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
After the last drift day I noticed a very strong smell of burning oil, panic set in. thankfully the panic was very short lived as I found the oil leak from the rocker cover half-moons. This was a very annoying find as I have replaced these several times but the high temps in the bay… Continue Reading Custom rocker cover change and wiring tuck on the S13
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
I have decided to go full commitment. The 4th of January marks first time ever I let someone else work on my car. Yes the 4th of January that’s how excited Alan was to start work on Lily’s cage which should explain everything you need to know about Alan. That someone was Alan Miller owner… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 6 : Caging the Animal
One of the most common thing you hear in the car scene, “the car scene is dead” well if anyone was going to prove it wrong it was E85. As everyone knows the winter months really do push cars into hiding, with excessive salt use and dreadful weather it is probably for the best too.… Continue Reading E85 winter meet
Well basically I have just cut it all out. At the rear I will be using 42mm od 3mm wall thickness tubing as the main inner frame work that will hold the radiator and piping as well as a jacking point then use 22mm od tubing as removable outer frame work to hold the rear… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 5: He touched the BUTT
So after a while of drifting the Skyline with its new look, using and abusing the car on a daily basis (about 18 months), the fibreglass parts had gone through various breakages and fixes, and the paint was starting to look really scruffy. It was time to start thinking about a new look. I could… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far … (part eleven)
“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.
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)
So where do I start? Well I made it to the NYE Teesside drift day. After a battle for the full month before getting the car ready for the event I bolted on the last few parts the night before the event. As if it wasn’t scary enough drifting my pride and joy I was… Continue Reading NYE Bash(crash)at teesside (project thirteen)