I’d like to introduce myself as a new and proud team member:[caption id="attachment_5999" align="alignnone" width="495" caption="Tobias Meier"][/caption]
Dates and location up to date so far
(Deutsch) A bit of history and some news:
As we are all getting ready for this new 2012 drifting season, I would like to share some news from the main French drifting series called Drift Challenge and yes not to confuse with the other cool event also called Drift Challenge. I understand that it can be confusing because both have the same name but it’s clear that one is in Germany (jawoll) and is once a year. The other is in France (ouais ouais) and is a series/championship. This is the one I will talk about.
This onboard video shows really the potential of the new Golf24 – nevertheless the driver has a serious brain disease overtaking like that and the Porsche driver crusing down to the carusell was scared stiff! In the end, just a superb overtaking scene from the VLN!
Aerodynamics might not be a region we “ordinary” petrolheads spend too much thought on, mostly just putting a big wing, side skirts and a front lip on our car (or removing the same thing, depending on your taste) to make it look better and meaner. But still, it might be good to have a basic understanding of what you’re doing to your car, even more so if you spend hours deciding which tires, oils, pistons etc. you should use to get maximum performance, meaning ruining the gained performance by unfortunate body parts would be a shame. I will try to keep the simplified theoretical ramblings short and mainly show a few nice pictures that show what happens where.
Today we have a closer look on Tobias the owner of ‘Speed Industries’. It’s a pleasure but also a very hard topic to write about.
I met Tobi 3 years ago when Speed Industries was still an unknown brand and nobody would’ve dreamed about the popularity we have today! I realized soon, that he was ambitious and very open minded person. He’s not only the head of Speed Industries but also a talented driver and DJ.
We d like to introduce Charlie Rhyu the builder and driver of the famous TopSetup EG6. This car was featured a long time ago in “American Touge” and defeated some really strong oponents with his setup. For thous who don’t know the car and don’t know “American Touge” the following clip should give a nice introduction to the topic.
Starting our vintage week, I think we can do a little 80s DTM revival. This isn’t that long ago, but today watching racing in television is just boring, back in the days it was very entertaining and interessting. The DTM from then influenced german car industries during the last decade a lot.
Enough said just watch it!
Many people do know that racing is cool, they do know that trackdays exist, but they don’t know where to start. You already had 1 – 2 or even 3 trackdays with your car and you wan’t something a bit more dedicated? You’d like to have a proper grip machine to learn the basics? Read on!