Road-trip down to Canberra for Ultimate Tunes's JDMFest
After poking around a couple of forums in search of a companion to travel to Canberra with, I was fortunate to meet up with Fonzy. Some of you may remember our feature on Fonzy's oldschool bosozoku TA22 Celica from the June issue of the Magazine. If you haven't seen it, you really must order it through our Magstore website. Fonzy agreed to convoy together on our trip south. Great! This meant that I didn't have to do it alone after all!
Fonzy is a true reflection of a car guy. The 3am wake up and 4am take off in the cold, wet night proved it for me. There aren't too many people in Sydney that are hard core enough rock up in these conditions. We like to be a bit spoon fed in Sydney I think. Here we are meeting up at McDonalds in Villawood before taking off.
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Getting up at 3am in 3 degree celsius atmosphere while it's raining in torrents isn't easy. I needed a good breakfast to get me started on this voyage. What better brekky than a liquid one! It's not just the car that needs fuel you know. The guys behind the counter was a champ, he's one of those blokes that talks to you like you've known other for ages even though you've never seen each other before. Rats, note to self, in future, take photo of cool people behind the counter.
It's been raining the whole time by the time we reach the half-way point in Marulan. Our windscreen wipers get a bit of a rest as our legs get a bit of a stretch. It's been pitch black this whole time but the sky starts to light up a tad as we take off from the servo.
The rain doesn't show any sign of giving up as we approach Canberra. I've always enjoyed driving at that time when the morning begins to break. You see a few other cars on the road although it's still quite deserted. Headlights don't dazzle you anymore and you feel like your in some kind of movie. Well at least that's what it's like for me.
Here we are, well and truly in the middle of Canberra. The rain has stopped, not even for a second. We end up getting lost (thanks to my directions) and circle Parliament house with an alerted Federal copper eyeing us out. I overestimated the time it'd take us to get into the heart of Canberra. We arrive at our destination to meet up with some of the Toymods guys.
Thanks Fonzy for keeping me company on the road!