Following on from my last post you might remember that after finding the turbo had started spewing fluids I had sent it off to Midland Turbo for a rebuild. The turn around by these guys was epic! it took them just 4 days to inspect, rebuild and send the unit back to me. As part… Continue Reading Project Laurel: She lives!
First lets get something out of the way, if you’re wondering why the name “The Woolpack” sounds familiar, its probably because you’ve been brought up watching a program on TV by the name of Emmerdale or Emmerdale Farm. In the early days, before a puprose built village set was built, the program was filmed in… Continue Reading The Woolpack classic car meet
If you read my last post, I was rushing to make the Laurel ready for the August bank holiday drift day at Teesside. Sadly all my effort was in vain, We got the to the drift day just fine, but no sooner had I paid up and signed on, than I was getting my money… Continue Reading Project Laurel: Noooooooo!
So Since taking ownership of the Laurel, what’s been happening? Well, I wanted to get it to a drift day ASAP, I’m not one for hanging around but at the same time there were a few things that needed adressing before I could take it out on track. Following the coilpack issues with the Skyline… Continue Reading Laurel Update
You may have seen a few of my previous blog posts about my Land Rover Discovery. I originally bought this vehicle as my daily/tow vehicle. In order for a vehicle to be a good daily/towing vehicle in my eyes it needs to be reliable, and it turns out that this particular one wasn’t, with the… Continue Reading Farewell Land Rover!
Firstly apologies, I have been quiet on the blog lately. This has been for a number of reasons, some are website and product related (new stuff coming soon!), the main reason is what I am about to discuss. Following the Rogue Concept as you may remember from my previous blog post, the Skyline had developed… Continue Reading The day I thought would never come
Ever since I first started drifting, Driftland had been a bit of a goal for me. I knew I had to drift there at some point and in 2018 I was offered a chance to do just that by taking part in the Rogue Concept charity event organised by good friend Ewan Stark. Sadly this… Continue Reading Rogue Concept 2019
The day started pretty much like any drift day, get up at an insanely early hour and head to the track. This time Lucy would be taking the Laurel for it’s first proper turn around an actual track, and I would be there to offer advice/ have a go in her car too! We arrived… Continue Reading Lucy’s first time at Teesside
With Rogue Concept 2019 being just around the corner, and the Skyline is more or less ready to attend. I thought I would share Driftland’s video from last years event. If you are in the area this Saturday (4th May) or fancy a drive up to Driftland for the day, please do come along as… Continue Reading Rogue Concept 2018
Just over a week ago Lucy and I went to visit family, and we decided to take the Discovery. All was going well until we were driving home and I swore that I could hear a high pitched whining. I tried pointing it out to Lucy and initially she said she couldn’t hear it, but… Continue Reading The Hauler gets hauled.
One of the things the Skyline had been suffering with for a while was play in the steering, it was initially noted by the MOT tester last year, and while I did have the parts to fix this, it had to sit on the back burner when the gearbox failed on the Discovery. However, now… Continue Reading The road to Rogue Concept Continues
Things have been pretty quiet on the Skyline front recently. Mostly because I’ve been busy keeping our dailies on the road (as you may have seen in my Land Rover posts.) However, with Rogue Concept 2019 looming it was high time I started digging into that long list of tasks to make sure I have… Continue Reading The countdown to Rogue Concept 2019 begins
Firstly if you’re from outside the UK and don’t know what an MOT is, its a series of checks that any vehicle thats on the UK roads must undergo every 12 months in order to ensure that the vehicle is still roadworthy. If your vehicle fails for what ever reason you must get the issues… Continue Reading Getting the Hauler (Discovery) through its MOT
You didn’t really think I was going to let this video go unnoticed did you? Being a long time fan of the Skyline, and in particular the R32 getting to see events like this in the spiritual homeland is awesome! R32 Day has been going on for a few years now at Mikawa Motorland, run… Continue Reading Nori Yaro – Skyline drift at the R32 and R34 festivals in Japan 2019
You’ve probably already heard of the Animal Style drift team right? If you haven’t where the heck have you been?!? I first found out about these guys back in 2013 when I watched Hert’s film from the All Star Bash. the driving style of these guys is something I have always aspired to and while… Continue Reading Animal Style – Storm Bihoku Day
I’ve been a little quiet recently with my blog posts. This is partly because a lot of time has been taken up trying to pinpoint and diagnose a strange noise on Lucy’s Subaru daily. The other is that any time I so much as think about doing anything to the Skyline the weather turns and… Continue Reading Halfway Hangs 6
It’s taken a while for me to get around to writing this post, but its finally here. What is JAE? For those who don’t know or haven’t been JAE stands for Japanese Automotive Extravaganza, and it is essentially a weekend long car show where like minded Japanese car enthusiasts from all walks of life congregate… Continue Reading JAE 2018
A couple of days ago I went with my better half Lucy to her first drift day down at Santa Pod raceway in Northamptonshire. As we were making a roughly 300 mile round trip I thought it best to put my newly acquired trailer license to use and tow the car down there. That way… Continue Reading Here comes a new challenger
In my previous post you might remember I mentioned that Lucy and I went on a road trip up to Shildon to pick up a welded diff. What I didn’t mention was what happened when we set off to head home. As we hopped back in the Discovery to come home, I turned on the… Continue Reading Let there be light!
Over the weekend Lucy and I spent some time prepping her C33 Nissan Laurel for its first EVER drift day. This wasn’t as difficult as you might think. There are far too many people who think that in order to start drifting you need a million horsepowers, Wisefab all of the things, a full competition… Continue Reading Preparing the Laurel