That Mk1 Mx-5 throwing down some laps during the track time sessions at Trax, Silverstone.
Phil Morrison’s JZX110 parked up in the Driftworks pits at DriftMatsuri.
I didn’t get chance to take many pictures at Wednesday’s DWYB event but there was one car I felt needed a closer look. After seeing it roll through the pits I couldn’t help but have a poke around this R32 during the lunch break and see what was what.
Stock bodywork, legit wheels (on the rear, at least – and I did spy some XD9s in the wheel pile) and great fitment on a car that was getting used properly is great to see in this day and age of hovercraft body kits and terrible wheel choices. As the day progressed I managed to go out in a few sessions with this particular R32 and it was none other than Drift Street Imports main man Shaan Shareef behind the wheel. A very cool car and, with a few more touches here and there (a GTR front end perhaps?) I think it’d be a complete winner.
I hope Driftland put on another weekender event soon – the opening weekend was so much fun.
I headed down to Santa Pod on Wednesday for one of their ever-popular Drift What You Brung days. Held frequently throughout the year, the days are perfect for those looking to either learn the basics in the playpens or push themselves on the relatively risk-free circuit. Ed lent me his GoPro for the day so I could look back at footage of my driving for once; here are a few clips (remember to hit HD!):
A shot I took of Struggle’s S14 at Buxton back in 2011. I’ve missed most Buxton events this year due to other drifting commitments which has been a bit of a shame, but hopefully I’ll be able to make it to some more next year.