Shiny Side Up is a podcast dedicated to Improved Production motor racing in Australia. We talk to drivers, and discuss the cars, the racing, the rules, and the people who make the sport what it is. We discuss technical issues around making cars faster and more reliable, and the politics revolving around the category as well. Hosted by IP racers Mik Hazelton and Chris White, the podcast is generally unfiltered, but interesting. We hope you enjoy it!
In tonight’s episode, Mik and I are joined by two-time U2L National Champion Dave Waldon. We cover recent results and gossip, and Draw talks us through his history in the category, his various cars, and his so-far-unsuccessful efforts to advocate for the addition of the Eunos Cosmo to the list of eligible IP vehicles.
This bonus episode was recorded on 15 April 2020. Mik and I discuss our COVID race car preparation and various other racing-related stuff. If you are interested in submitting footage, or providing feedback (as discussed in this episode), Chris's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and Mik's is email@example.com
This podcast is the final episode of a series of short interviews of Under 2L and Over 2L competitors in the NSW championship. Former state champion Graeme Watts is well known in IP, having debuted in 1998 in an RX3. He later raced an RX7, and more recently, has become known for his very quick S15 Silvia. Graeme is a club favourite and a hard racer.
This is the fifth in our series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Kurt MacReady is another one of our new breed of competitors from racing families in the IPRANSW championship. He debuted in IP in 2017, driving an U2L S13 Silvia. Since then, he has steadily improved his driving, and has further developed the car to the point where he has become a fixture on the IP podium, and one of the favorites to win this year’s U2L championship. Enjoy!
This is the fourth in our series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Shad Hassen loves his rotors, and has recently bought his second rotary race car - a well-developed RX7. Hope you enjoy the interview!
This is the third in our series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Matthew Larmour is the newest member of a well-known IP family to don the race suit, and his insights gained from growing up around the category are fascinating. Enjoy!
This is the second of a series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Former national champion Bob Jowett is a well-known character in U2L IPRA circles. We hope you enjoy this one!
This is the first of a series of short interviews with IPRANSW U2L and O2L competitors, recorded at the launch of the IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Stig races the yellow RX7 turbo, and has been a fixture in NSW fields for the past few years. We hope you enjoy it!
This week, Chris Brown joins us to talk about IP racing in South Australia, his first IP car (and a pretty famous one it was/is!), and the build and development journey of his stupidly quick AE86 Sprinter. Hope you enjoy it!
In this episode, our interview with Victoria’s fastest taxi driver, Paul Vuillermin. Paul talks fantasy IP cars, his history in racing, the state of Improved Production racing in Victoria, and his future racing plans.
In this episode, we interview Ayrton Richardson from Tasmania. We learn about his history in racing, from karts to IP, and his exciting little 4AGE-powered U2L KE35 coupe. Thanks again for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!
In this episode, we are joined by Ayrton Richardson from the Hobart Sporting Car Club, who runs us through a review of the Tasmanian entrants for the 2019 IPRA Nationals in Baskerville. Thanks so much to Ayrton, and also to Brad Chick and Leigh Forrest who helped compile this information. Mik and I are even more excited about the Nationals now, and we bet you will be as well after listening to this episode! Hope you all enjoy it!
In this episode, we are again joined by Andrew “Macka” McMaster for our preview of the 2019 IPRA Nationals. Hope you enjoy the episode! We are keen to hear from any interested Tassie locals who are familiar with local cars and drivers. If any locals are interested in coming on the show to share info on the local competitors, please make contact via the Shiny Side Up facebook page. Thanks for listening!
In this episode, we interview NSW IP legend Andrew “Macka” McMaster. We talk about his history in racing, his “Cheap and Cheerful” satin-black BMW E30, and his fun, class-winning Bathurst 6-hour experiment with his friends, “the Daves”, in a Mazda 3. Hope you enjoy it!
In this episode, we interview 18-year-old Zak Hudson from Queensland, who has set the category on fire this year in his Phil-Laird-engineered RX7. Zak talks about his pathway through karting and Excel racing, which led him to Improved Production racing in March this year. He also talks us through his amazing car. Zak is a humble young guy who has been an amazing addition to IP racing! Keep up to date with Zak at his Facebook or Instagram pages, Zak Hudson Racing. We hope you enjoy this episode!
In this episode, another IP tech talk. We discuss gearboxes in IP, starting with the rules, and available options ranging from road synchro boxes, to dog gear sets in OEM casings, and on to 4, 5 and 6 speed Motorsport dog boxes. We also discuss the recent (unsuccessful) sequential gearbox proposal. Thanks again to Ashly Barnett from WA for joining us for this one. Enjoy!
In this episode, we cover results in IP across the weekend of 28-29 September. We also have the privilege of interviewing Ashly Barnett, racer and all-around-great guy from WA. You can find more information on Ashly’s racing at barnettmotorsport.com.au or on his Facebook page, Barnett Motorsport. Also, if you’re interested, you can find “Riley The Rider” on Instagram and YouTube - what a riot! Hope you enjoy this episode!
In this episode, we introduce the hosts (Mik Hazelton and Chris White), discuss Improved Production (IPRA) results so far in 2019 around Australia, discuss ideas for rule changes, cars for sale, new cars in the build, and upcoming racing dates in 2019. Enjoy!