Photos from the paddock area at BDC Round 5:-
Loads more photos here:- BDC Knockhill
I went down to Knockhill on Sunday for the 5th and final round of this years British Drift Championship. Weather was great and the action was even better! In the Pro class any one of five drivers could have won the championship depending on the results of the day. After a very close and dramatic final battle Phil Morrison in the Driftwoks S15 took the title beating Danny Eyles in the Japseed S15. Crowd favourite of the day had to be Declan Munnelly in the green Mk2 Ford Escort. The little 2 litre n/a escort was flat out all day. Here is a small selection of my track action pics:-
Paddock shots to follow in Part 2!
I took a trip down to Crail Raceway on Saturday with some members from JDMtas. There was a drift practice day organised by some of the Scottish members of the SXOC. The track is at the site of an old World War 2 airbase, so plenty of long straights meaning lots of high speed drift action. Steve from MintoFruit was having problems early on with understeer in his Mazda, so to cure the problem it was decided to place his rear 8.5 inch wide Watanabe’s and sticky R888’s on the front. This caused a problem with rubbing and lack of steering lock, so we stripped the front wings and bumper off to cure that problem. It didn’t look very pretty, but worked well!!!! Roll on the next event!!!
Lots more photos over at Thacko Photography
I headed over to the local track on Sunday to catch some action from Round 9 of the Scottish Sprint Championship. Great weather, Great cars and some very fast tmes. The overall track record was broken too by a blistering run from Lee Adams in the GWR Raptor. Anyway, here are a few of my pics from the morning practice runs:-
Lots more pics here:- Flickr
I headed up to Boyndie Kart Circuit early on Sunday morning to catch some action from Round 8 of the Scottish Sprint Championship. Was a very very wet and windy morning, but it did clear up abit later on. Met up with Thacko, so that doubled the spectator numbers!! Yes, we were the only 2 people stupid enough to be standing in the rain on a sunday morning taking photos of race cars!!
Anyway here are a few sample pics:-
Lots more pics on Thacko’s blog:- Thacko Photography
Another weekend, and some more time spent working on Mint’s crazy looking Eunos. After selling his Nissan S15 (Minty Fresh S15) at the turn of the year, a new project car was bought. A JDM Import Mazda Eunos Roadster. Straight off a pile of new parts was collected before work could begin. First was a set of HSD coilovers, a set of new brake discs, Bride seat and a set of Takatas. A set of wheels was purchased on a trip to Japan. 2 8×14″ Longchamps & 2 8.5×14″ Watanabes complete with a full set of Bridgestone RE-01 R’s. Obviously with wheels that wide and a set of 4×100 to 4×114 pcd converters some arch work needed. After spending a few hours rolling and streching the arches the wheels were on. Unfortunately the rural Aberdeenshire roads were starting to take there toll on the tyres due to scrubbing, so a 3″ arch cut and reworked set of Jun style arches were installed. After a battle with a set of tractor tyres at a drift day the car needed a bit of sorting out. A bit of straightening and some new paint was in order to the front end. So this weekend we set about spraying the rest of the car changing the colour from red to matt purple. Car now looks better than ever!! Only a few more body mods to do over the coming weeks, then it’s on with the next project car!!! Can’t wait!
Minto Fruit :- For more Build Pics
Thacko Photography:- For more Drift Pics
I found these photos from the 2010 Historix Japan event at Suzuka last weekend over at Remix’s great Blog:- Michinoku Grand
Some great pics of some awesome cars!!
Lots more pics on remix’s photo site:- Photozou
Well, what can I say about this seasons EDC (European Drift Championship) or as it should now be known the Eight-Car Drift Championship. Very disapointing. Yes the cars were good, yes the drivers were great, yes the entry speeds were high, but to only have 8 cars (and invited only cars) in a championship, well that just seems lame. It now seems to have turned into the WWE wrestling version of drifting. Having read the press release on the EDC website ( press release) about what they are trying to do this year, I just think they have spoilt what they already had. Having been to watch these events from the start, GT Battle back in 2005 and the 2 D1 exhibition events at Silverstone plus many EDC rounds after I do feel a little bit cheated this year. I got more enjoyment watching the local guys with their ‘Drift Taxi’ antics. Nevermind the BDC is coming to Knockhill later in the year for a real competitive event, so that should be a good day. Anyway, rant over, here are some pics of the EDC cars & Drift Taxis.
Here are a few more photos from Knockhill last weekend. This time it’s onto the cars from the Modified Live Show & Shine. It’s only a small selection of the cars on display. I walked about looking at the cars on the various car club stands during the lunch break, but ended up forgetting to take pics of them!!
Some on track shots from Round 2 of the UK Time Attack series, featuring Club & Pro Class machines.
Round 2 of the European Drift Championship & Time Attack series was held last Sunday at Knockhill race circuit in Scotland. I headed down with the guys from JDMtas.com (very early in the morning!) to catch some of the action and get a good look of the cars in the paddock. Was a good day and the weather held out too, which for Knockhill is quite a bonus!! Here are a selection of the hundreds of photos I took on the day. Part 1 features some of the Time Attack cars in the paddock.
Rounds 3 & 4 of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship were held a Fintray House near Aberdeen last weekend. Due to prior comitments I only managed along for a few hours on Saturday morning to catch a few practice runs. Good to see some new cars out this season.
Here are a few photos from my very short visit!:-
Got a free weekend coming up, so heading down to Knockhill for round 2 of the European Drift Championship & Time Attack. Hope the weather gets better before then!!
Had a great day out in the Scottish forrests. It was the first motorsport event of 2010 for me, and finally some new original content on the blog!! It seems to have been a long hard winter!!! Funny to think that only a few weeks ago we had loads of snow! This event was the 3rd round of the Scottish Rally Championship, and best of all it was held only a few miles from my house. Got to try my new video camera out too, so will hopefully get the footage editied and up in the next few days. Anyway, here are some photos from today.
lots more pics here:- Granite City Rally 2010
For more great pics of Jay’s 650’ish BHP R32, and the First JDMtas.com meet of the year visit:-
I Heart Honda 2010 was held today (20th Feb) at Suzuka Circuit, Mie prefecture, Japan. All the major Honda tuners were there with their current demo cars, aswell as privately owned street & race tuned cars. Here are a few photos of the event:-
Offical Website:- I Heart Honda
Here are a few awesome photos from a recent test session at Suzuka. The test session was for the forthcoming 2010 Japanese Super GT Championship. The first round being at Suzuka on the 20th March 2010.
Lots more awesome pics HERE
Official Super GT Website:- AUTOBACS SUPER GT SERIES 2010