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Drift Talk: The UK Drone Show

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The UK Drone show returns to the NEC in Birmingham on the 3rd & 4th of December and yes I know drones are not drifting however its not all about flying RCCarZone will be there in a big way, here was the announcement from the website about their involvement.

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We would like to announce we will be expanding the UK Drone Show in December to also include an area dedicated to surface based RC and FPV vehicles, the aptly named RC Car Zone. Working with Hive Mind RC and our very own UKDSM’s sister publication RCCar.Zone, the team will be working with the governing body of the UK RC Car scene to showcase what’s cool in the RC car sphere, as well as relevant technologies that transition perfectly from the Air and open spaces of Drone world, to that of the ground based RC Car.

Working directly with the BRCA we will demonstrate FPV racing and live on board image streaming, as well as giving the consumer a diverse retail offer and manufacturer led exhibitor space. This exciting addition to the main show will be the first truly dedicated RC car Expo the UK has seen in a very long time, and aims to play a pivotal role in the future promotion of this aspect of the hobby industry.

We are pleased to announce that Ivan Carisma and Carisma Racing have confirmed their stand and will be leading the way, inspiring new and existing RC car fans with their amazingly realistic RTR cars and setting the scene for 2017 by inviting all their key industry contacts in the EU to discuss the year ahead, almost 2 full months before Nuremberg Toy Fair!

Some of the biggest brands will be in attendance to showcase their latest releases as well as plenty of retailers so you could grab yourself a pre Christmas bargain, with the the clothes show live on next door you could even make it a family weekend.

Yokomuki RC, Midlands Drift Society and the awesome people behind the event are offering you the chance to save 20% off the price off an adult day ticket using the code UKDS15 Click here to book tickets

For full details on the show check out The UK Drone Show site,

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Drift Talk: RC Model Shop Direct

We have been focusing on tracks and events a little bit lately so this Drift Talk covers both a track and an upcoming event. So let’s talk about RC Model Shop Direct based in Normanton and boasts not one but two drift tracks as well as its own indoor rock crawler mountain and is open 6 days a week with two late nights each week.

RCMSD is also home of the UK RC drift championship which has drawn in big backing from sponsor such as Yokomo, CML Distribution and DS Racing to name a few. The final round of this year’s championship will take place on the 8th and 9th of October with everything still to play for in both CS and RWD classes with a chance to represent the UK at the Thailand Drift Championship up for grabs.

RCMSD has also picked up the torch in the wake of other shops closing in terms of having a real big focus on drift products, as well as finding all the usual RC offerings you would expect to find in any good model shop they offer a huge selection of drift products from Yokomo, Overdose, Tetsujin and now MST.

Check them out at

Unit 1 Ripley Close
Normanton Industrial Estate
Normanton,
West Yorkshire
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Drift Talk: Show us those videos

Noticed a post a few days that mentioned people only getting in to the hobby because they spotted a video on YouTube and thought it looked cool, this got me thinking surely that is how most people get in to drifting.

So anyway I thought it would be cool to see what peoples favourite drift videos are, so either comment on this blog with yours or through social media let’s share some cool videos get people pumped up.

My favourite video comes from SEOUL RC, JUN circuit I had been drifting for a few years when I first spotted this video on YouTube and although I enjoyed a car park blast this video blew the hobby open for me the scale detail on the track the style that the video had from the intro music to the cheesy pop tune it all added to its charm. I know that a few years have passed since this video was released and there may be better tracks with more detail and better drifting on show but this video will always be special to me and I watch it every now and again just to remind me why I love this hobby so much.

So get posting…

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Drift Talk: We want to live at NRD

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e had to take this opportunity to admit our undying love for NRD, in case you have been living under a rock and don’t know about NRD is based in Wakefield and is one of the finest drift venues you will ever find. If you haven’t managed to make the trip up, down or sideways to NRD, YOU NEED TOO the place is awesome.

There is always such a nice atmosphere there once you get your head round what a bread cake is 😉 the guys are friendly always happy to help or give advice plus they make a cracking cup of tea. It is also one of those venues where it doesn’t matter what skill level you are at you never feel out of place, one of my favourite things about them is how they are encouraging the next generation of drifters the younger drivers there are seriously talented.

I had a blast there on Saturday with team Yokomuki drivers Dave and Slideshow and my MDS brothers Gary & Darren we were there till midnight and I can’t wait to get back there soon.

The guys from NRD/Ratrap RC have also been massive supporters of MDS as well attending every event so far, proof if ever it was needed that by supporting other groups or teams you can form one big drift family.

Anyway enough rambling go check out NRD you won’t regret it.

 

 

 

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Drift Talk: Upcoming MDS Event

Today’s Drift Talk is a shameless plug for Midlands Drift Society, October 16th marks the fifth event for MDS and our first Sunday event. At MDS with have changed the concept of our drift events and will no longer be having a special guest we feel that it was starting to take the fun factor out of the day and slowing things down a little to much, we will still be doing some fun little things no doubt and we will still be doing some killer giveaways.

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We started MDS for people to have fun drifting and meet new people, not everyone likes to compete even if the comps were just a bit of fun and nothing serious we want everyone to enjoy their day at MDS the next event runs from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is only £5.00 entry.

Midlands Drift Society are also looking sponsorship from brands and other drift related companies to donate the odd prize here and there or promotional material in return for exposure through our social media channels and via advertising at our events, so if you or anyone you know would be interested they can get in touch via our Facebook page or through the Yokomuki RC website.

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Drift Talk: The legend that is Dale Clements of…

Today’s Drift Talk is all about our good friend Dale Clements, chances are if you are in the UK and own anything by Usukani you already know Dale. Dale is the man behind Usukani UK, he brings almost the entire Usukani range over to the UK and is always happy to order products not in his stock for you (I recently had some killer Usukani exhaust tips ordered in). It doesn’t stop with Usukani parts however Dale is always on the lookout for new drift products and is building up a fair range of wheels, bodyshells and other drift goodies.

In a country where drift products are thin on the ground it is nice to have someone willing to stick their neck on the line to bring these products over to the UK. Dale also does a lot to support the hobby in the UK he sponsors all the Midlands Drift Society events donating prizes for the comps and giveaways.

You can check out Usukani UK on Facebook & Dale is always on hand at the MDS events where he has a store at each event to get your drift fix.

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