HOLE SHOT

Super Street - - Contents - Sam Du Edi­tor-in-chief sa­muel.du@mo­tortrend.com @dus­peed

Ev­ery year and with­out fail, there’s one is­sue of Su­per Street that fills it­self up with awe­some fea­ture cars al­most ef­fort­lessly—our an­nual Nis­san spe­cial! For what­ever rea­son, there are a lot of you diehard Nis­san own­ers out there, and as you flip through the pages of this month’s is­sue, you’ll know ex­actly what I mean. The halo cover cars are a trio of R34 Sky­line GT-RS I discovered in Van­cou­ver, BC. Thanks to Canada’s 15-year rule (as op­posed to our 25-year rule), R34s are 100 per­cent le­gal to im­port and reg­is­ter north of our bor­ders. And while we think we’ve seen enough mod­i­fied Sky­lines over the years, they’re still like a for­bid­den fruit and we can’t get enough of them. Big thanks to Charles Wong for walk­ing us around his col­lec­tion of GT-RS, as well as to Josh Chow and Ja­son Chen of Drive Mar­ket­ing Group for co­or­di­nat­ing the photo shoot. Be­sides Godzilla, S-chas­sis builds still reign supreme in the Nis­san world. We have three in this is­sue—two from Ja­pan and one from Ari­zona—all three are ex­e­cuted to a tee. Lastly, there’s a pair of Dat­suns that’ll sat­isfy your old-school fetish. In par­tic­u­lar, Michelle Forsberg’s 510 is a wagon built for the ages, not to men­tion she had quite the help­ing hand from her hus­band, who you should all be fa­mil­iar with… I find it in­ter­est­ing that ev­ery fea­ture in this mag is at least ’01 or older. Just goes to show how time­less and awe­some these Nis­sans con­tinue to be!

ROAD TRIP ANY­ONE?

Whether it’s one of the many ral­lies I’ve fin­ished such as Gum­ball 3000, gol­drush Rally, or Targa Tro­phy, to smaller cruises to events like Wek­fest, there’s some­thing about rolling out on an ad­ven­ture with a pack of dope cars that makes for un­for­get­table mem­o­ries. As we en­ter the win­ter months, the weather might be­gin to get hairy for some of you, but let’s start plan­ning some­thing big in ’19. The world is our oys­ter, and I’m open to your ideas and would love to ride with you to the next event.

TEAM BUILD­ING

In Septem­ber’s Hole Shot, I made a call­out for read­ers who were down to help us build or co-host a video chan­nel. I re­ceived hun­dreds of great mes­sages from many who have lots of ex­pe­ri­ence wrench­ing on pro­ject cars but also en­joy be­ing in front of the cam­era. Your mes­sages haven’t been for­got­ten; how­ever, be­fore I con­tinue, I want to make a sep­a­rate call­out to up-and-com­ing videog­ra­phers and video ed­i­tors who want to be a part of the Su­per Street team. We’re look­ing for young shoot­ers who can run and gun, mean­ing you have to keep up with us as we visit lo­cal shops, scour shows for fea­ture cars, fol­low our pho­tog­ra­phers dur­ing shoots, and get into spon­ta­neous shenani­gans (all le­gal, of course!). It’ll be fun, we’ll have a blast to­gether, and some­where in be­tween, we’ll be cre­at­ing cool video con­tent, too!

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