No Smoke No Poke

Black Smoke Racing street drifting event ‘Venetsia Drift’

28th August 2013 | BY Adam

Drifting may have been born in the hills of Japan, but in a little corner of Finland the sport is being raised and nurtured by a group of friends we know very well. The combination of long dark nights and even longer snowy winters means the Black Smoke Racing team have a lot of time on their hands for two things - thinking and drifting.

That combo results in nuts projects like their fleet of Mercedes diesel drift wagons and their team bus / car transporter / karaoke bar.

Most recently though, it’s resulted in a pretty bad ass drift event around the streets of their home town Kokkola.

Hit the jump for the teaser video.
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#SidewaysFridays: British Drift Championship Round 2, Pembrey.

21st June 2013 | BY NSNP

Last weekend the second round of the Maxxis British Drift Car Championship was held at Pembrey Race Circuit in South Wales. From cars driven to the track and raced the same day to those trailered there behind the luxury motor homes of the top flight teams, we found there was a level for everyone wanting to get their drift on. Hit the jump for more pictures and a look into what is probably one of the most accessible motor sports on the planet.
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MEET: TDOC Diesel Dyno Day at RS Tuning, Leeds

31st May 2013 | BY Adam

Turbo Diesel Owners Club Dyno Day (6)

A beautiful sunny dawn broke to the sound of birds chirping, a gentle breeze rustled the leaves on the trees and the NSNP Leon’s PD engine spoiled it all as it chugged it’s way out and on the the street. Our destination was RS Tuning in Leeds where we were attending the TDOC diesel dyno day. After a traffic free 2 hour blast up the M1 we made it to Leeds with enough time time to spare that we had the Leon cleaned before the 9am kick off.

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Meet: Retro Rides at Ace Cafe London

10th January 2013 | BY NSNP

On a damp January evening we loaded up to take a trip “daan saaf” to what might be the most famous road side restaurant in the UK, to find some cool cars and meet up for the Retro Rides Awards at the Ace Cafe London. More pics after the jump.

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SOCIAL: Christmas Karting Meet @ Cannon Raceway, Wolverhampton [W/ VIDEO]

12th December 2012 | BY NSNP

Last Sunday saw a group of the World’s top ranked drivers shoot it out at a secret UK location to finally find out who is the greatest racer of all time… Ok so it was more like a group of mates meeting up for some pre-Christmas karting, but the stakes were still high. There was something more important on the line than some old championship, this was bragging rights down the pub and lad’s (and ladies) honour!

Hit the jump for the video and photos…

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MEET: REVO & STaSIS Winter Breakfast meet

11th December 2012 | BY NSNP

If you’re in the market for a remap, chances are somebody has suggested you have your car “Revo’d”. Back in 2002, Revo became industry pioneers by offering “switchable” ECU maps via the OBDII port and their reputation has grown and grown ever since.

Last weekend they opened their doors to the unwashed masses, hosting a breakfast meet and hog roast at their Daventry HQ, so we went along for a pork bap and a nosey around the workshop.
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