(。◝‿◜。) style beauty (。◝‿◜。)

(。◝‿◜。) style beauty (。◝‿◜。)

I snapped this photo while mocking up my pearl white louvers last night I mounted my battery, harnesses, and did some more wiring with Tim under the dash to get the gauges reading and illuminated. I also lowered my car a bit. Only some finishing touches under the hood and I’ll be driving again!

I snapped this photo while mocking up my pearl white louvers last night I mounted my battery, harnesses, and did some more wiring with Tim under the dash to get the gauges reading and illuminated. I also lowered my car a bit. Only some finishing touches under the hood and I’ll be driving again!

Secure!

Secure!

Finally snapped a photo of the hood I bought locally from another FC SBC guy named Dustin. Thanks man!

Finally snapped a photo of the hood I bought locally from another FC SBC guy named Dustin. Thanks man!

I traded both my drift quads today for an RB20 swapped S14. A reluctant choice, I’ve been doing a lot of planning lately….
I’ve partially decided to build a long-wheelbase car for Pro-Am 2015. The FC is  beautifully perfect for the tight, windy kart tracks most grassroots events have to offer- it’s short wheelbase allows you to attack narrow corners much harder, and with much more angle…
But as an avid follower of Formula Drift, I’ve watched time and time again the struggles that drivers with small cars (Ahemdannygeorgeahem) have keeping their speed and angle consistent in big corners like the infamous 5/8ths of Evergreen Speedway. The typical FD car is getting longer and longer, and more powerful- Seeing guys like Conrad Grunewald in his Camaro, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Dean Kearney in his Viper tells me that the distance between the front and rear wheels becomes more and more important as the speed increases..
Seeing the car control guys like Mats Baribeau have (in his massive JZX) when drifting at the 90-100MPH level has inspired me to follow the grain a little, and do some field research… 
 quick drive to corvallis and back and the car’s @ home! stoked to have a long-wheelbase build to get started on… and it runs!

I traded both my drift quads today for an RB20 swapped S14. A reluctant choice, I’ve been doing a lot of planning lately….

I’ve partially decided to build a long-wheelbase car for Pro-Am 2015. The FC is  beautifully perfect for the tight, windy kart tracks most grassroots events have to offer- it’s short wheelbase allows you to attack narrow corners much harder, and with much more angle…

But as an avid follower of Formula Drift, I’ve watched time and time again the struggles that drivers with small cars (Ahemdannygeorgeahem) have keeping their speed and angle consistent in big corners like the infamous 5/8ths of Evergreen Speedway. The typical FD car is getting longer and longer, and more powerful- Seeing guys like Conrad Grunewald in his Camaro, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Dean Kearney in his Viper tells me that the distance between the front and rear wheels becomes more and more important as the speed increases..

Seeing the car control guys like Mats Baribeau have (in his massive JZX) when drifting at the 90-100MPH level has inspired me to follow the grain a little, and do some field research… 

quick drive to corvallis and back and the car’s @ home! stoked to have a long-wheelbase build to get started on… and it runs!

We had to stop for a shot of this juxtaposed rock on the way home. I’m sure anyone from Central Oregon is vaguely familiar..

We had to stop for a shot of this juxtaposed rock on the way home. I’m sure anyone from Central Oregon is vaguely familiar..