The SXOC is a car owners club run by a dedicated team of enthusiasts. The car that inspires us is the Nissan 200SX and is a powerful car in many ways. It has gripped like-minded drivers who enjoy the driving experience given from a great rear-wheel drive car that is rewarding to own. This appreciation has led to a very successful owners club and we welcome you to explore the forum.
Non-members can use the forum and access a wealth of information. The 200SX technical sections are impressive. Use the search facility and find out!
So after years of the Dorset and Hants area of the sxoc being somewhat dead, we as a club finally pulled together to make this the biggest and best event the area has seen for many years.
It took months of preparation, many pm”s and contacting people through friends and social media and the end result was very rewarding.
Simply Japanese is an annual event held at Beaulieu that is growing each year!
Some of the clubs involved include Dorset modified car club, RX8 Owners club, Just jap car club, Nissan sports, Subaru impreza owners club, Skyline owners and many more.
SXOC stand had an impressive 21 cars on show, with a couple R32″s and an R34, an Mr2, Starlet Glanza and Dannyboi”s Mazda.
We are looking to make next year”s event even bigger than this year as it isn”t just a car show it is a great family day out!
I would like to take this oppurtunity to say a massive thank you to everyone that made the effort to make this such a good event, especially to the people that travelled from other areas even with all the trouble they encountered on the journey (Overnutter)
For the first time this year SXOC had a stand at the Festival of Classic and Sports cars which is held every year at Helmingham Hall just north of Ipswich. There are a wide range of cars on show both on club stands and as individual exhibits. Other clubs included Pistonheads, Jag XK Enthusiasts Club, Mustang Owners Club and BMW OC. If you add to this the individual exhibits which included a Ferrari 458, Old School Fords, a Vintage Bentley and a few Nobles it made for a very interesting show.
The club made a good effort with 5 S Bodies on show and also showed off our new flags, hopefully in the future the attendance from members will grow as this has the potential to be one of the club”s main attractions.
What makes this show a little different from the other static shows is that they have a Concours area but twice during the day the owners get to show their pride and joy off, by driving it up and down the main drive of the hall which is around 200m long. This breaks the day up nicely and is a great photo opportunity.
We are already looking forward to 2015 and hopefully the club will have a bigger stand. One last thing, the pulled pork burgers are to die for, but you need to get in early 😉
All photos are used with the kind permission of www.markwardmedia.co.uk
Sunday saw the first official SXOC Ireland meet of 2014. We decided to run it alongside the well established monthly Cars & Coffee meet, organised by Backroads.ie, in Cherrywood industrial estate. The event always yields a good turnout, with a quality mix
of cars from Japanese to US muscle, supercars to classics, and everything in between.
There were four S-Bodies present on the day, which is about 4 more than are usually in attendance! The Irish S-Body scene has unfortunately dwindled massively in recent years. The combination of lack of work, owners emigrating, rising tax, fuel, and insurance costs, have largely forced the majority of cars off the road. Consigned to sheds or trailers, they have been a rare enough sight out and about over the past while. However today has shown that things are perhaps not as bleak as they were, and that the 200SX is alive & well on these shores. With some familiar old faces, and welcome new