Happy New Year! Yes, I do realise it’s January 9th right now but, as I type this from a Starbucks in Makuhari, Tokyo having been awake for the past 24 hours and desperately trying to keep my mind occupied to avoid succumbing to jetlag, I thought I’d better kick off the new year with some news here on the blog.
Last Sunday I headed down to Stoneleigh Park in Coventry with Adam Magicjetski for the Gravity show. Despite being in its infancy, the show has immediately become a mainstay on the scene calendar and, as such, I decided to have a 326POWER UK/STL! trade stand at the event.
Last week was filled with big deliveries at 326POWER HQ! Most importantly , our infamous 326POWER Manriki wings (both regular and the new GT86-style) and 326POWER Crocs (Large size) are now back in stock, so make sure you head over to the shop to order yours before we run out again due to exceptional demand!
In between everything else at Driftland last week I managed to sneak out on track and put in a few sessions myself in my C33. I hastily chucked a few GoPros on the car to capture some footage of me driving my own car properly for the first time in nine months or so (I’m not including my two whole laps at Three Sisters the other week in that statement!). Apologies for the angles and sound being far from perfect; next time I’ll take more time to set the cameras up properly. Check out the full video below.
I’ve not posted anything substantial about my Nissan Cedric since August 2016 (see that post here) so I felt it was time I brought everyone up to speed now that I’ve been posting more photos of him (I’ve never been able to refer to the Cedric as “it”, only “him”…I know, I know) as of late.
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.
I’ll be working the 326POWER UK stand at the Ultimate Stance show this weekend so I needed to make sure that I had a new demo wheel to display. Seeing as the range has just been expanded to include 20″ wheels, I specced up a 20×10.5J -52 Yabaking Mesh with a Mitsuru Green face and Polished lip.
On Sunday I headed down to Rockingham with Adam for another of their outer paddock practice days. Once again I’d be watching from the sidelines rather than driving myself but, having managed a whole hour of sleep the night before, I wasn’t too fussed.