Welcome to the Stageapedia – an ever growing information repository that will grow as I continue to work on my Nissan Stagea Wagon. (Built after constantly losing notes every time I service mine and have to waste time searching for them again).
If I’ve worked on it, it’s going in here!
(links to Amazon where you can buy various things)
I must have missed the memo about royals week at Llyods this week, having tripped over the run down Austin Princess the other day and now discovering her baby brother rusting around the corner…a Nsu Prinz!
The much loved father in law has swung by Driveanotherday HQ to spend some time us with us and so his week long visit couldn’t be complete without a poke around the Carrara Secondhand Car Lot of Wonderment, aka Llyods.
In no time flat he found a HJ GTS Monaro that he really wanted to drive home. Me? I found the perfect vehicle to deliver you to your final resting place.
If you knew Al Capone on a first name basis that is..
Seriously, less than twenty-four hours since my own Stagea has been let out of the panel beaters all shiny and ready to drive again, I’ve stumbled on the another Stagea that’s gone the completely opposite way and in turn has become ultimate apocalypse cruising war machine you’re ever going to meet outside of the back lot of a Mad Max movie.
When the bombs drop, I’m reaching for the sand blaster..
My best mate Heath once had a Nissan Pintara. Bright red and shiny, it came with a disco light powered by the cigarette lighter socket and many stupid adventures were had by all in this tribute to lunchbox shaped 80’s autos.
However as good as this four banger was, it was never a car that would put the fear of god into anything it pulled up alongside of at the lights. Well not like this Nissan Pintara I’ve found on Facebook…
‘Are you watching Hyperdrive on Netflix?’ was a text message I received from my good mate Brixey last night. ‘It’s like American Ninja Warrior but with cars.’
And that’s exactly what it is – a series of challenges to put even the best driver and drift machine to shame. I’ve burnt through 2 and a half episodes already and I absolutely love it. And with all spoilers aside, here are 9 track tearing cars that really stood out for me in what I’ve seen so far (and I can’t wait to see what else shows up!)
For those of you reading that that have found themselves in a auto bingle (your fault of the other persons) and followed your insurance claim process from start to end, then you’ll know the process fairly well. For those like me who have had a few scrapes (and near misses) but never had to put an insurance claim before up until now – welcome to my journey. In which I’ve learnt one thing in particular that will could take a bit of hassle out of the process if you find yourself in a similar situation…
So it’s been a little over a month since I last posted and plenty going on behind the scenes with other projects (like this one) and the occasional hiccup (in a future post I’ll explain what happened with the Stagea and a roundabout last week…). However I’m back for this five minutes and I’ve brought you…a bunch of taxis.
No no, not like the classic EJ Holden Taxi we unearthed a while back, but a bunch of taxis from Katmandu where the drivers have really taken the time to make your next trip around town a very visual experience.. Read more
I do love a wander through the local Facebook cars for sale section for things to write about, projects to dream about and more often than not – adds to chuckle over (of which there are many). Welcome to the latest collection of that last category..
‘Smoke? Is that smoke? Oh ffs, what’s going on here?’ my first words spoken rather loudly as I drove up my driveway last night and watched something white and ghost like attempt to snake it’s way out of my bonnet. It’s been a while since Stag hiccups, the last one being the stretched throttle cable a few months ago..
Thankfully it wasn’t smoke, it was steam but it’s still not a great feeling when you lift the lid and half your block has had a coolant related steam bath. And currently resembles some kind of rain forest…
It’s amazing what you learn from Facebook (yes, even dubious Facebook can give you the occasional education it seems) – I had no idea up until today that there was a version of the Toyota Starlet that came with a canvas top! (I was thinking that it was something home made ala This Mitsubishi Colt we found decades ago).
But it’s real and we’ve found one.
And if you’re keen on the one we’ve found, we hope you’re good at canvas repair..
The late great Chuck Berry once sang ‘Get your kicks, on Route 66.’ And if he was driving this 1965 Ford Ranchero with a modification list longer than most phone books, there’s a fair chance he would’ve kicked that strip of road well into the middle of next week..
I have a passion for things with wheels (usually 4 but results may vary.) I have a trifling collection of various cryptocurrency. Can both these spheres of crypto and all things automotive combine for our latest article here at Drive Another Day?
It’s 2019. of course they can! You can buy practically anything with Bitcoin!*
Repent sinners for the apocalypse is nigh! However due to budget cuts the four horsemen have swapped out their firey steeds for this unholy beast I have accidentally stumbled over…(although they’re secretly hoping that nobody actually witnesses them having to ride in it…)
So you’ve got a 1990 Mazda Mx5 (that’s a Miata for all our US brothers and sisters) you picked up as a repairable write off for pretty cheap. You could do what the name suggests and repair the thing to get it back on the road…
Or you could throw a LS1 in there for the hell of it and follow your mantra of ‘Ls’ing the world.’
Ahh bless the hard working lads at Iron Chef Imports and their always amusing Facebook page. Once again they’ve delved deep into the current offerings of importable Japanese automotive excellence and come up with a true winner.
Yes that is a fairly unexciting R31 GT Passage Wagon above (well unexciting for me but that blocky mid 80’s lunchbox on wheels look might just light a fire under you or deep within your cockles who knows.) But like a cream filled cheap chocolate or an ages old Limo on Gumtree, it’s what’s on the inside that counts..
Can’t afford the latest and greatest James Bond instant sex symbol slice of automotive excellence? You’re not alone fam, I feel you. (Thumps fist against heart twice). But if you really have a hankering to own some kind of James Bond style status symbol in your garage to bore impress friends, family and neighbors with then I’ve found three possible options here in Australia. Yes they need work. But pretending to be a secret agent isn’t supposed to be easy is it? Read more