So Halfway Hangs is done and dusted, and the KE20 made it home in one piece after a 2,900km round trip. The car performed quite well, with the only issue being a problematic oil pressure switch. Let me tell you, it gives you a fair scare when the oil light comes on at 110kph!
Over the course of the trip the car was using about 11.5L/100km, started off around 12 and progressively improved to closer to 11. I still want to look at a retune sometime, potentially up-righting the motor when I do so. The black staining on the rear after a few ks was quite thick, and it fuels up a bit at idle/progression circuit. I changed plugs after my first stop at Wangaratta, not surprisingly #3 was a fair bit blacker than the others. The filter against the strut tower is certainly less than ideal.
Wednesday was a beautiful day on the road and so I drove to Port Macquarie from Wang (1020kms) and chilled out with a sunset beer before progressing to Coffs Harbour later that night. I caught sunrise across Park Beach, and that was pretty special. After a solid detail of the car and cleanse/wax off the grime I caught my mates at Valla Beach who were driving the event. I collected a friend from Coffs airport that night, as he was tripping back to Melbourne with me in the 20.
Friday was the show and hanging out around the park, awesome quality of cars and a few older beasts that were styled really well.
Saturday was the drifting event at Raleigh, was great to see so many nice cars driven in anger and get a few passenger rides. Reminded me of some of the vids you see on youtube of Final Bout. Sunday a few guys ran another day at Raleigh and they almost talked me into driving, I said I would if the forecast rain came. I wasn’t keen to bust the car with minimal spares 1,400km from home! The rain ended up hammering us from Kempsey to almost Sydney on the road home.
Doogs on the tuckerbox.
Park Beach sunrise, featuring kookaburras and Nardi
Kev's slammed Cresta
One of my favourite cars and friendly dude Ryan Beal – Roadblasters 3SGTE KE70
Kumar leading Nath, both with fresh paint and Kumar now running a BEAMS
Willy Gs 20v 86 – looks awesome with the fresh colour and Wats
Back for dinner with mates in Melbourne