We have been sitting on this feature now for some time, and given that drift season is swiftly approaching and some of the public have had a chance to appreciate the engineering and dedication that has been put into these motors, that along with it being Easter, could there be a better time to feature a pair of mean bunnies?
This may be possibly the last ever Prodrift event as we know it, next year the Irish series is to be branded as the Irish Drift Championship as we can only assume the Prodrift brand may be taking a new step in broadening it’s status abroad, for that I’m not sure, either way a part of me felt compelled to to give the icon that is Prodrift the send off it deserves…
Drift Allstars would come to Ireland for Round 3 of it’s 2012 series in search of top quality drivers to challenge the Professional Drivers of the European Drift Allstars series. The driver search on Saturday’s competition would give Irish drivers a chance to showcase their talent against some of the top names in Europe for the main event the next day.
James Deane proved experience again today beyond his years as he beat off all competition including his brother Mike to take top spot at Round 3 of the Drift Allstars Series at Puchestown, Ireland today. For now we leave you guys with this shot and the top 4 from todays final action, of course we will have a full report to follow.
Ok, one thing that will be evident at the end of this feature is that I am no rotary expert, therefore I will not pretend to be such an expert, so best off to Wikipedia or the likes if you looking for a statistic filled technical report on rotary engines. Sorry it won’t be found here. However, I do know a cool car when I see one, and Simon Connaughtons FC3s series RX7 is just that.
All the talk on the ground at home here in Ireland is about guys scurrying to test and get machines ready for the upcoming drift season. That can only mean one thing, the series which has spawned such internationally recognised names as Darren McNamara, Dean Kearney, Eric O’Sullivan and James Deane to name a few is back.
Every now and then you find a really awesome car that you may never find again; this is the kind of material we love bringing to the faithful Drifted.com readers. We’re not sure how many DR30s in this condition exist in Ireland, or even if there are any more at all!
My sole duty on this site is to try and represent, to the viewers of this site, the Irish side of all things Drifted if you will. Therefore I thought it was time we starting sharing together our love for the ’86′.
It’s hard to believe we are here again, staring down the barrel of an ever closer cold dark winter. Another fast paced drift season in Ireland draws to a close in spectacular fashion, as International drivers draw record crowds to Kildare’s Mondello Park…
Ok, where do I start? Such a packed weekend of thrills, spills and utter carnage as we attended Round 3 of the Prodrift Ireland campaign last weekend, held at the Punchestown Arena in Co.Kildare.
The weeks are really flying in now and we are deeply submerged into yet another awesome and ultra competitive drift season. Cork Marts in Fermoy opened it’s gates for the second round of the Prodrift 2011 Championship.
After featuring Keith Waldon’s immaculate 180sx a few weeks ago we thought it best to feature brother Ricky’s super-clean FD3S to prevent a family fued! Check it out!
When the rumour mill started flowing pre-season that Christy Carpenter had bagged a big name sponsor for 2011 I was straight on the phone to the man they call ‘Carpo’. I featured this car for an Irish magazine about a year ago, and I have even more admiration for the car now I think now than I did then.
Prodrift kicks off the 2011 at Ennis, Co. Clare. With lots of new builds over the winter along with some fresh faces amoungst the old favourites, this was always set to be an amazing event!
It was only the other day I got caught up in a rather long discussion of the lack of quality Japanese imports still actually used on our roads. This car is something that we may not see much more of in the future; a fully re-built immaculate 180sx.