Car Spotlight>> John Dollison’s S13 Silvia

Reading through the recently posted Ebisu articles, Dino mentioned that I went AWOL during the G1GP finals. That’s because I couldn’t resist the opportunity to shoot Aussie John Dollison’s S13 at the top end of the Nishi course.

With John coming from the same State as me in Australia, I’ve known him for quite a few years now. This man seems to never fall shy of impressing people with the unique styling he does to any of his cars.

15-inch wheels aren’t something you see too often on S-chassis cars these days. Up front on the S13 are the old school 15×8.5 Hashino Impuls with a monster offset of -20.

These large over fenders were designed and built by Shane Bingham to incorporate the 15×10-inch -10 SW Mesh…

…Which, when combined with 195/60 stretched rubber, gives the car a phat ass look from behind!

The standard aero has quite some history to it; this is the rear bar donated from Jesse Streeter’s previous car…

Same goes for the front bar, with a CA lower front lip almost kissing the ground.

Two weeks prior to the Ebisu weekend, this S13 wasn’t anywhere near capable of even driving, let alone looking how it now does. John and a whole bunch of guys from Osaka managed to restore the exterior as much as possible. The boys even installed a blacktop SR20DET running a full TRUST exhaust system with a screamer pipe.

The low, aggressive stance are thanks to a pair of Cusco coilovers up front and a pair of Silk Roads for the rear.

Moving into the office, the car’s interior seems to be correctly modified for what it’s made to do.

The older model Bride fixed back seats will always be a favourite of mine, not only providing style but comfort.

A skeleton gear shifter has been installed, alongside a drift button on the handbrake.

Taking a closer look around the interior, I found these two groovy lights, one on the rear parcel shelf and one on the windscreen. The colours set off the car when lit up at night!

The rear has been completely pulled out, with a rear strut brace installed…

…As well as the bolt-in 5 point roll cage.

To conclude, I’d like to show this picture of John having some fun on the Nishi course in the practice of the G1 Grand Prix comp earlier in the day. The car looks fantastic sideways.

John, I appreciate your time you dedicated for me to shoot your stylish S13!

-Casey Dhnaram

Auzoku

JDM Garage

K-Tours Osaka

Drift Kansai

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1

desktop of the first pick would be cool

2

Rad. I'm feelin that.

3

southern ways FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!

4

daamn! those fenders are dope.

5

i fucking love the 15xalot look on s13/240 coupes



ungf.

6

so dope, i love this trashy looks

7

its not only providing style but 'also' comfort.

get ur idomatic usage on son.



8

Hell ya!! Very nice machine indeed.

9

15's looks so much better than 17's, and the flares look pretty rad too. this car rules.

10

COOL!! I think I'll build one (1/24 scale of course) but aren't the front wheels by Hoshino, instead of Hashino?

12

sorry the second one not the first one lol

13

Deadly. Im lovin the impuls makes me wish my set a 14s had a minus offset..

15

its all about fitment. it really is not the cleanest car but the 8s up front and the 10s in make up everthing for it....... looks sic .

16

F#CK YES!!!

I love love love love love 15" wheels and big fender flares!

WHY DON'T MORE PEOPLE STYLE THEIR CARS LIKE THIS?!?!!?

17

Picture 2 as wallpaper!!!

18

That last picture is amazing, the car is SO flat

19

Oh i love this thing.

Desktops of second and last photos PLEASE

20

So damn sexy! Thanks Casey.

21

can't get over those 'pulled' rear arches - now thats awesome!!

22

yeah I dig this trash can on wheels

23

coming from me, the hater, this is a fucking sweet drift sled!

24

sick stance and great car

25

yeah hot Osaka spec silvia!! i was following it a few times at matsuri.. being careful not to hit it.

26

Is that a kiss on the rear bumper?)))))))

27

HOSHINO! lol



ive owned a pair of 14x7's

too small so i sold em

29

"AlexStep said:

Is that a kiss on the rear bumper?)))))))"



Id say so ;)



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30

hey guys ,

those guards are bomb shelters ! ,



the car was built by

Shane Bingham from Drift Kansai & Ewan Paterson from Hayatonka Automotive Exports



shane & me come up with the plan and pulled some mean hours to get this car ready for john to drive for the weekend at ebisu,

thanks to Erin from JDM garage for sorting the engine,

thanks john for his help with his wheel choice & bozozuku look



This Cool S13 is owned by Drift Kansai



thanks for all your cool comments on our build guys

Ewan , http://www.hayatonka.com

Shane , http://www.driftkansai.blogspot.com/

31

A name that you've seen mentioned a few times on Speedhunters is John Dollison. You may remember

32

Now that I have arrived home from my two week bender in Osaka, Japan it's time to play catch up and show you what we got up to during our stay. This time around I headed to Japan with a bunch of Australians with the K-Tours group, and our opening

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