This is a short video clip shot at
Bruntingthorpe test track during 1999. It is my Skyline before any
modifications passing at 170mph on the 2 mile long runway.
Hopefully I will be able to improve on this speed next year after a few
Here's the standard Skyline at Santa Pod
running the 1/4 mile during Ultimate Street Car 1999. A 13.5
1/4 mile, not a bad time for a standard car. Look out for it at
Ultimate Street Car 2000, it should be a bit quicker. ;o)
The 'mildly' tuned
Skyline at Santa Pod running the 1/4 mile during Ultimate Street Car
2000. A 12.12 second 1/4 mile time, still room for improvement
after some more modifications :) Stage 3 tuning
the same spec as above but with a HKS intercooler and the new 19"
wheels. 11.94 seconds (with a bad start), should have been able to
get around 11.8 with a few more tries. Stage 5
tuning without HKS2530 Turbos.
the new turbos running at 1.25bar I managed 11.816seconds @ 119.24mph
:o)))) and won USC2001 overall as well as my class.
Stage 5 tuning completed.
At Trax2001 with the same setup as above the Skyline
weighing 1500+kg managed 3.57 seconds 0-60mph. Stage 5
The first rolling road session at Tuning Japanese
with Modification Stages 1-5 completed. Nearly 430bhp, not bad
when running only 1 bar boost as the mixture was too lean to run more.
The rolling road graph is viewable in the 'Picture Gallery'.
At a Banzai magazine group test day in April 2002 I
did a 3.56 second 0-60, 8.09 second 0-100 and 11.8 second 1/4 mile @
121.4 mph. Stage 6 tuning completed. More detail on the run
time is available for viewing in the picture gallery.
At Dyno Day 3 I was expecting to see approx the same
reults as achieved during the setup of the car by Abbey Motorsport
(496bhp @ 1bar, 515bhp @ 1.15bar) as the car was the same except for a
change of wheels. I was a bit dissapointed by only getting 455bhp
@ 1bar and 474bhp @ 1.15bar :o( I guess it just shows how much
dyno sessions can change day by day and only a change of wheels drops
the power by some 40bhp. The dyno printout is viewable in the Picture
At Ten of the Best I was happy to achieve 179.1mph in
only 1.25miles and still pulling strongly. I think that 190mph+
would be achievable with a longer run. :o) Also the 500 metre run
was completed in 13.22sec @ 126mph.
No need for a bbq at USC2002 as can be seen here. ;o)
Managed to win USC2002 again but with a very scrappy 1/4mile effort of
only 11.8sec @ 115mph.
Second overall in the more than 4 cylinder class at
the Donny in the Park weekend at Avon Park Raceway, not too bad as I was
mixed with the Pro Street dragsters. 1/4 mile completed in
11.80sec @ 119.7mph.
At Ten Of The Best II I finally get a good 1/4 mile which all game
together, no clutch slip, no bogging, no fluffed gear change :o)
11.34s 1/4 mile run, I don't think I will be able to improve on this
until I raise the power a bit now. Quite an achievement for a car
running stock engine internals/cams with not much over 500bhp available.
There were a few problems with trap speed measurements in the lane which
I ran in but from the speedometer it looked to be about the usual
terminal speed of approx 120mph, but I can't be specific.
Thanks to GrahamM on the GTR Register for providing the external video
clip of the run.
A lap of the sprint circuit at Ten Of The Best 2003, as you can see from
the pic I got a bit out of shape and then I missed a gearchange so
didn't do particularly well. But still it was quite good fun, i'll
make sure I get some practice in before next years event.
Couldn't resist the urge for another blast down the quartermile at
Ultimate Street Car 2004. Was worth the effort as I did my best
ever 1/4 mile of 11.15seconds @ 126.31mph and 100mph in 7.25seconds at
the 1/8 mile. Was running against Andy Nicholls maestro and apart
from the start grip there was virtually nothing in it all the way to the
At Trax 2004 I had a couple of attempts at the 0-60 sprint and did my
best ever time of 3.50 seconds.