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The Death or Glory R32 Skyline is being fixed and made ready for the track

The road to Rogue Concept Continues

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

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The Death or Glory R32 Skyline is being fixed and made ready for the track

The countdown to Rogue Concept 2019 begins

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

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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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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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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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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 R32 Skyline from behind on West Circuit

Back at Teesside

Last weekend I took a trip to Teesside Autodrome. It had been a while since I had been behind the wheel of my beloved R32 Skyline, and with the wintry weather closing in on us, it seemed like as good a time as any. As with any drift event, the day started with my alarm… Continue Reading Back at Teesside

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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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Lees R32 Skyline, when it still had the full BN sports kit

Drifting at Oulton park

A couple of Fridays ago (16th March) I went along with a friend to a drift day at Oulton Park race circuit. Thankfully I had managed to get the Skyline road legal and ready prior to the event which meant I would be drifting my own car (Yay!!) As you can imagine the day started… Continue Reading Drifting at Oulton park

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

Back in the garage

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about the trials and tribulations of living with my beloved R32 Skyline. The main reason for this has been that the latter part of 2017 was chock-full of fun things going on in my personal life. Chief of which was that Lucy and I finally bought our… Continue Reading Back in the garage

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Lees Skyline rear end

My first time drifting at Teesside

A couple of weeks ago I headed to Teesside Autodrome for my first time as a novice drifter. I had such a good day getting to grips with both my car and the track. Initially things were pretty sketchy especially as this was to be my first time drifting in the wet. However as the… Continue Reading My first time drifting at Teesside

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Lees R32 Skyline, when it still had the full BN sports kit

Hitting the track again at Santa Pod

Last month Lucy and I took time out from packing and getting readty to move house to have some fun drifting at Santa Pod. Our good friend and fellow drifter Joe Birkett also joined us, partly to hang out, and partly to kick my ass into moving out of the playpen’s and into the kidney.… Continue Reading Hitting the track again at Santa Pod

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