S.O. Life: The silly things we do..

..when we're not spannering. Matt likes a bit of Urban ex and BMX.
I like to have a friend etch ink into my skin.

Over five hours of Wink working in and around the ditch of my arm..

..followed by a well earned drink.. or ten!

A truly awesome day. I'll take some more pictures when it's finished.

Club Outrun: MeZ Productions

I love the vibe of this video. Some of Mez's work appeared on the SO blog a while back. I thought perhaps things had gone quiet on the production front but, from what I can gather that's not the case at all and he's just been busy filming in Japan.

"I basically made this video to show the boys at Club Outrun, that yes I did film!!

I am slowly in the process of trying to make a DVD from the trip which will be made available to the public. I knew that would take ages so instead of making the boys wait I made this quick and basic edit for them to watch."

I love the quick and basic edit and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the full DVD when it is released. We'll be sure do a full SO review when it is.

There's a lot of tasty AE86s in this video and a light dusting of X body's too, which is always good to see. Enjoy!

MeZ Productions on Vimeo

BDC Round 4 Norfolk Arena: Driftcast Teaser

Told you there'd be a good video coming. And this is just the teaser..


So many S-body owners seem to get it wrong. So here's a lesson in stance from C's Garage.

Plenty of low, perfect fitment, clean paint, a rare as hell Hot Road bumper and more than a hint of Koguchi make up this tasty combo. Perfect.

That 510 isn't escaping my eye either.

All aboard! ..the drift train!

I've been baking this tasty drift train cake for a while. Today I found the cherry for the top.

We'll start with 1 pint of UK style..


JDM Allstars

Stir in a table spoon of US style..

All Star Bash (skip to 1:54)

..and then throw a FUCK TON of Japanese style into the mix.

MSC (skip to 2:44)

Team Magician (skip to 2:21)

Team A Bo Moon (skip to 1:44)

Team Mouse (skip to 1:00)

Finally, place on top the fresh cherry discovered today..
(thank you Steve!)

BDC Round 4 Norfolk Arena: Part 2

So I'm gonna pick up where Billy left off.. Norfolk Arena on the Sunday morning. The weather was holding and the sun even came out, a rare thing in Norfolk!

First up was a walk around the pits to catch up with friends of S.O. Morning practice had caused a few machine failures. Every Superslide car (Sid's team) had something minor wrong with it but they were soon out on track.

Team Green's Matt Carter was driving a car made from borrowed parts, the shell, the body kit, the wheels, the engine and running gear. The whole car was made from Team Green spares as his own car wasn't ready in time for the competition. An awesome example of a team pulling together in times of need and also great to see the love it or hate it "Yoshio Factory" make another appearance, perhaps before it's broken once and for all.

As the comp the day before was held way into the dark of the night, a lot of drivers fitted some normally hated neons. Its okay for a night drift I guess but duck taping a pound shop neon strip light to your sun strip is pikey as fuck! LOL Either do it right or don't Danny.

Sunday's team comp was won by Team Green who were miles ahead of anyone else. It was defo a comp of two halves, Team Green and everyone else. The divide was that big!

The other teams were struggling to get as close as the Team Green guys, either through lack of practice, bravery or other issues like, they didn't go in the right order or hadn't planned how each corner was to be taken. For example, the first two cars of team green flicked into the first corner where Polo at the back didn't. He held back and caught up right at the start of the first corner by using more entry speed. Another noticeable point was their overall speed. They went fast and built up speed, where a lot of the other teams first drivers went full bore and left the other team mates lagging behind.

All those quibbles aside, the team event was great and with every team getting stronger throughout the day the next one should prove to be even better.

These are some fantastic action shots of the Team Green guys borrowed from Ross at DORISTARS.COM.

Alan Green, Matt Carter and Paul "Polo" Cheshire.

Over all the weekend was another BDC success. What the track at Norfolk Arena lacks in speed and size, it makes it up for with close driving, good facilities and a great atmosphere and environment for spectators, proven I feel, by the numbers that attended Saturday night.

Roll on the final round of BDC!