The first ever drift Trackday I ever went too at Meremere was organized by Team S-Club back in 08′ and ever since then I’ve followed their days even without having a car to drive.
There is always a variety of Cars and Drivers that make these days so interesting and fun! This day definitely did not disappoint!
Not many trackdays in NZ allow people to see a 7AGE powered 86 and a JZX81 which is the diversity that the NZ drift Culture needs, instead of having the everyday beater Nissans at each and every trackday you go too.
Although having a team of Nissans can also become very fun!
With the likes of Adam and Joel from C’s Garage taking their Corolla Wagon out, hearing the carb’d 4AGE go for gold was awesome and very Loud! haha
This KP61 Starlet from Garage4AG was by far one of my favourite cars to watch on the day,
and with a 4AGE like that powering it, the term power to weight was on point!
Mike from Garage Slipways JZX90 also made its first appearance
and in the engine bay:
Such a clean setup! And it most definitely proved itself on the day!
Anyway, enough with the still shots, heres some action!
Not only were there Cars, Go Karts are just as much fun on a course like Meremere as a Car is so Adam wanted to see what it was all about
Think drifting is a necessity in our lives, whether it be a car, trike, go-kart, bus, van…
Oh, talking about a Van, heres Nick Teeboon haha
Up till then, this Van probably made the most smoke for the day!
Untill Waz from Garage Slipway stepped in the JZX81 and displayed a thick smoke trail!
Nick Teeboons old Streeter, Such a well setup car and the new owner didn’t hesitate to give the keys back to Nick for the day!
The C’s Garage Wagon has such an aura to it, Look at all the heads looking in its direction as it drives towards the track!
And with sights like this to be seen, no wonder everyone was intrigued!
Sam from In The Wolf also brought along his notchy for a bit of sliding action! I Also got to drive this thing and it was the most fun I’ve had driving a car in a long time! Cheers Sam!!!
Max’s 1JZ powered S13 was out there, and for his first outing in the car, He was killing it!
Ryan was also there in his S14 and his technique and confidence improved tenfold! So good to see!
My good mate Troy and his friend Thor came out for the day in this S14.5
This S14 Ive seen a few times at these days and his skill has improved alot since I last saw him! Keep it up!
Not normally do you see a Go-Kart or a KP Starlet going full lock with smoke coming off those small tyres! It was awesome to see!
Part II coming soon! Enjoy!
4 thoughts on “S-Club Manji Day Part 1”
Mean pics Kei! Thanks for all the tips, next time for sure, come have a thrash in my car ^^
Cool pics K! Chris’ KP sounds epic. Keen to hear what C’s KE wagon sounds like!