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