Looking a little better with gold wheel and matching panels, our Project Budget Track Hack hit the track again, but sporting some new tyres this time. We were meant to do our tyre test at Wakefield first, but the weatherman didn’t agree with us, so that video is coming soon. The Whiteline Twilight Rally Sprint is held at Sydney Dragway and is some of the most fun you can have in a car. Check out the video to see why and how our little bargain went.
This month’s in the build feature is on a customers R33 GT-R. The brief was to build a true 9-second street car with all the mod cons, modern technology and reliability. Watch the video for a closer look.
Precision Automotive Racing have been attending the Motive DVD Drag Battle and GT-R Challenge at Cootamundra Airport for 5 years. They started with high powered Evos and now have added their R35 GT-R to the leaderboards coming 4th in 2016, and taking to the Ultimate Street Car award. In 2017 they return as event sponsor again, and also, increasing the field and range of cars they are bringing. Check to the workshop preview video below to find out more:
Like many workshops who attend the Motive DVD Drag Battle and GT-R Challenge for the first time, Build2Race got hooked and are coming back the second time bigger and better. For 2017, Build2Race are sponsoring the V8 Category and are bring a handful of monster cars, with great variety, including Supra, 2JZ-GTE powered Silvia, R32 GT-R to hunt the H-Pattern record and more! Check out the video below:
Although Build2Race have been quiet in terms of advertising and social media, behind the scenes they have been busy churning out high powered street cars and their workshop is always n the go. Word of mouth helped them grow but now they are looking to take things even further. A look at the photos below will show you just how serious the guys at Build2Race are.
If you watch Mighty Car Mods, or are into Subarus, there is a fair chance you’ve heard of Ichiban. If you’re neither of those, then you might remember the bean-flicking Toaster they raced at last year’s Drag Battle at Cootamundra. Well, they had so much fun that this year they decided to sponsor the 4-cylinder AWD class at this year’s Motive DVD Drag Battle. We headed down to their shop to check out what they bringing along this year and like most Ichiban days, ended in skids. 4WD skids that is.
We are proud to announce that Motorsports Mechanical have returned as the naming right sponsor of the 2017 Motive DVD GT-R Challenge, held at Cootamundra Airport. Motorsports Mechanical are a one stop performance that can do everything from servicing, to upgrades, tuning or build you an all out GT-R Monster. We visited their shop to see what’s happening and we weren’t disappointed, with some monster GTR builds on the go! Check out the video to see them.
We might specialise in performance imports here at Motive DVD, but everyone loves Supercars. Go on. Admit it. You do. And when given the chance to drive, film or shoot them we usually don’t say no. Once of our close friends owns this very rare Lamborghini Gallardo and we got the chance to get up close and personal and have a video coming soon.
What a year 2016 was! Most people say it, but we certainly mean it, it was our biggest yet in every way. We want to take this chance to thank all of our viewers and fans as well as the companies and workshops that support us, not just with advertising, but with both project cars and the events we do as well. Without support we can’t do what we do, and your help has helped make 2016 our biggest and aiming for an even bigger 2017. Firstly, here are a few stats to give you an idea:
Youtube videos uploaded: 144
YouTube Video Views: 4.6 million ( Up from 1.8million in 2015)
New Subscribers: 29,701 ( Lost 3,000)
Total Subscribers: 53,411 ( Doubled in 2016)
Project Cars Worked On: 6 ( Up from 3 )
Events Held: 3 ( Up from 1 )
Facebook Likes: 34,500 ( Up from 19,000 )
Although on DVD physical sales are no longer our primary focus, sales in 2016 were up from 2015 and the addition of being able to purchase them on Youtube helped expand the reach of Motive issues also. Overall our long term goal is to make Motive DVD free, but we can’t do this until our Youtube views get closer to 4 million a month, rather than 4 million a year. A while off yet, but we will get there, and everyone’s support in buying DVDs, sharing videos on Facebook and attending our events all helps.
Thanks to Iain, Stewy and the guys at SThi-tec, we headed over to New Zealand for a three day whirlwind trip of awesomeness. We filmed it all too, and have a range of video features coming to our Youtube channel and Motive DVD #29.
Sad news made official yesterday is that Just Car Insurance will no longer be taking any new policies after the 13th of January 2017. You can get more info on what is happening here: http://www.justcarinsurance.com.au
Just Car Insurance has played a pivotal part in the modified car scene, for two reasons. One, they have insured modified cars, young drivers and those with colourful histories, and two, they have provided huge sponsorship support to the industry. In fact, quite a few events and programs may not have existed without Just Car Insurance. They traded at, and sponsored, Autosalon when it was around and have been massive supporters of Jamboree, Powercruise, WTAC and plenty more. They supported Mighty Car Mods from the early days and our relationship with Just Car has been strong since we started.
After reviewing the Lexus RCF last year, we where keen to give the 4-door big brother a whirl, as it was one of the most enjoyable cars we’ve ever driven. Many people get all caught up in specs and numbers, but Lexus has done a great job of building some “fun” and emotion into the car. There Lexus GSF was no exception. We had the car for a week, and enjoyed every second of it. Check out the Motive Quick Drive Segment below.
To celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 3 in Australia, the guys from Street FX were asked to build two Aussie icon “Dream Machines”. An R32 GT-R and a Holden HSV GTS were chosen, withe the goal being for them to go head to head at the Xbox Fan Fest and Forza Horizon 3 launch party. We were asked by StreetFX to help with the R32 build and film how it all went. Take a look at how it all went down here:
For the launch of Forza Horizon 3 in Australia, Xbox organised their Fan Fest to hit Sydney Dragway for a night of drag racing and drifting, then would end with the showdown between the Forza Horizon 3 Dream Machines that we helped build. Check out our coverage of the launch here:
Incase you hadn’t noticed,our friends at StreetFX Motorsports and Graphics have been blowing up the internet with their VR38 powered Toyota 86 built by GT Auto Garage. It’s one of the craziest builds out there and has been happening alongside our VR38 powered R34 GT-R, Erubisu, build. The Albins 6-Speed sequential and Direct Clutch Services clutch was designed for both cars together. The 86 is rear wheel drive though, but will be shooting for over 1000hp as well. We caught up with Mark Trueno to have a chat and a closer look.