The first time the NZPC crew laid eyes on the [RIPUUP] Mitsubishi Evo VIII was three years ago when a horrifying scene played out in the rear-view mirror of head photographer Adam Croy’s S13 during a track day at Hampton Downs. On Richie D’Souza’s fourth lap of the brake-killing Hampton Downs, his Evo VIII had boiled the brake fluid and suffered fade off turn one at the end of the pit straight, heading off the track and onto the kitty litter before scrubbing the wall. Thankfully Richie was fine and the damage the Evo suffered was mostly cosmetic, but it did destroy the
As part of Bourbon Month, Jim Beam have put together four of their finest in this deluxe product pack. Jim Beam Black, Devil’s Cut, Red Stag and Honey all have their own unique flavours and character. From the sweetness of the natural honey in Jim Beam Honey to the rich, full-bodied taste of triple-aged Jim Beam Black this pack is sure to delight bourbon enthusiasts everywhere.
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Nine time WRC champion Sebastian Loeb will attack the second-oldest race in American history, Pikes Peak, for the first time this year. Loeb, who has been loaned to Peugeot by Citroën, will pilot a specially-built Silhouette Peugeot 208 T16. This won’t be Peugeot’s first attempt at the 19.9km ascent to an altitude of 4301 meters. It took outright victory back-to-back in 1988 and 1989, and seems to be making a serious attempt at reclaiming that title, partnering with the likes of Red Bull and Total Oils. Peugeot’s motor sport arm, Peugeot Sport, has been working on the project since receiving the green light in November last year
No one really paid too much attention to Terry as he slowly drove down Ardmore’s disused runway last month during the start of the Cannonball Run. You couldn’t really be blamed for not looking — Terry was behind the wheel of a plain white 1989 Mazda MX-5, its factory body sitting on a set of unassuming old-school Lenso 17-inch rims and not much else. No crazy low ride height, no big-dollar JDM wheels and no fancy Bride seats — nothing special then…
D1NZ final date set
The team behind the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship have finally been able to set a date for the sixth and final round of the season, although it’s not at the preferred Pukekohe Park Raceway, as D1NZ organizer Brendon White explains: “We aren’t dealing with a case for just our situation with the smoke issue, we are dealing with a select few residents who are on the warpath with lawyers in tow to get a set structure of days allocated; it looks like they are asking the racetrack for different category days and imposing strict conditions on the facility, from what we gather.”
While this so-called noise management forum works through the issue D1NZ remains positive that drifting will happen once a year at Pukekohe, and is working with the venue on the overall long-term goals, while understanding that D1NZ is only part of the bigger picture of what is going on with the noise management forum. Brendon White continues: “The last thing D1NZ wants to do is to put extra pressure on the Park while they go through a very delicate process that potentially could jeopardise the long-term goal of retaining D1NZ at the track and then blow up into a fiasco similar to that experienced by Western Springs. We started 10 years ago at Pukekohe and it’s our iconic home of New Zealand drifting, it’s been a very long, frustrating fight for us and it’s still not over, but we are in a better position than before, but drifting won’t return to Pukekohe this year.” The new venue for the final is Taupo’s Ricoh Motorsport Park, another favourite amongst drivers, who voted for this venue over Hamptons should the Puke option not eventuate. The round will take place on June 22–23, and the D1NZ team tell us they have some big plans in the works that will be announced over the coming months.