Category Archives: Cars

Donut Garage






Dropped in to the opening of Donut Garage in Marrickville this morning. Great vibes. Awesome donuts!

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Anyone else have this poster on the wall as a kid?

I did!

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Memories found via Lucas Mclellan’s Flickr. Follow Lucas.

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A person said his BRZ is a real sports car and my golf R was just a sporty car….

My old R32 Golf.

This question was posted on the GolfR Subreddit and I couldn’t help but respond:

Those who think the Golf is the better sports car because it’s faster in a straight line surely wouldn’t agree that a Tesla is a sports car? The hatchback was designed to load your groceries in the boot easier, the “hot hatch” is a grocery getter modified with sporty performance and handling.

I’ve owned a lot of hot/hotted up hatches; ED/EG Civics, a Jazz/Fit with a K20 engine swap, an ABT Supercharged R32 Golf, a track modified MKV GTI and a lot of other track modified cars too (EVO 6.5 TME/8, R32 GT-R, S2000 etc.) as awesome as these cars were no car taught me how to drive better on the circuit than an MX5/Miata (I’ve had 2).

The very first time I was out on the race track and a friend handed me the keys to his brand new BRZ I knew what the car was all about. Stock for stock it’s a lot more fun to drive on the limit on the track than an MX5. Much more predictable and those “crappy” Prius tyres really make the chassis show off what it can do on corner entry and exit. Before you know it you’re truly controlling the car with the rear wheels, scrubbing speed with oversteer vs understeer etc.

Many years later Toyota invited me out to the track to test drive their 86 race car (used in the Toyota 86 Racing Series) and IMHO the stock BRZ was WAY more fun (playful) than the race car most likely because the race car had sticky race rubber and I wasn’t able to push it as hard as I could the stock car.

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I lost my shit and sold everything a few years ago (my house, car, everything!). I practically gave my mate my GT-R but he’s let me buy the car back off him (he could easily have sold it for 3 times what I sold it to him for). Karma is a beautiful thing. I’m SO chuffed RB26 is mine once more!

Love the comments!

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RB26 – Refresh

Shop life!

ITB’s on the JDMyard EG Civic.

Spotted inside an MX5.

Yonas’ new Go Kart.

The real deal. Broken rice at Com Tam Ngon in Canley Heights.

Drove out West today to catch up with Zi and the boys. Zi and I discussed plans for RB26 and happy to say that we’re both on the same page with where we want to take the car. We’re thinking “Club Spec”. Take half the cage out, put new carpet back in, air-conditioning back in and a whole lot of new OEM and Nismo parts both inside and out. The engine will need a refresh and I have the option of sending the body to Melbourne for a full rotisserie restoration or just organise a local inside/out respray.

Honestly, if I was living in my dream house with my dream garage I’d go the full body resto, but I’m not so for now I’ll settle for a full inside out respray. Either way the ball is rolling!

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RB26 is mine, again!

OK now this is fucking creepy. I just logged on to Facebook and this pops up!

Miraculous coincidences that used to blow my fucking socks off now just leave me with affirmation that the universe does what it does.

Zi reached out to me this morning to let me know that he’s buying a house, and might need to sell the GT-R. Of-course I was quick to let him know that the car is not mine anymore. It’s his, and he can do with it what he likes, but then it hit me like a 2 tonne heavy thing. I have the money. I have the space. Can I buy it back?!

Of-course Zi was reaching out to see if I would want the car back! I was just caught off guard. Happy (actually fucking pumped!) to say we’re sorting it out now and soon RB26 will be mine, again!

PS: I logged in to Facebook hours after Zi and I spoke and BAM! Look what Facebook was suggesting as a memory from 10 years ago!

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Dino Dalle Carbonare’s YouTube Channel

If you’re into cars, be sure to subscribe to Dino’s YouTube channel. He’s taking off (deservedly so!).

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Photoshop fun!

Original photo.

Original photo.

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World Time Attack Challenge 2023.

One for the rotary fans! My good mate (and ex-Spacewalk business partner) Nick Turner shot this awesome video at World Time Attack Challenge last weekend.

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