It has been awhile since I’ve seen a Top Secret-built R34. As we know, Top Secret Japan has been a big name in the GTR tuning community for a very long time, 7Tune posted a recent picture of one of Top Secret’s Fusion RR’s seen at a track day in Japan on their Facebook page. Good to know it’s still being used and abused.
Speedhunters posted this interesting “behind the scenes” video of their sponsored Audi Sport WRT GT1 cars competing in the Blancpain series at Monza. Despite difficulties faced by the team in the earlier qualifying rounds and having one of their cars start in the back of the pack they managed a very respectable 2nd and 6th place finishes.
Nissan will be competing in the 24 hours of Le Mans this year. They have just released the video of their revolutionary participant the DeltaWing going to a wind tunnel, I can’t wait for the full version with graphs and figures.
Having acquired an E30 BMW I looked around online for a set of wheels. I came across these M System wheels which came stock on the old E34 M5’s and fell in love. Functional and time period correct, on top of looking great on E30’s in my opinion. Ordered them the same day I purchased the car now all I need are adapters to convert the 4 lug bolt pattern to 5 so I can fit them.
I found a short article on Motoring Con Brio which explains them to us.
For awhile people have been installing wheels from other makes and models. Most examples I have seen are well executed, others not so much haha. Reason why people do this instead of getting a set of aftermarket wheels is because these OEM wheels from other cars may be more affordable while also offering a better diameter, width and offset for the new vehicle they may be going on. Not forgetting the fresh overall look which comes with it. I have seen some extremes of this trend too, for instance people buying OEM Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes McLaren SLR, Bentley wheels and putting them on Volkswagens.
This thread on Retro Rides shows various examples seen around.
Here is one example:
Looks like this Golf has a set of wheels from a 997 911 Turbo. Not bad at all!