22 April 2010

JDM Allstars - Manchester - Rd1 2010 - Brap

Waking up at 05:30 is never easy, but it IS made a hell of a lot easier when you realise you're going to watch some awesome cars do some awesome skids!

Because the goddamn FD blew it's chocolate engine up, we had to hire a car (Dedication right?). We thought we had hired a 107, but got given a brand new polo. Awesome. This 3 cylinder monster was how an engine should be built, and by that, I mean that it had pistons and had not exploded.

I forgot to take a picture of the actual car, because I'm an idiot. But this clever Photoshop gives you an idea of what it looked like.

As you can see, the car itself is quite attractive, and would almost certainly look pretty goddamn nice slammed on some OZ futuras or similar. Another bonus of this car was the glove box, you can see here how you can fit in a camera, a fairly big lens, a satnav AND 2 apple turnovers. Proper spot on.

The weather on the way down was weird, evaporating water from the fields made the motorways look extremely foggy. Either that, or we passed by silent hill without realising.

We arrived in Manchester at about 8am and had a wander about the pits. Dragon's 2010 car wasn't yet ready so Brad was running last year's car (which is also his road car now I believe). It had received some damage in the previous day, and the rest of the day was run without an exhaust. Hardcore.

Matt's LS1 RX7 looked mean as hell and I approved of his reliability enhancing engine swap.

Luney's new supra looked pretty hot and was the old demo car for some mad tyte JDM company or something like that.

Anyway that's enough words for now, just look at the pictures and that:

The final results were:
1st - John Calvert - White R33
2nd - Mark Luney - Blue Toyota Supra
3rd - Dan Chapman - Blue Nissan PS13
4th - Luke Fink - Red Nissan PS13

It was good to see Luke Fink over here all the way from Australia. Due to the flight issues this week, he had to finish his journey (from Spain) in a hire car! Mad respect for this dude. It's a shame that in the end he lost his forced induction and was essentially running naturally aspirated for the last few rounds.

I had an awesome day, and had a lot of fun shooting this event. Even with a few technical issues I'm still over the moon with some of my images.

I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed shooting them!

Take it easy,