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Drift Talk: Guest bloggers, we need you!

Guest bloggers, we need you!

We like to blog, we like to share our views on certain things but we know that sometimes people don’t agree or may have a different slant on something. So we are opening up our blog to guest bloggers, we can’t offer financial rewards for this but we can offer a platform for people to share their knowledge and insight in to the hobby.

Guest bloggers are welcome to link back to their own pages and groups (sharing is caring) our goal has always been to be a vital source of information and opinion. We will of course still voice ours but we want to share what other people think as well.

It is important to point out that we still want content for the magazine and if you want to share something massive about your team or track, it may be worth putting that to us for inclusion in to the magazine. The blog is more for people to share their opinions or tips, to spark discussion amongst the community.

So if you fancy a guest blogger spot get in touch with us via Facebook or you can email us at Yokomukirc@hotmail.com it doesn’t need to be regular stuff just as and when you feel like it, we won’t be making demands on timescales, word counts and all that crap.

Alternatively if you want to contribute to the magazine click here to see what we are after.

We would again like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for the tremendous support we have received over the last few years. We love doing what we do and your support makes it all worthwhile.

Many thanks,

Matt (Mr Yokomuki RC)

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Drift Talk: What do you think of MDS?

Drift Talk: What do you think of MDS?

We had an epic weekend here at Yokomuki, we were at our home circuit MDS with our buddies at Trampdrift/Team Lowlife putting on a killer event with one of our best ever turnouts. Ash hit three venues in three days, I had my last drift as a free man and was asked to join the new look Trampdrift team with Michael Mason and Bullhead. It also turns out that Dave does a perfect party boy impression.

We also signed on the dotted line to become a sponsored team with Usukani and we owe a massive debt of thanks to Dale Clements at ASBO-RC/Usukani Uk for making it happen. Also massive congratulations to Dale on the successful launch of ASBO-RC the guy is a gentleman and deserves all the success in the world with it.

So on to MDS we have just seen out our first year as a group and things have gone far better than we ever expected them to, we have had some phenomenal support over the year which we are immensely grateful of. So after a year we are now looking to the future of the group and where we can take MDS in the future.

The next step for us is to find a bigger venue with better parking and enough room for some more carpet, we will of course look in to holding more events on a more regular basis. What do you think of MDS what do you like? What would you like to see improve? What would you like to see added/

I would like to say thank you on behalf of the rest of the group to every single person who has come to one of our events regardless of if they are a noob or a drift Jedi, you have all made the place what it is today and we look forward to seeing you all at the next event.

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Matt

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#NFG Issue 3: Our trip to Ratrap RC/N.R.D

Our first Yokomuki road trip of the year saw us travel up north to Wakefield, to check out Ratrap RC/N.R.D. We assembled at my place at 7:30 before heading over to pick up fellow drifter Jon. I won’t bore you with the details of the journey, but going 4-up in the world’s lowest BMW meant a lot of scraping and scuffing for the duration. When we arrived at Ratrap we met up with the lads from Yujin RC and The Outsliders.

I was blown away by the place, the guys had placed banners around the track with Yokomuki Skulls and Yujin RC logos which was a nice touch and made us feel really welcome. We were lucky enough to get a look around the whole place including the awesome race track hiding upstairs, they also have the best indoor scaling course I have seen, it made me incredibly sad that I sold my SCX10. It was then on to the drift track, which is an absolute credit to the guys there. It opens with a beautifully detailed little section which offers many perfect photo opportunities, then that leads into the huge drift track which, again, has some really nice details and finishing touches.

One thing me and Garf commented on was the fact that there was nowhere to get stuck, more often than not when you head to various drift tracks there are tonnes of places to get stuck, meaning your shoes are on and off all day as you run to rescue your car. The track is nice & wide and forgiving for beginners but technical and entertaining enough for the more seasoned drifters. The pit area has plenty of room to accommodate everybody, and there’s plenty of table surface with space underneath for the hauler, which is always appreciated.

The atmosphere was fantastic, really relaxed and friendly, but the big plus point for us was the two lovely ladies who were on hand all day to keep us fed and watered. Great food, reasonable prices and A BREW IN A MUG! I cannot tell you how nice it is to sit and work on your car while having a brew in a mug.

As always, Garf was a drift machine, going through battery after battery getting as much track-time as possible, Lee Lee started the day with a RWD DIB but ended up reverting back to 4WD and I got plenty of track-time in and had a good natter with some great people. I also got my hands on some new stickers, which is always a bonus.

On the journey home we were all buzzing from a truly brilliant day and we are already looking forward to our next visit. If you are planning a trip to Ratrap you won’t be disappointed and if you are not planning a trip, sort yourself out and get planning one.

Big thanks to everybody at Ratrap for their hospitality, the place is a credit to your hard work and dedication.

Stay safe, stay sideways

Matt