Hatching Godzilla Ep. 3 – Forgotten Speed

A dominant race car, an engineering marvel and an enthusiasts dream, the BNR32 Skyline GT-R is one of the most important cars in history. The departure of Shinichiro Sakurai in 1984, during the development of the R31 Nissan Skyline, lead to his apprentice, Naganori Ito, taking over as the lead …

Hatching Godzilla Ep. 2 – Forgotten Speed

Shinichiro Sakurai’s Skyline engineering team at Nissan had been working on a secret weapon. A race car project that after the frustration and attrition brought on by the merger of Prince and Nissan, the team would finally introduce the world in 1969: The first Skyline GT-R. In this episode we …

Hatching Godzilla Ep. 1 – Forgotten Speed

The BNR32 Skyline GT-R is a special car. Just saying the name is enough to perk up the ears of any car enthusiast or petrol head in earshot. It’s a car that I personally have a soft spot for, but I’ve been curious for a while now about how this …

Summer of Dreams [2] – Luck

  I have always believed there are definite constructs that dictate what we are ultimately capable of doing with our lives. It always seemed logical to me that we can’t all be NBA stars or Nobel prize winners. We are predisposed in certain ways, we have differing interests and we …

Summer of Dreams [1] – Art Engineered

It became clear to me shortly after classes began that engineering school affects your sanity. I went from a typical lifestyle of 9-5, living contently, to suddenly full time calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. Your brain gets into math mode in short order and awareness about your surroundings and …

I’m not one of you

Peering around the silent classroom I carefully avoided eye contact, but checked every face for acknowledgment. I thought there would be at least one grin of pure self-assurance like mine that would flash back: “I too consider this a joke”. It wasn’t to be. Looking back at that moment it would surprise …