French Car Show, GTi International and Japshow

This coming weekend is one of the weekends that will usually split up a general modified car club. A few car clubs accept any car, any member, as long as its modified. There are however a LOT of specific clubs that only allow people with the same type of car in.

A few specific clubs are as follows;

106 Owners Club
Club GTi
200sx Owners club

And these are the sort of clubs that will be dominating all the shows that are upon us this weekend. The french car show will be home to some of the freshest french cars in the game. The weekend boasts the usual lineup of things to do, including plenty of track action and the top 25 cars sponsored by meguires.

If dubs are really more your thing, then maybe a trip down to GTi International at bruntingthorpe airstrip would suit your needs better?

If im being honest, there is nothing better than walkng about a vast space surrounded by shiney (and not so shiney) lovely dubs!

And if your more into your Jap cars, then head on down to santa pod for the Japshow and get your drift on! There will be drift demo’s all day, and plenty of automotive porn from overseas.

Whatever your into, there is something for you this weekend.

If you do manage to get to one of the shows, then send us your photos so we can show the world.


Modified car fashion

In my personal opinion, modified cars should be about making your car unique and to your tastes and your tastes alone. Unfortunately this isn’t the case with many people, as lot choose to follow trends set by magazines and from things like music videos.

And lets face it, who makes these videos? And where do they find these people who work for these magazines? Many of them are just people who work for a publishing company, and to them its just a job. So they are probably basing What’s hot at the moment on what they saw on MTV the night before, or from an email sent to them from some supplier who has some new wheels out, fresh from the far east.

In the real world, what’s hot is based on who you talk to. There will always be people who love big lairy kits, and their will always be people who love subtle Euro cars. This is shown at the shows we have been to this year so far, there is still the usual mad as toast cars with more fibreglass than you can shake a stick at, and there is also a wide range of other styled cars, all getting attention from the people walking by.

If you do follow modified car fashion then you’ll probably know that jap cars are pretty popular at the moment. In both the styling aspect, and the drifting/motor sport aspect. JDM is a phrase being thrown about the streets at the moment, it stands for Japanese Domestic market and is basically what we Euro nuts have been doing for years 😉

The art of modifying a car and just using pars from other cars either made by the same company, or the same country. A lot of dubbers put Audi or Porsche parts on their dubs, and now the jap guys are doing a similar thing.

Manufacturers pick up on these trends and have started tailoring their products to suit. Wheel companies are releasing old alloy wheels with new JDM styled influences.

I guess fashion is just another word for the end result of some good marketing. And on that note, i bid you farewell.


Dukeries Rally 2008 Pictures & Report

If you went down to the woods today, you wouldn’t of seen the birds.. You’d of seen some rally cars, ripping up the dirt! *Ahem* I’ll stick to just writing and leave the rhyming for the professionals Haha.

Anyway, member Cooper and some of his mates went down to the woods to watch some awesome rally cars tearing up mother nature.

Fortunately, cooper knows what he’s doing with a camera, so if you didn’t get chance to see the rally then fear not, there are some photos and a discussion about it over on the forums.

Click here to view pictures and to take part in the discussion.