Integra Vs. Knockhill
My 29th Birthday present was a track day at knockhill, only thing was I had
to use my own car! SCAREY SH#T! Never been on a track before, was worried
about being hit. Turned out all right in the end had a great day. The car
survived only needing one new tyre! Phew! I will be back...
Danny Eyles Drifting Demo at Fountain Park in Edinburgh at Jim Clark Rally Official Start, Run 3.
Jim Clark international Rally 2009.
DBR Media was there to capture the Drift demonstration by Team JapSpeed
driver Danny Eyles.
Danny put on a great show for the gathered masses in the top floor of the
Fountain Park Shopping Centre carpark.
This is the onboard footage from his third demo run - with a change of
camera position for a different perspective.
Danny Eyles is sponsored by JapSpeed and Maxxis Tyres.
Many Thanks Danny, for providing DBR Media with some great footage.
For more details go to:
Autosport International 2009 Live Show (EDC, Mark Luney, Terry Grant, WRC etc)
Autosport International 2009, NEC Birmingham 9-11 January
Live Show Video, Drifting, Terry Grant, WRC, Banger Racing etc
1,000+ Photos of the babes, cars and live show at :
Thursday, 8th of January 2009
Autosport International is the one event that we all look forward to pretty
much from the moment the previous one finishes. It's the biggest, most well
attended and diverse show in the UK for anyone who has even a passing
interest in motorsport, modified or performance cars.
It's not the grot fest that a lot of English events have become in recent
years, filled with borderline jail bait and trying to flog copy of a copy
body kits, under car neons and CD's that HMV stopped stocking 5 years ago -
quite the opposite in fact - Autosport is a celebration of everything car
This year we decided to make the trip down for both the media and trade
days so it would be easier to get around and actually see the cars and talk
to the people at the stands. The public days (the Saturday and Sunday) are
always jam packed which is great for atmosphere but not so hot for taking
photos. Our journey started at 3am when the alarm went off, that was the
signal that we had less than an hour to do our final preparation before
leaving for Birmingham. As usual I managed to delay everyone by dicking
around and panicking though not by as much time as usual. With a fully
laden BMW 1 series we all made a break for the border by about half 4.
The trip down was as uneventful as you'd expect in the wee small hours and
thankfully no road works were encountered to slow our pace. We got to the
NEC for just before 9 bells, found a parking spot just at the entrance and
began to unpack our gear. Feeling £8 lighter for the days car parking in
the NEC grounds (added to the £5 for the M6 Toll) we got inside and made
our way to the media centre to pick up our passes. For once we'd planned
ahead and everything went smoothly, I wonder if that will ever happen again
The first 10 minutes at Autosport are the most challenging. It's such a
massive show, spread across so many halls you really don't know which way
to turn and start from. With Bex, EK Andy, Marie and myself all carrying a
camera or camcorder we decided to split up and go in the opposite direction
so we wouldn't be shooting the same things at the same time. With a verbal
agreement to meet up for lunch we went our separate ways and ventured into
the first hall.
If you've never been to the NEC before you can compare it to a Glasgow's
SECC - but on steroids. Being a conference centre it looks fairly similar
inside but the sheer size of it is unbelievable. The one thing they
constantly do (that really gets on my tits) is to use very crap lighting.
Everything looks orange and with red carpeting almost everywhere it totally
screws up any photos and video (you'll probably notice in a lot of the
shots the strange colour casting). But that's about the only negative thing
that can be said about the place and it's nothing to do with the show
organisers. Inside the arena Autosport International is split into various
different sections. There is the Engineering Show which consists of the
manufacturing side with lathes, CNC machines, digital micrometers and other
industrial gear through to pistons, valves, cams and other engine parts.
Then there's the Aftermarket Show which is aimed more at the garage
industry with aftermarket component makers showcasing their new ranges for
the coming year. Finally we have the Pistonheads Show which is what we were
most interested in. It takes all the areas of motorsport, modified and
performance motoring and brings everything together. From alloy wheel
manufacturers, suspension companies, rally teams, high performance auto
makers and everything else that falls within the realm of performance
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