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Evolution to Reincarnation

After a year-long love affair with J.Waz, ILL-513 is going to a new home, but staying in the family.

From it’s beginnings as a Primal Garage car, it has been through a lot with us

It’s had more than it’s fair share of track-days, mostly with the most ruthless NA exhaust system known to man

And always flat on the ground

As it heads off into the more than capable hands of Beau’s brother Harley, whose skill is evident by the cars he’s built

The thought of where it may go next is terrifying. Arches are already cut out of the front, ready for Tubs.

And LCAs modded

Bring on the automotive slaughter

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For some, a project car is more than just a collection of popular parts and highly regarded brand names.

Something beyond the urge to impress one’s peers

…Or even give thought as to what they think.

It’s the creation of something deeply personal; an unashamed addiction to pouring one’s character into otherwise sterile nuts and bolts.

This is the compulsion of tool man Beau Jones, whose world famous Trueno made way for this S13 build just a couple of short months ago.

As you can see he’s been hard on the spanners since, thrashing away to make things like a tubbed front end, S15 SR20 and custom wheel arch flares happen. With 15x10s and a roll cage in the works it’s shaping up to be a serious bit of gear.

But for Beau this project is simply about enjoying the car life more. While the Trueno was purpose built and buck wild, the low-slung S13 will be the type of car that’s just as at home cruising to the beach on a lazy Sunday arvo as it is grabbing thirds on Eastern Creek on a furious Friday night.

After all that’s what we’re here for, right?

Special thanks to Matthew Mead for the photography


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Tougher than Leather

Biggie’s 180 is back; after a mammoth weekend in the workshop the Type X is now boasting Driftworks knuckles all around and less ground clearance than ever. As you can see he’s also tubbed the thing and got rid of everything engine bay related that doesn’t help with ripping skids. As yet untuned, the freshly run in and forged SR should see upwards of 350hp thanks to a 264+GTRS combo.

UPDATE: Hit and Run has MOVED to a new domain, all the new shit will be HERE from now on.  

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Crushing the book

As of right now Hit and Run’s new Facebook page is live. Gonna be heaps of rad photos and stuff so check it out.

Gangas apply within.

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See you at the crossroads

Seeing as it was recently torn down, stripped out and sold off we’d like to take a moment to pay respects to Spicy’s 180

this is the sort of car that reminds us what is so great about Silvias, there was just something about it

the kind of car that pinpoints exactly what there is to love about the struggle that is recreational, broke ass, grass roots drifting

no power, no posing or over-engineering bullshit

just an epic machine reduced to fond memories and lifeless pieces after a lifetime of abuse

more than the sum of it’s parts


The good news is that this cloud of nostalgia isn’t without silver lining – Spicy has already started his new project, which is truly sick and well under way. If you like roll cages, engine swaps and/or Avalon then be sure to watch this space.

More on that soon.

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Pretty gnarly tho

Usual story this month; bunch of the bros got together and hit up Eastern Creek for the monthly Twilight Drift event run by Driving Sports. As usual a heap of fun was had and almost everyone ruined their cars in some way or another, although as with Winton not a single Hit and Run car had to retire early due to mechanical failure.

A typical post-drift hangover left us sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves trying not to think about having to wait four long weeks before doing it all again. Luckily we found these pics from the night, which helps.

Once again Jwaz was a standout; smashing gears, bumpers, tyres, barriers and quarter panels in an effort to extract every last centimeter from the width of the track. It’s hard to believe this was only his second getting down with turbo power.

Ty’s newly purchased, modded and tuned Type X was in desperate need of a shakedown. Which he gave it. On full noise.

Billy was killing it too. Although he’ll complain till the cows comes home about how laggy the RB25 + GT3082R setup is, the bottom line is it’s terrifying.

Wernz is now rocking a roll cage so we can officially call his 180 a race car. Holding 3rds down Corporate Hill with just 124kW ain’t even a thing – amazing skill.

Woods’ apocalyptic nightmare is looking a little beaten after last month’s interaction with a tyre stack at Winton, suits it.

Biggie’s 180 recently came back from being tubbed, forged, cammed and a whole lot of other jazz. With just 500 clicks on the clock the motor is still running in, but a bit of wet pan never hurt anybody.

Of course it’s hard to miss Pete’s NUR powered monster as seen in the recent Powercruise clip

Speaking of vids here’s a quick one of Woods chasing Wernz

As you can hear the RB20 is needing way to much clutch rape to keep things going. The answer is probably E85, new suspension or NOS. Will probably go with NOS.

til next time


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