Car Park Scout #8

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This time we break away from the usual and check out some cars parked at the circuit.

It’s easy to miss a whole bunch of interesting cars while at the circuit, there’s so much happening on the track and in the pits that it’s easy to miss some noteworthy cars. This particular day there was a break in the racing schedule for about 45 minutes where I could venture out behind the main grandstand at Central Circuit. There weren’t that many cars present and the ones that were all seemed to have something to do with Pit Road M.  The Mitsubishi 3000GT in the header pic above being a good example.

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More Pit Road M work, this CA4A Mitsubishi Mirage Coupeattempted to live up to the “EVO” number plates on the dashboard. It came out from Kobe City in Hyogo (where I live) but I haven’t had the chance to see it running on the street.

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RG-O Honda Integra Type R didn’t see the track that day. It looked like it was a circuit special but still had road registration.

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Another Pit Road M machine, this time a N15 Nissan Pulsar VZR.

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This Suzuki Alto Works RS-R had 185 tires at the front and a totally stripped interior… would make a fun and very cheap circuit car, albeit a slow one!

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JT191S Isuzu Gemini Coupe Irmscher R 4WD. The paint looked a little worse for wear but otherwise it was in good condition. There’s not that many around anymore but they do show up from time to time.

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It’s a little strange to see a 180SX without massive wheels with big camber and low offset…

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Subaru Legacy B4.

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Yet another Pit Road M tag along… R32 Nissan Skyline GTS-t sedan.

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ZZT23 Toyota Celica SS-II. This car looked out of place with its “show” modifications like the paint and hood.

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There’s more than meets the eye with this car… Subaru Legacy GT wagon.

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Hmm, it seems to have been in an accident…

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On closer inspection, the “repairers” have just slapped on a sheet of thin metal and riveted it into place then masked it up and painted it! Well… at least they could make it to the circuit! Who needs to get in on the passenger side anyway?

That’s all from the circuit!

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I see this Toyota Succeed wagon in my parking area (you can see the red AE86 in the top right of the 3rd pic) practically every day. It’s the most modified Succeed wagon I’ve ever seen… I’m not sure why the owner chose this as a base car to modify but he’s felt the need to add some 4-pot GReddy front calipers. As far as I know the engine is stock!

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Finally, the long suffering Hachiroku. There will be a BEAMS 3S-GE finding its way under the hood sometime soon.

Words: Justin Karow

Images: Justin Karow

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