With Alex’s S14a being as low as it is, fibreglass parts tend not to last too long. The side skirts in particular have an especially hard time, with the bottom section consistently rubbing the floor on acceleration and eventually just eroding away. Now that he has a new Origin Labo Racing Line kit to fit, it was time for Alex to make some preventative measures to ensure the parts last that little bit longer than usual.
What a year. I don’t think this website has ever caused so much combined stress and excitement for me since I began blogging six years ago. Two trips to Japan, the first STL drift event, working with 326POWER, new product launches; the adventures and challenges have been non-stop but, as I sit here catching up on orders and emails from over the Christmas break, I can’t help but look back on what an awesome year it’s been for Street Track Life.
Throwing a drift car around on track is always awesome but to me, half the fun is also being able to drive your dumb drift car to work, to the shops or out to the middle of nowhere for some spirited driving whenever you feel like it. On that note, here’s my new C33 Laurel daily runabout and posh track toy.
While BDC was on at Anglesey I decided to pop down the road to the much closer and less windy Birmingham Wheels to catch the action at the final round of the Drift Outlaws series. The championship requires cars that adhere to the strict safety standards that have become the norm nowadays, although the events themselves are run more like practice days with a competition thrown in for good measure. In short, this results in a lot of seat time and good fun.
My PS13 didn’t have the longest of lives – while I thoroughly enjoyed throwing it around on track I really dreaded using it on the road at all and it became a toy that only came out the workshop to be used on track. This isn’t the way I envisaged my time with the car to be like, so unfortunately I have decided to part it out. Pretty much everything is available – check out the list below. For more info on any specific parts, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the part names to see photos of them. I’ll be adding more pictures shorty.