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.
There are many routes you can take when it comes to modifying a 180SX/200SX/240SX S13, with the sleek body profile lending itself graciously to plenty of different styles. During the current trend of “more is more” it’s becoming common to see these naturally good looking cars adorned with huge arches, ginormous wings and exhausts protruding from areas exhausts were not meant to protrude from. At the other end of the scale however, you have people like Alan “Keeve” McIver, whose UK 200SX is a prime example of a clean and simplistic approach to S13 styling and modifying.
One of the coolest cars I got to check out while over in France was Maxim’s CA18 powered S13. As one of the organisers of Drift Bash Party 3 he was pretty busy all weekend dealing with everything from setting out the track barriers to signing drivers on, but he still managed to find time to kick it on track himself too.
It’s been a while since I last took a picture of Charlie’s CA18 powered S13 as he’s spent the winter putting in a lot of hours getting it ready for this year’s Drift Cup series. Charlie and his Owen Autobodies team mates unveiled their cars at the recent grip and drift day at Three Sisters Race Track in Wigan so I thought I’d take a few photos while I was there.
Charlie from Team Midnight Shuffle’s CA18 powered S13 in the pits at Drift Matsuri. Those VS-KFs you see on the front now reside on my new PS13 and my old RPS13 used to belong to Charlie’s team mate Chris. Small world, eh.