As some of you know, winters here in Norway are long and dark. That means all our prized possessions and joys goes into somewhere luke warm, away from the white stuff for some TLC. Not so long after my last post about my car, I put it in the garage the first day of proper snowfall. With some plans of cleaning it up a bit.
In these winter months, especially here in Norway, all around our fair country we find lonesome barns and garages where people prepare for the season start. Somewhere north of Oslo in nowhere-woods there’s a garage where a few friends keep all of their projects.
Kenneth Nornes out of RFS Performance in his Nissan Skyline R34. The trusted 2JZ, cranking out 713hk og 967nm where the rubber meets the pavement, sits within this Japanese thoroughbred from the land of the rising sun.
Norway is perhaps the leading country when it comes to drifting Supra’s, and Alvin Lægreid is up there with the best of them.
Swedish longtime JDM-importer and multi-faceted lifestyle/media company Superior Imports AB arranged its own meet closed for friends, supporters and partners late last summer.
This is the mayhem that ensued, keep an eye on the Superior FB-page for updates leading to Superior Spring Meet 2013 that promises to be even wilder
The second episode of GIR: Gutten i Røyken is from Gatebil September, where Kenneth Groth explains what makes it so special.
This is the story of a 1995 Mazda MX5 with a low-milage 1.6 liter engine, driven by a woman. It’s not a rocket, it has a hairdressers-status amongst the generel public, it’s small, it’s unpractical, so why do you ask, why would I want to buy this? Well, let me make it simple. It has potential. Before turning 16 almost 3 years ago now, at around the same time we are now, I started looking for my first car… Actually, I started that process about ten years ago, as far back as I can even remember
The first of many episodes to come, where we follow Kenneth Groth through his drifting experiences. He drives the AutoMester S13, 450bhp SR20 and is a madman behind the wheel. This episode consists of the mad-dash to rebuild a new car after a crash, in less than two weeks before the main event of the season, Gatebil Rudskogen, in July.
A short promo shot for the new Swedish drifting team Superior Drift at Tierp Arena in Sweden. This is their first year, with freshly built cars, one is an ex-Red Bull FD car. Check it out!
Gatebil, as ever, is the go-to event of the year. 50 000 car-crazed people from all over the world join together to make the biggest and baddest car event on this side of the hemisphere. This year, was absolutely no different. New Zealand, England, Germany, Russia, Italy, Finland, USA, just some of the countries represented out on the track that weekend. Alongside the ‘regulars’ from Norway and Sweden. What does all that mean? Absolute and utter pandemonium out on the track… And off track.
A few weeks back there was a small arrangement at a local track where drivers could drive for free, and take passanger rides to raise money for a good cause.
It was a great day, beautiful weather, lots of people and most importantly, it looked like the drivers and passangers had a lot of fun!
Danmark Hurtigste Bil, or rather how us Norwegians like to call it: Mini-Gatebil. A 3-day event held in the southend of Denmark at a closed down bit of airfield. Scratch that, multiple airfields…
The first Gatebil event of 2012. And boy was it a hot one!
Not much to say, only that this was maybe the best start of a season one could ever get. Great people, great driving, beer, sun all weekend (for once..) and so much fun!
Biltema Drift Night was a non-alcoholic charity event held in Skien, Norway on a closed stretch of public road. A night for the whole family, an exhibition run with no formal competition – a good way to spend a night! Click the jump for videos and photos from the event….
The season has finally begun. A regular to attend, to kick things off is the license day. A great chance for both drivers and media to get back into the groove after a long cold winter.