am now babying the car until I can get the brass button clutch.

The good news is with the shocking track conditions, running 9.5 psi of boost, and a slipping clutch still managing a 14.5 @ 99.12mph. That means a healthy car and decent run through the gears may mean a very low 14 or high 13 sec pass.
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: forsaken on July 03, 2001, 11:27:48 PM
But Mr Fry won't the wife notice her engine is not there?
Title: SDU Drags
Post by: V-Spec on July 06, 2001, 03:00:08 PM
What a great day last Sunday was! A great turnout of cars and an opportunity to race against cars other than Skylines. I was "imprezzed" by the WRX and really worried by Brett. I'm sure you got me off the line! What happened to you Neil? We both had a bad run. I missed third and immediately thought my clutch had gone. Got back to the pits to find you had parked for the day.

What a performance from BABYR! 12.7s is a very respectable time considering the R33 GTR only does 12.9s stock depending on which publication you read. The Best I've read is 12.375s.

I was pleased to break 12s for the day which was my goal and having the car stay in one piece was a bonus! Thanks Kent (mean R32 GTR) and Greg (camera) for putting the pressure on which I'm sure did the trick!

I hope they change the rules soon. I don't want to fit a roll cage! I'd rather keep it as a no nonsense street car and build an R32 drag car!

A big thanks to the members who gave of their time generously to make the day as great as it was.
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: BABY R on July 07, 2001, 12:50:15 PM
Mark, Your car is pretty impressive when watched from the grandstand!!!Even when you raced other GTRs you seem to gain the lead by about 1~2 cars length! Great Stuff! I admire your car, and look forward to have a race with you when i equip my car with further mods!

BTW, my best time of the day was 12.5secs, i am pretty impressed with my car as i haven't got that much of mods!!
Title: Drags
Post by: V-Spec on July 09, 2001, 08:43:30 AM

12.5s! How did you do it? You've obviously got yourself a great machine! I look forward to doing battle at some stage in the future. Look's like I'll need to do a few mods however if I want to stay competitive!

Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: Darren on July 09, 2001, 08:56:11 AM
Mark the car sounds like it's going great, have you been spending more money or have you just got it all going better. Did the bigger turbos make the differance by them selves????
Title: V-Spec
Post by: V-Spec on July 09, 2001, 02:00:28 PM

The turbos on their own provide a bit more puff at the top end. Combined with more fuel with the bigger injectors, I'm up from under 230KW to close to 290KW at the rear wheels. The only thing stopping me from making more power are the cams which will get some attention when funds permit.
Title: 290kw
Post by: SlowGTS-t on July 09, 2001, 03:24:09 PM
290kw... Man, Im jealous hehehe.

Track was shocking, and I really shouldnt trust the tyre gauges at gas stations. Had the car lighting up through 2nd gear. Hmm and also heard it detonating (ouch!) at towards the top of 4th gear. Quite lucky it didnt blow up really.

But yeah, not one of my better days hehehe but still heaps of fun. Highlight of the day was Rhys calling out for the Asian Girl Racer hehehe. I got so much **** from her for that stunt afterwards. hehehe
Title: Meremere Sunday 1st July
Post by: ph1 on July 12, 2001, 01:13:45 PM
GSR32 uploaded these a few days ago, i just got round to setting up some links

Meremere videos taken by GSR32 (