Friday, 1 May 2009

The coolest YouTube video....EVER!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

British Drift Championship 2009 - The Dates!

It's been a while since I've posted. Sorry, I've been really busy!

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the blog, I promise to keep more up to date.

On which note, the BDC announced the dates for this year's events a couple of weeks ago

The British Drift Championship 2009.

Round 1 - 11th April Donnington Park – The Launch Pad

Round 2 - 23rd May Llandow Circuit - South Wales

Round 3 - 13th June Lydden Hill - Kent

Round 4 - 29/30/31st August Norfolk Arena King Lynn (3 day drift extravaganza)

Round 5 - 19th 20th Sept Llandow, South Wales - Season Finale!

Any driver who wishes to compete in the BDC from any other series please contact BDC via bdc[email protected]


I don't see any mention of Teeside, which is a bit of bugger. All the events seem to be miles away from Sideways HQ. I guess a day trip may be in order!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

BDC Press Release - British Open 2088


YES ! It's time again for the British Open 2008. If you check my video from the last British open, you'll see there's LOTS of action to be had!

Here's the details :


The BDC team is proud to announce we will be holding the second 'British Open' on Sunday 24th August 2008.

This will be a no nonsense, full on day of the best drift action the UK mainland has ever seen, no driver is safe in a top 32 final!

The track demands skill through the tight and twisty early section, it then opens up in to a flat out smoke filled 4th gear finish.

This will be held at Llandow, South Wales.

This event is open to anyone with a car up to minimum BDC Pro-Am specifications.

Drivers must hold a minimum of a BDC AM licence.

We will welcome drivers from ANY other verified championship:

D1, Prodrift, EDC, JDM, Formula-D - ALL WELCOME!

The event will be open to a maximum of 56 cars.

The finals will be a top 32! Yes, not a top 16 but a top 32!

The top 8 drivers in the BDC Pro-Am championship will automatically be seeded into the top 32 and will not need to qualify (although the entry fee will still be payable if they wish to take part).

We are looking for 48 drivers who will be qualifying for a place in the top 24!

Are you good enough?

We will guarantee 3 hours practice time - a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and a minimum of 31 twin battles to crown the 2008 'British Open' champion!

The cost of entry to the British Open will be £100.

Ladies and gents, with 6 EDC drivers already confirmed to be competing, places at this event are going very very quickly so get your names down NOW to avoid disapointment.

If you would like to compete in this event please send your details in an email titled 'British Open 2008' to [email protected]

We require:

Full name
Licence type
Email address
Contact telephone number
Postal address

Summary:

Drifting only
3 hours of practice
Multi car drifting during practice
Top 32 finals
Fantastic atmosphere
Superb Venue
Bank holiday weekend so no work Monday morning!
Overnight camping available

A no nonsense full on day of drifting!

More details to follow.

Many thanks

The BDC team.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

BDC and Codemasters announce partnership

Another press release from the BDC Team

BRITISH DRIFT CHAMPIONSHIP AND CODEMASTERS® JOIN FORCES FOR RACE DRIVER: GRID™

The British Drift Championship and Codemasters, the creators and publisher of award-winning video games, today announced a partnership to promote the forthcoming and much anticipated racing game Race Driver: GRID™.

Ahead of the game’s launch this summer, the partnership will begin at the first race at the Teesside Autodrome, in March with all participating cars carrying the Race Driver: GRID logo as part of their livery.

“Drifting is a new and exciting racing style in R

ace Driver: GRID, and the opportunity to team up with the British Drift Championship is important in showing GRID and Codemasters to a new audience.” said Dan Robinson, Marketing Manager, Codemasters.


“The Race Driver: GRID game is all about the race and we are delighted to be able to partner with such a prestigious name in the video game racing genre.” said Mark Buckle, events coordinator of the British Drift Championship.
Promising an unparalleled competitive experie

nce, where everything that can happen in a race will happen, Race Driver: GRID is coming this summer for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Games for Windows®, and Nintendo DS™. For the latest on the game, including the trailer video, sign up for driver briefings online at www.RaceDriverGrid.com.

Racedriver:Grid


ABOUT RACE DRIVER: GRID™
Race Driver: GRID is all about the race. Every moment from the adrenalin rush at the start lights to the elation at the chequered flag – the tension, pressure, noise, and action. Featuring only the most powerful race cars – current and classic, circuit and drift – players will compete to conquer the most prestigious official race tracks and championships and then go beyond to compete in challenging city-based competitions, through to road events and urban street races.

n Europe, race prestige marques on the greatest official race circuits. Enter street competitions and race high-performance V8 muscle cars through iconic U.S. cities including San Francisco, Washington DC and Detroit. In the Far East, Japanese racing culture sets the tone where night races, including Drift racing, take drivers through neon illuminated cities and to outlying mountain roads. As the antithesis of the box-ticking, race game, Race Driver: GRID delivers races crammed with action and incident to create the most intense, the most aggressive and the most engrossing racing game for years. Whereas other titles may have lost sight that racing is the main event, in Race Driver: GRID everything builds up to creating an unparalleled race experience.

ABOUT CODEMASTERS
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Overlord, Clive Barker’s Jericho, Race Driver, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Burbank, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com



“PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.



Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

NINTENDO DS IS A TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO

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Falken Tyres to be series sponsor of the British Drift Championship

Here is a press release from BDC and Falken Tyres

The British Drift Championship would like to announce that we have secured an additional sponsor for the 2008 season.

It is with great pleasure that the British Drift Championship welcomes Falken Tyres as the series sponsor for the 2008 series. We believe that the involvement in British drifting of this progressive and pioneering company with a great motorsport reputation demonstrates how far the sport has come in the UK. The drift revolution is upon us and we're proud to be at the heart of it with Falken Tyres.

Falken Tyres Press Release

It was announced today that Falken tyres are to sponsor the 2008 season of the British Drift Championship.
The series offers competitors the opportunity to partake in one of the largest growing motor sport activities sweeping Europe at an entry level.
Already hugely popular in Japan and the United States and featured in a Hollywood blockbuster the sport is set to take the UK by storm.

Jon Limmer, Falken Brand Manager, commented “Falken are so pleased to have this exciting opportunity to be involved in grass roots motor sports in the UK. Falken has a huge following in the drift community worldwide and we are delighted to be able to offer our support to the BDC team”.

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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Sideways Clothing to supply shirts for British Drifting Championship


Following several weeks of negotiaions and arrangements. Sideways are happy to announce that we will be making the promotional T-Shirts for the launch of the first season of the British Drifting Championship.



You will be able to buy these t-shirts at any BDC event, or direct through the BDC website. If you you have any problems getting hold of a shirt, please contact us and we will do our best to help!
The pictures in the blog post are of the production procedure on the first test prints. The BDC logo works well on a t-shirt, as you will all see at the season opener on 29th March.

Check out the BDC Website for more details.

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Thursday, 17 January 2008

BDC - Now Feeder for EDC



In an announcement yesterday, it has been made official that the British Drift Championship will be the feeder series for the European Drift Championship.

Full details on the BDC site.
http://www.britishdriftchampionship.com/news/

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