Archive for February 22nd, 2008

22
Feb
08

JDM Allstars Triple Crown Series

There is a new kid in town and it is called the JDM Allstars Triple Crown Series. That’s a whole mouth full, but it looks like it is going to be something really special.

The mission statement

The 2008 JDM All-stars Triple Crown Series is a combination of our efforts and success in our two major events in 2007.For 2008 we have combined efforts with a number of drivers running the series. We will create a compact series which will bring drifting to new areas of the UK, and raise the profile of drifting in the UK to new levels that have not been reached before.

They allready have corporate backing of one of the most famous ‘rally organiser’ in the world. We are talking about the Gumball 3000. It is not all about the drifting itself but they are also going to follow the drifters around Europe, so we will see a inside look on the life of the drifters.

The cream of the crop are going to compete in these new series. I’m definilety going to be present at a few of these event’s this year. Really looking forward to it.

22
Feb
08

MCR tests new R35 parts

MCR has been busy testing their new parts for the R35 GT-R, the test consists of dialing in the new suspension from Endless and the new exhaust system build by ARC. The test are conducted on the Fuji Speedway. I find one detail interesting, because they are running on the standard R35 rims and not the Enkei GTC1 Evolution. Why is that I wonder, I guess it has something to do with the tires.

The time that MCR made on Fuji was 1:54.902 that’s 2 seconds slower than the Mine’s R35. Maybe that’s because Mine’s uses a proffesional race driver and the founder of MCR drives the car itself.

The white ‘350Z’ in the foreground is special Nismo 380Z RS owned by the founder of MCR Kobayashi San. The car has a set of Enkei GTC01 rims.

  

Here you can see the new exhaust part that ARC designed this is a straight bolt on part made out of titanium. This system should give the R35 some more horsepower. We already saw that Mine’s extracted a few extra horsepower with only replacing the exhaust.