Wednesday, 19 March 2008

BDC and Codemasters announce partnership

Another press release from the BDC Team


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


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.

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

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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”.


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.

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Sweeps AE86 Special Edition T-Shirt

Our AE86 shirt has been produced as a Limited Special Edition for British Drifting Driver, Mark "Sweeps" Buckle.

To celebrate the glory of his upcoming Yellow Peril of a AE86 Drift Weapon, the shirt is produced in a vivid yellow scheme.

Sweeps is a character well known in the UK drifting scene, but if you are not familiar with him, or his Hatchi, then pop over to Driftworks and watch his progress.

Mark is also been key to creating, developing and promoting the British Drifting Championship mentioned in previous blog posts.

Although the Sweeps Hatchi is still undergoing race prep, we do hope to see the car run next season. Until then Mark will be at the forefront of BDC promotion and we also hear tell he may be commentating for the European Drift Championships for this 2007 season.

Watch this space for more BDC and EDC news !

The Sweeps AE86 shirt is a short run, and will not be available again, so please contact us to reserve and order your shirt.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

BDC 2008 - Event Dates Announced

Following on from the recent press release. The BDC have now released the first dates for the 2008 season.

The first event will be Saturday 29th March 2008 and will take place at Teeside Autodrome.

The following dates and locations will be
26 April, Llandow, Wales.
31 May, Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn.
21 June, Teesside Autodrome, Middlesborough.
19 July, Lydd International Raceway, Kent.
23 August, Stowe circuit, Silverstone.

In order to attend you will first need to obtain a BDC license. BDC will be holding licensing and practice days at Silverstone and Norfolk Arena in January,February and march. Dates so far are as follows:

Sunday 13th january Silverstone ATC

Saturday 16th February Silverstone ATC

Dates for Norfolk Arena TBC

Bookings for licensing and practice days can be bought at the Drift UK online shop


Sunday, 2 December 2007

New Drifting Championship Announced !

Putting and end to the rumours at the end of the 07 season, officials have released an press release confirming a new UK feeder series to Eurodrift :British Drift Championship Press Release

Exciting times ahead for the UK's oldest drift series !!

We are very proud to announce our plans for the 2008 season and explain some key changes to our corporate structure that will ensure next year is better than ever.

We felt that we should concentrate on the core part of our company name and from next year the series will be known as the "British drift Championship". This should make people realise that its THE series for up and coming drivers in the UK and the place sponsors and teams will want to be seen competing at as they battle for top honours, this includes chances to progress to full EDC Professional status. The Championship will be fully recognised by the European Drift Championship as a feeder series, more news will be released on some exciting opportunities for our drivers and EDC in the near future.

We have got to our position as the UK's top amateur and pro-am level drift series through the hard work and dedication of our founder Terry Collins and his team, we will still be using alot of the familiar faces. However things progress, next year we aim to run to a higher standard than ever before. With the huge number of drivers we had competing during 2007 it was clear it was time for some new blood to step in and help with the actual running of Drift UK. Terry has been joined by a 5 strong team to help cope with the huge demand such a large and varied championship can bring, This will ensure that 2008 will be the best ever for the UK's amateur and progressive drifters. Terry will continue to provide a service to people interested to learn about drifting via his Drift skool. This will be a separate entity to the championship.

The team will consist of Mark Buckle, Mat Clawley, Paul McCallum, Simon Perry and Keith Hammond

Matt & Mark will be responsible for the day to day running of the events, which they did a very good job during the 2007 season.

The marketing side of the team will include Paul, Simon & Keith who between them have many years experience. They will bring some fresh ideas for exposure and are confident what they will bring to the series for 2008.

I am sure that with Marks experience of this year’s championship and of course his commentating skills we are set to do good things next year. It is also good that we have the help of a spread of driver talent and perspective, so with Marks two seasons of EDC behind him, and Mat who is at the opposite end of the scale, a keen amateur and total car enthusiast, we feel we have a well balanced team to make the events a great success.

We will be working and co-operation with the newly formed Drift Organisation.

A full season calendar and other fantastic news will be released shortly once the last details have been put in place over the next few weeks.

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