Ian has been getting his Skyline ready to drift the ProAm series this year, while trying to keep it FD ready as well. With the help of The Independent Speed Shop, the mad masters of car construction Bill and Tommy have helped build his car stronger and overall better. We have read that Bill keeps Ian's car running well, tuning his Haltech ecu like a master, but that is just one aspect of the help that Indy Speed does for Ian, as well as some of the other team members. Tommy Franke is the fabricator behind the Indy Speed name, and he is awesome at what he does. Here are a few of the items Tommy has touched on Ian's car.
Ian is now running a Griffin radiator, and this needed to be mounted and plumbed so that it did not interfere with the supercharger, or fixing the car while it is at the track. To keep the hoses tidy and where they are wanting to be, Ian and Tommy made this custom lower rad hose connector.
They also mounted the radiator, which does not seem like much, but with the way it is mounted, it is very solid and easy to remove.
While at Indy Speed, Ramsey a friend and Porsche tech helped ensure the car was setup straight and also balanced.
Ian was able to test out the new setup at an Open Drift at Evergreen Speedway, this video has a few shots of him at the track.
We as a team have purchased our own vinyl cutter to help offset the cost of getting stickers made. This allows us to make new designs and cool stickers for you to rock, and in turn the funds help us to get on the track more. Here is the first design that will be released later this week on our store.
After a slow winter, it was a good time to get drifting, with any means possible. A lot of the team drivers are still working on the car they call home, so this meant to drift, you had to bring out your missles. Trent was the only one driving his track beast, while Ian, Pete, Pat and Shelby were rocking the cars they bought to beat on without any worries.
Trent was loving the new VVTI 1uzfe that Bill at The Independent Speed Shop just tuned. The car looked as well as sounded great.
Shelby was looking good in his black beater, which now after the event is getting the KA-T upgade. :)
Ian and his Father in Law were having fun in his beater 240sx, which after a wall tap, is now officially a missile car. Tim, Ian's Father in Law had never drifted before, and by the end of the day was getting the hang of it. Awesome.
Pat was liking the E30 beast he and Reagan had built, until his radiator broke...
That ended his fun for a few hours while trying to find a fix. Pete busted out his new S14 slut, and was driving top dollar, even on a KA.
It's alive, Pat was back on the track, with a GM rad, all ziptied in place. lol
Pete looking style in the face with his amber glasses and Neptune D hat. Look, I see gray hair...
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It's about bloody time, but we have finally got off our asses and put our store back online. Click the link at the top of the page. For now there are stickers, and clothing will be launching soon. YAY. Thanks for the love.