Always looking shiny shiny…
Cleaning out the old hardrive we made a little B roll, of the left over footage from the night life video.
So its a new year, and weve taken a little sort of break from the website, mainly because life got a little hectic. What better way to start the new year with a bit of drift action. We trucked down towards Watergrass hill for the driftfest which has been gaining some serious steam each time this event. It makes for an exciting watch as pretty much any type of rear wheel drive car can be seen tearing it up with a driver of any skill level.
This looks nuts…. maybe someday!
It was 5am on a Saturday morning and the phone was vibrating with a text from Martin Ffrench. Walking out of the house and seeing his Altezza all loaded up on the trailer looking gleaming and ready for action was enough to wake anyone up. The car was ready for the first round of Prodrift which was to be held in Ennis Co. Clare. Hopes of a dry weekend slowly started to fade as we made our way through the Tipperary countryside and darkness started to disappear and reveal some horrible Irish clouds . This was looking to be another typical weekend just like the one at Ennis back in 09. To our surprise we drove right through the rain and out the other side…. mother nature was down for some drifting on that weekend and gave us Ireland some of the best weather it could have ever asked for.
It was that time of year again to head from the very south of Ireland up to the north. Straight liners was about to begin again and we expected another turbo journey to lay ahead of us. Surprising enough this time around all the new motorways had been fully open and we actually made it from Waterford to Enniskillen in about 3 hours abiding by the speed limit. This is one of the most exciting drag racing events in Ireland, well to be honest there isn’t too many. The best thing about Straighliners is the fact that you just don’t know whats going to show up.
I was glad to finally get a chance to cover the Mondello practice, which is held once a month at Mondello Circuit. Each time it had been on so far I couldn’t make it due to some nonsense in hospital but seems how everything was getting better, it was good to get out and start covering again! The day definitely lived up to my expectations. Everybody from all different levels of skill had the chance to hit the track and hone their skills.
Its no secret that the Japanese scene has a bigger following in Ireland then the German when it comes to cars, but in saying that the German car following has really come on again in the past few years with the younger generation. There seems to be cars popping up all over the place and its a different take to the older generation who appreciate the more standard looking car. We decided to head to the Treacy’s in Portlaoise meet which had been organised by members of Vagdrivers.net. I really wanted get more of a variety up on the site, and the Portlaoise meet would show the variations in styling from the different generations of enthusiast of the VAG scene.
This E39 has been causing quite the stir on the internet the past few weeks and well you can see why.
Not really for the kids I guess, but this rear end is amazing! Actually the rest of the car is just as good…. More>>>
This is truly a nice example of a super clean E36 just spotted on stancworks, who knew that 93-96 corvette wheels would work so well? The green really does work here as it lurks in behind the spokes. Its very subtle but very noticeable. So much potential with these cars and this is a very fine example of a minimal but very original E36 coupe.
Lets continue where we stopped with part 1, looking at some super nice examples of some of the countries nicest ae86′s.
Woke up the other day and had to take a picture of this. You always see those stickers on peoples sun visors or peoples rear windows. Some sort of witty statement usually on a bad car. I have seen steer from the rear so many times and its usually on a bad car. Looks like its nowhere to be seen on this bad boy, but hes definitely steering from the rear.