After a successful first round in Mondello Park last month, the 2014 Irish Drift Championship (IDC) is heading to Fermoy in Co. Cork this weekend for round two. The competition features some of the best drivers in Europe, including one of our very own SXOC members, Neil Dunne (Calicages Racing).
Neil is competing as part of Team Kanjiuma,
in his home-built “Project 613”, a VQ35DE-engined, fire-breathing Sileighty. See full details of the build here. After qualifying for the head-to-head battles in a respectable 17th place, unfortunately unpredictable
weather conditions at Mondello resulted in defeat at the hands of Alan Farrell.
However, Neil and 613 are back and ready for war this weekend, so from all of us here at the SXOC, best of luck for round 2, and the remainder of the season!
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.
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.
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.
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
amount of interestWe 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!The 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.
Massive 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!!!!
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.
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!!!!!