Steve bought his S13 200SX in 1999 and modified it for fast road use before discovering drifting in 2002 and getting bitten by the drift bug. Since then the car has been developed into a European Drift Championship compliant car with full safety equipment, fully adjustable suspension and geometry along with a Kaaz 2way LSD. The engine was rebuilt after a terminal failure and is now running at approximately 300bhp. All the modifications have been done by Steve himself with help from friends where needed.
Since 2004 Steve has competed in UKD1 and Eurodrift drift championships and also at Rotorstock taking podium finishes at all. In 2007 he hopes to get his EDC license and compete in the championship.
Steve is well regarded as an authority on drifting, having competed for several years and secured a good record of achievement. He has competed in the Benelux series in Europe as well as throughout the UK, and is also an advisor to the UK Drift Championship.
After having a few cars of varying natures (from a ‘weighty’ Toyota Soarer, to a more ‘unusual’ PS13 Silvia) Steve has settled on a very high specification s13 200sx, in which he came first in the Car Tuner GP Drift Challenge in 2006.
Matt has been into the 200sx game for way too many years now. After an accident wrote off his highly modified Skyline engined S13 example, Matt bought his current ride, an S14 200sx for £1000 from a salvage yard three years ago. LOTS of hours have resulted in what is known in the drift community as ‘The Refresher’. Although the engine and turbo are standard at the moment, nothing has been left untouched elsewhere.
This year, after a 6 month break due to engine and clutch failure, the car is performing how Matt needs. After struggling with less then 250bhp, Matt now has the 300bhp and torque to match to put his skills to good use. And so far it looks promising. Matt seems happier with his perfomances.
After attending a practise day to learn how to control his high powered 200sx in early 2003, Jason impressed fellow members of the drift community with his enthusiasm and natural capabilities in drifting. The car was sold to make way for a dedicated drift car. He chose an R32 skyline, due to its well balanced weight distribution, powerful engine, and reliable nature. Bought as a factory standard import, the car has received substantial modifications, and now boasts 350hp with handling to match.
Jason’s talent has grown with the cars modifications and he has a high reputation as a very aggressive, yet precise drift driver.