Once again, its been a fair time since I’ve last updated this! Been so busy recently that just haven’t had the time!
On the 2rd of August, as a fairly last minute decision, I went to Santa Pod to join the Drift Taxi crew for USC (Ulimate Street Car) show. I went last year for the whole weekend, but found it way too taxing on the car, and on me, so opted just for the Saturday only. I think it was a good choice, plenty of seat time, a great laugh, good company & the car went faultlessly.
I must have had fun as I didn’t take any photos at all the whole time I was up there! Luckily, a few days after the event, I found a couple of photos of me show up on Facebook.
After a beer & Chinese with some mates who were up there, I left at about 9pm for drive back home. A lot less stressful & so much easier towing everywhere! Stopped in at another mates house on the way back who were having a BBQ, so actually got home at just past 5am! Unloaded the car, apart from being filthy everything was good.
I say faultless, there were a few minor things that I found. Both my old Bride passenger seat and the passenger Takata harness failed. This was a major PITA for passenger rides as well, so I had to fix that. I bought myself another Bride Brix (one that isn’t broken!) and bought a pair of RSA NASCAR-style harnesses. The harnesses are a major improvement!
And finally, my wipers decided to fail (again) half way through the day. This was not ideal when it was raining either! It was the same problem as I had at the Finalboss Matsuri – the linkage. I’ve since got myself a new 2nd hand linkage, and have also ordered the part from Nissan direct (£15-something). Hopefully that won’t happen again!
Next up, I have a hectic week toward the end of August. Sunday 24th is SXOC weekender track time (I’m down for drifting & grip, should be fun!). Then Wednesday 27th is DWYB Santa Pod day which I’m going to along with a bunch of friends! Too busy, great fun!!