Words by Nigel Petrie
When Daniel asked me to do a write up on my build we both agreed that the usual parts list just wasn’t going to cut it. Sure I could rattle of the parts that make this vehicle functional but this build is more than that and I will try and give you an insight into my life and how this build became what you see before you.
Most people would think that the capital of Australia is Sydney. Guess what….
It isn’t. Canberra is the heart of the Australian Capital Territory, where all the politicians gather to scream at each other like children in kindergarden. I’m not exaggerating, google it.
The minitruck scene in Australia is somewhat smaller then that of America, but none the less there are some quality builders here who are willing to put in the hours of labour for what they love.
Melbourne is supposedly in the top ten most liveable cities in the world, it’s well-known for its green gardens, its fantastic layout and mass amounts of different cultures. One thing it’s also known for is the weather. You can see all four seasons in the same day, at times within an hour.
The skies can clear up, the sun will shine and you can walk around in a t-shirt with no problems.
For some reason, I tend to get tired of “sayings” that are commonly seen on the internet. People use words like “Epic” or “Dope” or even “Swag” as if it was a part of everyday linguistics. Going to America, I realised that there are a lot of people who actually use those words in everyday conversations.
Another word commonly used in out community is “Clean”. This word will never get old though, and it reminded me of Chris’ RX7.
Drift Attack is slowly becoming one of the more notable drift events in the Australian scene. Having been run in previous years, this year Victorian Drift Club is holding two this year. Competitors come from across Australia to compete, show off their skills and do what they love.
The atmosphere is much different to that of the open practice days. The tension in the air can be cut with a knife once the qualifying rounds begin.