NOTH­ING WAS SAFE FROM A SOLID HELI BE­ING THROWN DOWN

NZ Performance Car - - Doing It For The Bro -

And per­haps one of the most pres­ti­gious ti­tles for both fac­tions, Adens Tyres Heli King, proved to be a hard-on-the-gear slog for every­body. Wall slaps, blowouts, break­ages, and deadass tyres: noth­ing was safe from a solid heli be­ing thrown down. Brett Smith would see it through to the end with mul­ti­ple crowd-roar­ing ef­forts in his ‘WRXH8A’ Evo VI.

Over in the Luxxio Show and Shine, Top Mit­subishi went to Kosta Paea in the ‘2MAORI’ rear-wheel-drive-con­verted Evo VI, and Top Subaru was claimed by Rus­sell Clarke’s ‘D4EMON’ wide­body WRX. How­ever, ev­ery­one was chas­ing the cov­eted prize of Street Mas­ter, which was even­tu­ally awarded to Thomas Briggs with his Evo III. “He was just ham­mer­ing his car all day,” ex­plained Guy, “smash­ing the race ses­sions, strong in the drags, hit­ting the pad for the he­lis. He used the event to its fullest.”

And while there may still be a few diehard fans out there loyal to their cause, these days, it’s more of a friendly bit of com­pe­ti­tion that sees a hefty dose of ban­ter thrown back and forth. There are no rum­bles and no ha­tred, just a good time com­ing to­gether over a shared in­ter­est. But don’t think for a sec­ond that the cars don’t get driven just as hard as they al­ways have been.

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