Rather than post them separately I thought it best to post some of the pictures from the last few meets all at once. The turnout at the last couple of Stockport meets has been massive and there has been some amazing cars on show, things are definitely picking up since the weather’s been getting nicer. On Saturday night there was a somewhat smaller and more intimate meet at Krispy Kremes in Trafford which was also great fun; sun, cars and doughnuts, what’s not to love!?
You may remember that in my earlier posts about the VTEC Challenge round at Oulton Park I mentioned I was working on a short video that I filmed throughout the day. I finally got round to editing everything and uploading it so enjoy! It’s a little rough around the edges but the most important thing is that you get to listen to lots of VTEC!
(If you’d prefer to watch the video on YouTube, click here)
Top Gear in Stockport will be a familiar name to most modified car owners in South Manchester as a garage that offers pretty much everything under roof. From the usual MOTs and servicing to custom exhaust fabrication and fitting they’ve got it covered in their modern facility on the outskirts of Stockport. The guys decided to hold an open day at the start of the month in order to let people to get to know the facility and see what they were offering at special prices on the day, Of course, this also meant that there was essentially a pretty large meet in the car park, which was filled some top quality modified motors…
Due to Oulton Park being the local track for most members of the MCR-VTEC forum it was decided to hold a mini-meet in the track paddock on the day of the VTEC Challenge round. The turnout wasn’t massive due to the relatively high ticket price to get into the track for the day but nevertheless there were some sweet cars on display.
The VTEC Challenge is a new race series for 2011 that was setup to encourage Honda drivers into the forays of motorsport and track driving. I must admit, it was refreshing to see stripped out, roll caged Type Rs on semi-slicks hitting up the track as opposed to some of the stance queens that have been cropping up recently. I’ve not got a problem with the stance thing at all, I think it can look great, but every time I see a Type R with stretched tyres, mega camber and sump-scraping ride height I just feel that Honda’s hard work has gone to waste.
Nothing beats a bit of rear wheel drive hooliganism! As I’ve said before, burnouts in a front wheel drive car are a massive fail, but if a rear wheel drive car’s involved then it’s a completely different story…enjoy!