This is the first part of three spotlight feature videos that was taken at this year’s RetroRides Gathering at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire. It was an amazing show and definitely on my top list of shows to attend next year. The variety was great and enough to keep your eyes darting from one extraordinary piece of machinery to another – I may have to camp there next year just so I can take it all in!
The first spotlight feature is on Jamie’s 1988 Nissan Laurel, powered by an R33 Nissan Skyline RB25DET engine. I’ve always liked the 80’s Japanese cars and it’s great to see builders who see the potential in these beasts. In stock form they seem safe and barge like but whilst walking through the club stands around the RetroRides show I was stopped in my tracks by the lowness and rough and ready presence of the Laurel. It’s only as you come closer you spot it’s purple hoses, then your eyes would follow them to the badge on top of the engine.
I loved to rawness of it’s appearance and the tinkering under the bonnet. I hope to see this car again and shoot it moving. Unfortunately the video has now been taken offline but here’s a few stills taken from the video: