Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic and Sports Cars

For the first time this year SXOC had a stand at the Festival of Classic and Sports cars which is held every year at Helmingham Hall just north of Ipswich. There are a wide range of cars on show both on club stands and as individual exhibits. Other clubs included Pistonheads, Jag XK Enthusiasts Club, Mustang Owners Club and BMW OC. If you add to this the individual exhibits which included a Ferrari 458, Old School Fords, a Vintage Bentley and a few Nobles it made for a very interesting show.

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The club made a good effort with 5 S Bodies on show and also showed off our new flags, hopefully in the future the attendance from members will grow as this has the potential to be one of the club’s main attractions.

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What makes this show a little different from the other static shows is that they have a Concours area but twice during the day the owners get to show their pride and joy off, by driving it up and down the main drive of the hall which is around 200m long. This breaks the day up nicely and is a great photo opportunity.

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We are already looking forward to 2015 and hopefully the club will have a bigger stand. One last thing, the pulled pork burgers are to die for, but you need to get in early ;)

All photos are used with the kind permission of www.markwardmedia.co.uk

 

UK S-Chassis Meet Sponsored by SXOC

 After spotting a post on the S-Chassis Facebook page that one of their admins was visiting family in Leeds and had some limited edition stickers Jake was quick to claim them! liam1liam2Carey, (the S-Chassis admin) from New Zealand, told us he was suffering from withdrawal symptoms from the lack of decent Japanese cars in the UK… so we set out to change that.liam3A plan was hatched to meet up with us and have a look round some nice UK spec 200sx’s. After some back and forth between Jake and myself, we decided to not just meet up with him but to organise a meet in his honour!liam4Sorting a time and place at such short notice wasn’t easy, but we settled on Monday evening at the biggest car park close to Leeds we could find: Showcase Cinemas in Birstall, Leeds.liam5So the location was sorted, just the task of rounding up some decent Japanese metal! Which thanks to the wonders of modern technology was only a few texts and a Facebook event away! liam6With the SXOC regulars up for it we enlisted the help of local club Team440 who host regular events in the area, and soon had a decent amount of interestliam7We weren’t expecting many to turn up with the short notice and it being a ‘school’ night so when we arrived at 7.30 and there were already cars there, we were more than surprised!liam8The location turned out to be a great, quiet little area (apart from a few Vauxhall drivers…) and might be a possible future area for meets. liam9
 liam10Massive thanks to everyone that attendedBig shout out to Jake Dent & SXOC, Gary Sung & Team440, Carey Simpson & S-Chassis and Martin Day PhotographySee you next time…..By Liam Rhodes

Weekender 2014 – What you might miss

Weekender 2014 – What you might miss!!!!

 

 

So with less than a month to go to the biggest event on the SXOC calendar I thought I’d put together a highlight reel of what happens at this great event !!!

Track Day Sunday

This year we are at the fabulous Snetterton racetrack in Norfolk with a combination of an open pit track day on the 200 circuit layout and an all day drift event on the 100 circuit. So whether you are into a bit of sideways action or going flat out through the world famous “Bombhole” corner, there is something for everyone on track.

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But that’s not all folks!!!

The track day is just part of the fun. With camping on site from Saturday to Monday there will be plenty of other highlights to keep you occupied. Saturday usually is the “quiet” night with some sociably acceptable music levels, a BBQ and a few beers to get everyone settled in and pitched up!

Sunday evening sees another feeding session and plenty of games and banter. There will be some team events usually based around the different sections of the forum and you can be guaranteed that hilarity will ensue!!!

As ever there will be a charity raffle with awesome prizes from both the club and it’s traders, and some spot “prizes” for some

Then we are into Sunday night- Party Time!!!!

With a full audio setup and not one but 2 experienced DJ’s on hand the party gets going. Enjoy and relax with a few beers, a few shots and the odd cocktail and dance the night away

So basically there’s cars, track time, drifting, a few beers, some decent music, good food, good people and epic memories!! All for £125 quid.

GET INTO IT!!!!!

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Spotlight On Our Traders – Rarerims

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Rarerims was founded in 2003, as the sole importer of Rota wheels into the UK, and is now the sole distributor for Rota throughout Europe.

The business was started off supplying correct fitment, lightweight wheels for the Honda and Subaru markets initially.

Since then the business has quickly developed, and as well as supplying Retail customers, we now have a wide dealer network operating over the UK and Europe.

Their ranges have expanded since the early days – they have revolutionised the British drift and Euro scenes with lightweight, affordable wheels available in a huge range of widths and offsets.

With wheels in stock from 15×6.5 up to 18×12 and 19×10.5 Rarerims have a wheel for almost all cars, including a huge range for all S-bodies.

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Currently Rarerims sponsor many of the top UK drifts teams, and you can see their wheels being used enthusiastically by Team Green, Team Redmist, Team Lassa Tyres and many many more!

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Keep an eye on their SXOC section, Blog and Facebook pages for news on the latest designs!

 

 

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