After missing round 2 due to illness round 3 was a long time coming. Knowing that the weather forecast said sunny and the fact it was ford day on the sunday it was bound to be a busy day.
I arrived at the pod at 08:30 after a nice relaxed drive to see some really great looking cars already there and being prepped for the day ahead. The track opened at around 09:30 and the que in the fire up lane…Continue
With the first 2 rounds being cancelled due to the show everyone was looking forward to being able to test there cars and bikes after a long closed season. After a quick call to Santa Pod on Saturday afternoon to make sure the Sunday will be going ahead as the weather forecast in the week leading up to the event was not looking good but the good new given was w hat I was hoping, All good for Sunday.…Continue
As you will all know, we held the 2012 Christmas toy run on the 8th December. It was the most amazing day with over 30 cars taking part and so many toys I could not believe my eyes.
I would like to thank everyone that took part and say an even bigger thank you for all the toys you donated. I have a copy of the thank you letter I got today from the guys at the Chase in Guildford…Continue
Yesterday saw a couple of us attend the RWTB event at Santa Pod. With a dry and cool day forcasted it look like everything had come together nicely. So setting off from home in a 5 car concoy we arrived at the pod ready to sign on. It looked a little quiet at first but withing an hour it was filling up nicely. Singing on sorted it was a breakfast stop on the way back to the cars while the track guys finished there work.
As I drove down the fire up lane the nurves started to kick in a…Continue
Once again our media mogal does it again. With each round its not only the drivers that step it up Dan Fegent does the same.
Please give this man the upmost respect and click the link below and share share share.
It seems like the sun gods were shining down on everyone that was at Santa Pod yesterday for not only round 5 of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint but our 1st Birthday. Last year saw the birth of FBS and a year on we were running in 31 degrees. Below are just a few of the pictures of the day.
So with a few more bits now done to the car I am now getting closer to the finish line.
Tein Super Streets now hold the wagon lower and firmer and the drive is so much better.
Once on it was a trip to DS Automotives in Aylesbury for the setting of the 4 corners.…Continue
Ok guys, a follow up from my last blog. Below is the finished video of the filming with DK and FBS. Enjoy.
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What started as a phone call from Toyota turned into a great day for Fueltopia Barrel Sprint. The idea of the day was to for a film company to make a video on the man of drift
Keiichi Tsuchiya. Known to many as Drift King this 56 year old legend really knows how to put a car through it’s paces. The car in question was the GT86 from Toyota with its 2ltr…Continue
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I would like to start by saying a big thank you to everyone that came out in the wind and rain for the fueltopia stand at Brighton on Sunday.
At 5am I was woken by the bleeping of the house phone which ment we were in the throws of a power cut. How lucks was I or I would have missed it all. Well after looking out of the bedroom window and seeing branches on the road and lots of laying water I…Continue
My day started at half 6 when i left home on the hour and a half drive to Santa Pod for round 3 of the 2012 season. Knowing that we could be in for a mixed day of good and bad weather I had packed for both. I arrived at the pod around 7:45 where i saw one on the fbs cars parked up on the side of the road with the driver sound asleep lol getting ready for a big day of racing I think. Gates opened at 8am and I made my way to the track which this time was in the live action arena which normaly…Continue
Saturday 10th March saw the first test day at santa pod for the junior dragster league and the Fueltopia cars driver Jayson Vardy.
As we arrived in the pits of Santa Pod we could see the Fueltopia car up by the main grandstand. Now my eye sight is not that good but seeing the bright pink Fueltopia splat down the side of the fantastic looking dragster made it a lot easier. We got a great welcome from the team as I introduced myself and my daughter Katelin and they we…Continue
Motorists on long journeys drive for just 11 minutes before mentally switching off, according to a survey.
Some have driven to their office rather than their desired destination after going into "autopilot", the poll by esure car insurance found.
Of the 1,003 motorists surveyed, 25% admitted they got easily bored while driving, with 22% regularly going into autopilot.
As many as 34% had made a journey and had no…
While plodding the interweb I cam across this from the power house that is Sumo Power.
The Sumo Power Subaru Impreza GC8 is yet another example of no expense spared modifying from Sumo Power. It has come a long way since it entered the Sumo Power workshop as a plain white base model. But now, after years of care, we’re letting possibly our most famous car go to make way for our exciting future projects – and you can buy it today.
With the show season about to kick off, one of the popular shows we attend is the Uxbridge Auto Show. his year it will be on the 15th july. It would be great to have a big turn out and really show what being part of FT is all about. It would also be good to get as many FBS cars there as we can to. Below is a link to the show.
Once you have decided please head for the events…Continue
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As a follow up from the junior Dragster League blog I posted a few questions to the Fueltopia car driver for 2012. Remembering that Jayson is only 8 years old I think he answered well.
Full name. Jayson Johnson
When did you start getting into drag racing and how?
Jayson's granddad my dad has always been into drag racing growing up we would always go to Santa…
With the Motorsports season only round the corner for many, the Fueltopia sponsered car is in it's final stages of being ready. Once the final FT graphics have been put on the car I will get pics up for all to see. Then once the season starts it is down to the driver 8 year old Jason Vardy from Swindon to make it all work. Full profile coming soon. Below you will find a list of dates for the Junior Dragster League events. It would be great to see you there suporting FT and the…Continue
On April 29th 2012 Brighton's Madeira Drive will play host to the performance car show Incarnation 2012
The event that attracted nearly 1000 cars to the Sussex seafront town is back once more to wow fans with it's eclectic mix of motoring madness. The Fueltopia Barrel Sprint will be bringing the action - the course will be a singular lane where drivers will get the chance to buy three runs in a bid to set the fastest time of the day.
Its open to all makes and models…Continue
Last night saw the first fueltopia incarnation meet of 2012. Seeing a list over 20 cars from FT ready to show up at the Ace Cafe i knew it was going to be a good night.
Arriving at 6pm to put final details together for this years Brighton event with the guys from the ace and alowing me to have time to tuck into chilli chips and chesse the cars started to arrive. Come half 7 the car park was prity much full of some awsum four wheeled metel work and a growing crowd bad it look even…Continue