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imag­ine, it's just about the worst time of year to be out pho­tograph­ing cars, but some­times, when a sub­ject just ticks all the right boxes, it's worth pack­ing up the cam­era gear and leav­ing the warm em­brace of the of­fice.

This is how I found my­self stand­ing in the middle of a de­serted in­dus­trial area in Auck­land one Sun­day af­ter­noon, soak­ing wet and freez­ing cold. My car was beached with a flat tire, there was yet another rain storm fast ap­proach­ing, and I was rapidly run­ning out of day­light. Every­thing seemed to be say­ing “just give up and go home,” but I wasn't tak­ing the hint, not with the sound of Dustin Ng's 1998 ER34 Sky­line sedan ap­proach­ing at what sounded like a great rate of speed. There was no mis­tak­ing the dis­tinc­tive Toy­ota 2JZ bark, nor the sound of a big 60-mm Tial waste­gate dump­ing ex­haust gasses as the three-liter six came into boost some­where a few streets over.

Dustin's ER34 soon rounded the cor­ner and pulled up along­side. Need­ing to work quickly be­fore the next rain storm set­tled in, I al­most didn't have time to take a mo­ment and ap­pre­ci­ate the Sky­line - al­most. A true street car, the aes­thet­i­cally sim­ple ER34 finds a per­fect bal­ance with­out swing­ing too far

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