The Skylines Australia and Impreza WRX Clubs kicked off their 2014 Motorsports Club Championship this weekend and chose one of the best (if not the best) track in Australia to get things started – the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
The cool sea breezes at Phillip Island provided a perfect reprieve from the 30+ temperatures felt in Melbourne. We didn’t need much excuse to come check out the racing though, and it was great to see plenty of cars making the hour long journey from the city.
Some race cars were trailered by equally serious tow vehicles too, like this Subaru Forrester sitting on a set of Gram Lights. (Some people have it all!)
But the majority of cars were driven down and raced in their daily trim…
With the odd luxurious trim level also thrown into the mix!
A quick walk around the pits revealed more than WRXs and Skylines. This Targa competing Evo looked the business decked out in rally gear and sponsor stickers.
Road going versions of the Evo were also in attendance like this immaculate Evo MR driven by John Richardson who was trying something different to his WTAC Skyline GTS-T.
Given their high prices, we don’t see many of these but it was a beautiful sight seeing this rare NSX being enjoyed the way Honda intended. Likewise, a couple of new Toyotas were also out putting the highly regarded ZN6 chassis to the test.
Plenty of race prepped Porsches were around too.
Motorsports Technology brought out this beast which competes in the Australian Sports Racer Series. The series has 5 Rounds scheduled throughout 2014 with the first round at Sandown Raceway on 28-30 March.
White R35 GTR was looking good fitted with 20″ Advans and Toyo R888s.
But the blue R35 sent us into an endless debate over which colour we’d rather!
Some other Nissan track weapons took the track as well.
Neatly prepped R32 GTR in plain white didn’t draw too much attention…
Until we took a closer look at the engine bay which revealed an immaculate purple engine bay! Looked pretty good flying around turn 1 too!
It was good seeing both road going cars mixing it up with the race prepped cars in their racing livery.
As well as the highly tuned JDM machines…
With stripped out interiors and big wings!
An awesome day’s racing at Phillip Island and we can’t wait to come back! The next round of the Club Championship heads to Calder Park on March 8th! Keep an eye on the Calendar for more events.