Every month we feature a Car or Motorcycle from one of our TuningHouse Members. More details and the full work in progress can be found in the Workshop Section on the Forum.
This month we ran a feature on one of our long standing members, Jay who is at the race track every chance he can get.
Since joining the club, Jay has made it to most of our events, and is always at home on the race track. Jay will be joining the rest of us at Castle Combe on September the 5th for the Summer Action Day. If you are interested in joining us, please get on the forums and let us know.
I'm an easily amused monkey really! I have loved driving fast, donuting, wheel spinning, (haha) and messing around with cars for as long as I can remember. I learned to drive when I was about 8yrs old and have been fixing and tuning cars for about 5 years. Basically I have had them as a hobby since I was 15.
In the past 10 years I have had around 80 cars, from Vauxhall Novas to Range Rovers, an 1800cc Honda engined Triumph Acclaim to a Porsche 911 and pretty much every hot hatch in between! The past few years have seen a general pattern emerge in my modifying, removing everything, fit a roll cage and bucket seats!
This year has finally seen me get some actual track action, which I loved. I got into drifting as it seemed to be the most affordable and accessible form of motor sport, and it looked like loads of fun, burning tyres in 3rd at 60mph!! All the cars I have ever owned have been in gradual build up to owning a 911, which with loads of saving and a bit of luck, I now do.
More details, pictures and builds can be found from Jay in the Workshop Section of the site. A few images and details, of the previous and current:
3.0 litre flat six K&N Panel filter 964 model bumpers and side trim Porsche cup alloys Cup mirrors Goodridge brake hoses Corbeau sprint seats Sparco full roll cage, with door bars Sparco 4pt harness's
Sparco suede steering wheel Sparco passenger foot rest Battery kill switch Fully striped inside Cropped/lightened wiring loom Perspex side windows and quarter lights Uprated suspension (unknown brand) Fire extinguisher Sparco bonnet and boot pins Suede dash Light weight wheel nuts
2.0 24v turbo 280bhp HKS super drager exhaust system Decat pipe Manual bleed valve Fuel pressure reg Front mount intercooler Coilover suspension Fully rose jointed adjustable toe arms
Blitz air filter Front strut brace Hks iridium plugs Walbro 255 lph fuel pump 4 point roll cage Luke 4 point harness' Sparco bucket seats Hks turbo timer Dump valve 10 and 9 x 18's GTR front bumper Fully striped interior
Silver r32 gts4
2.0 24v turbo 4x4 269bhp Stainless stell full exhaust system Secat pipe HKS intake Blitz digital boost controller and turbo timer Front mount intercooler Tein lowering springs 4 point roll cage Partially striped interior Carbon fibre bonnet Walbro 255lph fuel pump Full Gtr body kit Rota boost 8 and 9 x 17's Boost gauge 2wd switch
2.0 24v turbo 230bhp Stainless steel back box Manual bleed valve Rota slip stream 9 x 17's Budget induction kit
325i touring shell E34 535i engine and box 3.91 lsd K&N panel filter E30zone chip Loads of custom bits including down pipe, prop etc Borbet a 7.5 and 9 x 16's E36 eccentric front lower arm bushes H&R lowering springs Uprated shocks H&R anti roll bar kit front and rear Poly engine mounts Stainless backbox
Many other cars in Jays stable include the following:
Mk2 golf gti 8v
Jamex lowering springs
Sparco steering wheel
Partially stirped interior
Custom 4 point chrome cage
Drilled airbox and k&n panel filter
Stainless steel backbox
3.5 monster bus!
8.5 x 18's Alpina replicas
Clear indicators/side repeaters
4 JBL 12" subs and assorted amps
e30 325i 4 dr
H&R lowering kit
Alpina replica 7 x 17's
Alpina replica front splitter
Stainless steal exhaust
Unknown induction kit
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