For Ireland, a car like this is somewhat ahead of its time… It’s almost a vision of what someone will do in twenty years from now, when there won’t be a whole amount of these Nissans on the road… Everything about this car is not the ordinary guise for an s14 Silvia… The car is not covered in cable ties, doesn’t have ropey panels and isn’t what you would call a drift slag, which by all means is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but what is awesome about this car is how it was planned out and built, everything is super subtle and looks almost factory.
After a somewhat silent winter it was nice to see the crowds and drivers arrive at Ennis. We all know what the recession is doing to the car scene, every Evo, skybus and Silvia has been replaced by TDI power, which in ways has brought some interesting stuff as people explore new car platforms but the fuel prices and Tax has and loss of jobs has crippled pretty much a mega chunk of the Irish scene. This is why I have to give the utmost respect to any driver competing this year….
It’s no secret that Irelands economy is down the tube, day in day out we hear a new story of something bad, someone losing a job someone forced to sell a car. The truth is, the “glory days” of what will be remembered as that chapter in the Irish car world where the port of Dublin was flooded with a car culture from the other side of the planet. All these “JDM” cars started pouring onto Irish soil, snatched up from the auctions in Japan and shipped the emerald isle. This happened for a good solid 8 years, there had always been the odd few Japanese cars which made it over before, but the major car rush which was witnessed by everyone was truly something special. Ireland immersed itself in the culture, rims, bodykits, seats, drifting, all these goodies which suddenly ended up being everywhere, suddenly Japanese cars were everywhere, it’s the biggest part of the car world in Ireland and has been since they started coming across the seas in the masses back at the turn of the millennium.
The life not too many people understand or get outside of the car world.
So it has to be openly said this was one of the best events the country had seen in a long time. The most important part was the amount of effort people put in the make it to the show.The recession was winning the battle and probably still is in many minds when it comes to cars. Things were looking very gloomy but I have to admit, heatwave and then Japfest brought a very positive vibe back into the scene.
So we decided to get a bunch of friends together and have a Juicebox BBQ, a sort of thank you to everyone who has been down for the website and what we are doing over the last year or so. Things have been growing strongly with the site and its scary to think of just many people are down with the Box. The weather was on our side in what has to have been the worst summer in a very long time but we managed to get a good cross section of cars which that pretty much represented what the website is all about. As someone stated in the comments from the heatwave coverage, here at Juicebox were all about Photoshopped wheels on second hand cars from a dealership. Take a look and you will see what we mean.
Some footage from the drift day which was held in Mondello the last weekend of July.
With every decent car Event Ireland, it usually means a somewhat decent selection of cars that have been driven to the event by you, the car enthusiast. This time we went lurking the car at Prodrift Fermoy to see what you guys showed up in, its a g glimpse into what the scene is like at the minute and most of the time we find some good and some bad gems lurking amongst the crowd.
This s13 certainly wears a look that appeals the masses. What’s funny is, its a look which isn’t practiced by all that many. Finding an s13 like this in Ireland has started to get rare. Years ago the streets were flooded with s-bodies; everyone and their friend drove a Silvia or a 180sx. This all sounds like ancient history to some but it was only a few years ago when the country and its import business was booming. I’m exaggerating for effect just a little bit, but its true, it has become a reality that there just isn’t as many nice street drift cars around anymore. The recession kicked in and many people who drove these cars were out of work and money, so quite a lot of these Silvia’s had to be broken or taken off the road to make ends meet. Ask yourself, how many nice s13′s are on the road today? On top of that how many of these cars are still daily driven/drifted and hold it down in the looks department also? This is one comes to mind instantly, its not that hard to notice. This s-body is one of those cars you will be finding yourself taking a second look at and even a third, it ticks all the boxes for being a tasty looking street s13. It just looks correct.
Apologies for not making it to the drift practice in Mondello, I’ve missed about 3 of them now and this one was because of some medical problems… next time will be a video like this hopefully! Check the A31 in California! That’s the start of it now…
Some good old freezing fog..
Many of you recognize this picture straight away, others probably wont. To cut a long story short, this picture is for the film face off. Basically John Travolta and Nicholas Cage manage to get their faces swapped around.. anyways check that out in your spare time its kind of funny. Your thinking: What does all this have to do with cars? Well for a few years now we have been saving random pictures of cars which have had some sort of face. In here are the good the bad and the ugly of face/off car’s. We decided to get them all together instead of laughing at someones bad body kitted car for a change… oh wait some cars in here are bad body kitted cars. Oh no! (more…)
The weather was sketchy, but it managed to hold off. Thankfully we didn’t have a repeat of last year. Which as you can remember was a bad time.
The bar was raised with some of the cars that were on show this year, there really is a lot of clean cars coming out of the woodwork and its definitely nice to see.
Notice anything yet? Its not just your average looking old school looking cruiser….
Holy shit there is even a k11 RWDmicra and what it looks like, a RWD EG in this video, its fucking insane. Enjoy!
Shit quality snaps, of hot lacks on cars in the dark… Just the way we like it here on Juicebox. Check out the rest of our latest model shanice. Shes one smoking hot lack.
As we arrived down at 9 the fog was not moving . Behind the mist we could see the faint sun . The drivers were called up to the briefing and as they were finished the sun had brunt all the fog away . There are not many days were you can say you have worn a t-shirt in Mondello , as some say its one of the coldest places in Ireland but today was going to be a hot one.The day was as the title suggests about practice and anyone can do it . More>>>
So here it is. Another installment of car park watch. The reason we do this, is to see what the people (which is you) drive. Just because something doesn’t get to be on show or in a show doesn’t mean its not worthy of some attention. Most of the time you will find something which you would wish was in the shows or the total opposite. Limerick brought a nice crowd and some cool cars in the car park. Check em out…
I’m glad the paddock section went down well. I figured that there were too many snaps but I guess you can never have too much. This year the course had been made shorter due to some new buildings but this certainly didn’t spoil the entertainment.
Everyday for at least two years I walked past this shining pearl. It lived right around the corner from me. Over the years around where I live there has been some really good cars. The first jzx100 I ever laid eyes on lived across from the local shop. A metallic navy sileighty on Te37s slammed, right on the way to college. These were some serious cars hiding amongst the normal streets. These were times before anyone was really even importing cars from the rising sun. One day when I was coming home this shiny new Silvia appeared. I thought it was here for a visit but then each day it was there in the same place when I was coming home. The Silvia would lurk in between Ibiza’s, Cordoba’s, Polo’s, Daewoo’s, the usual suburban family wagons parked one after another from one end of the street to the next.
We are going to try and cover everything that’s going on in Ireland on the site. If its a competition like Pro drift that some people may hate or a Honda meet that others might not enjoy, were going to try and cater for everything because why not? If its a decent car or something interesting it deserves some credit. A thing we are going to start on Juicebox is car park check, we are going to go to events and go and scower the car park to see whats going on in Ireland, usually there are a few gems lurking in the car park and a few not so gems, Today were going to start this with the Fermoy car park at Prodrift round 1. Some pictures from the event will be coming tomorrow. I know this is a little late but the site was being built when we went to cover it. We have coverage from a few events which went on while the site was under construction so bear with us as we try top get up to speed over the next week. The forum should also be up soon which will be cool. Check it out and stay tuned for more.
Besides the look of the old vhs you would think this is today. A lot has changed since then but the cars still look as good as ever. There’s just something about that non flashy looking raw drift car that appeals to me so much, the gangster hi-ace is pretty damn cool also.
A snap I had of toms s14 from a while back.