King of the Ring the 1st Chapter of 2014

King of the Ring the 1st chapter of 2014, on the 5th of April! This year there had been a big build up to this event on facebook over the past few weeks. Will it live up to the hype?

Giving the Beamer a quick check over before going & seen that one of the rear brake discs had a few cracks in it………..was meant to change the discs & pads last week but never got around to doing it.

Good job I had the new discs & pads, the old ones wouldn’t have held together, that’s for sure! Quickly fitted them While Marsh thought he would start defacing the Bimmer!!!

F`ing slag not only stuck duct tape all over the bonnet but then sprayed grease on it so I couldn’t peel it of, well two can play at that game!

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The Only Way is Sideways

The Only Way is Sideways for drifters but for 16 year old Jodie Rasburn from Romford in Essex, the Only Way is Up, she is well on her way in the drifting world, where she has recently been sponsored by Acorn Motorsport division, GyroDrift & Competition Clutch!

Jodie and her dad Ronnie are well known around Essex Arena Raceway, where they bothย  go to the arena to practice drifting, Jodie in her E30 BMW & Ron in his E36 BMW. They both also compete at the drifting competitions held at Arena Essex, named `King Of The Ring!

Jodie BimmerLast year she managed to finish 3rd at one of last years `King of the Ring` competitions, where she put many others to shame……but car troubles through out the rest of the year and a bad crash during practice hampered her progress to claim the crown of `Queen of the Ring`!

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King of the Ring Christmas Special

King of the Ring Christmas Special, at Arena Essex! This was a great Christmas surprise to round of 2013!

After my last drift practice on the 15th of December, I also had my last Physio session at Physio Answers for my on going shoulder pain and sadly their best Physio Anne would be leaving. It was also time to get the Beamer ready for even more Drifting Fun next year, 2014 is going to be the Nuts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But there was more to come!

Getting all ready for Christmas & then on Facebook up pops another King of the Ring event.

king of ring chrimbo 13 p walkerA King Of The Ring Christmas special, dedicated to the recently Deceased Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, on the 28th of December, ohhh ho ho I couldn’t wait. Sent my invites out to friends & everyone on Facebook, this was gonna be a big one.

Well I Had an awesome time drifting at this King of the Ring and a big thank you to all my friends & family who turned up even though it was real damn cold, well not in the car, where it was a little too hot at times. ๐Ÿ™‚

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King Of The Ring The Final Chapter

King Of The Ring The Final Chapter at Arena Essex, October the 5th. This would be the final King of the Ring for 2013! I got here early for this one. Arrived at 4.30 with my sister Caroline. Sambo followed me down with Amber. The queue to get in was pretty long…..but soon everyone was in!

Drifting at King of the Ring

Got to the gate, signed in and headed down to the pits to tape up the lights on the Beamer. I was surprised that there wasnโ€™t more cars here but I’m sure that more would be coming!!!

Sunsetting on king of the ring

The time was now 5pm, this would be Carolineโ€™s 1st time out for a passenger ride & she was looking really forward to it!! We drove up to the non members lane that was still empty, time to get out there and do some drifting!! Continue reading

Drift Practice Before Final King Of The Ring

Drift Practice Before Final King Of The Ring at Essex Arena! Been looking forward to this all week. Marsh had finished of another car. The lovely blue E36 328i he had bought 2 weeks ago was now badly beaten up and the M52 lump had been cooked. ๐Ÿ™

I was going to fit another engine for him but after checking the car over Marsh decided he would get another Beamer instead, oh yes, more money then sense!

I found him a list of 3 series Beamers, even a E46 328i for ยฃ700, maybe to nice for Marsh to wreck…… anyhow he decided to get another Mercedes from the merc garage next door. Continue reading

High Planes Drifter King of the Ring 4th Chapter

High Planes Drifter King of the Ring 4th Chapter at Essex Arena. This event seems to get bigger and bigger every chapter, the standard of drifting is also getting better and better, although Iโ€™m still in need of more practice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Had a tooth ache all week and today of all days it was killing me! Had some pain killers that did not help much and Clove oil drops, that did help a bit.

Another drifter, Young contender for King/Queen of the Ring, who finnished 3rd at the last Kotr! Was Jodie Rasburn in her freshly painted, Orange E30, she had to leave early due to a Infection…….

Still my 1st run went pretty good, this time I was actually getting pretty sideways ๐Ÿ˜‰ Had a few spins but not too many.

Two of my mates came to try out some drifting fun. Martin or Marsh as we call him although there are many other deservingly abusive names he is often called, came with his newly acquired BMW E36 328i.

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King Of The Ring, T Dirte Is Coming

King Of The Ring, T Dirte Is Coming. Oh yes the Beemer is near enough ready. I had one major problem to get sorted. After the short drifting practice I had on Wednesday the engine temperature had climbed to 3/4 on the gauge! Not good and time was running out!

I wasn’t too sure what to go for, a bigger radiator or decent electric fan? ย I had a cheap ยฃ20 fan from eBay on it which seemed to do the job but wasn’t man enough for drifting. Hmmm, well I went for a Kenlowe high performance fan. On Friday Mum & sister picked up the fan for me at Burton Power in Ilford! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today I also had a Physio appointment at 6pm. Left the garage just gone 5pm. There was traffic everywhere. I was sweltering in this July heat wave, with very bad traffic due to a forest fire in Epping forest & with no petrol sapping air-con I was sweating like a gorillas sack …….. I made it to my physio appointment, just over 10mins late but didn’t get time to clean up before I got there, so I was a little dirty & sweaty!

If you have any aches, pains or are in need of a great massage, I Highly recommend booking into Physio answers in Leyton. The staff are all friendly and very helpful.

When I got home & I was staggering, my blood sugars had dropped real low. I think this was due to the heat and sweating? After sorting that I had some dinner & headed back to the garage to fit the High Performance Kenlowe elecy fan!

Let’s just say that after a couple hours, having to cut bits of the bodywork away to make it fit and some rewiring, the fan was in. Got back home and it was 11:50pm, had to eat and have a bath before hitting the sack….

Next morning I was well & truly knackered. Went to the garage and when Marsh found out I was still going to do King Of The Ring at Essex arena, he was all up for going in Leo Wanker, the hairdresser Merc SLK he got last week and was selling next week, well as good as sold. His brother Sean and Marshens wife thought he was mad, well nothing new there as he is a bit of a head case, ๐Ÿ™‚ so this would add to the fun…. Continue reading

BMW E30 M52 328i Engine Swap Complete

BMW E30 M52 328i Engine Swap Complete, almost! Just a few finishing touches & the beast is back! That was the plan but you know what they say about the best laid plans……. So when things don’t go to plan, Suck it up and make a new plan! So it was plan B and at times, plan C!

A couple things you will need is Patience and Persistence……….You will get there in the end ๐Ÿ˜‰

BMW E30 M52

The 1st job to do was to get the electric fan wired up & fitted to the radiator. Should take about an hour, hmmm, I think not, time for plan B!

I got one of them cheap fan fitting kits of eBay, where you put cable like ties through the rad and the fan but read a lot of bad things about em. So decided to make some brackets instead. Continue reading