Category: In the garage

Lily’s Blog 4: No strippers but plenty of flashing.

“Needs must when the Devil shits in your kettle” Basically everyone heard about the crash at the Matsuri.  I have been totally blown away by the level of support, encouragement and offers of help I have had from everyone.  It has totally cemented the reasons why I absolutely love the drift community.  I mean even… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 4: No strippers but plenty of flashing.

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My Skyline, the story so far … (part ten)

For a long time I’d been wanting to get some form of aftermarket exhaust on the car to try and help it flow a little better but also because I wanted to hear the disticntive RB20 sound. I spent a lot of time looking at options and basically being told that nothing was going to… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far … (part ten)

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My Skyline, the story so far … (part nine)

So now that the Skyline had a different look what was next? More seat time? Don’t be silly! I could have and SHOULD have got myself booked onto another drift day at Pod but partly because it was at the time of year when Santa Pod stop all DWYB days in favour of the various… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far … (part nine)

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Lily’s Blog 3 : Strippers…. YE WHERE?

If you are going to commit then you might as well over commit!! I have never built a car fully from the ground up so this is coming to you fresh out the oven. The strip down to the blank canvas and start this awesome shit again. I know things haven’t been overly technical or… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 3 : Strippers…. YE WHERE?

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Lily’s Blog 2: Dry your Eyes and Rebuild

As Tim Mcllrath said “You won’t know your worth now, son, until you take a hit” …and take a hit I did and it was a big one! Anglesey Matsuri 2018   WHAT A WEEKEND !!!! After a full Saturday of what I was told was some of my best drifting anyone had seen from Lily… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 2: Dry your Eyes and Rebuild

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My Skyline, the story so far … (part eight)

So now that I had three drift days under my belt whats next? Well this is where things start to go a bit mental! Ever since I bought the car, the one thing I didn’t like was the rust around the rear arches. There were two options to deal with this as far as I… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far … (part eight)

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My Skyline, the story so far… (part seven, back to Pod)

Following an immensely enjoyable day at Racewars with JPOC, it was time to hit up Santa Pod again! This time I didn’t have my trusty instructor with me, however Lucy did come along to give me some support. My plan was to start off by warming up in the playpens again, and then try and… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far… (part seven, back to Pod)

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Instagram update

on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrQK33Vgod0/ That time when I thought I would see if the doggo would sit nicely in the #skyline. He did but he looked like I was about to tell him to drive it! 😂😂 #smoldog #pupper #doggo #jackrussell #chihuahua #mixedbreed #deathorgloryblog #nissan #skyline #r32

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The build up to teesside NYE (project thirteen)

Over the years I have spectated many event around the country, seen many styles and layouts in drifting but one thing i have always wanted to do is drift Teesside on new years eve. Although I have drifted Teesside before on other practice days I have always felt that the NYE event was something special and it had… Continue Reading The build up to teesside NYE (project thirteen)

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Lees R32 skyline at Racewars

My Skyline, the story so far… (part six, The next drift)

My second drift day occurred at a charity event run by a car club known as JPOC. The event was a barrel sprint arranged to help raise money for the Midlands air ambulance. Despite it being a barrel sprint they also allowed drifters to take part to either do the sprint or do some mad… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far… (part six, The next drift)

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Ewan’s 1jz Lexus IS200

Lily the 1JZ LEXUS Where to start… I F**king Love this CAR…. AAAAHHHHHHH So you join me 4 years into this obsession, I bought Lily for £800 and it was love at first drive. I have been playing with cars all my life and no car has ever spoke to me so much made me… Continue Reading Ewan’s 1jz Lexus IS200

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My Skyline, the story so far … (part five)

Now that I had my first drift day under my belt, and I had started to get to grips with clutch initiations. It was time to make some more upgrades and continue with ongoing work on the car. The first thing was to finally get rid of the 4 stud hubs on the rear and… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far … (part five)

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Instagram update

on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqzwbd4AX0Z/ Looking back at some photos I took of @lucyirichmond’s Laurel, not long after she first got it and this one really stood out to me, not sure why… 🤔#Nissan #laurel #c33 #rb20det #tsurikawa #deathorgloryblog

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Lees Land Rover Discovery II being loaded up

My first time spannering on the Land Rover

In July I wrote about the reasons why I had bought a land Rover Discovery. All was going well for a few weeks, I was using it on a daily basis to get to and from work and even used it one weekend to visit family on the south coast of England… sadly this is… Continue Reading My first time spannering on the Land Rover

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My Skyline, the story so far… (part four, my first drift day)

So now that I had the basics done on the car it was time to take it to the track and start getting some seat time. I knew being my first time I wasn’t going to be doing anything amazing and I certainly didn’t expect myself to be linking the big track at Santa Pod… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far… (part four, my first drift day)

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My Skyline, the story so far… (part three)

In my last post I had just finished deleting the HICAS system, I had my first drift day looming and an ever mounting stack of parts in the garage so what was next on the list? I wanted to make sure the car handled properly so I had bought myself a set of Daiyama adjustable… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far… (part three)

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My Skyline, the story so far… (part two)

So now that I’m Skyline owner what’s next? Well obviously the car wasn’t going to stay stock as I wanted to get into drifting, but as it was close to Christmas I did want to just drive it around in its stock form for a few weeks, just to see if any issues reared their… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far… (part two)

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My Skyline, the story so far… (part one)

At some point in time all of my previous blog posts about my Skyline project got lost, so sit back and let me tell you a story about my now beloved Skyline. I purchased this car in early December of 2014, at the time I had a Rev 3 Toyota MR2 Turbo, and while I… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far… (part one)

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Lees Land Rover Discovery II being loaded up

Why I bought a Discovery

In September 2017, I bought my first proper daily driver after several years of being part of the “daily driven drift car” crew. The daily in question was an E36 BMW 316i Compact, and for all intents and purposes was a great little car. I bought it cheap, and as a result it had a… Continue Reading Why I bought a Discovery

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Close up of Lees Skyline after replacing the fibreglass front wings with stock metal

Knock, knock… whos there?

Anyone who has been following me on Instagram recently will have seen that there have been a few ups and downs with the Skyline. (if you’re not following me on social media yet, the links are in the website footer.) As you may recall I was due to be driving in a charity event at… Continue Reading Knock, knock… whos there?

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