I’m very pleased to announce that the HM-Sports range now extends beyond BMW parts! The Huxley Motorsport-designed Nissan S14 Zenki Aero Kit is now exclusively available from STREET TRACK LIFE and brings a fresh look to the table in a market that largely comprises of the same parts that have been around for fifteen years or so now.
Ultimate Stance isn’t the sort of event I’d normally find myself at. In all honesty, I very rarely attend anything car related that isn’t a drift event or the occasional meet. While I can appreciate why some people might not enjoy indoor shows, I feel it’s a bit short-sighted of us (myself included) to limit our appreciation of our varying native car scenes. When you only surround yourself with people who are into one thing and one thing only, it’s all too easy to get tunnel vision and begin to struggle to appreciate the work of others that really does deserve some acknowledgement.
You might notice that there’s a “simple but effective” theme when it comes to the cars I generally tend to feature here. That’s not really a coincidence; these are often my favourite kind of builds and I find myself naturally attracted to them when I see the cars out and about.
Sometimes you spot a car that is that little bit different and yet so so right. I’m used to seeing everything from wild S-bodies plastered in fibreglass and tribal graphics to VAGs polished to within an inch of their lives so, usually when I come across something that really excites me, it’s because it has one or two small little touches that set the car apart from the rest (without screaming and shouting about it). This was the case with Danny Coker’s E36 that I spotted at Rockingham the weekend before last. I was immediately drawn to it and had to go in for a closer look.
Considering how many stylistic routes you can take with an S-body, it’s always amazing how much a small feature can define a car. In the case of Mike‘s S14 and Rory‘s S13, their choice to run 15″ wheels is very much the headline when it comes to discussing their cars.
Despite having attended numerous drift competitions and grassroots events this year, I’ve only been sat in the drivers seat at one of them. A mixture of lack of time to perform essential car maintenance, along with being well aware of the ever-increasing costs involved with attending a drift event, were the main reasons for me putting any ambitions to drive at events on hold for the time being.