First of all, thank you to everyone that has taken advantage of the STL Bank Holiday Sale so far today! For now though, I’d like to take you back to the previous Bank Holiday just a few weeks ago. This time round I found myself at Rockingham for another of their Outer Paddock drift days, armed with plenty of suncream after getting sunburnt in typical fashion at Japfest the day before.
The other weekend I headed down to Silverstone circuit with Josh in my P10 to check out Japfest. I haven’t been to the show since it moved venue a couple of years ago (it used to be held at Castle Combe) so I was keen to see the variety of cars that would be on display. As the UK’s biggest Japanese car show the turnout is always enormous, although the standard of the cars definitely varies from the incredible to the…not-so-incredible. Below are photos of some my favourites that I came across.
Some years ago now (I honestly couldn’t tell you when), I was working at Japspeed/BDC Events and would constantly yap on about the dream of a proper nationwide grassroots drift series in the UK. At some point, after hurling around D1SL YouTube clips like they were going out of fashion, the foundations for DriftCup were laid by the powers that be and I was tasked with hastily filling a blank website with the philosophy for the championship and some loosely enforced rules.
On Sunday I attended Round 2 of the Drift Cup championship, held at the Three Sisters circuit in Wigan. I’ll post up my photos from the event shortly but, in the meantime, here is my video footage from the day. I managed to film some of Sunday morning’s practice session, the first round of qualifying and all of the Top 32 battles. Apologies for moving around prior to the last few battles; the rain was really coming down hard and my camera was getting soaked.