Nopi Nationals 2006

Decided to dig through the archives and post some old stuff for awhile. Enjoy!DSCN0340

Honda Civic with old school hood graphics at their finest.

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Nissan S13 looking quite period correct for its time.

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This wild Honda Civic drove in pulling a trailer. I can’t imagine what this must have been like to drive at full chat.

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Lexus GS headlights on a VW Beetle with some “interesting” bodywork. 2006, folks.

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This Civic blew me away in 2006 and it is still breaking necks today. I should do a feature on it sometime as the craftsmanship is amazing.

Altima Convertible

Nissan Altima convertible… ooookkkkaaayyyy…

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This Audi was one of the rare cars actually on point.

Supra27

This Supra was another. Rear fitment is a little off but other wise pretty well done.

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The Fuzion Tires chop top Jeep Wrangler on some import-tuner style wheels in a eye-catching grape purple paint job.

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I thought this was the cleanest car at Nopi. A Saturn SL2, which had every inch gone over and either upgraded, or refinished to an exceptional level of quality.

Skyline

I didn’t even know how awesome this was, only that I’d never seen a Skyline like this KPGC10 before.

Solstice

NOS sponsored Pontiac Solstice.

R33

Another well done contestant, a gorgeous R33 Skyline on gold BBS wheels.

IS300

Widebodys were everywhere and rarely looked truly “right”, like shown on this Lexus IS300.

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Boser hoods were still all the rage in the euro circles, like this MK3 Jetta demonstrates.

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Pontiac Firebird on Corvette wheels was a bit of a fish out of water among all the imports.

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R32 Skyline on Nismo wheels and wearing a RB Motoring banner. Wonder what happened to this car after Motorex went under?

G6

GM brought a bunch of modded vehicles every year. In 2006 this banana yellow Pontiac G6 was one of them *shudder*.

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Speaking of shuddering, how many of you would daily this wild Lexus?

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Push me-pull you Acura Integra… Integra’s?

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Nissan Sentra with chameleon paint and a Pulsar GTI-R hood.

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I still think this was a game changer in the Lexus SC game. NOS sponsored drift style, don’t know if it ever competed or was just a show pony.

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Daihatsu pickup. Ridiculous is about the only word I can think of to describe this.

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Last but not least. I believe this was packing decent firepower underhood but some questionable graphics on the exterior.

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Dodge Charger Daytona / Plymouth Superbird

Not a vehicle you see modified very often!

Petty colors look good on this Dodge Charger Daytona:

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Pro Street with the big and littles wheel and tire combo:Image

Love the look of the big tires and worn, battle scarred exterior hunkered down:Image

There are actually a few converted convertible Satellites i believe that have been given the Dodge Charger Daytona treatment:Image

This thing is so crazy! I’m pretty sure it is a tube frame type vehicle with fiberglass body panels.

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Mr. Angry’s “Project Angrier” – a 180mph track ready Charger Daytona replica:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mr.+angry’s+1969+dodge+daytona&rlz=1C1_____enUS401US401&oq=mr+angry+dod&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l4.8368j0j9&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Vin Diesel drives this gorgeous machine in the latest Fast and Furious movie:ImageImageImage

200mph aerodynamics worked on the superspeedway, so why not the 1/4 mile? Drag prepped chop top Charger Daytona? Yes Please!Image

Gotta love the Bill Goldberg-Year One Charity Plymouth Superbird! More info:

http://moparblog.com/bill-goldberg-1970-plymouth-superbird-on-ebay/Image

Another flat black Charger Daytona, prepped for the 1/4 mile too!Image

Someone should build another one like this Speedster style Dodge Charger Daytona:Image

 

Dodge Charger Daytona Breaks Records At Bonneville

 

In September 1971, NASCAR driver Bobby Isaac took his Daytona Charger to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Isaac broke 28 world speed records, most notably the two-way flying mile speed of 216.946 miles per hour.

Source:http://www.classic-car-history.com/dodge-charger-daytona-history.htm

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Lee Sicilios 1969 Dodge Daytona 283 mph Bonneville racer:

Source and a ton of insane build pics:

http://bangshift.com/blog/car-feature-lee-sicilios-1969-dodge-daytona-283-mph-bonneville-racer-can-he-run-300-in-a-muscle-car-we-think-so.html

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And a european drag prepped American Superspeedway prepped muscle car? Oh yeah!Image

BMW E30 M3

BMW M3 on OZ racing wheels:

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BMW M3 widebody on color matched wheels:

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Liking this color scheme:

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BBS RK’s on this E30 M3:

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Classic HRE’s work well with the E30 M3’s lines:

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White on white, BBS RK’s, factory widebody, what’s not to like?

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Black on black with late model wheels:

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This thing is sick! Big turbo, enhanced flares,wide 3 piece wheels, custom paint and more!Image

Note the valve covers, intake manifold and throttle body location. That’s right, it’s packing a Chevy LS series engine!Image

Rota RB-R’s look awesome with the pumped up fenders!

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BBS RS: A timeless classic that works on any euro auto!

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A hint of JDM with the carbon hood and Advan RGII:

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Not sure what wheels these are, maybe BBS RF?

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And now something totally diiferent: A slick shod, drag prepped turbo eqipped race ready E30 M3!Image

Send me your submissions!

I’m always on the lookout for cool stuff, so if you’ve got a car, truck, van, suv etc. that you think belongs on here, shoot me an email with some pics and a mod list and if I like it you will see it on Safety Stance!

safety.stance@yahoo.com

 

Whether it’s slammed, stanced, hellaflush, fat and meaty, lifted, drag prepped, rally crossed, hard parked, drifter, rock crawler, mud bogger, street sweeper, or anything in between, I want to see it!

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Chevy Luv

How awesome is this Chevy Luv Mud truck?

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The thing on the left, looking like a traditional hot rod, is actually a Chevy Luv!Image

Not really a 4×4 any longer: Pro Street Chevy Luv roasting the tires!

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I love how rough and gnarly this thing looks.

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From lowered to lifted, the Luv does it all!

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Although it seems most are low-riders or Pro Street Chevy Luvs.Image

Missing something?

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Baja style Chevy Luv

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Slammed Chevy Luv on Torq Thrusts!

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Chevy Luv totin’ two at the dragstrip!
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This one has so many cool details. My favorite is the exhaust stacks.

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Highlights from Nopi, 2006 v.1.

Humor me as we step into the way-back machine, and re-visit a simpler time in Atlanta, Ga. All these pics were taken by me.

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