A quick in car of Kenny Anderson on non timed lap of the stage. Plenty of pace for his first run out and as you can see, it wasn’t long before he managed to catch someone.
Another cold Northern Irish night, turned into another garage tour this week as I checked in on Armand’s Glanza build and of course there had to be a Honda involved. When we opened the garage doors it was what hid behind the civic I was more interested,
The Mclaren 570 is without a doubt a fast car, but does their new track pack option turn this from a weekend track day car into a full blown race car?
We all meet through different outlets and have stories on the weird and wonderful ways in which we come to interact and become friends in this car community. As I pulled up on a strangers driveway on a cold snowy November night, I’d no idea that the garage I was parked beside held such an interesting secret.
Many motorsport events use the winter period as a time to stop racing and prepare for a next season in the spring, but the action never quits on the Rallycross calendar. Sunday saw the beginning of the Winter Series, and some fast action from drivers prepared to brave the cold winds of Bishopscourt.
Most Sunday mornings start with a coffee so why not enjoy a hot cup whilst viewing some of the finest cars in Northern Ireland?
Its rare we wake up to a Sunny morning in the middle of Summer in Northern Ireland, so when i woke up on Sunday to find the sun splitting the trees I grabbed the car keys and headed to Lisburn Car Clubs meet at Downroyal.
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Still hyped from the IDC Drift final a few weeks back, it was time to head somewhere a little bit closer to home for the N1 Drift Series Final round at Tullyroan. The unforgiving white walls have made for some interesting finals in the past but no one was prepared for the night of insane driving that was ahead.
Sitting on a plastic seat, surrounded by noisy over energetic people whilst feeling slightly hungover from the night before sounds like a nightmare for most people, but when Japfest comes around the Mondello grandstand is the only place I want to be!
The sideways life just not in your budget? WRONG! Just downside the car’s size and up the fun level. I took a trip to Drift Raceway and spent the night chilling with the RD Drift team guys.
Rc Drift cars are cool full stop, but after seeing the drift display at JCC I had to get more info. I’d sent them a quick message on coming down to hang out, grab some video and check out the cars.
I had an awesome night. Couldn’t believe that there had been a full indoor rc track just miles from my house for over a year and I’d never known. All the guys down there were super friendly and I even got a go trying to slide the drift bus!
If you interested in building a car or getting involved pop down to DR and just chat to the guys. They have huge amounts of knowledge and advice for anyone looking to build their first car, and can even help with advice on where to buy certain parts.
Its cheaper than owning your own drift missile, but it’s still fairly expensive to get involved. £200 would get you started, but you have the opportunity to really pick your own car and make you car unique.
Hopefully I’ll be back down at the raceway, but will there be a FTTM RC drift car? who knows 🙂
I start most monday mornings like every other normal person, watching my own tears drip into a crap cup of instant coffee whilst wishing the weekend had gone a little bit slower. Not this week! I’d been blessed with a day off and in a ferris buler fashion wanted to make the most of it.