Simply Japanese @ Beaulieu motor museum 2/08/2015

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 more pics and info from the day click here
Rich – aka pointz, Dorset and Hants Rep

Member’s Rides: McClean’s S14a

Member’s rides this issue comes from McClean’s 1996 Nissan 200sx s14

sammclean-3McCleans S14 200SX
S14a front end conversion.
Custom front bumper with clear indicators and import running lights.
Custom stock vented bonnet.
Custom blacked headlights and side lights with Hid kit.
Clear side repeaters
R33 Type m replica side skirts.
Kouki rear bumper.
Nissan wind deflectors.
LED tail lights.
Smoothed boot and ariel apeture.
Body and engine bay resprayed in gunmetal grey.
Under side fully treated and undersealed.

Stock SR20DET.sammclean-4
H-dev stage 1a ecu. Stock T28 @ 1 Bar boost.
Braided turbo lines.
Apex exhaust elbow and down pipe.
Japspeed exhaust and de-cat.
Apex’i air filter.
Walbro 255LPH fuel pump.
NGK Iridium plugs.
Apex FMIC.
DP Power alloy radiator with Twin cooling fans.
Revotech fan controller and silicone hosing.
Greddy cooling panel.
Custom power steering fluid cooler.
Alloy pulley set.
Rocker cover painted candy purple.

TRANSMISSION sammclean-5
Auto to Manual conversion.
Exedy clutch.
Attain shifter with custom Snap on screwdriver gear knob.
Braided clutch line.
Welded auto differential.

Apex Gen 2 street & Drift coilovers.
Front and rear strut braces.
Powder coated rear subframe with Driftworks polyurethane bushes and solid diff bushes.
Traction rod brace.
Apex adjustable rose jointed, traction, camber and toe arms.
Apex adjustable front tension rods.
Whiteline front and rear adjustable anti roll bars and drop links.
HKS braided brake lines.
R33 gtst front and rear brakes with hand brake mech.

Grooved brake disks.
Volk Rays VRX 10’s 3 piece splits 17″x 8 et 6 17″x 9 et 13

Oil pressure, Oil temp and boost gauges.
Nardi steering wheel and snap off boss.
Motor drive fixed back bucket seats. on Apex subframes.
TRS harness
Battery relocated into the boot


Read Sam’s build thread to see the transformation from bargain to blinder here.sammclean-6

Member’s Rides – LiamJRhodes’ S14a

This edition of Members’ Rides comes from LiamJRhodes’ S14a

1999 Nissan 200sx s14a Touring

EngineLiamJRhodes S14a
S14a SR20DET
JR Air Filter
Apex Power FC ECU
Greddy EBC at 1.4bar
Apex performance FMIC Z32 Air Flow Meter
Apex Performance Hard Pipe Kit with Auto Silicone Hoses Joints
GT2871r .64 Turbo
Horsham Developments Tubular Manifold
Nismo 740cc Injectors
Driftworks 52mm Radiator
Japspeed 3″ Elbow to HKS Hi Power Elbow back 3″ exhaust with 5″ tip
HKS SSQV dump Valve
Walboro 255LPH Fuel Pump

XTD Lightweight Flywheel
ACT Paddle Clutch
Apex Performance Short ShiftLiamJRhodes S14a
Tomei 2 way LSD

R33 296mm Front Brakes
z32 280mm rear brake conversion
Hel braided Brake and Clutch Lines

Japseed adjustable arms
HSD HR Coilovers

Greddy Boost Guage
Stack Oil temp/pressure guage

Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic and Sports Cars

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