Martini and rallying is a partnership that evokes memories, passion, highs and lows, dust, suffering and joy. It is a love affair that spanned decades, and will be forever remembered through the most romantic era that rallying has ever seen. Rallylegend 2018 acknowledged this special bond between the two in San Marino recently. This year marks forty years since Martini met the sport of rallying, and little did anyone know but it was to be the start of rallying’s most iconic love affair.Continue reading
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Taking the rulebook and tossing it out the window is something Nissan is very accustomed to, and when the R32 GTR was unleashed in May of 1989 it was to send ripples through the automotive world. Nissan had created a monster to ‘out-Porsche’, well…Porsche. At the time, the 959 was lapping the Nurburgring in 8’45”, so when the R32 GTR smashed that by 25 seconds the world sat up and took notice. Nissan is no stranger to the heat of competition, with the R32 finding its feet in the fire of Group A racing. Rallying however is something that Nissan has not found success in for a long time, although this R32 could fit a certain niche quite perfectly.
New Zealand’s obsession with the rotary engine is no secret, and downunder we have some pretty cool cars hiding away in sheds, parked up in little country towns, and even threading the needle down gravel rally stages. These photos are nothing new (some have been popped up on Facebook here and there), but I came across them again recently and every time I see these pics they bring a smile to my face.
The other week I went out and stood in long grass in the middle of nowhere and got showered with gravel, all in the name of ‘fun’. I was out to shoot a bit of rallying purely for myself, and I had a blast. In amongst the field, there was one car that left me with a smile from ear to ear and I had to grab a few more photos of it.
It’s insane how fast time passes you by when you are having fun. Already onto day 9 and I was well inside my relaxed zone. With a shoot at TRA-Kyoto the following day, I decided to kick back for another day and just enjoy shooting whatever came across my lens.