TS Drift Days – February ’18

As always, Mondello Park pulls no punches when it comes to winter weather. It was, as is per usual, f*cking baltic!

It wasn’t until I’d made the majority of my early journey towards northern Kildare that I realised just how cold it had been and upon my arrival to the Republic’s only designated racetrack, I was met with a crisp breeze and an icy surface.

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With the help of a lot of caffeine I made my way uneasily to the briefing room where I met a cold looking Tommy Smith, the organiser of this series of events that have become a real constant over the last year or two.

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If you’re not familiar with the format, thirty cars, open pit, half day and what is likely to be the most seat time you will manage at any event in Ireland

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A decent turnout given the conditions. That appears to be another constant in this country, the commitment to turn up, no matter what the weather which is a real testament to the guys driving

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My buddy Mikey was on hand with his period-correct AE86. I’ve got a real appreciation for this guy and his sense of style

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The fact hes maintaining and driving this car all year round whilst being a college student goes to show that you don’t need the world to have a good looking car

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On the topic of good looking cars, this competition spec PS13 was sporting some really nice Origin Labo products which is not something we see here everyday.

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There was also a JZ-Powered FD RX-7 present which looked to be a real handful

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Not to be forgotten was this relatively standard looking Altezza that had some forced induction powering it around the circuit

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Hats off to Tommy once more for pulling off a super successful, laid back event that everyone can enjoy!

Additional Images:

Full album can be found here:

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