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Posts Tagged ‘Show

28
Jun
13

07-04-13 Event City Classic Show

My annual trip up North for a classic detox.   Hello Summer, this is where it all started.

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26
Jul
11

Retro Show 03-07-11

Still playing catch-up…Santa Pod, Retro Show, you know the drill.

Car of the show by a MILE.

PROS.

 

20
Sep
10

Car Show Detox – Atherstone 19-09-10

While the Scene Queens were hitting Players 4.0, I was keeping it distinctly more “village fate” at a local classic show.  I’m still on the detox from another hardcore summer at the shows and this classic gathering was a refreshing change.   OK, there are a lot of stockers, but these cars are built by passionate owners the way they want them, rather than to score internet points and I’m down with that.  Anyway, pics:

08
Jun
10

Retro & Dub Mania 06-06-10

I’m coming to you live via the medium of pay as you go mobile broadband  (I should be fully online in another week or so), so I’ll keep it brief for now to minimise the upset when I loose signal…

Another sunny weekend and another car show (I love summer!): this time it was Retro Mania at Weston Park.  The Retro side of things is a bit of an add-on to the main event Dub Mania, so there was plenty of cool trainers, BBS wheels and sump scraping to keep you entertained all day.  The usual camping went down on the Saturday with the usual suspects and the usual results – lots of beer, meat burning and an ambulance visit – good times!

The show was pretty laid back and, although a little down on numbers Vs. the dubs, the Retro crowd held there own with some pretty classy motors.  Anyway before crash out t tt tt t t here’ssss s  s sommeee piccsssssss….[offline].

03
May
10

PPC in the Park 01-05-10

Fuelled by optimism, and leaving common sense to one side, I packed the tent into the car in the now sideways rain, and headed out to Mallory park for an over-nighter at the PPC show.   At several points I questioned if it was a good idea, especially as I only live 30 mins from Mallory, but the lure of friends BBQ and beer was too tempting, so I suck with it.

It paid off too; by the time we arrived the sun was shining and while the gale force wind made pitching a tent more like flying a kite, it was drying the place up quickly.

Some of you may recognise the yellow MK1 Escort in the corner of that pic…

Yep, my buddy Ryan’s Zetec powered, throttle bodied play car.  Following him down, I saw more of the side than the back…not that we skid on public roads officer.

Having survived the night we burned some more meat for breakfast and headed down to watch the track for a while.

I pretty much fell in love with this EF.

Yep, I’m fairly sure the session we watched was a Honda club….

The main show was in the paddock area so we took a stroll down to check it out.

Now, I’ll be honest, we didn’t stick around long as there wasn’t much that blew us away.  Maybe I’m turning into a show snob or something, but it kinda missed the mark for me.   Here’s some of the cream (in my humble opinion…)

Bike engine’d Imp.  I spotted this last week at Curborough.

The fab work was first class.  I’m hoping the rear plate means it’s road legal!

You know when I said “it kinda missed the mark”? Well this is why…

I appreciate all the work that’s gone in to them and blah, blah..but seriously, this is a PRACTICAL PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW.

I will immediately rectify this with more pictures of “that” EF

Massively honorable mention should go to my friend James Hill and his S4 Imp.  It’s well worth checking out his 27 page build thread.

All the supercharger install and carbon work is home-grown, by James, in his garage.  AMAZING.

You’ll also notice: No jubilee clips or band clamps anywhere!

So there you go; some inspirational engineering and motors, and some not so much.  Following a swift de-tent and pot noodle we rolled out (handirack in full effect).

18
May
09

Eibach 09 Meet

Some awesome coverage of this years Eiback meet coming through now…

Phaze2 Killing it: BBS x EG x E-Bay.

Check it out on Honda Tech  HERE and HERE

and NWP4LIFE HERE

15
Mar
09

Race Retro 12 to 15-05-09

Just got in from Race Retro after helping pack up the Retro Cars stand. What can I say, epic weekend with the guy’s from Unity Media as well as good times meeting up with good friends and people i’d not seen for ages.

Check out my preview HERE

Grabbed this quick shot as I was leaving. Nice company: Datsun 240 rally car and a Benetton F1 car: That’s just how I roll ha ha!

As soon as I go through the 300 pics I have taken I’ll throw some more up!




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