My apologies for borrowing a line from an episode of I’m Alan Partridge for the title of this blog post but it’s a sound-bite that I felt was extremely relevant as I sat in the grandstand at “Round 1: the Evolution” of the British Drift Championship at Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend. By the end of the weekend I certainly felt like I had witnessed a revolution but, having now had time to look back on the event, it’s quite clear that carefully the considered evolution of an existing formula resulted in what I’m sure most would agree as being the best round of the British Drift Championship to date.
A day of applying vinyl to drift cars; who’d have thought there could be so much going on? At the weekend I popped down to “The Methodist Orthodox Church of v8illuminati” to check out Josh from Graphix-D Design‘s artwork coming to life on Taylor Bloomfield’s BMW E30 and the Low Origin S14 and S15, respectively.
Of the Low Origin cars, Dan’s Nissan S15 is what I guess you would call the less extreme of the two. Featuring a less intrusive roll cage, the entirety of its interior and a ride height just a smidgen higher than that of Alex’s S14, you could be forgiven for describing it as a practical daily driver. For the most part though, Dan does actually drive his beloved Nissan every day.