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.
Firstly, apologies for the lack of thorough blog posts recently. I’ve been determined to get more seat time as of late which means most of my free time is spent spannering, while all of my time at the track is taken up by either driving or fixing the car. Moving cities recently also hasn’t helped but, so long as you’ll forgive the inclusion of photos taken on a phone as opposed to ones taken solely a proper camera (as well as the odd one or two from other photographers), I’d like to try and rejuvenate the blog a bit.
After years of daydreaming, wishing and then subsequently failing to ever put any plans in place, just under three weeks ago I stepped off a plane at Tokyo Narita airport and finally set about the trip to Japan that I’d never previously been able to make a reality.
It’s all well and good paying someone else to build an engine for you…but then you wouldn’t have the satisfaction of dropping in all those shiny forged parts that you’d spent every last penny that you own on. If you’re going to live on nothing but bread, pasta and Pot Noodles for a month, you might as well get something out of it.
I’ve just had a look through my previous posts and it looks like I started this thing back in December 2010. For just over four years I’ve been haphazardly wielding a couple of cameras, pointing them at cool cars and throwing together some words about them. Why do I continue to do it? I ask myself that question every time I’m sat there editing photos at 3am, scratching my eyes and wondering who on earth will even bother to read what I’m about to write about them.