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!!!
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!
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.
Sunday 6th December saw the 8th Oneday Oldcars Festival in Shikoku, Japan. Lots of different types of classic machines on show including Japanese, American and European models. Here are a few pics from the event.
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