January means one thing and one thing only; Tokyo Auto Salon! Admittedly, to this day, I’m still not much of a static car show person but Auto Salon is unlike anything else. Not only will you find the most eclectic mix of cars imaginable in the main show, but you will often see many of them getting involved in other meets and gatherings both before and after the main event.
I’ve never been personally but, truth be told, I can’t imagine stumbling across a bright pink Aventador with a plethora of LEDs sitting in the middle of the Geneva Motor Show, let alone finding it sitting outside of the main event hotel afterwards, V12 being smashed off the rev limiter.
Having spent my Sunday last week stood watching everyone having fun on the Rockingham Meihan layout, I knew I had to get back on track ASAP. I haven’t drifted myself since STL!3 at Driftland in June (I think?), so the urge to get back into the drivers seat was the highest it had been for months. There was no way I could stand by and watch the final Rockingham drift event from the sidelines having spent 99% of my time at the venue in the past filming others have fun.
Since selling my trusty facelift EJ9 (1.4) Civic to buy an FC3S RX7 Turbo II convertible back in 2011, my car ownership history could probably be described as “impractical” at best. From an E36 that followed to two S13s, a short-lived S14 and then the Y32 Cedric and C33 Laurel that both remain with me to this day, all were modified by me in a way that, at the time, I thought to be “correct”. It is only since buying and modifying my 26-year old, slightly rusty and really quite slow P10 Primera that I have started to think back to those past and current builds and really wonder why I chose to follow the modifying routes that I did with them.
A few weeks ago (during what will be remembered as the great heatwave of 2018 here in the UK), myself, Jimmy and Jamie (the new owner of Mat’s P10) had a little meet up to talk about incredibly nerdy (yet important…!) things such as manifold nut torque settings while having a bite to eat.
The demand for HM-Sports E36 Coupe & Saloon Roof Spoilers is so high that we often struggle to keep enough stock on the shelves. However, we’ve just had a big restock of both roof spoiler types and now both are available for immediate dispatch! Worldwide shipping is available and you can buy yours from the STL! shop here.
Following on from my previous video of the Driftworks RWB 964 at the Corolla Brotherhood meet held the weekend before last, here is my footage showcasing the rest of the meet.
Yesterday I headed down to Birmingham for the annual Corolla Brotherhood meet at Driftworks HQ. I’ll post a full write-up from the meet shortly but, in the meantime, here is a short video I put together of Driftworks boss Phil Morrison‘s RWB 964 Turbo.