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
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ones turning out, it was a great day.
Can’t wait for the next one. It’s on the first Sunday of every month, so come along and GET INVOLVED!
Let’s see if we can’t double our numbers next time!
Stevoc’s stunning Autech S14a
Love it or hate it, the spoiler definitely makes a statement!
Check out the thread here for more pics from today, and to keep in touch about the next meet!
September in the West-country area means only one thing to our local SXOC”ers and the one thing in question is the “Forge Summer Performance Car Action Day” at Castle Combe.
The action days at combe have been well supported over the years by our west-country area members and this year was no exception with some stunning cars both on show and pounding around the infamous Castle Combe circuit, most of which enjoyed the Subsidised track time and entry from the SXOC!!
For those that don”t know the Forge Action days they are basically a Japfest style event held twice a year but one where every performance orientated car is welcomed. This makes for an extremely good varied show with something on show for all tastes from Peugeot 205 gti”s casino online to Mercedes Black Editions and Mk1 Escort Mexico”s!
This year saw more track time for the drifters with several BDC drivers in attendance
as well as a few from the retro drift championship which put a new slant on things and added to the action!
The SXOC will be attending both of the action days again next year so keep your eye on the Westcountry area on the
forum for details.