Fat Fitment’s Slammed Sunday No. 2 – 10/3/13
Held last Sunday, Fat Fitment’s Slammed Sunday No. 2 was one of the best meets that I have been to in the last twelve months. Not only was it filled with cool cars, at a shopping center location, but it also just had a much more social feel than some of the recent Downshift meets have had.
Honestly, I was really thankful for the lift, as I was feeling slightly anxious about my photography for the night. So, after a quick adjustment of stickers, we headed off.
The reason for the trepidation was simple, I had set myself a bit of a challenge for the evening. Very recently, after the death of one of my digital bodies, I decided to purchase an old Canon T70, 35mm film camera. Having never used any form of film before, I decided that this meet should be my trial by fire.
Equipped with a handful of ‘fast’ lenses and some ISO 800 film, I was determined to not only shoot this meet with film, but I was also going to do it hand-held and without flash. Still, as we cruised over the gateway, anxiety became excitement.
For good reason too! As we rolled into the car-park, we were again welcomed by a venue filled to the brim with rad cars, and chilled people.
So, we parked up, checked out the RC drifting, and then began strolling through all the awesome cars.
Sadly, this old Jag was on its way out as we arrived, but it still had to be one of the coolest cars at the venue. So damn menacing!
A little bit of sibling rivalry was obvious too.
Although there really aren’t too many well-built ‘euro’ cars in QLD, but that is certainly made up for in the quality of execution.
This Y31 Cima again caught my attention. New wheels soon?
And who can ignore a rad little Datsun truck.
This old Merc had people frothing from isles over.
It’s not hard to understand why either, with the perfect mix of class, personality and a lot of low.
It’s funny how much wheel choice can change the look of a car. Being so used to seeing old Zed’s on 15″ Watanabes’, I’m still shocked at how cool (and possibly modern?) these cars can be made to look with larger wheels in a similar style.
I loved this old beetle too! Really nice and clean, with a dusting of Moon Eyes stuff.
As with any night-time meet, the local police came by to make sure that no-one was causing too much of a ruckus. Although they still do roll on through these events, most of these officers are good blokes, who also just want to check out the cool cars.
Ash also brought his NA drift car down for the show too, freshly fitted with a new cage.
I’m told that this car should be getting a bit of a transformation in the next few months, by way of wheels and a new spoiler. Can’t wait!
This CRX was also a standout for me. Sadly, I didn’t manage to capture any pics of it before it began to leave, but this hatch was sitting on what looked to be Hayashi Street wheels. Very different, but very cool.
Honestly, I’m totally out of my depth when it comes to this beautiful old lady, but with all the polished steel, and the perfect, gleaming body, I couldn’t not take a snap.
Although the AE86 coupe might not be as much of a cult car as the hatch, I think I might prefer it.
Awesome little stanced Colt.
And one of the cleanest Datsun sedans i have seen in a long while. Still, the serious set of gauges suggested that there might be a lot of power hiding under the classic exterior.
For me though, this ’32 was the undisputed standout. Sitting on some appropriately 90’s Work Equip wheels …
With a classic Bride driver’s seat …
And that awesome paint, what’s not to love about this?
PS: I had duplicate prints made from the original negatives, so If you would like a physical copy of one of these photos, just let me know. In terms of pricing, you’d be looking at $2.00 per picture, posted anywhere in Aus. Just shoot me an email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will sort something out for you. 😉