2017 World Time Attack Challenge [Event Coverage Day One Part 3]

Legends never die. This point was evident during WTAC this year when spectators were treated to the sights and sounds of the JGTC RE Amemiya RX7, the Unisia Jecs Silvia S15, and the incredible Mazda 767B. These three alone commanded some of the biggest crowds during the two day event, and when these cars were on the track, everyone and their mothers stopped what they were doing to gander at these beasts in action. With that said, let’s take a quick peek at each of these cars…

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This section was always crowded and it should be.

The legend in all its glory, with a team of surprisingly chill and laid back Japanese guys. These guys were some of the most enthusiastic people I saw at the event, and they loved taking photos… even selfies.

The Unisia Jecs Corp. livery brings back memories of the Gran Turismo days.

It was pretty epic to see the three of them together…

I was fortunate to get some one on one time with the RE Amemiya RX7 later on towards the day which made for some better photo opportunities with no crowd and near perfect lighting…

So, this about sums up this post, it’s a little shorter than the rest and I wanted to post some pit lane action as well but I tried to group those together separately so I don’t lose track or misplace any photos. Besides, these cars deserve their own post anyways… I also have some clips of these cars in action but they’ll probably be going on my Instagram or Facebook page, so be on the look out on my social media pages.


2017 World Time Attack Challenge [Event Coverage Day One Part 2]

Continuing forward with more coverage of WTAC, this post I’m gonna focus on some of the action in the pits along with some photos I forgot to post on my previous write-up. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to visit every pit area because it either got too crowded or I got side tracked with something else and forgot completely. However, I did get some pretty decent shots of some of the pit area so hopefully you guys can get a “feel” of the ins and outs during the event…

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The Opticoat/Keeley Motorsports Evo 6 was conveniently placed outside the pits for some good photo op.

I manage to catch the Minidisc Race Division Evolution as it pulled out next to the Evo 6… which do you prefer?

Another Open Class contender, the Royal Purple Evo 8.

The Zoom Motorsports 86 looking poised in the Varis attire.

The JDM Yard EG did some serious damage on the track taking home first in Open Class with a 1:27.562 lap time.

The gorgeous Voltex S2000 of BYP Racing managed a sixth place finish in Clubsprint Class with a 1:40.438.

The 3 Rotor Racing RX7 was quite possibly one of the loudest car of the day.

Here we have a personal favorite of mine, the Car Shop Dream RX7 all the way from Hokkaido, Japan. It managed a seventh place finish in Open Class with a best of 1:30.844.

Here’s a couple of Clubsprint contenders in the Artec Performance Supra and the Harrop Engineering Exige, respectively.

The official sponsor of WTAC, Yokohama Tire, provided some serious A050 rubber to the competitors.

One more look at the Opticoat Evo 6.

So, that’s about it from the pits… for now, so let’s move back to the booths with some photos that should’ve been posted on the previous post.

Opticoat actually had a pretty big booth out complete with a gorgeous Mclaren 570 GT4.

The Nulon booth had a nice Exige and EK on display.

Nissan family affair was evident at the Motive DVD booth with the S14.5 and the single-turbo R33 from the previous post.

And finally, capping this post off with three generations of GTRs…

So, that about concludes Part 2 but I still feel like I barely scratched the surface of my photos because the best is still yet to come. Part 3 should see some legends and some pit lane action, so be sure to come back for that!

2017 World Time Attack Challenge [Event Coverage Day One Part 1]

Amazing. That’s a word that comes to mind when I attended the most anticipated automotive event of the year this weekend (for me at least). WTAC is an event that’s always been on my bucket list and I’m glad I was able to finally check that off the list. After attending this year for the first time, I think I will be making a trip down to Sydney every year from here on out, and I highly recommend checking this event out for anyone that’s interested in Time Attack. There’s just something about the sounds of big turbos and loud exhausts that’s so addicting to me and I love the competition factor of Time Attack and the efforts by all teams to set the bar higher for the next. But aside from the action on the track and pit lanes, there were also a plethora of nicely build street cars at the Stylized section of the event and also company booths scattered throughout the event area with lovely demo cars on display. And that’s where I’ll start my WTAC coverage…

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These two beauties were sitting outside the event area, but I had to stop and get a couple of shots off.

It was tent city out at WTAC… This view was of the drift section which I didn’t have much coverage of since it’s not really my thing.

More booths and a line of spectators looking down on the front straight.

The Carl Thompson GS was one of the few drift cars that caught my eyes.

Unfortunately this Luxury Collection Racing Exige didn’t see much action…

A couple of different variations of 86s, one wild and one clean.

This big powered R34 was sitting pretty at the Plazmaman.com booth.

Gorgeous Nismo 400R at the Motul booth.

The famous Tilton Evo at the huge Royal Purple outfit.

Motive DVD had this nice single turbo’d R33 on display.

And finishing off this post with a trifecta of goodness with a clean 911 Carrera, a Varis Kamikaze GTR, and a sensational R34 Stagea, respectively. So, this about wraps up a little appetizer of my take on WTAC 2017, of course more will be up in the following days and weeks, so stay tuned!